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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

The Weekly Catch

Nick on 1080 TheFAN's Dirt & Sprague

1080 TheFAN

 

Brick By Brick

Kelly Kenoyer in the Portland Mercury

 

City Hall Watch: Portland's 2035 Growth Plan Takes Effect

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

Utility Financial Assistance

Hall Monitor: Treading Water

Alex Zielinski in the Portland Mercury

RACC Audit

The Way Forward? Portland's Regional Arts Agency Seeks Direction

April Baer in OPB News

 

A Convenient Time to Reset City's Arts Strategy: Editorial

The Oregonian Editorial Board

Vanport Mosaic

Vanport

Nadine Jelsing in OPB’s Oregon Experience

 

The Vanport Mosaic Festival Honors Memories of a Multi-Cultural City

Abigail Winn in OPB News

 

Flood of '48 Wiped Out Vanport 70 Years Ago, Giving Rise to Modern Portland

Douglas Perry in The Oregonian

 

Vanport Flood: Readers' Memories (Letters to The Editor)

Clara Kern Reames in The Oregonian

 

Never-Seen Photos Show How Historic 1948 Flood Swamped Portland

Grant Butler in The Oregonian

In Other News

Tall Buildings Could Throw Shade on Portland's Chinatown-Japantown District

Amelia Templeton in OPB News

 

Chief Danielle Outlaw Hopes She's Here for Long Haul

Nick Budnick in the Portland Tribune

 

Portland Wants Washington Court to Block Defense Attorney's Public Record Request

Amelia Templeton in OPB News

 

Two Strikes On Public Records; Will City Go For A Third?: Editorial

The Oregonian Editorial Board

 

Region's Leaders Split on Metro Affordable Housing Bond

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

'South Portland' Designation Moves to City Council

KOIN 6 News

 

Plan to Shift Thousands Of Addresses To 'South Portland' Heads To City Council

Andrew Theen in The Oregonian

 

City Review Reveals Portland Police Did Not Delete Photos of Protesters' IDs, Despite Promises to Do So

Katie Shepard in Willamette Week

 

Biketown In Motion: Cheaper Prices, Expanded Coverage

Andy Giegerich in the Portland Business Journal

 

Whitaker Ponds Nature Park Gets Improvements

Janet Goetze in the Hollywood Star News

Celebrating Portland Timbers Stand Together Week

June 6, 2018

The City of Portland is home to three professional soccer teams – the Portland Timbers, Portland Thorns FC, and Timbers 2.

Today, City Council was proud to join the Timbers to kick off the seventh annual Stand Together Week.

Stand Together Week is a call to action to inspire people to give back through community service. One of the best features is that volunteers get to work alongside current and former players!

Special thanks to Timber Joey and Timbers staff for speaking at Council today.

You can learn more and sign up to participate here.

The Weekly Catch

Celebrating Portland Timbers Stand Together Week

Nick Fish Blog

 

Nick Fish: “It’s a Marathon, Not A Sprint”

Jim Ferretti in KXL News

Water

2018 Water Quality Report Available Online

The Portland Water Blog

 

Salem Water Advisory: A Portland Drinking Water Q&A

The Portland Water Blog

 

How Prepared Is Portland For a Water Crisis?

KATU News

Oaks Bottom Restoration

Springwater Corridor Closure Will Divert Cyclists onto City Streets, Help Salmon Habitat

Andrew Theen in the Oregonian

Central City 2035

Portland Wraps Up Central City Plan, Which Tweaks Building Heights and Transportation Plans

Elliot Njus in The Oregonian

 

City Council Approves Development Plan That Includes Green Loop Park

KGW News

 

Council Approves Controversial Urban Growth Plan

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

South Portland

South Portland Becomes City's Newest Address Area

Amelia Templeton in OPB News

 

'South Portland Is Happening': Thousands of Addresses to Change In 2020

KGW News

 

Council Carves Out South Portland Quadrant

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

City Council Votes to Add a Sixth Region Named 'South Portland' To the Metro Area

Fox 12 News

Affordable Housing

A 51-Unit Building in East Portland Will Be First Housing Bond Purchase of a Newly Constructed Building

Rachel Monahan in Willamette Week

 

Portland To Buy New Apartment Building Using Housing Bond Funds

Elliot Njus in The Oregonian

 

Portland To Buy First New Affordable Housing Project

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

Rose Festival

Starlight Parade Flashes Through Downtown Portland

Zane Sparling in the Portland Tribune

 

Rose Fest Fleet Steams into Portland For Tours, Festivities

The Portland Tribune

 

Fleet Week Ships Arrive Wednesday, Tours Start Thursday

KGW Staff

In Other News

Alien Plant Invader: Blessed Milk Thistle

BES City Green Blog

 

LGBTQ Advocates Say Supreme Court Decision Won't Hinder Oregonians' Civil Rights

Alex Zielinski in the Portland Mercury

 

Russell Wilson, Ciara invest in Portland MLB project

Amy Frazier in KOIN 6 News

 

Boston, Portland, Other Cities to Work to Curb Renewable Energy Costs

Steve LeBlanc, Associated Press in KATU News

 

Free Biketown Month ‘Smashed’ Previous Ridership Records

Andrew Theen in The Oregonian

 

PSU's New Student Body President Is the Son of Undocumented Immigrants

Shasta Kearns Moore in the Portland Tribune

 

After Much Introspection, City of Portland Extends Deal with Wells Fargo (Subscriber Content) 

Matthew Kish in the Portland Business Journal

The Weekly Catch

Portland Pride Takes Center Stage This Weekend, Organizers Take Strides Toward Safe Events

KATU News

 

Keeping the Independence in Portland’s Budget Office: Laura Gunderson

Laura Gunderson in The Oregonian

Harvey Milk Street

Portland Leaders Rename Downtown Street for Harvey Milk

Anna Griffin in OPB News

 

Goodbye Southwest Stark Street, It’s Harvey Milk Street Now

Elise Herron in Willamette Week

 

‘Another Step Forward’: Southwest Stark Will Become Harvey Milk Street

Andrew Theen in The Oregonian

 

City Votes to Rename SW Stark for Harvey Milk

KOIN 6 News

 

Portland City Council Votes on Renaming Section of SW Stark After Harvey Milk

KATU News

 

Street in Downtown Portland To Be Renamed After LGBT Icon

Fox 12 News

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb Recruits Its Portland Hosts to Lobby Against New Lodging Taxes

Rachel Monahan in Willamette Week

 

City Set to Levy Two New Fees on Airbnb, HomeAway Rentals

Steve Law in the Portland Tribune

 

Portland Weighs New Fees on Airbnb-Style Rentals

Elliot Njus in The Oregonian

 

City Council Hears from Public on Proposed Short-Term Rental Tax

KATU News    

Unreinforced Masonry

City Council Moves Forward in Regulating Portland's Dangerous Brick Buildings

Kelly Kenoyer in the Portland Mercury

 

Portland To Require Older Masonry Buildings to Meet New Quake Standards

KGW News

 

Quake Expert: Portland Needs to Shake Up Seismic Retrofits

Nick Budnick in the Portland Tribune

 

Portland City Council delays seismic retrofit requirements (Subscriber Content)

Chuck Slothower in DJC Oregon

Water

New Online Services: Set Up Payment Arrangements and More

The Portland Water Blog

 

Conduit Works Causes Some Water Discoloration in Southeast Neighborhood

The Portland Water Blog

 

Water Project May Cause Overnight Traffic Disruptions Next Week

Travis Loose in the Portland Patch

MLB

ANALYSIS: Baseball Pitch for Portland Has More Questions Than Answers

Len Bergstein in KGW News

 

Portland Is No. 1 Option for Major League Baseball Expansion, Says MLB Writer

Tim Brown in The Oregonian

In Other News

PHOTOS: Floral Parade Splashes Through the Wet Weather

Zane Sparling in the Portland Tribune

 

Stand Together Week: Timbers, Thorns Help Clean Up Portland

KGW News

 

Wheeler Joins Mayoral Coalition Pushing for Federal Cannabis Reform

Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal

 

We’re Here, We’re Queer—And That’s True All Damn Year

Elise Herron in Willamette Week

 

Arts Picks: An Art Show About Music, Dance on Film, 'United States of Broadway,' More

Amy Wang in The Oregonian

The Weekly Catch

More Ride Services, More Congestion?

Steve Law in the Portland Tribune

Short-Term Rentals

City Fees on Airbnbs Could Benefit Affordable Housing Programs

Kelly Kenoyer in the Portland Mercury

 

Portland Adopts Two New Fees on Short-Term Rentals

Steve Law in the Portland Tribune

 

Portland Tacks Two New Fees on Airbnb-Style Rentals

Elliot Njus in The Oregonian

Water

Registration Open: Take a Guided Tour of Portland’s Water Sources

The Portland Water Blog

 

Water Bureau To Begin Using Groundwater Well Wednesday

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

Dry And Hot: Portland Activates Groundwater Supply

KOIN Staff

Willamette River

News Release: Ready for Willamette River Swimming, Boating And Playing? “Check the Rec” To See Water Quality Test Results

BES News

 

Portland Starts Weekly Testing Of Willamette River Water

KGW News

 

'Check The Rec': Tool Allows Swimmers, Boaters To Check E. Coli Levels In The Willamette

Genevieve Reaume in KATU News

 

Mayor and River Hugger Swim Team Trek Across The Willamette River

Hailey Stewart in the Portland Tribune

Plastic Straws

Portland Considering Plastic Straw Ban

Jared Cowley in KGW News

 

Portland Moves Ahead With Likely Ban On Plastic Straws

Gordon R Friedman in The Oregonian

 

City Council To Discuss Plan For Reducing Use Of Plastic Straws

KATU News

Police Audit

Audit To Portland Police: Use Mock Village More Often For Scenario Training

Maxine Bernstein in The Oregonian

 

Portland Police Bureau Audit Finds Steps Towards Better Training, Room For Improvement

KATU News

 

Audit: PPB Has Made Training Improvements Since 2015

KOIN 6 News

Zero Tolerance Immigration Policy

Trump's Order to End Family Separation Won't End Portland ICE Protest

Alex Zielinski in the Portland Mercury

 

Mayor Tells Police Bureau to Let Feds Handle ICE Protest

Alex Zielinski in the Portland Mercury

 

ICE Shuts Down Its Portland Office As Protests Over Family Separations Continue

The Huffington Post

In Other News

Portland Hopes 'Smart' Sensors Will Help Transportation Officials Make Safer Streets

Andrew Theen in The Oregonian

 

26 Families To Shelter At New Campus In Lents

Zane Sparling in the Portland Tribune

 

City Hall Update: Council Renames Stark to Honor Harvey Milk

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

Photos And Video: Portland Pride Festival

Christine Pitawanich in KGW News

 

Rainbows Galore At 2018 Portland Pride Parade

Zane Sparling in the Portland Tribune

 

Apply Today - New Awards Program Celebrates Age-Friendly Businesses

Venture Portland News

 

APANO Welcomes Chi Nguyen as Interim Executive Director

APANO News

 

Oregon To Allow Students To Identify As Neither Male Nor Female

Bethany Barnes in The Oregonian