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Fishing permitted at selected Portland parks

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) Director Mike Abbat? has issued a directive clarifying where riverbank fishing in PP&R parks along the Willamette River is allowed.

Best Wishes to Carmen Rubio in her new endeavors

Carmen Caballero Rubio leaving Fish Team to head Latino Network

A Tribute to Coach Roy Pittman

Join us on Wednesday, February 27 from 5:30-6:30 at Peninsula Park Community Center, to honor longtime Peninsula Wrestling Club Coach and North Portland icon Roy Pittman.

Street Roots takes top honors

Street Roots was recently honored first and second place awards from the Oregon/Southwest Washington Society of Professional Journalists

Mercy Corps CEO Neal Keny-Guyer shares 8 lessons learned

Mercy Corps CEO Neal Keny-Guyer addressed the Portland City Club today, sharing 8 lessons he's learned

Giving families a second chance

This morning, Nick was pleased to attend the grand opening of LifeWorks Northwest’s Beech Street Apartments in Northeast Portland.

Holocaust Memorial 5th Anniversary

Commissioner Fish spoke at the 5th anniversary event for the Holocaust Memorial in Washington Park in late August

Commissioner Fish Displays Nixon Impeachment Gavel in Office

Commissioner Fish's Interview With KATU News

Home Forward to open waiting lists for affordable homes

Home Forward is preparing to open waiting lists for several of its affordable homes in the Portland area.

Human Solutions' Rockwood Building brings services, homes to East County

Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish joined partners from Human Solutions to celebrate the opening of the Rockwood Building in East County this morning

Oregon Rail Heritage Center opens its doors

Nick was proud to join the Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation and the Portland community at the grand opening of the Oregon Rail Heritage Center on Saturday.

Congratulations to Susan Hammer

Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish attended 'Festa Sensuale,' a benefit for Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, last Saturday at BodyVox

Things to do

Have some fun this month with Portland Parks & Recreation, overseen by Commissioner Nick Fish

Commemorating the Tony Lester Greenway

Commissioner Fish joined Multnomah County Chair Jeff Cogen, Tucker Teutsch, Parks Director Zari Santner, and staff this morning to honor Tony Lester for his service to our bridges

6th Annual Native American Housing to Homeownership Fair

This Saturday, July 30th is the 6th Annual Native American Housing to Homeownership Fair. All are welcome to join in on this fun community event that features information and resources for renters, homebuyers and homeowners.

A Message to the Community from Commissioner Fish

Commissioner Fish Announces Intent to Resign

Chronicling Portland

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) recently announced 17 new art pieces to The Visual Chronicle of Portland collection.

Nick in the Chinese Times

Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish was on the cover of the Portland Chinese Times recently

Statement from Commissioner Fish regarding Cameron Whitten's hunger strike

Statement from Commissioner Nick Fish regarding Cameron Whitten's hunger strike.

A History of the Bull Run Watershed

For 118 years, Portlanders have enjoyed Bull Run water. Read a short history lesson on the many protections keeping it safe and clean.

Arts in parks this Summer!

A detailed schedule of upcoming arts related events happening in Portland Parks and Community Centers

Drinking Water Week

Signed by President Ronald Reagan in 1981, Drinking Water Week is celebrated throughout the United States and Canada – and here in Portland!

Lending a Hand

We’d like to highlight a wonderful mission-driven nonprofit focused on providing services to Portland’s neighboring rural communities.

Lone Fir Twilight Heritage Celebration

Join Nick at Lone Fir Cemetery this Saturday for a whole bunch of fun events

Nick welcomes new art piece honoring late artist Nobu

Nick was honored to host his friends Billy Cody and Marilyn Murdoch, owner of Katayama Framing and Art Gallery, in his office today.

Parks welcomes new Ranger Bob McCoy

Commissioner Nick Fish oversees Portland Parks & Recreation, which recently hired Bob McCoy as a new Ranger for Forest Park

Youth Conservation Corps shares successes with Council

Members of the newly-launched Youth Conservation Corps presented photos and memories of their experience this past summer with Council on Wednesday afternoon

A New Home for Blanchet House

After being in their over one hundred-year old building, the Blanchet House of Hospitality has found a new place to call home.

Barney Frank: a legacy of principles and pragmatism

Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish reflects on his former boss and friend, Barney Frank.

Bud Clark Commons: a Top Green Project

In celebration of Earth Day, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) released its annual Top Ten Green Projects list – and our very own Bud Clark Commons made the cut!

Commissioner Nick Fish's Statement on Bomb Threat at Pioneer Courthouse Square

Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish's Statement on Bomb Threat at Pioneer Courthouse Square

French American International School visits Council

Students from Portland's French American International School visited Council this morning to testify about the Portland Plan

Honoring Steve Weiss

Nick was pleased to join Elders in Action and community members on Saturday to celebrate and honor local leader and dedicated volunteer Steve Weiss, who recently celebrated his 70th birthday.

Nick in The Skin of Our Teeth

Last week, Nick made his theatrical debut in the Thornton Wilder classic The Skin of Our Teeth.

Spring Break in Nick's office

Beatriz story about GRUNT experience

Winter Celebration at the Pittock Mansion

The Portland Parks Foundation held its Winter Celebration at the Pittock Mansion last night - Commissioner Fish had a great time!

50 Feet from Syria

Last weekend, I watched the film “50 Feet from Syria”, which was featured at the Portland Film Festival.

A New Track and Field for Grant High School

This afternoon, Nick was proud to join Detroit Lions football star Ndamukong Suh, Nike,PortlandPublic Schools, and the Friends of Grant Athletics to announce thatGrantHigh Schoolis getting a new turf athletic field and a new synthetic track!

Breakfast with the Street Roots family

This morning, Nick was proud to be the key note speaker at the Street Roots Family Breakfast.

Commissioner Fish Appoints Traci Manning As New Housing Director

Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish announced today that he has selected Traci Manning to serve as the next Director of the Portland Housing Bureau

Community leaders support Section 8 bill

Over the weekend, The Oregonian published an editorial about House Speaker Tina Kotek's legislative proposal to reform the Section 8 program in the State of Oregon.

Congratulations to award-winning Portland Parks Foundation

Portland Parks Foundation is the only recipient of the Innovation Award West of the Mississippi. Congratulations!

Filming in Portland

The Portland Business Journal’s Erik Siemers recently interviewed talented film producer Dean Devlin about filming in Oregon.

HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and Senator Jeff Merkley discuss housing proposals with Commissioner Fish, local housing leaders

Yesterday, Nick was honored to join U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and State Sentor Jeff Merkley at the roundtable meeting to discuss about the current President Obama’s housing refinancing plan and Senator Merkley Rebuilding Equity Act plan to help underwater homeowners.

USA Today highlights Portland's storage program

The November 18 USA Today highlights Portland's Resource Access Center and our temporary storage program

Warblers and rabbits and elk, oh my!

These are just a few of the animals found during the first BioBlitz in Portland’s Forest park.

2014 Steve Lowenstein Award

This morning, Nick was proud to join Lowenstein Trustee Michelle Harper in presenting the 2014 Steve Lowenstein Trust Award to Ignacio Paramo.

Apple Jam brings the party to Washington Park

Commissioner Amanda Fritz joined Nick for Apple Jam night - a celebration of Beatles tracks - at the Washington Park Summer Festival.

Bill Naito Legacy Fountain opens in Waterfront Park

Commissioner Nick Fish dedicated the Bill Naito Legacy Fountain in Waterfront Park Thursday, August 20.

Bud Clark Commons receives national award

Bud Clark Commons, the now year-old building that provides affordable homes and services for our community?s most vulnerable, has won national recognition for its design.

Can you see the Forest For The Trees?

The Forest For The Trees project brought artists from around the globe to collaborate together and create incredible murals in Portland – all while exposing the community to the creative process.

Charles Jordan Community Center Celebration this Sunday

Join Nick, former City Commissioner and Parks Director Charles Jordan, family, and friends at a community celebration to honor the renaming of Portland Parks & Recreation?s Charles Jordan Community Center this Sunday, July 22 at 3:30 pm.

Clifford Apartments Celebrate Grand Re-Opening

Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish attended the grand re-opening of the Clifford Apartments in SE Portland

Commissioners Fish and Kafoury chair the Census 2010 Complete Count Committee

Commissioner Nick Fish and Multnomah County Commissioner Deborah Kafoury will chair the local Complete Count Committee for Census 2010, identifying and working to eliminate traditional barriers to reporting.

Community celebrates Charles Jordan

Nick was honored to join former City Commissioner and Parks Director Charles Jordan, family, and friends at the dedication of Portland Parks & Recreation?s Charles Jordan Community Center yesterday.

Elizabeth Caruthers Park opens in South Waterfront District

Elizabeth Caruthers Park in downtown Portland will officially open in August but opened to the public last week

Fair Housing Action Plan: News Roundup

Friday, June 10, Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish unveiled the City's first Fair Housing Action Plan to combat discrimination in our rental market

Frazer Park Celebrates Community Garden

April 28 celebration of Frazer Park Community Garden opening.

Lee Kelly's Memory 99 comes to the North Park Blocks

Tomorrow, Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) will celebrate the installation of the Memory 99, a sculpture by PNCA alumnus Lee Kelly ’59.

Park rededication honors Dr. DeNorval Unthank

Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish was proud to be part of the rededication ceremony for Unthank Park this past Friday

Pittock Mansion Turns 100

Last night, Nick was pleased to join Executive Director Marta Bones, Royal Rosarian Prime Minister Gayle Whitehurst, and community members to celebrate the 100th birthday of Pittock Mansion.

Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish Announces That City Will Sell “Water House”

Today, Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish announced that the Portland Water Bureau will sell the "Water House," at 1616 NE 140th Ave. in the Russell Neighborhood.

Senators Merkley, Wyden urge Medal of Honor for Sergeant Henry Lincoln Johnson

US Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden submitted a joint letter to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta this week urging him to reconsider the Medal of Honor for WWI hero Sergeant Henry Lincoln Johnson

The Watcher Files

Local artists Garrick Imatani and Kaia Sand take viewers on an artistic and literary exploration of old police surveillance files.

Waterfront Park in top 10 'Great Public Spaces'

We are pleased to announce that Portland Parks & Recreation's Tom McCall Waterfront Park has been designated as one of 10 Great Public Spaces for 2012 by the American Planning Association (APA).

Wilkes Creek Headwaters

Wilkes Creek Headwaters in Northeast Portland used to be farm land.

Willamette Week highlights Portland's tight rental market

City Commissioner Nick Fish oversees the Portland Housing Bureau, mentioned in today's Willamette Week article, "Renter's Hell"

‘Wild’ in Oregon: the story behind the red carpet

Last week, I was pleased to join Tim Williams, Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Film and Television, in writing My View: Oregon is the real star of the ‘Wild’ movie, an op-ed printed in Tuesday’s Portland Tribune.

"Best Kemo Sabe"

Congratulations to Bob McCoy, Forest Park Ranger and Willamette Week's "Best Kemo Sabe" of 2011

'From Oregon, With Love' raises $250,000 for Japan

Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish attended 'From Oregon, With Love', a benefit for Japan at the Aladdin Theater

2011 Compassion Coupons will benefit Bud Clark Commons

Travel Portland's Compassion Coupon program will benefit Bud Clark Commons this year

Are the Arts Getting Squeezed Out?

Last Friday, Nick was honored to speak at the City Club of Portland’s Friday Forum.

Bureau of Environmental Services Update

City Auditor LaVonne Griffin-Valade released an audit today regarding the BES Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Plant office building.

Celebrating the life of Dr. Steven Fritz

Join Nick and the Portland community on Sunday to celebrate the life of Commissioner Amanda Fritz's husband, Dr. Steven Fritz.

Charles Jordan Named "Urban Pioneer"

Charles Jordan, former Portland City Commissioner and Parks Director, recieved "Urban Pioneer Award" from Portland State University

Chief of Staff Announcement

Commissioner Nick Fish has selected Hannah Kuhn as Chief of Staff, effective February 6 2012

Commissioner Fish's Statement on the Joint Terrorism Task Force

City Commissioner Nick Fish's April 20 statement on the Joint Terrorism Task Force

Council will consider 2010 Heritage Trees

Commissioner Fish and the Portland City Council will consider 9 trees for Heritage Tree designation this week

Depave photos

Commissioner Nick Fish worked with local group Depave to remove 7200 square feet of concrete from the Vermont Hills Church parking lot last weekend

Discover Portland’s public art

While the weather isn’t complying, summer IS almost here!

Drawdown

Due to our sunny, extended summer, Portland’s water supply experienced a ‘drawdown’ in the Bull Run Watershed in mid-October.

Fix A Leak Week

This week is Fix A Leak Week, a national awareness week organized by the EPA to encourage people to find and fix water leaks.

Free For All!

Free and affordable recreation opportunities offered by Portland's Parks and Recreation Bureau, overseen by Commissioner Nick Fish.

Friday Roundup

News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish

Governor Kitzhaber appoints Portland Housing Bureau Director Margaret Van Vliet to lead Oregon Housing and Community Services

Portland Housing Bureau Director Margaret Van Vliet has been appointed to lead the Oregon Housing and Community Services department by Governor John Kitzhaber

Great feedback at the PHB Community Forum

Commissioner Nick Fish oversees the Portland Housing Bureau, which is drafting its first-ever strategic plan this fall

Habitat for Humanity: Building Futures

City Commissioner Nick Fish attended Habitat for Humanity's 11th Annual HopeBuilder Breakfast earlier this week

Honoring Sergeant Henry Lincoln Johnson

Henry Lincoln Johnson may receive the Congressional Medal of Honor after all—thanks to the recent recommendation of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, and the tireless support of U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Ron Wyden, The Skanner, and many others.

ICE proposal will face further review

Commissioner Fish joined his colleagues in yesterday's decision to send a portion of the ICE facility proposal through a Conditional Use review

Johnson Creek Days

This evening kicks off the third annual Johnson Creek Days!

Local partners work hard to combat rising mortgage fraud in Oregon

PHB is working with local, regional, and national partners to combat increased mortgage fraud

McCoy Village Grand Re-Opening

This morning, Nick joined Catholic Charities & Caritas Housing, members of the McCoy family, and community members to celebrate the grand re-opening of McCoy Village, a newly-restored affordable community, home to 55 individuals and families.

Mike Alexander selected as new Urban League President

The Urban League has a new president and chief executive officer, Michael Alexander

Mountain Beaver spotted in Forest Park

Portland Parks & Recreation's Forest Park

Natalie Sept featured in The Oregonian

On Monday, The Oregonian featured a story in their Living section about one of our former staff members, Natalie Sept.

National Small Business Week

Today kicks off National Small Business Week!

Nick joins Governor Kitzhaber for signing of two important housing bills

Nick was proud to join Governor John Kitzhaber in our State Capital on Wednesday as the Governor signed House Bills 2349 and 3112 into law.

Oregon Rail Heritage Center grand opening Saturday

Join Nick, the Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation, and community members at the grand opening of the new Oregon Rail Heritage Center this Saturday, 10am – 5pm

Oregon's Painted History

Talented local artist Anna Magruder brings vivid, historic surrealist paintings to life in her series, Oregon’s Painted History.

Overnight Sleeping Resolution will come before Council

Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish will introduce a resolution to allow overnight sleeping for people experiencing homelessness

PHB's strategic plan needs your ideas!

Commissioner Nick Fish oversees the Portland Housing Bureau, now in the process of crafting its first Strategic Plan

Portland open spaces earn local and national recognition

Portland's Director Park and Jamison Square have been nominated for the Amanda Burden Urban Open Space Award

Portland welcomes new arts leaders

Last night, Nick enjoyed a magical evening at the Portland Japanese Garden with Business for Culture & the Arts (BCA), and Portland's newest arts leaders.

Rip City: Ramsay Way

This morning, City Council was proud to honor the late Dr. Jack Ramsay, who coached the 1977 Portland Trail Blazers to a championship.

Rose Court, Portland Housing Bureau, and Rebuilding Together partner for service event

Nick was proud to participate in a service opportunity with the 2010 Rose Court this afternoon

Sue Keil Named Interim Director of Parks Bureau

Commissioner Fish announced this week that Sue Keil, former Director of the Portland Bureau of Transportation, will act as Interim Director for the Parks Bureau until a new Director has been selected

Three Cheers

Three updates for housing: funding the safety net, Bud Clark Commons award, and community partner projects.

Urban Weeds workshop

Urban weeds - the inevitable garden intruder.

Water Main Break in SW Portland

This morning, Nick headed out toSW Portlandto check on a main break onSW Vista Avenuebetween SW Elm and Spring

Water: something to sing about

As Portlanders, we know how lucky we are to have such high-quality drinking water.

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"Final push" to secure Medal of Honor for Sgt. Henry Lincoln Johnson

The effort to secure a Medal of Honor for WWI hero Sgt. Henry Lincoln Johnson may be nearing a successful end

"Keeping rental housing affordable in Oregon"

Nick co-authored "Keeping rental housing affordable in Oregon," a guest op-ed in the May 16 Oregonian, with Oregon Housing and Community Services Director Victor Merced

43rd Annual Gay Pride Parade

On Sunday, Nick was proud to march with his 9-year old son, his Council Colleagues, and employees from The City of Portland in the 43rd annual Gay Pride Parade!

A District on the Move

Join Nick tonight at OMSI’s Theory Eatery for the Central Eastside Industrial Council’s (CEIC) A District on the Move.

A pioneer in construction trade

The Portland Water Bureau’s senior inspector, Kate Barrett, has been a pioneer for women in the construction trade since the late 1970s.

Affordable homes preserved at Hawthorne East

Older adults living on a fixed income will remain in their homes at Hawthorne East.

Ahoy Mateys! Arr ye ready for an Aquifer Adventure?

This Saturday, grab your best swashbuckling outfit, and venture off to a pirate-themed festival!

An update on Chapman and Lownsdale Squares

Portland Parks & Recreation, overseen by Commissioner Nick Fish, released an updated estimate of the cost to restore downtown's historic Chapman and Lownsdale Squares yesterday, putting the cost at $85,000 or more.

Anna Griffin on Zari Santner

The Oregonian's Anna Griffin on outgoing Parks Director Zari Santner - Commissioner Nick Fish and team will select a new Director this Summer

Are you a muralist?

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) is now accepting applications for the Public Art Murals Program!

Art extravaganza in the Pearl

Take a stroll through the beautiful Pearl District for this month’s First Thursday!

Art party in St. Johns

This Saturday, enjoy the charm of downtown St. Johns while walking among talented woodworkers, sculptors, painters and more!

Arts Season in “Fall” Swing

Portland’s arts scene is in full swing as we head into Fall!

Beach Elementary School starts year off with a rally

This morning, Nick was proud to join Knowledge Universe, Schoolhouse Supplies, Portland Trail Blazer Robin Lopez, and Principal Mary Patterson at an all-school assembly at Beach Elementary in North Portland.

Bridges to Housing celebrates four years of serving families in need

Bridges to Housing celebrates four years of serving families in need in the Portland-Vancouver area this Friday

Bringing salmon back to Crystal Springs Creek

The Crystal Springs Creek Restoration Project has been a success!

Celebrating 1,000 Gardens

Nick was honored to join former Governor Ted Kulongoski, the Portland Parks & Recreation Garden Team, and community partners to celebrate reaching our 1,000 Gardens goal.

Celebrating Portland's multiculturalism

Last night, Nick joined friends and colleagues for a great evening at the Center for Intercultural Organizing’s (CIO) Annual Event.

City Club releases "Forest Park: A Call to Action"

City Club released "Forest Park: A Call to Action" today

City Council adopts Disparity Study report, pledges immediate action

Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish led the effort to bring a new Disparity Study to

City Council approves Charles Jordan Community Center

Portland City Council voted unanimously today to rename Portland Parks & Recreation?s University Park Community Center in honor of Charles Jordan.

Clean water history

We could argue that Portland’s drinking water is the best in the world, thanks to innovative Oregonians long since passed.

Coming up in Lents - "Founders Day: A Celebration of Our Community"

Join Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish at the 2011 Founders' Day celebration in the Lents neighborhood

Contemporary Native Photographers

The Portland Art Museum has a beautiful exhibition featuring a blend of modern Native American photographs with older, idealized photographs of Native Americans called, Contemporary Native Photographers and the Edward Curtis Legacy: Zig Jackson, Wendy Red Star, Will Wilson.

Council approves contract for Washington Park Resevoir Improvements Project

This morning, Council took a big step forward in preparing our water system for the “Big One”, approving the contract for the Washington Park Reservoir Improvements Project!

Council holds hearing on proposed Tree Code

City Commissioner Nick Fish oversees Portland Parks & Recreation, which has been working with the team on the Citywide Tree Policy Review and Regulatory Improvement Project

Dawson Park improvements break ground

Join Nick, Commissioner Fritz, Portland Parks & Recreation, Legacy Emanuel Hospital, and the Portland Development Commission tomorrow at the construction kick-off for the Dawson Park Improvement Project.

E205 initiative reaches new milestones

Our E205 intiative is wrapping up several projects this fall; the community will celebrate a new playground at East Holladay Park this Saturday.

Empowering women leaders

Yesterday, Nick was pleased to attend the Center for Women’s Leadership’s 8th Annual Luncheon!

Equity Council presents: Institutional Racism

Join the City of Portland's Equity Council tomorrow for a presentation on Institutional Racism with Portland State University Professor Jack C. Straton

First $5 5K Run

The popular $5 5K run/walk series starts up again this Sunday at Fernhill Park!

Friday Roundup

News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for the week of March 21, 2011

Friday Roundup

News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for the week of September 26, 2011

Friday Roundup

News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish

Friday Roundup

News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish

From Forest to Faucet

Yesterday, Nick and his team had the incredible opportunity to visit theBull Runwatershed with Portland Water Bureau Director David Shaff and his team.

Gay Fair on the Square

"Gay Fair on the Square" will showcase the best of Portland’s LGBT community. Dozens of groups, including Cascade Aids Project, GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network), the Q Center, gay sports and arts groups, social and student groups and many others.

Good news from the Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation

Commissioner Nick Fish oversees Portland Parks & Recreation, which is working with the Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation to build a new home for three historic Oregon locomotives

Grants for local arts organizations

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) has announced the first round of General Operating Support grant awardees for 2014-15.

Grow green grass

The hot sun is here to stay for a while.

Grow your own fruit

Spring into spring with delicious fruit trees from Friends of Trees!

Help keep Portland's storm drains clear this Fall

Falling leaves can clog up storm drains – and flood local streets. With Fall in full gear, we need your help keeping storm drains clear!

Jamison Square architect receives national recognition

Peter Walker, the visionary Architect who designed Jamison Square Park has received the prestigious Urban Land Institute's J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development..

Japanese Garden: Celebration of Eight Master Gardeners

Recap of the dinner event last night featuring the 8 master gardeners from Portland Japanese Garden's history.

KGW: New plan to take care of Forest Park

KGW reports on the City's new management initiatives for Portland Parks & Recreation's Forest Park property

Lilly Lee - Week 3

This week has been crazy busy!

Loaves and Fishes celebrates City Hall garden harvest

Downtown Portland's Elm Court Loaves and Fishes hosted a Harvest Celebration lunch October 6th to recognize the City Hall garden

Make it! FUNd

Since their inception, ADX Portland and Portland Made have focused on growing the city’s light manufacturing sector through a core Portland value - collaboration.

Managing stormwater sustainably

SW Huber Street got a much needed make-over with a new green street facility.

Music in the Park

This Wednesday, Director Park will be featuring the marimba music stylings of Michael Charles Smith.

National Manufacturing Day

On Friday, Nick joined David Douglas High School students to celebrate National Manufacturing Day at ADX Portland.

Next Wednesday: Community open house to review design plans for Grant High School fields

City Commissioner Nick Fish oversees Portland Parks & Recreation, which is working with PPS and the Friends of Grant Athletics to bring first-rate fields to the Grant community

Night Strike

On Thursday, BridgeTown Inc. held their first Night Strike of 2013.

Noche Bella

Last Friday, Nick was honored to join colleagues, community leaders, and friends at Noche Bella, Latino Network’s annual dinner and auction.

Oaks Bottom mural takes flight

Nick spent last Friday at the dedication of the Portland Memorial Mausoleum and Oaks Bottom Widlife Refuge Mural, the largest hand-painted mural in the country.

Oregon Field Guide presents "Forest Park: Portland's Backyard Gem"

Oregon Field Guide presents "Forest Park: Portland's Backyard Gem" this week

Parks announces agreement with Ethos, Inc., to manage IFCC

The Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center will be managed by Ethos, Inc., the Parks bureau announced today

PDC welcomes incoming Chair Scott Andrews

Commissioner Nick Fish welcomes PDC Chair Scott Andrews, taking over from outgoing Chair Charles Wilhoite

Portland Announces Utility Oversight Blue Ribbon Commission

Today Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Nick Fish announced the formation of a twelve member Utility Oversight Blue Ribbon Commission.

Portland celebrates young athletes

From the imminent arrival of MLS to sports field improvements across Portland to the Westside Metros' appearance in the US Youth Soccer national championship this week in Kansas, Portland has many reasons to celebrate youth sports

Portland Housing Bureau partners with Habitat for Humanity

Commissioner Fish will join the Portland Housing Bureau to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity Friday, August 20

Portland icons ready for restoration

We are excited to learn that three of Portland?s historic sculptures: the George Washington, the Sacagawea and Jean-Baptiste, and the Portland Building's iconic Portlandia, will be receiving some much-needed restoration thanks to a grant from the Oregon Cultural Trust and the Regional Arts and Culture Council.

Portland shows its pride

Portland has had a month full of pride!

Portland's oldest pool turns 100!

Join City Commissioner Nick Fish for Sellwood Pool's 100th birthday!

Portland's Public Art

Here in Portland, we are fortunate to have a large, diverse collection of publicly-owned art.

Preserving the legacy of Lawrence Halprin

The Oregonian Editorial Board published an article today highlighting Portland Parks & Recreation?s Ira Keller Fountain - part of the Halprin Open Space Sequence - and the work of local non-profit Halprin Landscape Conservancy in preserving this National Historic Landmark

Proud Ground celebrates 150 homeowners

Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish was proud to join staff and supporters of Proud Ground to celebrate their 150th homeowner.

Regional H2O

The Regional Water Providers Consortium has launched a new website, www.regionalh2o.org, to act as a regional go-to site about water services, water conservation, and more!

Register now for the Tree Inventory Summit!

City Commissioner Nick Fish oversees Portland Parks & Recreation, which does an annual tree inventory to determine the state of our urban forest

Report to the Community

The first Annual Report of the Portland Housing Bureau, overseen by City Commissioner Nick Fish

Ritual 660'

Starting next Monday, take a break from your busy workday, and see the Portland Building’s latest art installation!

Small businesses score with soccer grants

As Portland gears up to host the Major League Soccer All-Star Game in August, it’s great to see that our small businesses are getting in on the action.

Sprinkle into spring

The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and the flowers are blooming - spring is here!

Summer Free for All: coming to a park near you

Portland Parks & Recreation offers a wide variety of free summer activities, from movies and concerts in the park to summer playground programs for kids

Take a winter swim with Portland Parks & Recreation

Portland Parks & Recreation is offering free swim lessons to children and adults from December 17 - 20.

The Big Pipe's big job

The Oregonian’s Stuart Tomlinson highlighted the success of Portland’s "Big Pipe" today.

The Portland Water Bureau wants to hear from you!

We are fortunate to have some of the best drinking water in the world – minimally treated, straight from the Bull Run Watershed near Mt. Hood.

Tips for a great garden, all year round

The leaves are changing colors, the weather is cooling, and the rainy season is upon us.

Two affordable housing development celebrate grand openings next week

Two affordable housing developments in Portland - Walnut Park and the Martha Washington - celebrate grand openings next week

Urban tree experiment showcases wide variety of Portland-friendly trees

The Ainsworth Lineral Arboretum highlights more than 60 species of usual and unusual trees that love Portland's climate

Venture Portland publishes Annual Report

As Council liaison to Venture Portland, Nick was pleased to welcome Executive Director Heather Hoelle and her team to City Council today, to share Venture Portland’s annual report

Veterans housing in South Waterfront

PHB is moving forward with an affordable housing development on Block 49 in South Waterfront

Visiting the set of The Librarians

The Portland area is becoming a go-to location for TV shows!

Women's winter shelter to open November 19

Nick joined Transition Projects' Executive Director Doreen Binder and Liz, a formerly homeless woman, to announce the opening of Transition Projects' Women's Winter Shelter.

¡Explorando el Columbia Slough!

Join us on Saturday, June 14 for the 13th annual ¡Explorando el Columbia Slough!

"Best of Portland"

We got a couple of mentions in Willamette Week's "Best of Portland" issue and thought we'd share them with you

"Building a bigger tent": Street Roots recaps Seattle trip

Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish recently led a delegation of housing experts and business reps to Seattle to learn from best practices around affordable housing

"Housing Bureau steps up outreach to north and northeast Portland"

Jake Thomas on PHB's efforts to keep long-standing, low-income senior homeowners in North/Northeast Portland in the Portland Observer, May 12

"Housing for a Healthy Community"

LifeWorks NW presents the Talking Points Series, featuring local leaders in the fields of mental health and addiction issues: Nick spoke today about "Housing for a Healthy Community"

"Housing for a Healthy Community"

LifeWorks NW presents the Talking Points Series, featuring local leaders in the fields of mental health and addiction issues: Nick spoke today about "Housing for a Healthy Community"

"Many Hands" concert will support relief efforts in Haiti

The Multnomah Arts Center, a Portland Parks & Recretation facility, will host "Many Hands," a benefit concert for Haiti, this Saturday

"Mortgage fraud: Securing the American dream"

Nick co-authored this guest op-ed, which ran in the June 19 Oregonian, with Dwight Holton, US Attorney for the District of Oregon

"Opportunity awaits us"

The September 18 Street Roots editorial spotlights rays of hope

"Those community gardens could be classrooms"

City Club hosted an October 9 discussion on improving school lunches for our children

'Principal for a Day' celebrates 10 years

Commissioner Nick Fish is proud to take part in the 10th annual Principal for a Day, a program of the Portland Schools Foundation

'Summer Free for All' Roundup

Portland Parks & Recreation's Summer Free for All helped tens of thousands of Portlanders make the most of their summer

'Tools for Schools'

Tools for Schools, a program of Schoolhouse Supplies, distributed supplies to students at 27 Portland Public Schools sites this week

12th Annual African American Homeownership Fair

The African American Alliance for Homeownership offers its 12th Annual fair this weekend and Legacy Emanuel Hospital

19th Annual Steve Lowenstein Trust Award

Commissioner Nick Fish was honored to present the 19th Annual Steve Lowenstein Trust Award to Bobby Fouther in Council this morning

2010 Spirit of Portland Awards

Commissioner Nick Fish was honored to be part of the 2010 Spirit of Portland Award ceremony last night

45 community garden plots coming to Kenton

Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish leads the '1,000 Gardens' initiative, which will bring 1,000 new community garden plots to Porltanders by the end of 2012.

5th Annual NAYA Homeownership Fair

The 5th Annual Native American Housing to Homeownership Fair, held July 31, 2010 was a rousing success!

82nd Avenue of Roses Parade

Nick was proud to march with Marc Jolin and our partners from JOIN in the 8th annual 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade on Saturday

A Banner Year

Portland Parks & Recretion, overseen by Commissioner Nick Fish, had a banner year

A Portland weekend

Commissioner Fish enjoyed the Pittock Mansion, a big bike ride, and a Portland Parks & Recreation concert at McCoy Park this weekend

A win for the Arts Tax

We are pleased to report that the Portland Arts Education & Access Income Tax passed a major legal hurdle yesterday, when Circuit Judge Kelly Skye ruled that the tax is constitutional

Adding trees, cleaning rivers

A beautiful tree-lined street is not only pleasant on the eyes but also helpful for our rivers.

All Aboard!

The Holiday Express begins this weekend!

American Winter premieres on HBO

Last night, Nick was honored to join KGW's Live@7 to discuss the premiere of American Winter on HBO.

An Age-Friendly Portland

This morning Nick was proud to join his Council Colleagues to accept our new Action Plan for an Age-Friendly Portland.

An evening of jazz at Washington Park

On Saturday evening, Nick was pleased to join Commissioner Amanda Fritz, Portland Parks & Recreation Director Mike Abbaté, and other community leaders to celebrate and thank our wonderful Summer Free For All sponsors.

Another special guest

Friends of Trees dropped by our office yesterday to say hello and deliver some chocolate 'tree bark'

Are you looking for a muralist?

The first issue of the Regional Arts & Culture Council’s (RACC) Muralist Roster is now available!

Are you ready for a swim?

This summer, you can check the Willamette River’s water conditions before jumping in.

Are you ready to dance the night away?

Elders in Action is celebrating over 40 years of services for older adults in Portland with its fundraiser, Silver! A Night to Remember.

Art for everyone

Portland’s thriving arts culture is accessible to everyone!

Audubon's 14th Annual Native Plant Sale

This weekend the Audubon Society of Portland will host the 14th Annual Native Plant Sale, featuring over 100 native plants!

Baltimore Woods purchase links npGreenway trails

The Baltimore Woods parcel in North Portland was officially purchased by the City of Portland and Metro today, bringing it into the inventory of npGreenway trail sites

Ban the Bag!

The Ban the Bag campaign visited Portland City Council this morning - with bag monsters!

Beat the heat

With this week’s record breaking heat, are you and your family prepared to stay cool?

Beat the heat!

Portland Parks & Recreation is offering lots of fund ways to beat the heat this weekend!

Brentwood-Darlington Gets a 'Garden in a Day'

Volunteers from across Portland recently came together to construct a new community garden in one short day!

Bridge Pedal this Sunday

Join Nick as he leads the 2010 Providence Bridge Pedal 'Kids Pedal' this Sunday morning

Bud Clark Commons receives global recognition

Yesterday, Portland-based design firm Mayer/Reed accepted an honor award from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) for its outstanding design work for Bud Clark Commons.

Budget Message

Commissioner Nick Fish on the City of Portland's 2010-2011 budget

Budget news roundup

Council unanimously passed the Mayor's City budget for FY2010-11 yesterday, May 26

Budget Roundup

Commissioner Nick Fish budget roundup

Building Community

The best part of my job is working with trusted partners to build a stronger community.

CCEH Awards recognize work to end homelessness

The annual Coordinating Committee to End Homelessness Awards this year honored several individuals and organizations committed to ending homelessness. Nick joined County Commissioner Deborah Kafoury to honor the many recipients.

Celebrate Independence Day with the East Portland Community Center

Join us for the 13th Annual East Portland Community Center Independence Day Parade this Thursday, July 1, from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Sunday Parkways

This Sunday is Mother’s Day – celebrate with the moms in your life at the Sunday Parkways event in East Portland!

Celebrate the City!

Join Nick at the Moda Center tonight beginning at 6pm for Venture Portland’s second annual Celebrate the City! event.

Celebrating 50 Years of Service

City Commissioner Nick Fish was honored to join a celebration today for Chuck Amato, a personal trainer who's been with Portland Parks & Recreation for 50 years.

Celebrating Community

It was another banner weekend for community events in Portland: NW Dance Project, Medicare, and Latino Network

Celebrating human rights

This afternoon, Nick was proud to speak at the Emily G. Gottfried Award Ceremony, presented by the Portland Human Rights Commission.

Celebrating new life for Mark O. Hatfield Building

On June 7, Nick joined Central City Concern and community members in celebrating the grand re-opening of the Mark O. Hatfield Building.

Changing the world, one playground at a time

On Saturday, Nick was proud to join Mayor Adams, the Goldberg family, the Portland Parks & Recreation team, and community members to celebrate the grand opening of Harper's Playground.

Choose 2 ReUse Fair

The Choose 2 ReUse Fair, part of Portland's ReUse Week 2010, drew crowds to Mississippi Avenue last Saturday

City Hall welcomes "We Are Portland"

Nick is pleased to host an exhibit of "We Are Portland" – a group of family portraits posed, taken, and developed by local youth – here in City Hall.

Commissioner Fish to bring Fair Housing Action Plan to Council

Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish will bring the city's first-ever Fair Housing Action Plan to Council for adoption September 14

Commissioner Fish unveils "bold" Fair Housing Action Plan

Friday, June 10, Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish unveiled the City's first Fair Housing Action Plan to combat discrimination in our rental market

Community Gardens "taking off like wildfire"

Commissioner Nick Fish oversees Portland Parks & Recreation, which is working to add 1000 new community garden plots by 2012

Community Gardens Update

With the June 2 signing of a Declaration of Cooperation, the Oregon Solutions Community Garden project has come to an official close.

Community Health Fair this Saturday

The SE Portland Boys and Girls Club will host the second annual Community Health Fair this Saturday, August 7

Community Music Center scholarship auction

Local Portland artist Paul Missal, with the help of Oregon Symphony Music Director Carlos Kalmar, has created a one-of-a-kind musical instrument

Community Warehouse opens Westside location

Community Warehouse have officially opened a Westside warehouse to serve Washington and Clackamas Counties' low income residents.

Community Watershed Stewardship grants

Do you have a "green" idea for your neighborhood?

Congratulations Lincoln High School Constitution Team!

The Lincoln High School Constitution Team wins National "We the People" Championship

Congratulations REACH!

Today, we were excited to learn that our partners at REACH Community Development received a 2013 MetLife Foundation Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing!

Congratulations to the Friends of Grant Athletics!

One of Commissioner Fish's top priorities is bringing new all-weather fields to young Portland athletes - we're very proud of the Friends of Grant Athletics for their leadership on the Grant Fields Project

Construction of The Fields making progress

The Fields, scheduled for completion in Spring 2013, will bring a new park to Northwest Portland. The 3.2-acre park will include a dog park, one-acre lawn, walking paths, picnic tables, a children's area, and a Portland Loo.

Council approves overnight sleeping pilot program

Today, the Portland City Council approved a resolution sponsored by Commissioners Fish, Leonard, and Saltzman to establish a pilot program that allows overnight sleeping at certain sites in the city

Council hears Tree Code input

Commissioner Nick Fish and the Portland City Council heard testimony about the proposed Tree Code package last night

Council supports requests for parks and healthy food

The City of Portland's Winter BuMP package support important PP&R programs

Council takes up proposed utility rate increases

Yesterday, Nick was honored to present the proposed rate increases for Portland’s Public Utilities – the Portland Water Bureau and Bureau of Environmental Services.

Cycle the Well Field

On May 31, grab you bike, friends, and family, and head out for a free, guided riding tour of the Columbia South Shore Well Field!

Cyclocross takes over PIR this weekend!

The US Gran Prix of Cyclocross season wraps up at Portland International Raceway this weekend with the Stanley Portland Cup

Deconstruction through art

Local artist Noah Greene explores the Portland Building’s architectural design in its latest art installation, Parts of No Sum, or, Trails Do Not End Only Infinitely Disperse.

Director Park World Cup viewing

The Oregon Sports Authority posted this great video to You Tube following the public viewing of the US-England World Cup game in the summer of 2010

Director Zari Santner announces retirement

Portland Parks & Recreation Director Zari Santner announced her retirement today; PP&R is overseen by City Commissioner Nick Fish

Dive-In Movies at Portland Parks & Rec Pools this Summer

Dive-In Movies to begin in late August at neighborhood outdoor pools

Dive-In Movies!

Portland Parks & Recreation presents "Dive-In Movies" this week at 5 area pools - join us for "Gnomeo and Juliet"

Do Good

Start searching and purchasing with two websites that will support a charity or organization of your choice. Innovative Housing is one such organization that Commissioner Nick Fish supports, and you can support by searching today.

E205 Initiative

Commissioner Nick Fish oversees Portland Parks & Recreation, working to increase equity for East Portland through improvements to our park system

Earned sick leave proposal passes with unanimous support

Today I voted to support paid sick leave for Portland workers. The final vote was 5-0.

East Portland neighbors cheer E205

Yesterday, Oregonian reporter Daniel Moran highlighted the completion of our E205 initiative

Elders in Action honored with Governor's Volunteer Award

Commissioner Nick Fish is proud to serve as Council liaison to Elders in Action, honored with a 2010 Governor's Volunteer Award

Engaging local youth

Every summer for the past six years, youth and mentors from Straightway Services have volunteered with Portland Water Bureau staff at Powell Butte and local HydroParks.

Fall colors in the water

You may notice slight color changes in your drinking water. Don’t panic! It’s normal - and harmless.

Family Game Night

Looking for a fun family activity tomorrow night? Visit Family Game Night at Peninsula Park for games, popcorn, and more.

Farmers markets survive a close call

Portland's farmers markets - ranked number one in the world recently - had a close call recently.

Fields Neighborhood Park project moves forward

Portland City Council on Wednesday accepted Hoyt Street Properties' donation of a 3.2 acre property that will be used for proposed Fields Neighborhood Park, ending a nearly two-year negotiation between the parties.

Finding Portland

Uncage the Soul created a spectacular time-lapse video of Portland and the Columbia Gorge that offers a unique perspective of our city.

Fix-It Fair season starts tomorrow

Tomorrow kicks off the City’s popular Fix-It Fair season!

Foreclosures disproportionately affect minority homeowners, new study finds

A recently-released Center for Responsible Lending study reports that minority homeowners are almost twice as likely to experience foreclosure

Forest Park Update

Commissioner Fish announced the completion of his five-point management plan for Forest Park yesterday

Forest Park update

Commissioner Fish writes to Andy Clarke, President of the League of American Bicyclists

Forest Park: Portland's Backyard Gem

Video from Oregon Field Guide

Fred Meyer Junior Parade Wednesday!

Head out tomorrow to the Rose Festival’s 2013 Fred Meyer Junior Parade.

Friday Round-Up

Huffington Post and Mercury report on Portland's initiative with homeless storage

Friday Round-Up

October 11-15th, 2010

Friday Roundup

New about Commissioner Nick Fish and the City of Portland

Friday Roundup

News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for the week of February 28, 2011

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News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for the week of July 4, 2011

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News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for the week of July 11, 2011

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News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for the week of July 25

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News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for the week of October 31, 2011

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News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for December 12, 2011

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News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for December 19, 2011

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News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for December 26, 2011

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News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish

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News from and about Commissioner Fish

Friday Roundup

News from and about Commissioner Fish

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News from and about Commissioner Fish

Friday Roundup: Portland Housing Bureau

This week's news about the Portland Housing Bureau, overseen by Commissioner Nick Fish, and its community partners

Friends of Laurelhurst Park lead clean-up effort

On Wednesday, Friends of Laurelhurst Park will lead a work party to help clean up Laurelhurst Park in Southeast Portland from 9 am to 12 pm.

Funding community watershed health projects

City Council has approved $95,000 in grants for 13 community watershed health projects in Portland.

Gateway Neighborhood Park open house will showcase design proposals

The Gateway Neighborhood Park open house this Thursday at the East Portland Community Center will showcase three design proposals

Go Ducks!

We were honored to have two Ducks join us today: former quarterback Joey Harrington and former offensive lineman Ryan Schmid! Go Ducks!

Governor Atiyeh, 1923-2014

My family, colleagues, and I join with all Oregonians today in mourning the death of Vic Atiyeh.

Grant High School Wins First Place!

Congratulations to Grant High School’s Constitution Team on winning first place at the 26th annual national “We the People” competition!

Gray's Landing coming to life

In the South Waterfront neighborhood, the construction of Gray?s Landing is making some significant progress.

Green street planting

It may come as a surprise, but its planting season for the City!

Happy Thanksgiving!

On Thanksgiving, we gather with friends and family to reflect on the blessings in our lives.

Harper's Playground Groundbreaking

Portland Parks and Recreation's Arbor Lodge Park.

Healthy watersheds make for happy beavers

Beavers have a reputation for being a nuisance - with gnawing down trees - but beaver activity is actually an important part of the health of our watersheds.

Helensview Community Garden Opening

The grand opening of the Helensview Community Garden was a huge success!

Help clean up Johnson Creek

Join the Johnson Creek Watershed Council this Saturday for a day of cleaning up the creek!

Help protect and preserve our natural areas

Portland Parks & Recreation will host two work parties July 10 - at Powell Butte Nature Park and at the Ross Island Natural Area

Holiday fun at Director Park

Portland's Director Park offers a festive lineup of events this month

Hollywood comes to the Northwest

Oregon’s creative economy is growing – thanks, in part, to Hollywood.

Honoring Charles Jordan, a Portland Visionary

Charles Jordan, former Portland City Commissioner and Portland Parks and Recreation Director who was featured in The Skanner

Honoring Lincoln High School's Constitution Team

This morning, City Council was pleased to welcome Lincoln High School’s award-winning Constitution Team to City Hall.

Housing Bureau announces $5.2 million in grants to support affordable rental housing

This morning PHB announced grants totaling $5.2 million to support affordable rental housing in Portland

I stand with Francisco

I join Mayor Hales in expressing my concern for Francisco Aguirre and his family.

In support of local service group Highland Christian Center

Nick recently filmed a video segment to help support the Highland Christian Center, a local service group

In the Mercury

Nick's letter to the editor appeared in today's Mercury

Innovative Changes offers financial workshops this month

Local non-profit Innovative Changes helps Portland-area folks move toward financial stability

Jazz in Cathedral Park

Join the Jazz Society of Oregon this weekend at the 34th Annual Cathedral Park Jazz Festival!

Join Nick tonight for "Romance of the Rail Heritage"

Commissioner Fish will join the Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation tonight for an exciting announcement

Join us for the grand reopening of Gilbert Heights Park

Join Nick for the grand reopening of Powellhurst-Gilbert Park in East Portland.

Join us!

Parks' 2010 Community Gardens Annual Tour will be Saturday, July 17

Kah San Chako Haws takes shape in SE Portland

Construction of the Native American Youth and Family Center's (NAYA) innovative new affordable housing community in Southeast Portland is underway - and incredibly, will be completed in the impressive time of just 3 days!

KATU: City program aims to help homeless store their stuff

City Commissioner Nick Fish was featured on Portland's KATU

Keeping our public spaces open and safe

Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish and Police Chief Mike Reese are discussing ways to improve security measures for large public events

Keeping Portland jobs

Knowledge Universe, a global educational organization, provides something very important for our children’s growth - early childhood education.

Kenton Street Fair asks for your support

Kenton Street Fair asks for your support Portland has many colorful street fairs and events during the spring and summer months. Street fairs help support our neighborhoods, and are a great way for people to get out and about to meet their neighbors and local businesses. This Friday, the Kenton Business Association is hosting its Silent Auction Fundraiser. Proceeds from the fundraiser go towards the annual Kenton Street Fair, held on May 18. With over 100 items to choose from, you can bid

KGW: City outlines future plan for Forest Park

KGW reports on the Commissioner's June 17 press release, which outlines 5 steps to address immediate needs in Forest Park

Ladies Night Out

This Thursday, grab your friends and go shopping to support our neighborhood small businesses!

Lamplighter of the Year

On Saturday, Nick was honored to receive the 2013 Lamplighter of the Year award from Operation Nightwatch.

Linking Arms

On Friday, Nick was pleased to join community members for a forum on affordable housing and homelessness.

Little Boxes

Don’t let the holiday shopping countdown stress you out. This year, participate in Portland’s Little Boxes shopping event and raffle.

Little Boxes

Yesterday, Nick was excited to join Senator Jeff Merkley to help kick off Little Boxes 4th year!

Local grants support the community

Seventeen local community groups have been awarded Community Livability Grants from the Portland Development Commission.

Local seniors connect to Hollywood Farmers Market

Elders in Action, AARP, the Hands on Boomer Initiative, the Hollywood Senior Center, and Commissioner Fish hosted an event to help local seniors experience the Hollywood Farmers Market

Local, national groups partner to combat mortgage fraud

The Portland Housing Bureau works hard to help homeowners stay in their homes

Maintaining high quality water at home

The Portland Water Bureau works hard throughout the year to provide Portlanders with some of the best drinking water in the world.

McCoy Park improvements

As part of the City's response to security and safety issues in the New Columbia neighborhood, crews from Portland Parks & Recreation's Urban Forestry division have trimmed trees and shrubs in McCoy Park, making the space more open to the neighborhood

Mid Year Review

The first half of 2014 has been marked by big changes, new challenges, and many reasons to celebrate.

National Housing Conference forum highlights affordable housing preservation

Nick spoke this morning at "Partners in Innovation: Financing the Preservation of Rural and Urban Affordable Rental Housing"

New art installation in the Portland Building

The Portland Building's new art installation is now up!

New management initiatives for Forest Park

Commissioner Fish announced a package of new management initiatives for Forest Park today

Nick in the News: Friday wrap-up

Forest Park, Alcohol Impact Area, and more in the news this week

Nick tours Portland's Vigor Industrial

Today, Nick enjoyed a tour of Vigor Industrial on North Portland’s Swan Island.

North Portland celebrates Dawson Park re-opening

Last night, Nick was proud to join hundreds of North Portland neighbors to celebrate the grand re-opening of Dawson Park.

Now Open: Sumner Street Community Garden

Commissioner Nick Fish oversees Portland Parks & Recreation, which is working to add 1000 new community garden plots to Portland by 2012 - the "1000 Gardens" campaign

Nutrition in a tough economy

David Sarasohn looks at some of the links between diet, health, and behavior in the November 9 Oregonian

Older adults share their voice

The National Council on Aging surveyed 4,000 adults from 5 different U.S cities to find out older adults’ perspective on aging, and how the country can better prepare for our rising senior population.

On Baseball

Nick addresses the concerns of the public over the recent baseball conversation

On Veterans Day, plenty of ways to show your support

Portland City Commissioner is proud to join the Veterans Day Parade every November

Open house for Whitaker Farm Project

Portland Parks & Recreation is holding an open house for the Whitaker Farm Project.

Open Letter to Occupy Portland

City Commissioner Nick Fish released an open letter to the Occupy Portland movement today, October 17 2011

Our sewer, stormwater, and water utilities: next steps

Working with our community partners, we have taken a number of important steps toward increasing transparency, stabilizing rates, and spending ratepayer dollars wisely

Park Damage

City Commissioner Nick Fish responds to questions about park damage caused by Occupy Portland and permitted events on Portland Parks & Recreation properties

Park Rangers: making a difference

One of the key components of parks ranger’s duties is outreach and assistance to people experiencing homelessness in our city.

Parks Director Announcement

City Commissioner Nick Fish announced the appointment of Mike Abbate as new Director for Portland Parks & Recreation this morning

Parks partners with BES, Metro to buy 20-acre site for future park in East Portland

City Commissioner Nick Fish oversees Portland Parks & Recreation, which recently partnered with the Bureau of Environmental Services and Metro to purchase 20 acres in East Portland for a future park and natural area

Partners celebrate Woolsey Court opening

Commissioner Fish was proud to join Proud Ground to celebrate the Woolsey Court opening this morning in North Portland

PDX Jazz survives - and flourishes

PDX Jazz announces a new executive director today

PGE Park groundbreaking

Portland Commissioner Nick Fish attended a groundbreaking ceremony at PGE Park this morning - the stadium will soon be converted for MLS

PHB wants to hear from you!

The Portland Housing Bureau will host a Community Forum next monday, September 13

Pilots well represented in World Cup

Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish is a stalwart Pilots fan, enjoying season tickets for UP's womens soccer team.

Pittock Mansion getting much needed renovation

Portland Parks & Recreation's Pittock Mansion will soon undergo a major renovation.

Portland celebrates Native American Heritage Month

This morning, City Council honored our Native American community by reading a City proclamation recognizing Native American Heritage Month.

Portland celebrates the arts!

From professional dance companies and stage actors to solo sculptors and painters, our arts and culture community plays an important role in making Portland a thriving, vibrant city.

Portland Housing Bureau invests $10 million in affordable homes in East and Northeast Portland

Commissioner Nick Fish oversees the Portland Housing Bureau, which recently announced investments totaling $10 million in affordable homes in East and Northeast Portland

Portland is green, and is getting greener!

Data from a Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) aerial imagery study show that Portland’s urban tree canopy has grown by 2.6 percent over the past 10 years, and now covers nearly 30% of the city.

Portland to receive $17 million housing boost

A summary of Janie Har's article from this morning

Portland's public art receives national recognition

Americans for the Arts (AFTA) recognized 37 incredible artworks for this year’s Public Art Network Year in Review, a national honor in public art.

Portland: Time Marches On

Enjoy a time-lapse video, showing the beauty of our city.

Preserving Portland's history

Join us to celebrate Portland's unique architectural history!

Preventing elder abuse

This Thursday, join Nick and Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum for a panel discussion on Elder Financial Abuse.

Project Grow at City Hall

Members of Portland's 'Project Grow' are at City Hall this week to learn more about our local government and produce works of art inspired by their experience. Welcome!

Public Displays of Affection

The Portland Building’s Installation Space has turned into a photo studio!

Public Service for Dr. & Mrs. Toulan

A public funeral service will be held on Monday, November 11 at the Portland Art Museum’s Kridel Ballroom, beginning at 12:30pm

RAC in the national spotlight

The Resource Access Center is featured in the latest publication from the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities

RACC awards Arts Equity Grants to 21 local organizations

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) awarded $119,380 in Arts Equity Grants to 21 local organizations!

Randy Gragg on Zari Santner

Portland Monthly's Randy Gragg on outgoing Parks Director Zari Santner - Commissioner Nick Fish and his team will select a new Director this Summer

Rediscovering Portland’s locally-owned businesses

Shopping locally is easier than ever!

Register today!

The Portland Housing Bureau will offer a free Homeownership Workshop this Thursday, July 22, at its offices at SW 5th and Washington

ReUse Week 2010

This morning the Council proclaimed ReUse Week 2010 and introduced ReUse PDX, a new consortium of Portland-area reuse organizations

Right Brain Initiative receives grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

In partnership with the Regional Arts & Culture Council, the Right Brain Initiative provides art education to students in and around Portland – reaching 14,000 students in our community.

Righting a historic wrong

Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish is working to posthumously recognize Sergeant Henry Lincoln Johnson with the Medal of Honor

Rose Court visits Council

The 2010 Rose Court visisted Council this morning to promote the 2010 Rose Festival

Schoolhouse Supplies helps children kickstart the school year

The first day of school is September 5 and Schoolhouse Supplies is handing out backpacks and school supplies to needy children throughout the metro area.

Season of Service celebrates one successful year, prepares for another

Portland prepares for the 2010 Season of Service

Seeing Nature

The Portland Art Museum has a beautiful exhibit that explores the evolution of landscape.

Sellwood Pool turns 100

Nick joined the celebration for the 100th birthday of Portland's oldest pool

Sgt. Henry Johnson update: "Medal of Honor in sight"

Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish is working to help Senators Wyden and Schumer secure a Medal of Honor for Sergeant Henry Lincoln Johnson, a hero in World War I

Share your thoughts!

Thursday, May 20, share your opinion about the City's budget at the Community Budget Forum

Shine bright like a diamond

The lights on Broadway are shining brighter!

Shop local this summer

The sun is out and things are heating up. Need a new pair of shades? A summer hat? Or just a relaxing day at the spa? Portland’s small business community has you covered.

Slough 101

This Saturday, join the Columbia Slough Watershed Council at Slough 101.

Small Business Week celebrations keep rolling on!

Yesterday, Nick was proud to present a proclamation celebrating our local small businesses and recognizing May 12 – 16 as Portland Small Business Week!

Special guest

Commissioner Fish's office was treated today to a very special guest appearance, courtesy of Audubon Portland's Bob Sallinger - a baby bat!

Spirit of Portland 2014

Last night, Nick was proud to join his colleagues to present the 2014 Spirit of Portland awards.

Spirit of Portland awards honor outstanding community partners

The 2010 Spirit of Portland awards will honor community partners DePave, Ted Gilbert, and Daimler Trucks North America

Spotlight on the Northwest Trail Alliance

The Northwest Trail Alliance has been a great partner of Portland Parks & Recreation, overseen by Commissioner Nick Fish, over the past few years

Starlight Parade

Don’t miss Nick and his son tomorrow night as they represent the City of Portland in the 2013 Portland General Electric/SOLVE Starlight Parade!

State Parks Day!

This Saturday, enjoy one of our fabulous state parks during Oregon Parks & Recreation’s State Parks Day!

Stay fit this Fall with Portland Parks & Recreation

As an incentive to stay fit this Fall, Portland Parks & Recreation is giving a 10% discount at all of our community centers

Stay warm with 211

During the winter months, it’s important for families in our community to stay warm – and healthy.

Summer art camps

Is your child looking for something fun to do this summer?

Sunday Parkways

Enjoy a warm, sunny day with your friends and family at Sunday Parkways in Southeast Portland.

Sunday Parkways wraps up in Northwest Portland

Commissioner Nick Fish will ride in the final Sunday Parkways event - through Northwest Portland - this Sunday

Sunday Parkways: Southeast

Nick reflects on Sunday Parkways experience

Support local businesses and save!

Books, dorm room, class schedule, and discount card?

Supporting East Portland small businesses

Nick is proud to serve as Council liaison to Venture Portland and to our thriving small business community.

Take the lead in growing and maintaining Portland's Urban Forest!

Portland Parks & Recreation will offer Neighborhood Tree Steward classes this September and October - sign up today!

Taking on child hunger

Commissioner Nick Fish and Portland Parks & Recreation are working hard to make sure no child is hungry this summer

Testing for lead in home plumbing

This morning, KGW joined Nick at his home to test his water for lead.

Thanks for 30 years of service

Portland Parks & Recreation

Thanks for a successful community forum

As part of developing its first Strategic Plan, the Portland Housing Bureau hosted a Community Forum on Housing Needs Monday night

The 1964 Christmas Flood

Today, December 22, marks the 50-year anniversary of the 1964 Christmas Flood.

The grass is always greener

Conserve water and keep your lawn green this summer by following tips from the Regional Water Providers Consortium

The Yards at Union Station is complete

This afternoon, Nick was proud to attend the opening ceremony for the final phase of The Yards at Union Station.

Thousands fill Director Park for US-England World Cup match

More than 5,000 people packed into downtown's Director Park for the US-England World Cup match Saturday, June 12

Thursday roundup

Things that caught our eye in the August 5 papers

Tonight: Gateway Neighborhood Park Kick-off and Open House

Tonight, tour the site of the future Gateway Neighborhood Park, meet project staff, and share your ideas for development of the site

Touring Svaboda Court with Senator Merkley

Commissioner Nick Fish joined Senator Jeff Merkley for a tour of Svaboda Court, a Proud Ground development in East Portland

Trail Blazers' Harvest Dinner offers much more than just Thanksgiving meal

Commissioner Nick Fish was proud to help serve dinner at the 15th annual Harvest Dinner presented by the Portland Trail Blazers

Traversing Portland, Meter Reader style

Ever wonder how the City records how much water you're using?

VASH Vouchers serve Portland vets

Anna Griffin in the October 14 Oregonian

Venture Portland supports neighborhood businesses

Last week, Venture Portland awarded $37,000 in grants to our neighborhood business districts for 19 spring and summer projects.

Venture Portland's Annual Board Meeting

Last night, Nick was proud to attend Venture Portland’s Annual Board Meeting at Wilf’s Restaurant in Northwest Portland.

Verano Gratis Para Todos 2011!

Catch our new Parks and Recreation Media Relations representative as he speaks with : "Pulso H" (in Spanish) about the upcoming 2011 Summer Free for All

Veterans Community Resource & Referral Center

Yesterday, Nick was honored to speak at the Grand opening of the Veterans Community Resource & Referral Center in downtown Portland.

Veterans Day 2013

On Monday, join us for the 39th Annual Ross Hollywood Chapel Veterans Day Parade.

Volunteer with Parks this summer!

The Parks bureau offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for Portlanders of all ages each summer

Washington Park reservoirs - public meeting Wednesday

Join us Wednesday for a Community Sounding Board meeting about the Washington Park Reservoir Improvements Project.

Washington Park Summer Festival kicks off Thursday

Thursday night, join Nick, our wonderful Summer Free For All sponsors, and community members at the opening night of the Washington Park Summer Festival, presented by Daimler.

Water Bureau crew helps neighbor in need

When someone is in need, the Sandy River Station water crew doesn’t hesitate to reach out as a team, and offer whatever help they can.

We reached our 1,000 Gardens goal!

Join Nick, the Portland City Council, and our Community Garden partners to celebrate the successful completion of our 1,000 Gardens initiative at City Hall this Wednesday at 9:30.

Wednesday Roundup

News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for the week of November 21, 2011

Weekend news

Two stories in the September 12 New York Times, both exploring the national housing picture, stood out to us

Weekend roundup

Nick attended a number of fun events over the past few days, volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, joining the African American Health Coalition walk, and visiting a benefit for the Linnton community

Weekend roundup

Commissioner Nick Fish enjoyed a full weekend, with stops at Brunch on the Bridge, the Bridge Pedal, a Washington Park concert, a fundraiser for Blanchet House, and more.

Weekend Roundup with Nick

This weekend, Nick attended three great Portland events.

Welcome Portland’5!

Yesterday, The Portland Center for the Performing Arts unveiled their new name as Portland’5 Centers for the Arts!

Welcome to the 2010-11 Multnomah Youth Commissioners!

The 2010-11 class of Multnomah County

Welcoming our veterans home

This winter, local leaders are working together to ensure all of our veterans have a home for the Holidays.

Well-deserved recognition for The Skanner

Commissioner Nick Fish is very proud to be working with The Skanner newspaper to secure a Medal of Honor for WWI hero Sergeant Henry Lincoln Johnson

Westmoreland Park’s grand reopening and salmon celebration

On Saturday, Nick and fellow Portlanders gathered to celebrate the newly renovated Westmoreland Park and restoration of Crystal Springs Creek.

Willamette Week's 2013 Give!Guide kicks off today

Willamette Week's 2013 Give!Guide is now live and ready for donations!

Women's History Month

March is National Women’s History Month

World Cup tomorrow!

Join us tomorrow at Director Park for a public showing of the US-England World Cup match! Party begins at 11:00 am.

Xerces Society Celebrates 40 Years

The Xerces Society celebrates 40 years of work to protect wildlife and conserve invertebrates

Young Leaders event at Pittock Mansion

Commissioner Nick Fish spoke at a young leaders event at Portland's Pittock Mansion Tuesday night

Your Washington Park

Join Portland Water Bureau (PWB) staff tomorrow at the First United Methodist Church on SW Jefferson to voice your thoughts on the Washington Park Reservoir Improvement project.

Zenger Farm hosts 3rd annual "Farm to Table" fundraiser

Commissioner Nick Fish is excited to attend Zenger Farm's 3rd annual Farm to Table fundraiser this Friday

"A coup for the entire Council"

City Commissioner Nick Fish oversees Portland Parks & Recreation, which recently partnered to purchase 146 acres of River View Cemetery for future use as a natural area

"Now more than ever"

Carol Morse, RACC Chairwoman, has a guest piece in the Oregonian, encouraging Portlanders to support the arts however they are able.

"The arts belong to everyone"

Guest columnist Greg Ness praises RACC's Work for Art program in the August 26 Oregonian

"The simplest answer is housing"

Street Roots leadership calls on regional, state, and federal officials to prioritize funding to address the crisis of homelessness in our community

"Walk of Awareness"

Commissioner Nick Fish and our Youth Commissioner took part in the Day of Homelessness Awareness March this morning

"We call it the eyes and ears of our park system"

Portland Parks, led by Commissioner Nick Fish, debuts ParkScan, a tool for citizens to comment on Portland's many parks.

$5 5K Race at Gabriel Park

Join Portland Parks & Recreation at the $5 5k at Gabriel Park on Sunday, July 29.

'It Starts Here'

Commissioner Nick Fish and the City of Portland are proud to partner with Multnomah County's "It Starts Here" initiative

1,000 Gardens featured in Edible Portland

Congratulations to our 1,000 Gardensteam for a wonderful feature in the Spring 2013 issue of Edible Portland.

101 things to do this summer

The Portland Tribune shared their list of 101 fun activities all across the metro area for Portlanders to enjoy all summer long.

2012 Year in Review

Commissioner Fish's review of challenges and successes from 2012.

2012-13 Fix it Fairs coming soon

The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability will kick off their season of Fix it Fairs this Saturday, November 17.

2016 Starlight Parade

On Saturday, Nick enjoyed a convertible ride while representing the City of Portland in the 2016 Portland General Electric/SOLVE Starlight Parade!

55 new VASH vouchers will help Portland veterans

The VA and HUD announced this week that the Portland region will be awarded 155 new VASH vouchers to support veterans in need

A new futsal field at Hacienda CDC

Yesterday, Nick was proud to attend the Grand Opening of the new Hacienda CDC futsal field!

American Winter debuts to sold-out crowd

On Sunday afternoon, a large line formed outside the Portland Art Museum’s Whitsell Auditorium for the premiere of the new documentary film, American Winter.

Annual Homebuyer Fair offers education, resources for first-time buyers

The Portland Housing Bureau, overseen by Commissioner Nick Fish, is a proud sponsor of the annual Homebuyer Fair presented by the African-American Alliance for Homeownership

Art project grants

This year, the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) has awarded over $600,000 in project grants for 146 projects and programs in the tri-county region!

Asian Health & Services Center Celebrates 30 years

Last night, Nick was honored to attend the 30th Annual Asian Health & Services Center Dinner at the H.K Café in Eastport Plaza.

Assistance for Homeless Veterans

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in partnership with the Veterans Administration (VA), has awarded Home Forward 60 special vouchers to help veterans who are experiencing homelessness in our community.

Block 49 Groundbreaking: New Beginnings

Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish will break ground on the South Waterfront's first affordable housing project this morning

BMX Jam this Saturday!

Portland Parks & Recreation presents BMX Jam this Saturday at the Glenhaven Skatepark

Boiled water notice for all Portland Water Bureau customers

The State of Oregon Health Authority's Drinking Water Program has required the City of Portland to issue a Boil Water Notice for all Portland Water Bureau customers and some regional water providers.

Buckman Field: Open for Play!

Commissioner Nick Fish is working to bring all-season sports fields to young Portland athletes - he and the team celebrated a major step forward last week at Buckman Field.

Business Spotlight: Bridgetown Natural Foods and ADX Portland

Last Friday, Nick met with some of Portland’s most innovative entrepreneurs and business owners.

Celebrate Native American Family Day this Friday

This Friday, join Portland Parks & Recreation’s Native Community Advisory Committee to celebrate Native American Family Day.

Celebrate The Fields this Friday

Don’t forget to join us on Friday for the Grand Opening of Portland’s newest natural area and dog park - The Fields Park!

Celebrating 100 Years of Terwilliger Parkway

Join Portland Parks & Recreation, the Friends of Terwilliger, and community members at Terwilliger Parkway's Centennial celebration this weekend.

Celebrating America's history through art

Five leading US museums have collaborated in a joint effort to share great American art with the American people.

Celebrating E205

Nick was proud to join his Council colleagues this morning to celebrate the completion of our E205 initiative.

Celebrating Native Heritage

The Bureau of Environment Services (BES) and the City's Native American Heritage Month Committee are partnering to offer fun events and activities to celebrate Native American Heritage Month.

Celebrating Older Americans Month

This afternoon, Nick was pleased to read a proclamation in honor of Older Americans Month.

Celebrating Southeast Division Street

This morning, Nick and Commissioner Novick celebrated the completion of the Division Streetscape Project at OpenFest!

Celebrating the Foster Floodplain Natural Area

The City's Bureau of Environmental Services and Portland Parks & Recreation were proud to partner with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Oregon Office of Emergency Management, the Lents neighborhood, and other local community groups to restore the Foster Floodplain Natural Area.

Celebrating two affordable housing openings

Portland welcomed two new affordable housing projects this week - Martha Washington, in downtown, and Walnut Park, on the east side

Central City Concern helps Portland's homeless find employment, even in a down economy

Between 2007 and 2009, Central City Concern achieved a 71% employment rate for homeless individuals

Children's Clean Water Festival

Last Tuesday, the Portland Water Bureau took part in an extraordinary event called the Children’s Clean Water Festival.

Citizens make the difference

Commissioner Nick Fish oversees Portland Parks & Recreation, which recently worked with a Portland citizen to restore views on historic Council Crest

City Council invests in preserving affordable homes

This morning City Council unanimously approved an investment of $6.13 million to preserve affordable homes in the Park Tower and Lexington Arms buildings in downtown Portland.

City Council welcomes national champions

Portland Timbers owner Merritt Paulson, Oregon Sports Authority CEO Drew Mahalic, and staff of EastSide United joined Council to celebrate the recent national championship of Liverpool Red boys soccer team.

City Hall garden - coming along!

Portland, Oregon's City Hall Garden is part of an effort to encourage Portlander's to grow more food and donate the excess to charity.

City will name the Resource Access Center after former Mayor Bud Clark

Commissioner Fish and the City Council will name the new homeless services center after former Mayor Bud Clark

Classical Chinese Garden celebrates 10th anniversary

Commissioner Nick Fish joined the 10th anniversary celebration of the Classical Chinese Garden in Portland, Oregon, on Sunday, June 7, 2009.

Cold temperatures bring increased need

Temperatures are dropping, which means people experiencing homelessness in our community are even more vulnerable on the streets.

Comcast Newsmakers

Commissioner Nick Fish was pleased to be part of Comcast Newsmakers recently

Commissioner Fish's Statement on Fair Housing Law Enforcement

Commissioner Nick Fish oversees the Portland Housing Bureau, which recently commissioned a Fair Housing Council of Oregon audit to examine rental bias in Portland

Community Alliance of Tenants helps local renters

We'd like to highlight one instrumental organization in the promotion of fair and equitable housing in Portland ? the Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT).

Community rallies to repair Earl Boyles Community Garden

Commissioner Nick Fish and neighbors worked August 22 to repair the Earl Boyles community garden, vandalized the previous week.

Concordia athletic complex will serve school, neighbors

Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish was proud to be part of the groundbreaking ceremony for Concordia University's new athletic complex yesterday

Congratulations to our housing team

Commissioner Nick Fish oversees the Portland Housing Bureau, praised in the latest Street Roots newspaper

Council approves TIF Set-Aside investment in 11x13 campaign to preserve affordable homes

Today, the Portland City Council unanimously approved an Ordinance authorizing a TIF Set-Aside investment in the Portland Housing Bureau's 11x13 campaign to preserve affordable homes

Council proclaims 'Day of Culture'

The Oregon Cultural Trust, whose Board Nick sits on, will host a Day of Culture on October 8, 2009

Council to consider changes to 30% Set-Aside policy

Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish brought a set of recommendations to improve the city's 30% set-aside policy to Council this morning

Critters at the Foster Floodplain Natural Area

Immerse yourself in Portland’s natural beauty and walk along the Foster Floodplain Natural Area trails.

CSAs support local families and farms this summer

Sign up this summer for a 21-week subscription to Village Gardens’ Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program!

Cully Park receives Metro Council grant for renovations

Thomas Cully Park in Northeast Portland is soon be transformed, thanks to a grant the Metro Council awarded last Thursday.

Disparity Study Results Released

The City of Portland - led by Commissioner Nick Fish - and the Portland Development Commissioner today released the results of their Disparity Study

Don't miss the new Portland Monthly!

City Commisisoner Nick Fish oversees Portland Parks & Recreation, stewards of the country's largest urban park - Forest Park.

Earned Sick Leave Roundup

News about Earned Sick leave passing in Portland

Ethics Reform

The City of Portland is committed to open, transparent and accountable government.

Everyday Heroes

On April 6, KATU News featured one of our community’s everyday heroes.

Everyday Heroes keeping our rivers clean

Two of our Bureau of Environmental Services’ (BES) team members were declared Everyday Heroes by KATU.

Expanding Portland’s green infrastructure

The Portland Expo Center has a new stormwater green wall!

Fair Housing Update

City Commissioner Nick Fish is addressing housing discrimination in Portland with a new Fair Housing Action Plan

Federal LT2 Mandate

For a decade, the City of Portland has worked diligently with a broad coalition to secure relief from the unfunded federal LT2 mandate (Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule).

Feeling “inspired”

On Thursday, Nick had the honor to once again participate in the “Teacher for a Day” program.

Fix-It Fairs

Fit-It Fairs are great, free events that teach you easy ways to save money and keep your family healthy.

FMRL

The Portland Building’s latest installation space is a visually stunning geographical piece of garbage.

For Want of a Nail

Today, The Oregonian featured a story about our community rallying to support homeless veterans.

Forest Park

A round-up of recent media coverage of Portland Parks & Recreation's Forest Park

Franklin High School Roundtable

Nick joined Franklin High School students for a roundtable discussion about civic engagement.

Free homeownership fair offers tips, advice, and lunch

The 5th annual Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) Housing to Homeownership Fair is coming up this Saturday, July 31

Friday Round Up

News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish

Friday Roundup

News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for December 5, 2011

Friday Roundup

News from and about Commissioner Nick Fish

Friday Roundup

News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish

From Parking Lots to Paradise

Commissioner Nick Fish was proud to join Depave for its first West Portland project. Depave: "From Parking Lots to Paradise"

Garden Parking Only

Saturday Oregonian article on Community Garden opening

Gardening never felt so good

Growing your own vegetable garden provides some fantastic benefits, and the Oregon Food Bank has added fighting hunger to that list.

Gateway Park Master Plan to Council

The Portland City Council approved a Master Plan for a future Gateway park today - Portland Parks & Recreation is working with the Portland Development Commission to bring this vision to life

Good News for Leach Botanical Garden

We are delighted to report that the Portland Development Commission (PDC) supports the restoration of $1.1 million in funding for Leach Botanical Garden.

Grand Opening of The Fields Park

This afternoon, Nick was proud to attend the Grand Opening of The Fields Park in Northwest Portland!

Grant gets a special homecoming gift

This afternoon, Nick was proud to join Commissioner Amanda Fritz, Portland Public Schools (PPS), and Friends of Grant Athletics to celebrate the grand opening of the new turf athletic field and synthetic track at Grant High School!

Gray's Landing

Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish joined partner REACH CDC to announce that South Waterfront?s first affordable housing development (Block 49) will be named ?Gray?s Landing,? in honor of local philanthropist and developer John Gray.

Gray's Landing

On Friday, Nick was proud to join REACH CDC, community members, elected officials and friends of John Gray for the grand opening of Gray’s Landing.

Grow, Give: Produce for People

Portland Parks & Recreation's Produce for People program has donated over 25 tons of produce to hungry Oregonians since 1995

Habitat for Humanity is changing lives

Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East recently announced that 23 families in our community will now have a safe, decent, and affordable place to call home.

Hacienda CDC futsal field taking shape

Last June Nick was proud to join Adidas, the Portland Timbers, and Hacienda CDC at the ground breaking ceremony for a new sports field in the Cully Neighborhood in NE Portland.

Happy Thanksgiving

On Thanksgiving, we gather with friends and family to enjoy a holiday meal, and to reflect on the blessings in our lives.

Harper's Playground Groundbreaking this Friday

Yesterday, City Council unanimously approved an ordinance to raise charitable donations for the construction of Harper?s Playground, the first playground in a Portland park that will be designed for children with disabilities.

Help for homeowners

City Commissioner Nick Fish oversees the Portland Housing Bureau, which funds community partner MHAC, the Minority Homeowner Assistance Collaborative.

Help for homeowners facing foreclosure

Using federal funds and working with Oregon Housing and Community Services, non-profit Hacienda CDC is working to help local homeowners avoid foreclosure

Help preserve Tideman Johnson Park

Join Portland Parks & Recreation and the Friends of Tideman Johnson Park this Saturday for a work party to remove invasive species

Help welcome our veterans home

In today’s Oregonian, Steve Duin shared veteran Mark Gunderson’s story about his struggles on the street in the cold. Mark has a voucher to help pay rent, but he can’t find a landlord who will rent to him.

Holiday cheer in Portland’s living room

Standing 75 feet tall and covered in beautiful colored lights the tree is a staple of the Portland Holiday season.

Hooper Detoxification Stabilization Center 40th Anniversary

Join Central City Concern to celebrate 40 Years of the Hooper Detox Stabilization Center and the Sobering Station/CHIERS.

Housing officials hit Portland

Housing Commissioner Nick Fish addressed the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials at their "Recovery and Reinvestment - Strengthening and Rebuilding our Communities, Regions, and the Nation" conference in Portland, Oregon, July 2009.

Hug a tree!

Last year, Portland set the Guinness World Record for the most people simultaneously hugging trees in one minute.

IBEW Local 48 hosts Congressman David Wu, Commissioner Fish

Nick joined Oregon Congressman David Wu, International President Tom Buffenbarger, and General President Jimmy Williams for the IBEW Local 48 Continental Breakfast and discussion this morning.

Improvements coming to East Portland parks

Portland Parks & Recreation will be reaching more E205 Initiative milestones this summer

Increased focus on equity marks Fair Housing Month

Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish oversees the Portland Housing Bureau, which has convened a group of stakeholders to examine discrimination in the Portland market and identify ways to combat it

Jobs, Police, Vegetables

Commissioner Nick Fish was proud to take part in Portland Schools Foundation's annual Principal for a Day event, visiting King Elementary

Join us at Southeast Division’s OpenFest!

This Friday at 10 am, Nick and Commissioner Novick will officially re-open SE Division Street, after months of construction to improve the roadway!

Joyride

Bicycle advocate Mia Birk's 'Joyride' is reviewed in today's Willamette Week; she will speak at Powell's January 4

Keep Portland Green!

Want to be part of something green? Become a “Green StreetSteward” for the City of Portland!

Keeping fit at all ages

Portland Parks & Recreation provides recreation and fitness programs for older adults.

Kids’ Days Off with Portland Parks & Recreation

When local school districts give the kids a day off this fall and winter, PP&R will offer extra programs to enjoy in one of fourteen community centers located throughout the Portland area.

Local non-profits help veterans and military families

Two of our local non-profits partners have received grants this week to help our community?s most vulnerable - with a special focus on veterans and military families.

Making home affordable

Many low-income families count on programs from theU.S.Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help make their homes affordable.

Metro grants fund community improvements

Metro's Community Enhancement Grants will fund up to a dozen livability improvement projects in North and Northwest Portland this year

Mississippi Street Fair this Saturday

The Historic Mississippi Avenue Business District invites you to join them this Saturday for the 13th Annual Mississippi Street Fair!

Mt. Tabor Reservoir Disconnection Project community meetings

On Tuesday, the Portland Water Bureau hosted the first of two community meetings about the Mt. Tabor Reservoir Disconnection Project, which is required by the unfunded federal mandate known as LT2 (Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule).

Multnomah County homeless service providers will receive $9.8M in federal grants

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development 'Continuum of Care' awards will send almost $10M to Multnomah County homeless service providers

National recognition for Parks' magnolia collection

City Commissioner Nick Fish oversees Portland Parks & Recreation, whose magnolia collection has been recognized by the North American Plant Collection Consortium (NAPCC) for its high quality

Neighborhood kids secure community grant

Kids at the Tamarack and adjacent New Columbia communities will now have a brand new field to practice their soccer skills - thanks to the effort of Jordan Soto and his friends who live in the Tamarack apartments.

Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative

City Council approves six new Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative districts

New Blanchet House of Hospitality Grand Opening

Nick was honored to join Blanchet House of Hospitality Board members, volunteers, and community members to celebrate the grand opening of the new Blanchet House in the Old Town China Town neighborhood.

New Fish Team face

The Fish Team welcomes a new member

New Irrigation App!

The Portland Water Bureau (PWB) is excited to launch “Sprinkler Times,” a water and money saving irrigation application for smartphone users.

New Oregon law reduces foreclosures

We are pleased to report that Oregon's foreclosure rate dropped dramatically July, thanks to Oregon's new Foreclosure Avoidance Mediation Program which took effect last month.

Nominating Avel Gordly for COAB

Today I am honored to announce that former State Senator Avel Gordly is my nominee to the Community Oversight Advisory Board (COAB).

Notice of Funding Availability for affordable homes

The Portland Housing Bureau has released our Fall 2012 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA).

Occupy Portland: Update

In the first week of the occupation of Lownsdale and Chapman Squares, Commissioner Fish made it clear that while he was sympathetic with many of the issues raised by the Occupy movement, he was concerned about damage to the parks and asked the occupiers to move quickly to a peaceful end of the occupation.

On the road: Day One in Seattle

Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish is leading a delegation of affordable housing professionals to Seattle this week

Opening the doors of The Ramona

Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish was excited to join community members and project partners to celebrate the grand opening of The Ramona - affordable, family-friendly housing in the Pearl district

Oregon Nikkei celebrates 20 years

Join Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for the rededication of the Japanese American Historical Plaza in Tom McCall Waterfront Park this Friday, July 30

Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation breaks ground on new facility for historic locomotives

Commissioner Fish is very proud to be a partner in the Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation's effort to build a permanent new home for two historic steam locomotives owned by Portland Parks & Recreation

Oregonian Editorial Board applauds City strategies to address homelessness

This morning's Oregonian Editorial, "First, a place of their own," highlights our community's 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness and applauds our two core strategies: housing first, and supportive housing.

Our National Champions, the Portland Thorns

This morning, Portland City Council was very pleased to welcome our National Women's Soccer League Champions, the Portland Thorns

Our Public Utilities: Share Your Ideas

Join members of the Utility Oversight Blue Ribbon Commission (BRC) for their first public meeting on Monday, September 8 at 6 pm in the Portland Building.

Out & about on a Sunday afternoon

Though we have had some rain, the warmth and sun return this weekend! Here are some great ways to enjoy a sunny Sunday in our community:

Over two dozen local businesses and individuals help meet challenge to save 2009 Washington Park Summer Festival

Portland's Washington Park Summer Festival has been saved by generous contributions from Gordon Sondland and numerous public and private contributors, announces Commissioner Nick Fish.

Painting Portland

Portland’s collection of vibrant and eclectic art is part of what makes our city wonderful – and last week, we gained 16 great art murals!

Park Ranger Supervisor joins the PP&R Team

Portland Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce the hiring of Hasan Artharee as the Portland Park Ranger Supervisor.

Parks Nature Walks program featured on KATU News

Portland Parks & Recreation's Ladybug Nature Walks for preschoolers was featured on KATU news

PHB announces $120,000 to help low-income senior homeowners keep their homes

Last week, the Portland Housing Bureau announced that the Minority Homeownership Assistance Collaborative has been awarded $120,000 to help vulnerable senior homeowners stay in their homes

Playing "catch-up" in East Portland

Commissioner Nick Fish's E205 Initiative will bring needed improvements to more than a dozen parks in East Portland

Poetry on the Piazza

Join Portland Parks & Recreation at tonight Poetry on the Piazza at Director Park every Monday starting at 6:30pm.

Portland Bans the Bag!

Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish joined his colleagues today in a unanimous vote to ban single-use plastic bags at certain retail outlets in Portland

Portland Celebrates Great Blue Heron Week

To celebrate the 26th anniversary of the Great Blue Heron as the city of Portland's official city bird, Mayor Sam Adams read a proclamation at City Council yesterday, naming June 4 - 10, 2012 as Great Blue Heron Week in the city of Portland.

Portland Housing Bureau committed to accountability

The Portland Housing Bureau presented its annual tax exemption report to the City Council this morning

Portland Housing Bureau Director Announcement

Commissioner Nick Fish announced Margaret Van Vliet of Oregon Solutions as the first Director of the newly-formed Portland Housing Bureau.

Portland Housing Bureau receives $3 million federal grant to create safer homes for 300 local children

Yesterday, the Portland Housing Bureau was awarded a $3 million federal grant to address lead hazards and create safer homes for 300 local children

Portland Marathon donates $4,000 to park restoration fund

Following the Occupy Portland encampment in Chapman and Lownsdale Squares, the Parks Foundation established the "Restore our Historic Squares Fund" - yesterday, the Portland Marathon donated $4,000

Portland ranked second for bikeability

Walk Score, an online service that helps apartment renters and home buyers find neighborhoods where they can drive less, has ranked Portland the nation’s second-best city for “bikeability.”

Powell Butte Reservoir

This morning, Portland Water Bureau staff took Nick on a tour of Powell Butte.

PP&R thanks Central City Concern for 10,000 hours of volunteer work

Portland Parks are reaping the benefits of 10,000 volunteer hours, thanks to the dedication of Central City Concern

Reel Film Festival

The Northwest Film Center is having its 32nd annual Reel Music Festival!

Register your business for 2014's "Little Boxes"

Register your small retail business now to become part of the 4th annual “Little Boxes” shopping event in Portland!

Remembering the March on Washington

Today marks the 50th Anniversary of one of the largest civil rights rallies in United States history.

Rob Ingram Youth Summit Against Violence

All youth are invited to attend the Rob Ingram Youth Summit Against Violence

Rose City Golf Course makes history

Portland Parks and Recreation’s Rose City Golf Course clubhouse has been officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Ross Island natural area welcomes volunteer group's effort to remove invasive species

Portland's Ross Island natural area welcomed a volunteer work group removing invasive species this past Saturday.

Scientists study Riverview Natural Area's restoration

Portland Parks & Recreation’s Riverview Natural Area.

Score some art, help a great cause!

Floating World Comics has teamed with over 40 artists and illustrators to curate a KATAMARI-themed art show to benefit local non-profit JOIN

Section 8 voucher waiting list opens Thursday

This Thursday, November 1, Home Forward will open its Section 8 rent assistance waiting list.

See Portland on the 4T Trail

Nick Fish helps inagurate the new Four T Trail Loop (Trail, Tram, Trolley, Train)

Sneak Peek: Bud Clark Commons

Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish led a group on a tour of the Bud Clark Commons, opening this June

Sophia Kecskes - Presidential Scholar

Sophia Kecskes has been named one of two Presidential Scholars for the state of Oregon's high school class of 2013.

Spirit of Portland 2013

Nick is proud to join his colleagues tonight to present the 2013 Spirit of Portland awards

Spring Trip to Washington, DC

Nick was pleased to attend a trip that spanned advocacy for protecting services for the homeless to talking about how to grow businesses.

Steve Duin on the meaning of Occupy Portland

The Oregonian's Steve Duin weighed in today on the potential of the Occupy Portland movement

Straight Talk: Islamophobia

Last week, Nick was honored to appear on KGW’s Straight Talk.

Street Roots spotlights Village Market

A Street Roots article highlight organizations, including Janus Youth, who are bringing needed resources to areas classified as Food Desserts.

Street Roots' Israel Bayer wins 2010 Skidmore Prize

Congratulations to Street Roots Director Israel Bayer for being named a 2010 Skidmore Prize winner

Strengthening neighborhood connections through art

Yesterday, local non-profit ROSE CDC welcomed neighbors to SE 88th & Foster, to celebrate the grand opening of the Lents Grown Story Yard.

Summer Free For All provides healthy lunches to local kids

As part of the annual Summer Free For All programs, Portland Parks & Recreation is partnering with Portland Public Schools and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide free, healthy meals for children in the community.

Sunday Parkways

Join the City of Portland for a wonderful biking adventure fit for the whole family – Sunday Parkways!

Teacher for a day

Yesterday, Nick was proud to serve as “Teacher for Day” at the Metropolitan Learning Center (MLC) in Northwest Portland.

The Angel Award

Yesterday, Nick was honored to attend White Bird’s Awards Luncheon and receive the Angel Award.

The face of homelessness in Portland

PHB is leading a homeless street count, and we need volunteers. The count helps us better understand homelessness in our community, and the need for services.

The power of arts in education

Last night, Nick attended a celebration for The Right Brain Initiative.

The Yards at Union Station breaks ground

PHB celebrated the groundbreaking of the Yards at Union Station

This Saturday: Multnomah Days

Join Nick for Multnomah Days at the Multnomah Arts Center in SW Portland

Tie the knot in a Portland park

Weddings in Portland's Parks draw many couples each year

Transformational art

Talented artist Emily Nachison takes viewers on a journey of mythological transformation with her art installation, The Realm of Quantifiable Truths.

Tribute to an Oregon statesman

The Portland City Council welcomed Portland State University Professor Ron Tammen for a tribute to Senator Mark O. Hatfield, who died Sunday, August 7, this Wednesday

Unidirectional flushing

The Portland Water Bureau works hard throughout the year to provide us with some of the best drinking water in nation.

Unsung heroes

We love it when hard-working public servants get the recognition they deserve.

VA Assistant Secretary Joan Mooney in town for Street Count, community conversation about veterans issues

Commissioner Nick Fish was very proud to join Joan Mooney, Assistant Secretary with the US Department of Veterans Affairs, for a volunteer shift with the one-night Street Count and a coffee discussion about veterans issues

Ventura Pump Track Celebration

Nick was pleased to join Northwest Trails Alliance Director Tom Archer, representatives from BikePortland, and the Hazelwood community at the grand-opening of Ventura Park's Pump Track, the first track of its kind in Portland.

Water Bureau presents annual Drinking Water Quality Report

The Portland Water Bureau is proud to present its 2016 Drinking Water Quality Report.

We are Portland

My Story and the City of Portland are looking for 5 community partners to receive free arts programming for “We are Portland.”

We the People

Commissioner Nick Fish was honored to be asked to speak before the We The People competition crowd tonight, January 11

Wednesday Roundup

News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish

Welcome Back Vulture Day!

Come out this Saturday to celebrate the beauty of vultures during Welcome Back Vulture Day at Leach Botanical Garden.

Welcome Mayor Hales and Commissioner Novick

This morning, Charlie Hales was publicly sworn in as Portland’s 52nd Mayor.

Welcome Paige!

We are happy to welcome Paige Spence to the fish team!

Whatever happened to the tiny tree in the teeny park?

If this question has been plaguing you, have no fear: the tree has found a new home.

Where federal programs leave off, local groups support the dream of homeownership

Proud Ground and groups like it work to support homeownership in the Portland area

Whitaker Community Farm Survey

We invite you to share your thoughts on the Whitaker Community Farm proposal.

Willamette River's 3rd Annual Big Float!

Last Sunday, “floating enthusiasts” celebrated the Willamette River during the 3rd annual Big Float, an event intended to dismantle the public perception that the Willamette River is unsafe to play and swim in

Willamette Week Give! Guide supports Street Roots

Since 2004, local newspaper Willamette Week has published their annual Give! Guide to encourage Portlanders to give back and support their local mission-driven non-profits and community organizations.

With the help of Whole Foods Market grant, Vestal School's garden continues to grow

Vestal School receives $2,000 grant from Whole Foods Market as it continues to grow

World Cup final at Pioneer Courthouse Square

Join Commissioner Fish, the Oregon Sports Authority, and Soccer City USA fans to watch the 2010 World Cup Final in Pioneer Courthouse Square

"11 by 13" campaign moves forward

PHB's "11 by 13" campaign to preserve Portland's affordable housing supply secured another victory this month with the successful renewal of Upshur House as an affordable property.

"America's Most Natural City"? Portland, Oregon!

City Commissioner visited East Portland this morning to accept a check from Safeway for being "America's Most Natural City" and to mark the latest E205 project completion, also at Gilbert Park.

"American Winter" producers featured in The Oregonian

Emmy Award-winning duo Joe and Harry Gantz recently shared their thoughts with The Oregonian about their current production of "American Winter."

"Artist in the Park" at April Hill Park

Nick attended the 3rd Annual "Artist in the Park" event at April Hill Park last Saturday, May 15

"Complete Count" work could pay off in a big way

Nick co-chairs the "Complete Count Committee," working to ensure a full and accurate count of Portland-area residents in the 2010 Census, with County Commissioner Deborah Kafoury

"Counting the city's wealth in parks"

We hope you saw The Oregonian's editorial about Portland Parks & Recreation receiving the National Gold Medal Award this week

"Going gangbusters" on community garden expansion

Jennifer Anderson wrote a great story about Portland's growing interest in community gardens and in Portland Parks & Recreation's role for today's Tribune

"KStation" brings 34 new affordable homes to North Portland

Portland City Commissioner joined the grand opening celebration for Killingsworth Station this morning

"Movies in the Park" kicks off with new and familiar favorites

Portland Parks & Recreations kicks off Movies in the Park July 3 at the Multnomah Arts Center. Movies will continue throughout the summer at various Portland parks.

"Portland is a place where we have extra programs to help all people buy a home"

Commissioner Nick Fish oversees the Portland Housing Bureau, which administers the Mortgage Credit Certificate to help low-income first-time homebuyers

"The Truth Has Set Her Free"

City Commissioner Nick Fish's wife, PSU Professor Patricia Schechter, collaborated on "Remembering the Power of Words" with former state legislator Avel Gordly - profiled in today's Willamette Week

"Top Secret" Parks Donation Unveiled

Al Roker and the Today Show donate to Parks Foundation

"Uncertain Times" opens at the Pittock Mansion

Portland's Pittock Mansion will host "Uncertain Times: Contemporary Art Views on the Fate of the Newspaper" beginning this Saturday, July 17

"We have to find a way to share our precious resource"

Nick discusses off-road biking opportunities with Bike Portland's Jonathan Maus

"We The People" tests civics knowledge of local high schoolers

Commissioner Nick Fish was very proud to once again act as a judge for Oregon's District 1, 3, and 5 "We The People" competition, held annually at Lake Oswego High School

"We're building the park for Isaac"

City Commissioner Nick Fish leads E205, the Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) initiative to bring park improvements to underserved East Portland

#GivingTuesday

Today is #GivingTuesday! It’s a special day dedicated to celebrating generosity and giving back to those in need.

$1.45 million arts, humanities, and heritage across Oregon

The Oregon Cultural Trust, on whose Board Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish sits, recently announced $1.45 million in grants to state cultural organizations.

$5 5Ks are coming back!

Portland Parks & Recreation’s $5 5K series will kick off on May 19 at Fernhill Park.

'Forest Park: Portland's Backyard Gem' will re-air tomorrow

OPB's Oregon Field Guide episode on Forest Park, "Forest Park: Portland's Backyard Gem," will re-air tomorrow, April 14

'The Best of Times'

Zach Dundas in the January 2011 Portland Monthly

10 Weeks in Ecuador - a Summer to Remember

Our Multnomah Youth Commission liaison Sophia Kecskes is entering her senior year at Cleveland High School. Sophia spent the summer in Ecuador with non-profit Amigos de las Americas. She shared her story with us.

100 Years of Portland's Commission Government

Join us today at 5pm to commemorate 100 years of Portland’s Commission form of government.

11 x 13: Our Preservation Story

Last week, I was honored to join my Council colleagues and our community partners to celebrate the successful completion of our 11 x 13 initiative.

11 x 13: “Getting It Done”

On Monday, the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recognized the City’s efforts to preserve affordable homes in our community.

14th Annual Latino Home Fair

Join Hacienda CDC and the Portland Housing Bureau in the 14th Annual Latino Home Fair this Saturday.

2011 Lents Park Master Plan adopted by Council

Commissioner Nick Fish oversees Portland Parks & Recreation, which recently completed work on the 2011 Lents Park Master Plan

2012 Forest Park Wildlife Report

Did you know there are hundreds of species of wildlife living right here in our fair city?

2012 Mid-Year Report

An update on key initiatives for 2012 - Commissioner Nick Fish

2013 Mid-Year report

The first six months of 2013 have been marked by big changes, new challenges, and much to celebrate.

2013 Spirit of Portland Award Winners

Today, the Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI) announced the winners of the 2013 Spirit of Portland Awards.

2013 Year in Review

Commissioner Fish's highlights from a busy 2013.

2014 Year in Review

Commissioner Fish's 2014 Year in Review

211Info services going state-wide

By February 13, 2012 all Oregonians will have access to 211info service.

33 acres in Forest Park free of invasive vines

33 acres in Portland Parks & Recreation's Forest Park is now free of the invasive, tree killing vines thanks to enormous contributions of our partners at West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District, Forest Park Conservancy and their volunteers!

3rd Annual Integration Cup Soccer Tournament

Join Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland Fire Chief Erin Jannsens, and representatives from Portland?s Office of Equity and the Portland Police Bureau in the 3rd Annual Community Integration Cup Soccer Tournament at Delta Park this Friday and Saturday.

50 plots closer!

City Commissioner Nick Fish leads the Community Garden Initiative, which is working to bring 1,000 new plots to Portland by the end of 2012

51st Annual St. Johns Parade

On Saturday, Nick enjoyed a convertible ride in the 51st Annual St. Johns Parade.

52nd Annual St. Johns Parade

A little spring rain didn’t turn away North Portlanders from enjoying a parade!

54th Annual St. Johns Parade

On Saturday, Nick was honored to be a part of the 54th Annual St. Johns Parade.

5K Fun Runs kick off this Sunday

First of the 5K Fun Runs kicks of at Columbia Park, Sunday, May 6

82nd Avenue of Roses Parade!

Nick was proud to march with Marc Jolin and our partners from JOIN in the 7th annual 82 Avenue of the Roses Parade on Saturday.

8th Annual Policy Makers Ride

Nick will join 150 other policy makers tomorrow for the 8th Annual Voyage of the Visionaries bike ride.

9/11 Remembrance

Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish joined Senators Wyden and Merkley, Congressman Merkley, and others for a 9/11 Remembrance event yesterday.

A balanced approach to housing choice

National report advocates for a balanced approach to housing choice ? preserving and improving housing in distressed areas, and investing in new housing in stronger neighborhoods.

A Decade of Northwest Dance

This morning, Nick was pleased to read a Proclamation celebrating Northwest Dance Project’s 10 year anniversary.

A different kind of Christmas Carol

Just in time for the holiday season, Portland Center Stage is presenting the humorous play, Twist Your Dickens.

A divertirse en los parques este verano

Univision Portland compartio nuestro Summer Free For All (las actividades gratuitas del verano).

A farm in the middle of the city

Yesterday, Nick was proud to attend the groundbreaking for Zenger Farm’s Urban Grange in East Portland.

A Feast for Southeast

On Thanksgiving Day, Nick and his family were honored to join friends and community members at this year’s Feast for Southeast at the Mt.Scott Community Center.

A Neighborhood Treasure for Generations to Come

Yesterday, we were pleased to learn that Legacy Emanuel Hospital is investing $200,000 in a remodel of Dawson Park in North Portland.

A New Home for the South Waterfront Osprey

On November 16 The south Water Front Osprey recieved a new home.

A picture can say a thousand words

In November, Nick was thrilled to join the United States Women’s Soccer Team during a team practice at Jeld-Wen field.

A Portland Story

The State of Housing: a Portland Story - by Nick Fish

A Portrait in Yarn

Talented local artist Jo Hamilton crochets masterful portraits with yarn.

A rise in affordable homes

Northwest Pilot Project recently released their annual Downtown Portland Affordable Housing Inventory report.

A Shared Path

The Oregonian recently published a series on Fair Housing. The intersection of race, geography, and opportunity is an important subject.

A Taste of Historic Parkrose

During the summer, Portland has many colorful street fairs and events.

A Thanksgiving Feast for Southeast

576 were served Thanksgiving dinner at the Feast for Southeast

A wedding in a park? How romantic!

Couples braved the bitter cold on Wednesday as they lined up in front of the Portland Parks & Recreation offices for a chance to reserve a spot to tie the knot at one of the city’s parks this year.

Academic Achiever

Our own Sophia Kecskes has been featured as a 2013 “Academic Achiever” by The Oregonian!

Accounting for Public Interest

The Portland Building’s latest art installation thoughtfully and whimsically examines people’s perceptions of Portland.

Adaptive Bike Day Clinic this Sunday

Join Portland Parks & Recreation's Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation (AIR) at our Adaptive Bike Day Clinic, Sunday, June 3 on the Eastbank Esplanade.

Affordable homes coming to Southwest Portland

City Council approved funding for Stephens Creek Crossing, April 11, 2012

Affordable housing tax breaks in jeopardy

Mark Larabee reports on questions around the City's affordable housing tax abatements in the September 24 Oregonian

Age-Friendly Portland

Yesterday, Nick was proud to welcome representatives from Age-Friendly Portland and Portland State University’s Institute on Aging to Council.

All the art that fits

The Portland Building’s art installation space has a wonderful new collection of art from a unique source – public employees.

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Today, Nick was proud to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - thanks to State Treasurer Ted Wheeler.

American Winter Documentary

We’d like to share a trailer from the upcoming documentary “American Winter,” produced by Emmy Award-winners Joe and Harry Gantz.

American Winter families on the National Stage

On June 6, three people featured in the HBO documentary American Winter testified in front of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs about the state of the “American Dream.”

American Winter HBO premiere on Monday

On Monday March 18, our community will be in the national spotlight with the HBO premiere of American Winter at 6pm or 9pm.

American Winter Premiere this Sunday

Please join us on February 17 for the premiere of American Winter at the Portland International Film Festival.

American Winter premiere!

Don’t forget – Joe and Harry Gantz’s film, American Winter, premiers this Sunday at thePortlandArt Museum’s Whitsell Auditorium.

An amazing asset

KATU features Forest Park, the crown jewel of Portland Parks & Recreation's inventory (includes a video with Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis!)

An E205 milestone!

Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish is excited to lead a special celebration at Parklane Park, the site of our first E205 improvement project, this Thursday

An evening of dance

Have plans this Friday night? Head out to the beautiful Washington Park Rose Garden Amphitheater for a free performance by Northwest Dance Project!

An evening with American Winter

Yesterday, The Oregonian’s Steve Duin featured a story on a recent Hollywood Theater screening of the powerful documentary American Winter.

An ever-changing urban canopy

Today, The Oregonian highlighted Portland Parks & Recreation's historic South Park Blocks.

An Exciting Announcement

Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish joined partners from Home Forward and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development for an exciting HOPE VI announcement this morning

An Urban Grange

Our friends at Zenger Farm were featured in both this week’s Portland Business Journal and the June 2013 issue of Portland Monthly.

An “exemplar practice”

Congratulations to Central City Concern’s Old Town Clinic, which has been named an “exemplar practice” by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

April is Fair Housing Month

This morning, Nick, Mayor Hales and Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum welcomed Sara K. Pratt, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to City Hall.

April is National Fair Housing Month

April is National Fair Housing Month - 2012 City of Portland Proclamation

Art Space / Office Space

The Portland Building’s installation art space is turning into an office – a deconstructed office, that is.

Art Spark

Join the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) on April 21st for Art Spark!

Art with Heart Walk

Head out tonight to First Thursday and participate in the 2nd Annual Art with Heart Walk.

Artists-in-residence at the Portland Archives

Head out to the City of Portland Archives and Records Center (PARC) on October 24 to hear about two local artists working with a piece of our city’s history.

Arts Breakfast of Champions

This morning, Nick was proud to attend the Regional Art & Culture Council’s (RACC) 2016 Arts Breakfast of Champions.

Arts Equity Grants

The Regional Arts & Culture Council is investing $100,000 in Arts Equity Grants to local nonprofit organizations!

Artwork needed for City Hall nature art show

PP&R is seeking artwork from local artists to show at their "Nature in our City (Parks!)" Art Show

As temperatures fall, camping debate heats up

Mark Larabee outlines the short- and long-term strategies the City is using to address homelessness.

Auditor's report emphasizes need for stable housing funding

City Auditor LaVonne Griffin-Valade released an audit of the Portland Housing Bureau (PHB), "Bureau acting on risks, though more remains to be done."

Awarding local arts organizations

This morning, the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) announced they have awarded over $1.7 million in grants to 48 local arts organizations!

Bank of America Homeowner Event

Great news for homeowners who are facing foreclosure! Bank of America is holding an event August 23 - 25 in Tigard where homeowners can meet face-to-face with a Bank of America Specialist to review options for loan modifications or other alternatives to foreclosure.

Be smarter with your water

July is Smart Irrigation Month!

Beaking ground on the Center for Hope & Recovery

Last Friday, Nick joined Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith, LifeWorks NW, Home Forward, and other community partners at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Center for Hope & Recovery, set to open next year.

Beat the heat at the pool!

Two Portland Parks & Recreation pools and numerous splash pads will be open during this week's heat wave

Behind the Bubblers

Perhaps the best known drinking fountains in the City of Roses are the legendary "Benson Bubblers," the iconic four bronze bowls that provide fresh, Bull Run drinking water throughout downtown.

Benson Bubblers

Our Benson Bubblers are back on!

BES wins the Julian Sustainability Practices Award

The Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) was awarded the 2013 Oregon Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) Julian Sustainability Practices Award!

Best wishes to two outstanding interns!

Commissioner Fish's team was lucky to have two outstanding interns this summer - Caitlin Burke and Sarah Wigginton did extraordinary work for us! We will miss them!

Beverly Cleary continues to delight

Author Laura Foster leads tours of Beverly Cleary's haunts in NE Portland

Blanchet House marks 60 years of service

Blanchet House celebrates 60 years of service

Blanchet House receives highest sustainability award

We are pleased to learn that the new Blanchet House of Hospitality has qualified for LEED Platinum, the highest award for sustainability given by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Blue Heron Weeks highlighted in Council

Commissioner Nick Fish and the Portland City Council recognize Blue Heron Week with an official proclamation.

Bodies in Motion, Bodies at Rest

Join the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) this Thursday to celebrate the Portland Winter Light Festival.

Brain Food

Right Brain wants Brain Food decks in the hands of teachers in all Portland-area schools, so they have launched a Kickstarter Campaign help raise funds through November 7

Bringing More Sunshine to City Hall

The City of Portland is committed to open, transparent and accountable government.

Brooklyn Park summer program saved

In The Bee, Rita Leonard writes about the Brooklyn Park summer program

Bud Clark Commons

News and photos from the opening of Portland's Bud Clark Commons, a project of the Housing Bureau, Home Forward, Holst Architecture, Walsh Construction, and more

Bud Clark Commons Honors Donors

Nick was honored to join Doreen Binder, non-profits partners, and community members to unveil the donor's wall at Bud Clark Commons (BCC) yesterday.

Bud Clark Commons: Project of the Year!

We were thrilled to learn this morning that Bud Clark Commons has been named the 2013 Residential Architect Design Awards Project of the Year!

Building a healthier community - one smile at a time

Portland City Council voted in favor of adding fluoride to Portland's drinking water.

Building Hope & Community

Nick Fish joined Habitat for Humanity's Annual Hope Builder Breakfast, April 25, 2012

Calling artists and art teams

Every autumn, the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) invites artists living in Oregon or Washington to submit proposals for the Installation Art Series in the City’s Portland Building.

Carolers coming to City Hall

This morning, Portland City Hall will welcome some very special and talented guests from Buckman Elementary – the Buckman Chorus!

CASH Oregon helps local families this tax season

CASH Oregon is partnering with AARP Tax-Aid at 140 different tax sites around Oregon with free tax preparation and tax credit outreach

Catch a ride on the Holiday Express

Don't miss your chance to take an iconic ride with Santa and his elves, and get into the holiday spirit! The Holiday Express leaves each weekend through December 16.

CAT’s Summer 2013 Raffle Bonanza

The Community Alliance of Tenants is holding a raffle to win great prizes while supporting fair housing practices in Oregon.

Celebrate #GivingTuesday

After a weekend of giving thanks, finding the best deals around, and supporting local small businesses on Small Business Saturday, it’s time to give back.

Celebrate National Women’s History Month!

March is National Women’s History Month – a time to highlight the contributions of women in history and contemporary society.

Celebrate the Healthy Portland Initiative

Join Nick, Portland Parks & Recreation, and community members at a celebration of the Healthy Portland Initiative at University Park Community Center this Thursday, May 31, starting at 4 pm.

Celebrate: a Benefit to Support MESO/FACE

Join Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon (MESO) on December 1 to enjoy inspiring performances to help support their Family and Community Empowerment (FACE) program.

Celebrating "Stand Together" week with the Timbers

This morning, Nick was honored to present the Portland Timers with a very special proclamation on behalf of Mayor Adams as a token of appreciation from the City of Portland for their efforts in organizing Stand Together Week, a community service campaign which last from October 8th all the way through October 14th, 2012.

Celebrating 2 years at Bud Clark Commons!

Last night, Nick was honored to join Multnomah County Commissioner Deborah Kafoury, former Portland Mayor Bud Clark, PNCA Professor and poet Barry Sanders, and other community leaders at the 2nd Anniversary of Bud Clark Commons.

Celebrating National Arts in Education Week

Next week is National Arts in Education Week - and there is a lot to celebrate!

Celebrating older adults

Older adults are an important part of our community – and this month we celebrate them!

Celebrating Oregon Days of Culture

This morning, Nick was honored to present a Proclamation to the Oregon Cultural Trust, recognizing “Oregon Days of Culture.”

Celebrating our city

You’re invited to dance the night away! Join us at Celebrate Our City, Venture Portland’s 30th Anniversary Party.

Celebrating Portlanders

Friday night, Nick attended three big events.

Celebrating the grand re-opening of downtown's Admiral Apartments

Commissioner Fish, Victor Merced, Dee Walsh, and others gathered to celebrate the grand re-opening of the Admiral Apartments in downtown Portland

Celebrating Venture Portland

Last night, Nick was honored to attend and speak at Celebrate Our City, Venture Portland’s 30th Anniversary Party.

Celebrating Veterans Day

Once again, Nick was proud to march with JOIN in Portland’s Veterans Day Parade.

Centennial Celebration

The oldest public rose garden in Portland is turning 100 this June!

Central City Concern celebrates 10,000 volunteer hours

Portland Parks & Recreation and Central City Concern's Community Volunteer Corps will celebrate the completion of 10,000 volunteer hours in Portland parks at 2 pm today at Lair Hill Park.

Central City Concern creates opportunity

Yesterday, KGW news highlighted the great work of Central City Concern (CCC).

Central City Concern participants mark 10,000 hours of community volunteering

Central City Concern helps Portland's homeless back to self-sufficiency. Next week, CCC's Community Volunteer Corps will celebrate the success of graduates who have given 80 hours of their time

Central City Concern projects = 800+ jobs

Central City Concern's $55M investment in construction projects in the Portland area has resulted in more than 800 jobs for area workers

Changes to the Fish Team in the New Year

After nine years working in City Hall – five of them with the Fish team – we bid a fond farewell to our colleague and friend Mila Greisen.

Charles Jordan, 1937 - 2014

This morning, the City of Portland lost one of its greatest leaders and urban pioneers: Charles Jordan.

Chinese New Year Celebration

Last Thursday evening, our intern, Betsy Quitugua, attended a Chinese New Year Celebration at the Lan Su Chinese Garden.

Chuck Amato Fitness Center

The fitness center at Matt Dishman Community Center has been named in long-time Parks fitness trainer Chuck Amato's honor.

City and County proclaim 'Older Americans Month'

Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish joined the Multnomah County Commission this morning to proclaim 'Older Americans Month 2011' in the City of Portland

City Announces Fund to Restore Chapman and Lownsdale Squares

The Portland Parks Foundation has set up a "Restore our Historic Squares" fund to collect donations to support the restoration of Chapman and Lownsdale Squares following the Occupy Portland re-location

City budget prioritizes safety net

The Portland Housing Bureau, overseen by City Commissioner Nick Fish, secured $1.9 million for its Short-Term Rent Assistance program next year

City Council approves FY 2013-14 budget

This morning, City Council approved the budget for FY 2013-14.

City Council to Honor Lincoln High Constitution Team

Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish honor Lincoln High school student winning the 25th annual We The People competition

City Council to honor National Champion Grant High School

The Portland City Council will recognize and honor the Grant High School Constitution Team for winning first place at the National Finals of the 26th annual We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution competition in Washington, D.C.

City Council welcomes future leaders

Nick was pleased to join fellow City Council members this morning in recognizing Ainsworth Spanish Immersion Program, Lincoln High School Consititution Team, and the 2012 Rose Festival Court.

City Council welcomes local Portland youth

This morning, City Council was pleased to welcome two groups of outstanding local youth: the Jefferson High School Men's Basketball Team, and the 2013 Rose Festival Court.

City Hall welcomes HUD Deputy Secretary Ron Sims

Ron Sims, Deputy Secretary of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, visited Portland's City Hall this morning during a trip to Oregon

City Hall welcomes U.S. Women's National Soccer Team

Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish and his Council colleagues were very proud to welcome Megan Rapinoe and Stephanie Cox, members of the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team, to City Hall this morning

City of Portland welcomes the Thorns

This morning, Nick was pleased to read a Proclamation in honor of Portland Thorns FC's inaugural season

City searching for Creative Laureate Volunteer

The City of Portland is now accepting applications for its new position, Creative Laureate Volunteer

City's utility bureaus present overview of budgets, finances, and Capital Improvement Programs to Council

Yesterday, in a Council Work Session, BES and PWB presented Council and the public an overview of their budget, finances, and Capital Improvement Program, or CIP - a "Utility Bureau 101."

Clean Rivers Education Program

It’s never too early to learn about keeping our rivers clean.

Cleanup at Chapman and Lownsdale Squares

This Wednesday, dozens of volunteers joined Portland Parks & Recreation staff to help rake leaves and otherwise clean up Chapman and Lownsdale Squares

Come out and eat for CAT

The Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT) is teaming up with La Bonita North restaurant to raise awareness for renter’s rights. Join them for some delicious food and conversation - all while supporting renters’ rights.

Commission Centennial

Nick was proud to join current and former elected officials to commemorate 100 years of Portland's commission government.

Commissioner Fish and partners announce purchase of 146 acres in Southwest Portland

City Commissioners Nick Fish and Dan Saltzman joined Metro Council Barbara Roberts and other community partners to announce an exciting property acquistion

Commissioner Fish statement on independent Chief Financial Officer

Commissioner Fish statement on independent Chief Financial Officer

Commissioner Fish testifies in support of Section 8 reform bill

Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish was proud to testify in support of HB 2639, Speaker Tina Kotek's Section 8 reform bill, before the House Human Services and Housing committee in Salem on March 6, 2013

Commissioner Fish's statement on the Aaron Campbell case

Commissioner Nick Fish's statement regarding the ERB's decision to reinstate Ron Frashour.

Commissioner's Remarks on the City Budget

Commissioner's Remarks on the City Budget

Commissioners Fish and Novick identify long-term budget savings

Today, The Oregonian’s Ryan Kost highlighted the work of City Council’s two budget subcommittees. The two subcommittees outlined nearly $5 million in potential savings for the City.

Community Cycling Center bringing new repair hub to North Portland

This month, Community Cycling Center will turn two vacant lots in the New Columbia neighborhood into a Bicycle Repair Hub which will provide affordable bicycle repair and maintenance clinics.

Community efforts support Portland Parks & Recreation

The Oregonian Editorial Board beautifully highlighted our community's efforts that help Portland Parks & Recreation maintain our National Gold Medal-winning parks system.

Community Garden grand opening in Northeast Portland

Join Nick, Portland Parks & Recreation staff, Verde and the Let Us Build Cully Park! Coalition, at the grand opening of the NE 72nd Ave Community Garden this Thursday, 2 – 6:30pm.

Community Garden plots opening up in SE Portland

Commissioner Nick Fish oversees Portland Parks & Recreation and leads the City's Community Gardens Initiative

Community Gardens Grand Openings this Spring

As part of Commissioner Fish's 1,000 Gardens initiative, Portland Parks and Recreation has been working hard to break ground on new gardens. Join us as we celebrate the openings of three new gardens this Spring!

Community Gardens initiative takes giant step forward

Commissioner Fish announced that his Community Gardens initiative has been selected as an Oregon Solutions project by the office of Governor Kulongoski

Community news roundup

Community news from the City of Portland, Oregon

Community partners preserve 37 units of affordable housing in downtown Portland

The Portland Housing Bureau worked with REACH CDC and other community partners to preserve 37 affordable units in downtown Portland for the next 20 years

Community says: we love Portland Parks & Recreation

The City Auditor has released the 22nd Annual Community Survey - Portland Parks & Recreation facilities recieve high rankings

Concordia University groundbreaking

Commissioner Nick Fish was proud to be part of the groundbreaking ceremony for Concordia University's state-of-the-art athletic complex

Congratulations

Commissioner Nick Fish was proud to attend the swearing-in ceremony for Loretta Smith, Multnomah County Commissioner for District 2

Congratulations, Barry

Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish's friends Barry Sanders was profiled in Sunday's Oregonian

Congratulations, Chief Janssens

Erin Janssens was sworn in today as Portland Fire and Rescue's first woman Fire Chief in bureau history.

Congresswoman Bonamici tours Bud Clark Commons

Nick was honored to join Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, Portland Housing Director Traci Manning, and representatives from Holst Architecture for a tour of the nationally recognized Bud Clark Commons yesterday(BCC) yesterday.

Council adopts new rules for all-user restrooms in Portland

Today, City Council adopted new rules for All-User Restrooms in the City of Portland.

Council adopts Sullivan's Gulch Trail Plan

Yesterday, City Council unanimously approved the Sullivan's Gulch Trail Concept Plan.

Council adopts updates to Limited Tax Exemption program

Yesterday, the City Council unanimously approved a set of updates to the City?s Limited Tax Exemption (LTE) program.

Council approves anti-camping lawsuit settlement

On August 22, 2012, Commissioner Nick Fish and the Portland City Council unanimously approved an agreement settling a lawsuit challenging the City's anti-camping ordinance.

Council approves Community Watershed Stewardship Program

Yesterday, the Portland City Council approved $95,000 in grant funding to support 12 local community groups for the Bureau of Environmental Services Community Watershed Stewardship Program (CWSP).

Council approves final phase of The Yards at Union Station

This week, Council approved the final phase of the "Yards at Union Station" project, which will add 80 affordable units to an existing mixed-use building next to Union Station.

Council designates new Heritage Trees, introduces 'PDX Trees' app

Commissioner Nick Fish and the Portland City Council designated six new Heritage Trees and introduced the free PDX Trees app today

Council honors VOA Oregon's Kay Toran

Portland Commissioner Nick Fish and the City Council honored Volutneers of America's Kay Toran with an official proclamation today, August 19, 2009

Council introduces Intertwine

Commissioner Nick Fish and Metro President David Bragdon announced the launch of Intertwine, a regional partnership to promote parks, trails, and natuiral areas.

Council launches 2009 Disparity Study

Commissioner Nick Fish and the Portland City Council approved a contract with BBC Research and Consulting to conduct the 2009 Disparity Study for the City of Portland.

Council officially proclaims ReUse Week 2009 in Portland

Commissioner Nick Fish and the Portland City Council, together with Multnomah County Commissioner Jeff Cogen, proclaimed ReUse Week 2009 in Portland beginning today, June 10, and extending through next Thursday, June 18.

Council passes resolution supporting the DREAM Act

Portland City Council this morning enthusiastically passes a resolution in support of the federal-level DREAM Act

Council questions water rate increases

Commissioner Nick Fish raised a number of questions about ratepayer impacts during the Portland Water Bureau's presentation of its requested 2011-12 budget

Council recognizes Older Americans Month with official proclamation

Commissioner Nick Fish and the Portland City Council, joined by County Commissioner Judy Shiprack and Vicki Hersen of Elders in Action, recognize Older Americans Month with and official proclamation

Council to consider new parking requirements

Commissioner Fish will propose amendments to a proposal which will increase parking requirements for new apartment buildings.

Council votes 5-0 to approve JTTF proposal

Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish and his Council colleagues will vote today on a resolution concerning the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF)

Council votes to continue fight against EPA-mandated treatment of Bull Run water

Commissioner Nick Fish and the Portland City Council voted to fight the EPA's LT2 mandate and seek a variance - barring that, the City will adopt UV technology to treat the water for cryptosporidium bacteria.

Council votes to decouple soccer and baseball

Commissioner Nick Fish and his Portland City Council colleagues voted June 24 to decouple soccer and baseball proposals brought by Merritt Paulson.

Council welcomes Grant High School Constitution Team

This morning, City Council was pleased to welcome the Grant High School Constitution Team, winners of the 2013 National We the People competition in Washington, D.C.!

Council Wrapup: Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation

Commissioner Nick Fish has been a strong supporter of the Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation's efforts to secure a new home for Portland Parks & Recreation's three historic steam locomotives

Couple asks Oregonians to "share local"

From the Oregonian, August 21

Creating Community Artfully

Nick was honored to join Grammy Award-winning artist Thara Memory and community members at Emmanuel Church last night for the City of Portland’s Creating Community Artfully celebration.

Cully’s community garden story

In October, we were proud to celebrate achieving our 1,000 Gardens goal!

Cutting the ribbon at Pardee Commons

Nick was on hand this morning to cut the ribbon at Pardee Commons, an incredible new housing development in East Portland.

Cycle the Well Field

On Saturday, join the Portland Water Bureau and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council to celebrate their yearly “Cycle the Well Field” event!

Cycling enhancements coming soon to Forest Park

We are pleased to share our progress in Portland’s largest natural area, and our continued plans for expanding off-road biking in Portland.

Dia de los Muertos

The Portland Building’s art installation space is celebrating the dead.

Director Park opens with a bang

Commissioner Fish cut the ribbon on Director Park last night - ten years in the making!

Dive into spring!

Spring is just around the bend, which means it’s time to sign up for Portland Parks & Recreation’s spring swim lessons!