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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish

City of Portland Commissioner

phone: 503-823-3589

Email: nick@portlandoregon.gov

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

Eastbank Esplanade Re-Opening Celebration

April 5, 2019

This afternoon, Nick spoke at the re-opening of the newly restored Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade.

It underwent eight weeks of repair and maintenance work that included:

   • Replacing broken sidewalk sections

   • Repairing lights for improved safety

   • Removing graffiti and trash

   • Removing invasive plant species and planting natives

   • Restoring public art installations

The project will benefit the thousands of users who enjoy the Esplanade every day.

The project was completed on-budget and ahead of schedule.

Special thanks to our partners at Portland Parks & Recreation, the Bureau of Environmental Services, the Portland Bureau of Transportation, and the Regional Arts and Culture Council.

  
   

The Weekly Catch

Eastbank Esplanade Re-Opening Celebration

Nick Fish Blog

 

Where We Live: Portland's Lan Su Chinese Garden

Ken Boddie in KOIN 6 News

 

Voices Heard: MHCC Board Rescinds Decision to Bring KMHD Back to MHCC

Cassie Wilson and Megan Phelps in The Advocate, Mount Hood Community College Student News

 

Gilbert Primary Park Work Begins Next Week

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

Commissioner Fritz

Commissioner Amanda Fritz Will Not Seek Reelection

Amelia Templeton in OPB News

 

Commissioner Fritz Will Not Seek Reelection in 2020

Alex Zielinski in the Portland Mercury

 

Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz Won’t Seek Reelection

Rachel Monahan in Willamette Week

 

Portland Commissioner Amanda Fritz to Forgo Re-Election in 2020

Gordon Friedman in The Oregonian

 

Fritz: ‘I Have Decided Not to Run for Re-Election’

KOIN 6 News

Budget

Neighbors Rally to Keep Portland Parks Community Centers Open

Mike Benner in KGW News

 

'Fund Jobs, Parks': Portland Budget Gets Public Forum

Emily Burris in KOIN 6 News

 

Community Members Plead with City Leaders to Keep Community Centers Open

Keaton Thomas in KATU News

 

Hundreds Pack Portland Budget Town Hall, Ask to Save Community Centers

Audrey Well in FOX 12 News

 

Portlanders Fight for Community Centers, Police Alternatives in Budget Townhall

Alex Zielinski in the Portland Mercury

 

Fight is On to Save Portland Community Centers, Jobs

Cole Miller in KOIN 6 News               

 

Your City Hall: Upcoming Public Budget Forums

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

Renter Screening Criteria

Fate of Push to Loosen Portland Renter Restrictions Won’t Be Known for Weeks

Elliot Njus in The Oregonian

 

Portland Considers Helping Tenants With Criminal Histories

Amelia Templeton in OPB News

 

Portland City Council Considers Changes to Rental Laws

KOIN 6 News

 

A Pitch to Bring Equity to Rental Screening Process Heads to City Hall

Alex Zielinski in the Portland Mercury

Environmental Services

Sewer Repair at SW Naito and Salmon Street Starts April 9; Better Naito Bicycle and Pedestrian Traffic to Detour to Waterfront Park

BES News

 

Sewer Repair Project to Temporarily Close Section of Better Naito

Fox 12 News

 

Sewage advisory: Clogged Manhole on NE Greeley Avenue Leads to Sewage Overflow

BES News

In Other News

Portland Landlords Must Register with the City by April 15

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

Commissioner Eudaly Takes Critical Stance Against I-5 Expansion Plan

Blair Stenvick in the Portland Mercury

 

Mayor Ted Wheeler Chooses Former Portland Police Union President as His Public Safety Advisor

Katie Shepherd in Willamette Week

 

Portland Mayor Taps Former Police Union President to Serve as His Senior Public Safety Adviser

Maxine Bernstein in The Oregonian

 

Work Begins on Homeless Navigation Shelter and Homeless Shelter

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

Federal Judge Says City Violated URM Restraining Order

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

Fresh Paint Brings New Mural to Northeast Portland

RACC Pressroom

Nick Participates on a Panel with the Oregon Coalition for Living Well with Serious Illness

April 9, 2019

Yesterday, Nick was honored to be a panelist for a discussion about people with a serious or chronic illness leading fulfilling, healthy lives.

The event was hosted by the Oregon Coalition for Living Well with Serious Illness, a new regional coalition of healthcare industry leaders and partners from across the state.

Nick shared stories about his cancer journey, including the need to listen to patients in order to provide the highest level of care.

Cambia Health Foundation’s President, Peggy Maguire, served as moderator. Nick was joined on the panel by Dr. John Hunter, Vice President of OHSU and CEO of the OHSU Health System; Mark Ganz, CEO of Cambia Health Solutions; Dr. Ben LeBlanc, Interim CEO of Oregon Providence Medical Group; and Grace Stratton, Field Representative for Senator Ron Wyden’s Office.

You can learn more about the coalition here.

Nick Featured in Earth Day Article

April 11, 2019

Nick and Mayor Wheeler were featured in a profile of Portland as a "green city" by the Earth Day Network. Nick and Mayor Wheeler talked about the role the City plays in protecting climate, endangered species, and urban nature.

You can read the article here.

The Weekly Catch

Nick Participates on a Panel with the Oregon Coalition for Living Well with Serious Illness

Nick Fish Blog

 

Green City Spotlight: Portland, Oregon Mayor Ted Wheeler and City Commissioner Nick Fish

Sebastian Rosemont and Cam Wejnert-Depue for Earth Day Network

 

News Release: Environmental Services Grant Helps Turn North Portland Brownfield Site into Affordable Housing

BES News

 

How Dangerous Is It to Be a Bird in Your City? Buildings Kill Hundreds of Millions a Year

Niraj Chokshi in The New York Times

Parks

Deltas Greet New Parks Director

The Skanner News

 

Parks Budget Cuts Loom Over Gateway Green Bike Park

Jonathan Maus in Bike Portland (Blog)

 

Portland Seeks Public Input on Design for New All-Inclusive Playground

KATU News

 

Wet Weather Could Keep PP&R Fields Closed All Week

FOX 12 News

 

Temporary Plan Sought for City Park

Chuck Slothower in the DJC Oregon

Housing

State Plagued by Rising Rent Costs

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

Displacement Now, or Displacement Later?

Alex Zielinski in the Portland Mercury

 

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler is Pushing for “Significant Changes” to a Plan to Regulate Tenant Screenings

Rachel Monahan in Willamette Week

Vision Zero

20 Is Plenty: 2,000 New Speed Signs Installed in Portland

Zane Sparling in the Portland Tribune

 

Portland Wraps ‘20 Is Plenty’ Effort, Eyes More Speed Limit Reductions

Andrew Theen in The Oregonian

 

20 Is Plenty Milestone Today in Portland

Jacob Dean in KXL News

In Other News

Portland Diamond Project Celebrates 2 Years Since Going Public

Kellee Azar in KATU News

 

What Will an Expanded Providence Park Mean for Parking, Traffic Near the Stadium?

Jamie Goldberg in The Oregonian