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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

Friday Roundup

The Loo finds a new keeper, a good thing for Portland ratepayers: Editorial Agenda 2014

The Oregonian Editorial Board

 

Work for Art raises $776,007 for art groups; 2 percent more than last year

David Stabler in The Oregonian

 

Once Portland landed 2014 MLS All-Star Game, Merritt Paulson knew he 'wanted to do it big'

Jamie Goldberg in The Oregonian

 

City flushes its role marketing and selling Portland Loo public restrooms

Brad Schmidt in The Oregonian

 

Round Two: The Ongoing Fight Over Airbnb Cash

Denis C. Theriault in the Portland Mercury

 

2014 MLS All-Star Game events guide: Soccer tournaments, viewing parties, a grilled cheese throwdown and more

Jame Hale in The Oregonian

 

MLS All-Star Games features best talent yet in 19th season

Pete Christopher in The Oregonian

 

Portland's arts center replaces 7,642 light bulbs to save energy, dollars

David Stabler in The Oregonian

 

MLS All-Star games put Portland on world stage

Eric Heartquist in KGW News

 

'Urban Grange' project breaks ground in Portland

Eric Mortenson in Capital Press

 

Portland water tests come back clean

KOIN 6 News Staff

 

Portland Water Bureau: Test results clean, water safe to drink

KATU.com Staff

Paddle through the Columbia Slough

This Sunday, grab your family, and head to the 20th Annual Columbia Slough Regatta!

August 1, 2014

This Sunday, grab your family, and head to the 20th Annual Columbia Slough Regatta!

This on-the-water festival is great for families and enthusiastic kayakers or canoeists alike.  Paddle at your own pace, and enjoy a peaceful wildlife-watching excursion on calm, safe water.  

Sponsored in part by the Portland Water Bureau, the Columbia’s hidden waterway is an important habitat for some of Oregon’s most beautiful creatures, including bald eagles, Western Painted turtles, otters, and more! 

Register on the Columbia Slough Watershed Council’s website.

Columbia Slough Regatta

Sunday, August 3, 9 am – 1 pm

NE Mason Street and NE 150th Court

East Portland's budding soccer stars get a new field

Yesterday, Nick was proud to join Commissioner Fritz, Mayor Hales, and the Major League Soccer (MLS) All-Star players to celebrate the grand opening of Montavilla Park’s new futsal field.

August 5, 2014

Yesterday, Nick was proud to join Commissioner Fritz, Mayor Hales, and the Major League Soccer (MLS) All-Star players to celebrate the grand opening of Montavilla Park’s new futsal field.

Our MLS All-Stars have taken the city by storm this week, and they wanted to get together and give back to their host, the city of Portland.

With the help of Portland Parks & Recreation, MLS organizers secured a site: an old tennis court in East Portland. MLS then partnered with the Portland Timbers, Adidas, and Wells Fargo to build the generous, $200,000 outdoor futsal court in Montavilla Park.  Futsal is a variation of soccer played on a smaller field.

The futsal court is a much-needed, state-of-the art soccer field, built with re-purposed turf from Providence Park.  That means that our future soccer stars in East Portland now get to play on turf once graced by the Timbers!

Monday’s celebration was a hit. Young East Portland soccer fans and players got to meet (and take selfies with!) America’s best soccer players – and bend it like Beckham on their brand new turf field.

MLS All-Star Game players help celebrate new futsal field at Montavilla Park

Melissa Binder in The Oregonian

 

Portland Timbers fill seats, help boost success of $12 million city bet on stadium renovations

Andrew Theen in The Oregonian

Venture Portland publishes Annual Report

As Council liaison to Venture Portland, Nick was pleased to welcome Executive Director Heather Hoelle and her team to City Council today, to share Venture Portland’s annual report

August 6, 2014

As Council liaison to Venture Portland, Nick was pleased to welcome Executive Director Heather Hoelle and her team to City Council today, to share Venture Portland’s annual report.

Venture Portland invests in the smart, strategic growth of Portland’s 50 unique neighborhood business districts. In the U.S., more than half of Americans own or work for a neighborhood small business. Here in Portland, our economy is built on a foundation of small businesses – over 95% of local businesses have 50 or fewer employees.

In the last few years, Venture Portland’s membership has increased by more than 75%! From training and technical assistance to awarding grants, Venture Portland is raising the profile of our neighborhood small businesses.

Yesterday, The Oregonian reported that thanks to our strong local business community, job growth in Portland is higher than most cities in the U.S.

Learn more about your local business districts, find upcoming street fairs, business events, and more on Venture Portland’s website!

Venture Portland Annual Report: 2013-14

 

In job growth, Portland beats most metros

Molly Young in The Oregonian

Ritual 660'

Starting next Monday, take a break from your busy workday, and see the Portland Building’s latest art installation!

August 7, 2014

Starting next Monday, take a break from your busy workday, and see the Portland Building’s latest art installation!

Lewis and Clark graduate Abigail McNamara takes viewers on a journey of a single minute in our busy lives, in her latest art venture – Ritual, 660’. 

On June 29, from nearly dawn till dusk, McNamara sat in the Portland Building, and watched the comings and goings of people. Recreating the flow of moments she observed, McNamara devised a floor to ceiling string-graph, covered in wax.  

A blend of chaos and fluidity, the installation expresses our lives and state of mind in a moment of our hurried and routine work day.

The Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC) sponsors the Installation Art Series. Selected through a juried process, each installation questions common perspectives through art.

Check out RACC’s website for more information about the Installation Art Series.

Portland Building Installation Space

1120 SW 5th Avenue

8 am – 5 pm

Photo courtesy of RACC.