September 14, 2015
Nick had another busy weekend out and about in Portland.
On Friday evening, as a big fan of women’s soccer, Nick attended a University of Portland Pilots women’s soccer game. They beat UC Irvine 3-1.
On Saturday morning, Nick was proud to march with his friends Phillip Hillaire and Paul Lumley, members of the Grand Ronde Tribe, and other Native American tribes for the grand opening of Tilikum Crossing.
Tilikum Crossing, the “Bridge of the People,” is the nation’s largest car-free bridge. Trimet built the bridge for the MAX Orange Line light rail, the Portland Streetcar, buses, bikes, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles.
Tilikum is a Chinook word meaning people or family. The bridge is named Tilikum to honor the local Chinookan people and other Native Americans who have lived in the Pacific Northwest for thousands of years.
Later, Nick was honored to speak at the kick-off for Cascade AIDS Project’s 2015 AIDS Walk.
Cascade AIDS Project is leading the fight against HIV/AIDS in our community by providing support, education, housing and empowerment for people affected by HIV/AIDS. The annual walk raises awareness and raised money to combat HIV/AIDS.
On Sunday, Nick stopped by the Montavilla Farmers Market in Southeast Portland.
The market vendors provide fresh, healthy, and locally grown food to East Portland families. Montavilla believes that everyone should have access to great food, regardless of their financial situation.
Shopping at local farmers markets is a great way to support your community and our local economy.