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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

Back At Parks!

September 4, 2018

Today, Nick officially stepped back into the role of Commissioner-in-Charge of Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R).

Commissioner Fritz led PP&R for the past five years and made significant new investments in underserved parts of our community and led a successful $68 million bond campaign.

Nick previously served as Parks Commissioner from 2009-2013. In 2011, Portland Parks & Recreation won the National Gold Medal for the best parks and recreation management in the nation from the American Academy for Park & Recreation Administration and the National Recreation & Park Association.

As Parks Commissioner, Nick’s priorities include making parks and recreation programs more accessible, deepening the partnerships that bring outside investment and volunteers to our system, strengthening the relationship between the Bureau of Environmental Services and PP&R, and expanding our network of parks, trails, and natural areas – especially in underserved parts of our city.

As former City Commissioner and PP&R Director Charles Jordan once put it: “parks are more than just fun and games.” We agree! They are essential to a healthy and thriving city.

For more information and updates about Portland Parks & Recreation, visit portlandoregon.gov/parks, follow @CommishFish and @PDXParksAndRec, and sign up for email updates here.

OHSU Knight Cancer Research Building Ribbon Cutting

September 7, 2018

Today, Nick was honored to attend the ribbon cutting for Oregon Health & Science University’s new Knight Cancer Research Building.

Dr. Brian Druker, the director of the Knight Cancer Institute, has a bold vision to cure cancer as we know it. The research that gets us there will take place in this new facility – as Dr. Druker put it: “the end of cancer begins here.”

Located at OHSU’s South Waterfront campus, construction began in July 2016. In January, Nick joined Dr. Druker at a sneak peak of the facility. It’s a cutting-edge space for scientists, data analysts, and researchers to work collaboratively to find a cure for cancer.

The building was funded through a substantial public-private partnership, including a major donation from Phil Knight. The City of Portland lobbied the State Legislature to contribute $200 million in bonding authority toward the project.

You can read more about the building here.

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OHSU Knight Cancer Research Building Video

Construction Time-lapse Video

Media

Knight Cancer Research Building Opens New Era in Cancer Research

Amanda Gibbs in OHSU News

 

State-Of-The-Art OHSU Knight Cancer Research Center Opens

Molly Harbarger in The Oregonian

 

Lung, Breast, Colon, Skin, and Brain

Joseph Gallivan in the Portland Tribune

 

A First Look at the Newly Opened Knight Cancer Research Building

Elizabeth Hayes in the Portland Business Journal

 

The Weekly Catch

Back at Parks!

Nick Fish Blog

 

One Cost Estimate to Solve Portland’s Homelessness Problem? $640 Million Over 10 Years

Rachel Monahan in Willamette Week

 

Trash-Strewn Portland Must Become Cleanest City in America, Mayor Vows

Gordon R. Friedman in The Oregonian

OHSU Knight Cancer Research Building

OHSU Knight Cancer Research Building Ribbon Cutting

Nick Fish Blog

 

Knight Cancer Research Building Opens New Era in Cancer Research

Amanda Gibbs in OHSU News

 

State-Of-The-Art OHSU Knight Cancer Research Center Opens

Molly Harbarger in The Oregonian

 

Lung, Breast, Colon, Skin, and Brain

Joseph Gallivan in the Portland Tribune

 

A First Look at the Newly Opened Knight Cancer Research Building

Elizabeth Hayes in the Portland Business Journal

Oaks Bottom Restoration

Oaks Bottom Restoration Project Photos

BES

Arts

Chloe Eudaly Tapped to Be Portland’s New Arts Commissioner

Regional Arts & Culture Council Blog

 

The New Generation of Portland Artists Aren’t Breaking the Rules. They’re Making Their Own.

Shannon Gormley in Willamette Week

In Other News

Gresham's Wastewater Treatment Plant Turns Waste into Sustainable, Money-Saving Energy

Stuart Tomlinson in KATU News

 

Council Approves Changes for New Portland Community Policing Panel

Maxine Bernstein in The Oregonian

 

Portland City Government Adds Warning Labels to Electric Scooters

Rachel Monahan in Willamette Week

 

Waterboarding and the Water Bureau

Steve Duin in The Oregonian

 

Apparently the New Water Treatment Plant Is Going to Take 10 Years to Build. What Is This, the Great Pyramids?

Marty Smith in Willamette Week

 

Columbia Slough Event Provides Water Adventure

Anne Endicott in the Portland Tribune

9/11 Tribute

September 11, 2018

Today is the 17th anniversary of 9/11.

Nick was proud to join Mayor Wheeler, Commissioner Saltzman, Portland Fire & Rescue Chief Mike Myers, Portland Fire Fighter’s Association President Alan Ferschweiler, and firefighters at the annual 9/11 tribute held at Portland Fire and Rescue Station 21.

The ceremony honored the of all the heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice on 9/11.

Special thanks to our firefighters for their service and sacrifice, and to Chief Myers, President Ferschweiler, and Commissioner Saltzman for organizing today’s tribute.

Media

Fallen Heroes Honored At 9/11 Ceremony in Portland

Zane Sparling in the Portland Tribune

 

Portland Firefighters Remember 9/11

Jared Cowley in KGW News

 

Portland Firefighters Honor Brethren From 9/11 Attacks

KOIN 6 News

 

Joint Work Session on Housing

September 11, 2018

Today, the Portland City Council and the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners held a joint work session on housing and homelessness in our community. The annual joint meeting included presentations from the Joint Office of Homeless Services and the Portland Housing Bureau on their progress to create more affordable housing and our shared vision to create 2,000 new units of supportive housing by 2028.

You can read Commissioner Fish's remarks here.

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Commissioner Fish's Remarks

Presentation

Media

Amid Record-Setting Homelessness Response, Multnomah County, Portland Deliver on Pledge To Add Supportive Housing

Multnomah County Blog

 

City, County Leaders Plan to Create More Affordable Housing

Lindsay Nadrich in KGW News

 

City, County Tout Accomplishments of Homelessness Response

Jon Bell in the Portland Business Journal

 

Old Town Building Selected as Portland's Latest Housing Bond Acquisition

Elliot Njus in The Oregonian

 

Key Investment Made in Affordable Housing (Subscriber Content)

Chuck Slothower in DJC Oregon