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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

Art extravaganza in the Pearl

Take a stroll through the beautiful Pearl District for this month’s First Thursday!

October 1, 2014

Take a stroll through the beautiful Pearl District for this month’s First Thursday!

A fantastic art adventure, First Thursday is an arts celebration, with many galleries open to the public.  Enjoy a local restaurants, music, and soak in Portland’s striking, electric, and unique arts culture.   

Initially a gathering among art dealers and collectors, First Thursday has grown over the last twenty years to be a legend, with over 10,000 people attending each month.    

The event serves a great connection for two of Nick’s top priorities – supporting neighborhood small businesses and our flourishing arts and culture community in Portland. 

Join Venture Portland and the Pearl District Business Association Thursday night.  Visit the Pearl’s official website for details. 

Expanding Portland’s green infrastructure

The Portland Expo Center has a new stormwater green wall!

October 2, 2014

The Portland Expo Center has a new stormwater green wall! 

Filled with soil and vegetation native to Oregon, the incredible 30 by 60 foot green wall manages stormwater runoff by absorbing water into the living wall.

Free standing and composed of steel and aluminum, the sustainable structure doesn’t have water pumps. Instead, water flows freely by gravity through different channels. 

“Green” facilities like bioswales and this stormwater wall help manage Portland’s heavy rainfall – and reduce the amount of water that drains into our sewer system. Thanks to Portland’s robust environmental programs and investments in our sewer infrastructure, our local waterways are cleaner and safer for people and fish.

The innovative green wall was funded and built by a team of public and private agencies. The Bureau of Environmental Services was proud to partner with Metro, GreenWorks, and the Expo Center to help bring this wall to life. The partnerships were made easy through a shared vision for environmental advocacy and expanding Portland’s green infrastructure.

Check out the stormwater green wall! It’s located outside the Expo Center’s Hall E.

Stormwater green wall gets a warm welcome at Portland Expo Center

Metro News


Portland Expo Center debuts unique living stormwater green wall

Metro News

 

Photo courtesy of GreenWorks P.C. Landscape Architecture.

Friday Roundup

Stormwater green wall gets a warm welcome at Portland Expo Center

Metro News

 

Portland Water Bureau prepares to issue $120 million in bonds for infrastructure projects

Andrew Theen in The Oregonian

 

Hall Monitor: The Lesson of Public Grief

Denis C. Theriault

 

Developer Mark Edlen lauded by Portland City Council, appointed to urban renewal board

Andrew Theen in The Oregonian


Pushing Buttons

James Helmsworth in the Willamette Week

 

Hey NY Times: Here's How You Got Portland Wrong

Joe Cortright in GoLocalPDX

 

Hundreds pack NE Portland church to show support for labor activist threatened by deportation

Kasia Hall in The Oregonian


New Powell Butte reservoirs in service

KOIN 6 News in the Portland Tribune

 

Powell Butte Reservoir open, fully functional

Dan Tilkin in KOIN 6 News

 

Steve Fritz memorial: Hundreds pay respects to Portland man who was 'unapologetically himself'

Andrew Theen in The Oregonian

 

2014 Sunday Parkways: sights and sounds from Southwest Portland

Therese Bottomly in The Oregonian

Empowering women leaders

Yesterday, Nick was pleased to attend the Center for Women’s Leadership’s 8th Annual Luncheon!

October 3, 2014

Yesterday, Nick was pleased to attend the Center for Women’s Leadership’s 8th Annual Luncheon!

The Luncheon honored 4 incredible women in Oregon: Multnomah County Judge Adrienne Nelson, Hispanic Chamber Executive Director Gale Castillo, PICA Executive Director Victoria Frey, and Congresswoman Darlene Hooley. 

The Center, located in PSU’s Hatfield School of Government, educates and empowers women.  High school and college students are inspired to break glass ceilings and pursue leadership roles in their careers, and throughout their lives. 

Through skills training, educational programs, and incredible networking opportunities with top women leaders throughout the state, the Center provides pivotal tools for emerging women leaders.

Learn more about the Center for Women’s Leadership on their website.

National Manufacturing Day

On Friday, Nick joined David Douglas High School students to celebrate National Manufacturing Day at ADX Portland.

October 6, 2014

On Friday, Nick joined David Douglas High School students to celebrate National Manufacturing Day at ADX Portland

Portland is home to many small manufacturing businesses that produce quality products - like bikes, furniture, clothing, jewelry, toys, and more!

ADX Portland focuses on one of Portland’s core values: collaboration. ADX provides a shared space of resources and knowledge for local small manufacturers and designers in Southeast Portland. Their model fosters a creative, talented community, and many of their manufacturers and designers go on to create their own companies. 

Small manufacturing businesses, like those at ADX Portland, support our economy, create jobs, and help our community thrive. 

And as businesses like these grow, we need to build a workforce to match it! Schools like David Douglas are providing their students with training and skills to keep Portland’s manufacturing future alive.

Check out ADX Portland’s website for more information.