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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

Arts & Culture

As a long-time and passionate supporter of the arts, I am honored to serve as Council liaison to the Regional Arts & Culture Council, Portland'5, and other arts organizations.

I’m proud to work with the community to achieve our shared goals: funding arts education in our schools through the Arts Education & Access Fund; expanding the base of support for the unique workplace giving program, Work for Art; promoting equity and access to the arts; supporting the so-called creative economy, and more.

During my free time, I enjoy jazz, modern art, dance, movies, reading, galleries, and museums. My family supports many great local organizations like Northwest Dance Project, KMHD, Disjecta and p:ear. Our 22-year-old daughter has an eye for photography, while my eleven-year-old son is a budding sculptor.
It has been another stellar year for arts and culture in Portland. My family and I had the honor of meeting the incomparable Esperanza Spalding when she performed with the Oregon Symphony.  We welcomed a number of art shows to City Hall, including works from PHAME, Portland Public Schools, and SAGE; walked the red carpet at the Portland Premiere of “Wild”; visited the set of the hit show, The Librarians; joined the grand openings of the Pacific Northwest College of Art and Northwest Dance Project; and celebrated impressive outcomes of the Right Brain Initiative.

Portland is a special place to live and work because of the arts. I am honored to serve as a champion for art and culture in our community.

My View: Oregon is the real star of 'Wild' movie
Nick Fish in the Portland Tribune

Arts Education Matters
Nick Fish in Artslandia at the Performance