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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish (In Memoriam)

City of Portland Commissioner

phone: 503-823-3589


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

Out and about with Commissioner Fish

December 2, 2013

Nick was out and about this weekend showing his support for our neighborhood small business during Little Boxes and Small Business Saturday.

The home-grown Little Boxes campaign showcases the best of Portland’s unique and collaborative small business community. Over 175 locally-owned, independent retailers citywide participated in Little Boxes this year, and a purchase made at one Little Box store qualified you a 10 percent discount at the next Little Box store.

On Saturday morning, Nick joined Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, Venture Portland Executive Director Heather Hoell, and betsy & iya owners Betsy Cross and Will Cervarich on a tour of local businesses in Portland’s Pearl neighborhood.

Small businesses are the backbone of our local economy. When you shop locally, 70 percent of what you spend stays in that community.

Saturday night, Nick joined friends at the historic Mississippi Holiday Tree Lighting. Nick met residents in from the Mississippi neighborhood and connected with local business owners.

On Small Business Saturday, welcome to the neighborhood

The Oregonian Editorial Board


Portland small box stores attract new customers



'Little box' stores create new holiday shopping tradition

Kerry Tomlinson on KATU


Little Boxes: Small store alternative to Black Friday

Joe Smith on KGW


Black Friday: Little Boxes movement grows, encouraging shoppers to buy local

Rebecca Koffman Special to The Oregonian


Black Friday sales strong at Portland neighborhood stores away from the malls

Richard Read in The Oregonian


Shoppers flock to Little Boxes stores