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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

Public Service for Dr. & Mrs. Toulan

A public funeral service will be held on Monday, November 11 at the Portland Art Museum’s Kridel Ballroom, beginning at 12:30pm

November 7, 2013

On October 28, we lost two distinguished and beloved Portlanders – Dr. Nohad Toulan and his wife Dirce Moroni Toulan.

A public funeral service will be held on Monday, November 11 at the Portland Art Museum’s Kridel Ballroom, beginning at 12:30pm.

I hope you will join us on Monday as we honor Nohad and Dirce's legacy in our community, and express our love and support to their children, family, and friends.

Public Funeral Service for Dr. and Mrs. Toulan

November 11, 2013 – 12:30pm

Portland Art Museum – Kridel Ballroom

1219 SW Park Avenue

The Big Pipe's big job

The Oregonian’s Stuart Tomlinson highlighted the success of Portland’s "Big Pipe" today.

November 8, 2013

The Oregonian’s Stuart Tomlinson highlighted the success of Portland’s "Big Pipe" today. Bureau of Environmental Services employees Linc Mann and Mike Ciolli provided a grand tour of the Big Pipe, and explained how it’s working to keep our rivers cleaner.

The construction of the Big Pipe was part of a federal mandate to protect the Willamette River. With heavy rainstorms, stormwater runoff from our streets would cause our sewer system to overflow – often dumping raw sewage in our rivers up to 50 times each year.

The $1.4 billion project is the biggest reason Portland sewer and stormwater rates have gone up in the last decade. Fortunately, by moving early to meet this legal requirement, Portland has saved millions of dollars in construction costs. Cities like Baltimore, Sacramento and Cleveland are beginning their "Big Pipe" projects, and each have price tags much higher than Portland.

Thanks to our investments in upgrades to our sewer infrastructure to prevent overflows, our local waterways are cleaner and safer for people and fish.

To learn more about the Big Pipe and its effect on our environment, visit the BES website.

The Big Pipe: Portland's sewer and stormwater project shows it can handle Big Rain

Stuart Tomlinson in The Oregonian

Friday Roundup

The Big Pipe: Portland's sewer and stormwater project shows it can handle Big Rain

Stuart Tomlinson in The Oregonian

 

Who could run for potential water board?

Steve Law in the Portland Tribune

 

Hales Wants to Spend $214,500 on City Hall Bioswales

Aaron Mesh in Willamette Week

 

Portland police reforms agreement: FAQs

Maxine Bernstein in The Oregonian

 

Trust Issues

Dirk VanderHart in the Portland Mercury

 

Water and sewer board will make ballot, supporters say

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

Water Rebels Don't Like Charlie Hales Calling Them "Clowns"

Aaron Mesh in Willamette Week

 

Complaints Against Water Measure Petitioners Rolling In

Dirk VanderHart in the Portland Mercury

 

Goofus & Gallant Go To City Hall

Aaron Mesh in the Willamette Week

 

Forest Park will have a road map under new public-private partnership

Casey Parks in The Oregonian

 

City scales back utility money for bike boulevards: Portland City Hall Roundup

Brad Schmidt in The Oregonian

 

Portland People's Water Trust proposed ballot initiative moves forward

Melissa Binder in The Oregonian

 

Mt. Tabor reservoirs: what should happen now? (survey)

Melissa Binder in The Oregonian

 

Portland can transform, honor Mt. Tabor reservoirs: Guest opinion

Guest Columnist Kim Lakin in The Oregonian

Veterans Day 2013

On Monday, join us for the 39th Annual Ross Hollywood Chapel Veterans Day Parade.

November 8, 2013

On Monday, join us for the 39th Annual Ross Hollywood Chapel Veterans Day Parade.

Nick is honored to be marching this year with housing nonprofits JOIN and Street Roots.

The parade begins at 9:45 am on Northeast 40th Avenue and Hancock Street, and continues down Sandy Boulevard. This year’s Grand Marshals are the staff from USO Northwest.

This Veterans Day - and every day - we thank the servicemen and women who serve to protect our freedoms and make this country great.

Photo by David Nguyen

Spirit of Portland 2013

Nick is proud to join his colleagues tonight to present the 2013 Spirit of Portland awards

November 12, 2013

Nick was proud to join his colleagues tonight to present the 2013 Spirit of Portland awards.

The Spirit of Portland recognizes individuals and organizations who have demonstrated an outstanding dedication to positive change in our community.

This year, Nick was proud to name two award recipients: Steve Weiss and Briggy Thomas.

Steve is a respected community leader. He works every day to improve the quality of life for older adults and people with disabilities in our community – from serving on Boards to volunteering his time at nonprofits.

Portland Water Bureau employee Briggy Thomas is our "Bull Run Watershed Ambassador." For 15 years, Briggy has engaged thousands of Portlanders, from Kindergarteners to retirees, on tours of the Bull Run – ensuring future generations understand and respect one of our greatest natural resources. 

Nick was also pleased to present Spirit of Portland Awards to the Friends of Gateway Green, and Operation 305.

Friends of Gateway Green were given the award for Outstanding Organization. The Friends are working to build a park from an unused 38-acre parcel of land in East Portland. Together, they have raised over $123,000 for the park.

Operation 305 was honored with the Outstanding Partnership Award. Operation 305 is a unique public-private partnership focused on securing homes for homeless veterans. They streamlined the process, provided additional resources, and secured local funding to supplement HUD VASH vouchers so 305 veterans would have a safe, decent, and permanent place to call home.

In all, 21 Portlanders and community groups received awards tonight. Congratulations to all!