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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

Email: nick@portlandoregon.gov

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

Eventful Weekend in Portland Gardens

June 12, 2019

On Friday and Saturday, Nick spoke at two celebrations at Portland gardens – Lan Su Chinese Garden’s 20th anniversary and the grand opening of a new community garden at David Douglas High School.

Lan Su Chinese Garden is the product of a sister-city partnership between the City of Portland and Suzhou, China. The garden was a shared vision of the late Mayor Vera Katz and the Suzhou Foreign Affairs Office. It broke ground on June 7, 1999.

Nick presented a proclamation celebrating Lan Su’s 20 years as a world-class cultural site and one of Portland’s greatest treasures.

On Saturday, Nick and Parks Director Adena Long spoke at the grand opening of the David Douglas Community Garden.

It’s the second garden the City and David Douglas High School have partnered on, and the 16th east of 82nd Ave.

The new space will serve as a place for the public to grow healthy foods, educate people about gardening, and build community.

Special thanks to the many partners at both Lan Su and David Douglas.