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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish (In Memoriam)

City of Portland Commissioner

phone: 503-823-3589

Email: nick@portlandoregon.gov

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Awarding local arts organizations

This morning, the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) announced they have awarded over $1.7 million in grants to 48 local arts organizations!

September 18, 2013

Last week, the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) announced they have awarded over $1.7 million in grants to 48 local arts organizations!

These 48 organizations were selected through a rigorous application review process that includes a panel of community volunteers and RACC staff. Applicants are evaluated on artistic excellence and fiscal responsibility, and must demonstrate broad community support, including a stable base of audiences and donors.

RACC proudly chooses organizations which make significant and varied contributions to the cultural and economic vitality of the region, including Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties.

RACC is able to provide these grant awards thanks to funding from public and private partners throughout the three counties, as well as Work for Art donations.

Visit RACC’s website to learn about guidelines, application deadlines, and additional contact information for next year’s grant process. You can also learn how to get involved in the Work for Art program.

Thursday Roundup

News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish

Council leans towards hotel deal

KOIN News in the Portland Tribune

 

City Hall Greenlights Convention Center Hyatt

Aaron Mesh in Willamette Week

 

Heartbreak Hotel

Nigel Jaquiss in Willamette Week

 

Devil's in the OCC-Hyatt plan details, now before city and county

The Oregonian Editorial Board

 

A welcome surprise: Portland finds $11 mil. more in budget

Chelsea Kopta on KATU.com

 

Mayor Charlie Hales takes right approach on budget surplus

The Oregonian Editorial Board

 

We're in the Money

Denis C. Theriault in The Portland Mercury

 

Budget Report: Portland Staring at Sudden Surplus - $8 Million to $11 Million

Denis C. Theriault in The Portland Mercury

 

Low-income apartments citywide preserved by Portland Housing Bureau

Sara Hottman in The Oregonian

 

Saltzman floats plan to devote $1.7 million of Portland's surplus to help homeless

Andrew Theen in The Oregonian

 

With Unanimous Vote, Council Sets Saltzman on Path Toward extra $2 million for Homelessness

Denis C. Theriault in The Portland Mercury

 

Public or private? City looks to help drivers acoid parking tickets

Bob Heye on KATU.com

 

City seeks more formal oversight of private parking lots

Brad Schmidt in The Oregonian

 

Portland arts tax doesn't need general fund subsidy

The Oregonian Editorial Board

 

Neighbors want Mount Tabor Reservoir refilled

Sophia Soong on KPTV

 

City biologist spots bear along Bull Run River

On KATU.com

 

Neighbors furious Water Bureau Selling Multnomah Village Land infill for Housing

Aaron Mesh in Willamette Week

 

Water Bureau almost ready to roll out monthly billing

Brad Schmidt in The Oregonian

 

City crews clean up graffiti at Mount Tabor

On KATU.com

Johnson Creek Days

This evening kicks off the third annual Johnson Creek Days!

September 20, 2013

This evening kicks off the third annual Johnson Creek Days!

All weekend long, come explore the beauty of Johnson Creek and learn about its restoration projects.

Tonight, join Johnson Creek Watershed Council’s Restoration Coordinator, Robin Jenkins, to experience a virtual flyover of the Johnson Creek Watershed.  Robin’s “Science Talk” starts at 6 pm at the 4th   Street Brewery. Learn about the 120 restoration projects that have been completed in the last decade, and see the newest development of the 2015-25 Restoration Action Plan.

Saturday morning, Johnson Creek Days will host a “Fun Run” in the lower watershed for runners of all capabilities. The weekend will also feature a Children’s Discovery Carnival, a “Bicycle Bonanza” bike tour of the Johnson Creek Watershed Council’s headquarters, and a “Weed Walk” tour with herbalist Randi Embree – where you discover all about the many different weeds found in the watershed and how they can be used for agricultural and medicinal purposes.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn and have fun. All the events are free, but registration is required for most.

To learn more about Johnson Creek Days or to register for an event, visit the Johnson Creek Watershed Council website.

photo courtesy of Johnson Creek Watershed Council

Grant gets a special homecoming gift

This afternoon, Nick was proud to join Commissioner Amanda Fritz, Portland Public Schools (PPS), and Friends of Grant Athletics to celebrate the grand opening of the new turf athletic field and synthetic track at Grant High School!

September 20, 2013

This afternoon, Nick will proudly join Commissioner Amanda Fritz, Portland Public Schools (PPS), and Friends of Grant Athletics to celebrate the grand opening of the new turf athletic field and synthetic track at Grant High School!

The new track and field was 12 years in the making. Students at Grant have never had a turf field, and their track was in such poor condition that it was closed last year because of safety concerns.

Now student athletes will have a safe track and field to play on year round!

After the grand opening celebration, the Grant Generals will take on the Barlow Bears for the homecoming and first football game on the field.

This track was made possible through great partnerships, strong community support, and an understanding that when we invest in healthy bodies and healthy minds, we give our kids the greatest chance to fulfill their potential. 

Special thanks to Detroit Lions Star and Grant High School graduate Ndamukong Suh, Nike, PPS, and Friends of Grant Athletics who have made this field a reality.

Go Generals!

Suh helps dedicate new Grant turf field

Jennifer Anderson in The Portland Tribune

 

Football: Grant Bowl rolls out a new field for Friday's game between Generals and Barlow

Nich Daschel in The Oregonian

Out and about with Nick

This weekend, Nick was out and about Portland at three momentous events.

September 23, 2013

This weekend, Nick was out and about Portland at three momentous events.

Nick started his weekend Friday joining Commissioner Amanda Fritz, Nike,Portland Public Schools, and Friends of Grant Athletics at the grand opening of the new turf athletic field and synthetic track at Grant High School.

Strong partnerships and shared values brought this incredible project to life. Special thanks to Ndamukong Suh, Nike, and Friends of Grant Athletics for all the support on this project.

Saturday, Nick was honored to attend the Oregon Historical Society’s History Makers Dinner. The special event honors individuals who have made a significant impact in their field of work or service during their lifetime in Oregon. Honorees this year included Bernie and Bobbie Foster, Publishers of The Skanner.

On Sunday, Nick joined Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, City Commissioners Amanda Fritz and Steve Novick, County Commissioners Diane McKeel and Judy Shiprack, and State Representative Alissa Keny - Guyer at the 2013 Portland AIDS walk.

This year marked the 27th anniversary of the AIDS Walk. The walk is put on every year by the Cascade AIDS Project (CAP) to raise money and awareness for HIV and AIDS prevention. Visit CAP’s website to learn more about the great work that they do in the community.

Grant High School unveils new turf field, track after 12 years of work

Casey Parks in The Oregonian

 

The Skanner News Publishers Honored by Historical Society

In The Skanner News

 

Thousands turn out for AIDS Walk Portland

On KGW.com