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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

Email: nick@portlandoregon.gov

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

The Weekly Catch

Terminal One Sale

Terminal 1 Sold

Fish Nick Blog

 

City finalizes $11.125 million sale of Terminal 1 property to Lithia Motors, Inc.

The Bureau of Environmental Services News Blog

 

City sells Terminal 1 for $11.125 million

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

City finalizes sale of Terminal 1 to Lithia Motors

Anna Marum in The Oregonian

 

City to sell Terminal 1 to Lithia Motors for $11.1 million

KATU News

 

City seals $11.1M deal to sell Terminal 1 property (Subscriber Content)

Jon Bell in the Portland Business Journal       

Hydro

Portland, facing 'stark choice,' finalizes new hydroelectric deals

Pete Dank in the Portland Business Journal

 

Portland agrees to sell hydroelectric power to PGE for undisclosed amount

Jessica Floum in The Oregonian

Water

Water bureau works with cities to protect local groundwater

Christopher Keizur in the Portland Tribune

Central City 

City, Central City Concern, Neighborhood Coalition, and Businesses Pilot Program to Remove Trash

Press Release from Mayor Ted Wheeler

 

Central City Concern, businesses look to clean up Portland's Eastside

Andy Giegerich in the Portland Business Journal

In Other News

Help for when it's hot

Multnomah County

 

Newest police chief sworn in - Uehara as interim

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

Free workshops offered on natural gardening

Steve Law in the Portland Tribune

Commissioner Fish Statement on President Trump's Decision to Rescind DACA

September 5, 2017

Today, Donald Trump took our country backward. Again.

I join my colleagues on the City Council in condemning today’s misguided and cruel action.

800,000 young people living in America – who proudly call our country home – will be impacted by this decision.

So will their families, their friends, their communities, their employers – all of us.

Fear and uncertainty are daily realities for DACA recipients, and today’s announcement only heightens those anxieties.

Today the President violated basic American principles of fairness – that we honor hard work and opportunity for all.

That may be why over two-thirds of Americans oppose this action, and why Fortune 500 companies are speaking out forcefully.

America is better than this; we must be better than this.

As your City Commissioner, I stand with each of you.

As an employer, I proudly stand with Mariana Garcia Medina, a Dreamer with a very bright future in our community.

This is a moral test.

We call upon the Congress to stand up for our shared values and to provide a bridge for all Dreamers seeking a better life in America.

Re-Turning the Jantzen Beach Carousel

September 8, 2017

Yesterday, Nick was honored to join Restore Oregon at a press conference to celebrate the return of the iconic Jantzen Beach carousel.

Nick congratulated Peggy Moretti and the Restore Oregon family, and pledged the full support of the city in finding a new home for this world-class attraction.

During the golden age of carousels over a century ago, 5000-6000 carousels were manufactured. Today, fewer than 150 survive.

The carousel was built in 1904 by the “amusement king” C. W. Parker in Abilene, Kansas. It then moved to Venice, California for 7 years before arriving at Jantzen Beach Amusement Park in 1928. View the timeline here.

On September 1, 2017, the former owner of the Jantzen Beach Center donated the historic carousel to Restore Oregon.

Yesterday, Restore Oregon and its partners launched a campaign to find a new home for the carousel.

With the help of community members, public-spirited businesses, and local government, the restored carousel can become Portland’s next great attraction, bringing smiles to future generations of children.

Let’s re-turn the carousel to Portland! Donate or find out more about the campaign at www.restoreoregon.com/carousel/ 

Media

Jantzen Beach Carousel Location Revealed: Now it Needs a Real Home

Anna Marum in The Oregonian

 

The Jantzen Beach Carousel: A Timeline

The Oregonian

 

Re-Turn The Jantzen Beach Carousel

Restore Oregon

 

Portland's famous historic carousel ready for a new run

Lyndsey Hewitt in the Portland Tribune

 

Nonprofit organization seeks new home for iconic Jantzen Beach carousel

FOX 12 News

 

Restore Oregon plans to bring back Jantzen Beach Carousel

Kohr Harlan and KOIN 6 News

 

Restore Oregon Announces Campaign to Re-TURN the Jantzen Beach Carousel to Portland Metro Area

PR Newswire

 

The Missing 1904 Jantzen Beach Carousel Has Been Discovered and Will Be Returned To The Public

Sophia June in Willamette Week

 

 

The Weekly Catch

Jantzen Beach Carousel

Jantzen Beach carousel location revealed: Now it needs a real home

Anna Marum in The Oregonian

 

The Jantzen Beach carousel: A timeline

The Oregonian

 

Re-Turn The Jantzen Beach Carousel

Restore Oregon

 

Portland's famous historic carousel ready for a new run

Lyndsey Hewitt in the Portland Tribune

 

Nonprofit organization seeks new home for iconic Jantzen Beach carousel

FOX 12 News

 

Restore Oregon plans to bring back Jantzen Beach Carousel

Kohr Harlan and KOIN 6 News

 

Restore Oregon Announces Campaign to Re-TURN the Jantzen Beach Carousel to Portland Metro Area

PR Newswire

 

The Missing 1904 Jantzen Beach Carousel Has Been Discovered and Will Be Returned To The Public

Sophia June in Willamette Week

 

Eagle Creek Fire/Bull Run Watershed

Eagle Creek Fire #1 firefighting priority in nation

KOIN 6 News

 

Update: Eagle Creek Fire and the Bull Run Watershed

The Portland Water Blog

 

Why The Eagle Creek Fire Is A Major Threat To Portland's Drinking Water

Amelia Templeton in OPB

 

No fire retardant used in Bull Run Watershed yet

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune and KOIN 6 News

 

Officials: Fires not threatening Bull Run water supply

Jim Redden from the Portland Tribune

 

Fire reaches Bull Run watershed, but not reservoir yet

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

Drinking water remains clean at Bull Run Watershed

KATU News

 

As Fire Creeps Toward Portland's Water Supply, the City Could Switch to Well Water

Dirk VanderHart in the Portland Mercury

 

Eagle Creek fire managers won't drop retardant on Bull Run except to save lives

Rob Davis in The Oregonian

 

Eagle Creek fire hasn't pushed deep into Portland's Bull Run drinking watershed

Rob Davis in The Oregonian

 

Eagle Creek fire ravages Oregon's Columbia gorge for 5th day

The Oregonian

 

DACA

'I am an Oregonian': Immigrants rally to decry deportation threat

Gordon R. Friendman in The Oregonian

 

Local Dreamers: We're not going back

Nick Budnick and Lyndsey Hewitt

 

Portland Public Schools decries Trump's DACA decision, teens speak out

Bethany Barnes in The Oregonian

 

In Other News

Sources Say: Fish gets high praise from unexpected source

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

Mt. Hood National Forest officials bans campfires

Brittany Allen in the Portland Tribune

 

How You Can Help Rebuild the Gorge (and Not Make Things Worse)

Kelly Clarke in the Portland Monthly

 

How Oregon's businesses are helping fire and hurricane victims

Andy Giergerich in the Portland Business Journal

 

Multnomah County monitors evacuations on interactive map

KATU News

 

Cycle Oregon bike race canceled because of wildfires

Lyndsey Hewitt in the Portland Tribune

Commissioner Fish's Statement on 9/11 Tribute

September 11, 2017

Today is the 16th anniversary of 9/11.

We honor all the victims of this terrorist attack.

Thanks to Portland Firefighters Association Local 43 for organizing a tribute to the firefighters who lost their lives in the World Trade Center. Their selfless service will never be forgotten.

I am so proud of the men and women of Portland Fire and Rescue, under the leadership of Chief Myers and Commissioner Saltzman. Special thanks to the firefighters battling blazes in the Columbia Gorge.

On this day, I'm also thinking of Sho and Loen Dozono. In response to 9/11, they organized the "Flight for Freedom." 1000 Oregonians traveled to New York to offer love and support to the city and it residents. A great example of the "Spirit of Portland."