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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

Portland's National Treasure

June 13, 2016

Last Thursday, Nick was proud to speak at a special event held at Portland’s Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

The event celebrated the designation of the Coliseum, built in 1960, as a “National Treasure” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a nonprofit that works to save America’s historic places. About 65 buildings nationwide have been designated a National Treasure.

The Coliseum is the first building in Portland to receive this distinction.

Nick was pleased to join Commissioner Amanda Fritz, Brian Libby, Stuart Emmons, Barb Pahl from the Trust, Portland Winterhawks President Doug Piper, veterans, and supporters at the announcement.

And he remains committed to preserving this landmark for future generations, keeping faith with Portlanders who voted in 1956 to fund it, and the veterans who sacrificed for our country.

For more information, visit the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s website.

Veterans Memorial Coliseum get National Treasure designation
Tim Gordon from KGW News

Coliseum declared a national treasure
Joseph Gallivan in the Portland Tribune

Can ‘National Treasure’ label lead to plan for Veterans Memorial Coliseum?
Brad Schmidt in The Oregonian