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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

Celebrating the Foster Floodplain Natural Area

The City's Bureau of Environmental Services and Portland Parks & Recreation were proud to partner with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Oregon Office of Emergency Management, the Lents neighborhood, and other local community groups to restore the Foster Floodplain Natural Area.

 November 25, 2013

In April, Nick was honored to join with the community to celebrate the completion of the Foster Floodplain Natural Area.

The City's Bureau of Environmental Services and Portland Parks & Recreation were proud to partner with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Oregon Office of Emergency Management, the Lents neighborhood, and other local community groups to restore the Foster Floodplain Natural Area.

The goal was to reduce effects from regular flooding along Johnson Creek, improve the creek’s water quality, and enhance fish and wildlife habitat.

This is one of the many ways we are using cost-effective natural solutions to manage stormwater. The additional community dividend: a treasured place for East Portland families to relax, walk the trail, and watch wildlife.

We hope you will take a moment to watch the video commemorating the event, and learn more about how this project is already reducing flooding and bringing salmon back to Lents.

Shop local and support small businesses this holiday

This morning, Nick joined betsy & iya owners Will Cervarich and Betsy Cross to kick offPortland’s Little Boxes campaign.

November 26, 2013

This morning, Nick joined betsy & iya owners Will Cervarich and Betsy Cross to kick off Portland’s Little Boxes campaign and present them with a Proclamation for Small Business Saturday.

Held on November 29 and 30, Little Boxes is the biggest local Black Friday and Small Business Saturday shopping event.

Little Boxes showcases the best of Portland’s unique and collaborative small business community. For every purchase you make at one Little Box store, you qualify for a 10 percent discount at the next Little Box store.

Over 175 locally-owned, independent retailers citywide are participating in Little Boxes. This year, to help find the gifts you are looking for, Little Boxes launched a free iPhone app.

Small businesses are the backbone of our local economy. They strengthen our neighborhoods, create jobs, and are the engine of economic growth in our community. As City Council liaison to Venture Portland, Nick is proud to lend his support to Little Boxes and small businesses across Portland.

Visit their website or Facebook page to learn more about the Little Boxes campaign.

From small idea, Little Boxes grew big

Jessica Morkert on KOIN.com

 

Small retailers fight for Black Friday business with big-box stores

Erica Nochlin on KATU.com 

 

Little Boxes enters third year of imploring Portlanders to shop locally

Andy Giegerich in Sustainable Business Oregon

 

Small Business Saturday Proclamation

Wednesday Roundup

News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish

Small retailers fight for Black Friday business with bix-box stores

Erica Nochlin on KATU.com

 

From small idea, Little Boxes grew big

Jessica Morkert on KOIN.com

 

Little Boxes enters third year of imploring Portlanders to shop locally

Andy Giegerich in Sustainable Business Oregon

 

Doing It!: Little Boxes

On upsweptcreative.com

 

Little Boxes

On Albertamainstreet.com

 

Portland Black Friday Event: Little Boxes | Get Rewarded For Shopping Locally, Holiday Gifts, 175+ Participating Shops

onpdxpipeline.com

 

KXL Radio's Rosemary Reynolds interviews Commissioner Fish about 'Little Boxes'

 

'Little Boxes' band together for holiday attention

Joe Smith on KGW.com

 

Little Boxes, big sales, huge plans

Jennifer Anderson in the Portland Tribune

 

'Little Box' Stores Vie for Black Friday Shoppers

John Tozzi on businessweek.com

 

Steam locomotive offers Holiday Express rides

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

Happy Thanksgiving!

On Thanksgiving, we gather with friends and family to reflect on the blessings in our lives.

November 27, 2013

On Thanksgiving, we gather with friends and family to reflect on the blessings in our lives.

Over the past year, I have once again been inspired by the power of people linking arms to do great things:

Operation 305 – a group of public, private, and nonprofit partners – overcame significant obstacles and found homes for hundreds of our veterans.

Community leaders and public-spirited businesses rallied to give Grant High School the perfect Homecoming gift: a new track and field.

The City worked with Elders in Action and other public and nonprofit partners to adopt an Action Plan for an Age-Friendly Portland, to ensure we are planning and developing a city that is accessible for people of all ages and abilities.

These important milestones remind us that the true meaning of Thanksgiving is love, service and gratitude — and that we have reasons to give thanks every day.

Sincerely,

Nick Fish