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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.
Carmen Caballero Rubio leaving Fish Team to head Latino Network
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 was recently honored first and second place awards from the Oregon/Southwest Washington Society of Professional Journalists
Mercy Corps CEO Neal Keny-Guyer addressed the Portland City Club today, sharing 8 lessons he's learned
This morning, Nick was pleased to attend the grand opening of LifeWorks Northwest’s Beech Street Apartments in Northeast Portland.
Commissioner Fish spoke at the 5th anniversary event for the Holocaust Memorial in Washington Park in late August
Commissioner Fish's Interview With KATU News
Home Forward is preparing to open waiting lists for several of its affordable homes in the Portland area.
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish joined partners from Human Solutions to celebrate the opening of the Rockwood Building in East County this morning
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.
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish attended 'Festa Sensuale,' a benefit for Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, last Saturday at BodyVox
Have some fun this month with Portland Parks & Recreation, overseen by Commissioner Nick Fish
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
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.
Commissioner Fish Announces Intent to Resign
The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) recently announced 17 new art pieces to The Visual Chronicle of Portland collection.
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish was on the cover of the Portland Chinese Times recently
Statement from Commissioner Nick Fish regarding Cameron Whitten's hunger strike.
For 118 years, Portlanders have enjoyed Bull Run water. Read a short history lesson on the many protections keeping it safe and clean.
A detailed schedule of upcoming arts related events happening in Portland Parks and Community Centers
Signed by President Ronald Reagan in 1981, Drinking Water Week is celebrated throughout the United States and Canada – and here in Portland!
We’d like to highlight a wonderful mission-driven nonprofit focused on providing services to Portland’s neighboring rural communities.
Join Nick at Lone Fir Cemetery this Saturday for a whole bunch of fun events
Nick was honored to host his friends Billy Cody and Marilyn Murdoch, owner of Katayama Framing and Art Gallery, in his office today.
Commissioner Nick Fish oversees Portland Parks & Recreation, which recently hired Bob McCoy as a new Ranger for Forest Park
Members of the newly-launched Youth Conservation Corps presented photos and memories of their experience this past summer with Council on Wednesday afternoon
After being in their over one hundred-year old building, the Blanchet House of Hospitality has found a new place to call home.
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish reflects on his former boss and friend, Barney Frank.
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!
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish's Statement on Bomb Threat at Pioneer Courthouse Square
Students from Portland's French American International School visited Council this morning to testify about the Portland Plan
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.
Last week, Nick made his theatrical debut in the Thornton Wilder classic The Skin of Our Teeth.
Beatriz story about GRUNT experience
The Portland Parks Foundation held its Winter Celebration at the Pittock Mansion last night - Commissioner Fish had a great time!
Last weekend, I watched the film “50 Feet from Syria”, which was featured at the Portland Film Festival.
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!
This morning, Nick was proud to be the key note speaker at the Street Roots Family Breakfast.
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish announced today that he has selected Traci Manning to serve as the next Director of the Portland Housing Bureau
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.
Portland Parks Foundation is the only recipient of the Innovation Award West of the Mississippi. Congratulations!
The Portland Business Journal’s Erik Siemers recently interviewed talented film producer Dean Devlin about filming in Oregon.
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.
The November 18 USA Today highlights Portland's Resource Access Center and our temporary storage program
These are just a few of the animals found during the first BioBlitz in Portland’s Forest park.
This morning, Nick was proud to join Lowenstein Trustee Michelle Harper in presenting the 2014 Steve Lowenstein Trust Award to Ignacio Paramo.
Commissioner Amanda Fritz joined Nick for Apple Jam night - a celebration of Beatles tracks - at the Washington Park Summer Festival.
Commissioner Nick Fish dedicated the Bill Naito Legacy Fountain in Waterfront Park Thursday, August 20.
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.
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.
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.
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish attended the grand re-opening of the Clifford Apartments in SE Portland
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.
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 in downtown Portland will officially open in August but opened to the public last week
Friday, June 10, Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish unveiled the City's first Fair Housing Action Plan to combat discrimination in our rental market
April 28 celebration of Frazer Park Community Garden opening.
Tomorrow, Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) will celebrate the installation of the Memory 99, a sculpture by PNCA alumnus Lee Kelly ’59.
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish was proud to be part of the rededication ceremony for Unthank Park this past Friday
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.
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.
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
Local artists Garrick Imatani and Kaia Sand take viewers on an artistic and literary exploration of old police surveillance files.
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 in Northeast Portland used to be farm land.
City Commissioner Nick Fish oversees the Portland Housing Bureau, mentioned in today's Willamette Week article, "Renter's Hell"
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.
Congratulations to Bob McCoy, Forest Park Ranger and Willamette Week's "Best Kemo Sabe" of 2011
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish attended 'From Oregon, With Love', a benefit for Japan at the Aladdin Theater
Travel Portland's Compassion Coupon program will benefit Bud Clark Commons this year
Last Friday, Nick was honored to speak at the City Club of Portland’s Friday Forum.
City Auditor LaVonne Griffin-Valade released an audit today regarding the BES Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Plant office building.
Join Nick and the Portland community on Sunday to celebrate the life of Commissioner Amanda Fritz's husband, Dr. Steven Fritz.
Charles Jordan, former Portland City Commissioner and Parks Director, recieved "Urban Pioneer Award" from Portland State University
Commissioner Nick Fish has selected Hannah Kuhn as Chief of Staff, effective February 6 2012
City Commissioner Nick Fish's April 20 statement on the Joint Terrorism Task Force
Commissioner Fish and the Portland City Council will consider 9 trees for Heritage Tree designation this week
Commissioner Nick Fish worked with local group Depave to remove 7200 square feet of concrete from the Vermont Hills Church parking lot last weekend
While the weather isn’t complying, summer IS almost here!
Due to our sunny, extended summer, Portland’s water supply experienced a ‘drawdown’ in the Bull Run Watershed in mid-October.
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 and affordable recreation opportunities offered by Portland's Parks and Recreation Bureau, overseen by Commissioner Nick Fish.
Portland Housing Bureau Director Margaret Van Vliet has been appointed to lead the Oregon Housing and Community Services department by Governor John Kitzhaber
Commissioner Nick Fish oversees the Portland Housing Bureau, which is drafting its first-ever strategic plan this fall
City Commissioner Nick Fish attended Habitat for Humanity's 11th Annual HopeBuilder Breakfast earlier this week
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.
Commissioner Fish joined his colleagues in yesterday's decision to send a portion of the ICE facility proposal through a Conditional Use review
This evening kicks off the third annual Johnson Creek Days!
PHB is working with local, regional, and national partners to combat increased mortgage fraud
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.
The Urban League has a new president and chief executive officer, Michael Alexander
Portland Parks & Recreation's Forest Park
On Monday, The Oregonian featured a story in their Living section about one of our former staff members, Natalie Sept.
Today kicks off National Small Business Week!
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.
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
Talented local artist Anna Magruder brings vivid, historic surrealist paintings to life in her series, Oregon’s Painted History.
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish will introduce a resolution to allow overnight sleeping for people experiencing homelessness
Commissioner Nick Fish oversees the Portland Housing Bureau, now in the process of crafting its first Strategic Plan
Portland's Director Park and Jamison Square have been nominated for the Amanda Burden Urban Open Space Award
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.
This morning, City Council was proud to honor the late Dr. Jack Ramsay, who coached the 1977 Portland Trail Blazers to a championship.
Nick was proud to participate in a service opportunity with the 2010 Rose Court this afternoon
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 updates for housing: funding the safety net, Bud Clark Commons award, and community partner projects.
Urban weeds - the inevitable garden intruder.
This morning, Nick headed out toSW Portlandto check on a main break onSW Vista Avenuebetween SW Elm and Spring
As Portlanders, we know how lucky we are to have such high-quality drinking water.
The effort to secure a Medal of Honor for WWI hero Sgt. Henry Lincoln Johnson may be nearing a successful end
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
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!
Join Nick tonight at OMSI’s Theory Eatery for the Central Eastside Industrial Council’s (CEIC) A District on the Move.
The Portland Water Bureau’s senior inspector, Kate Barrett, has been a pioneer for women in the construction trade since the late 1970s.
Older adults living on a fixed income will remain in their homes at Hawthorne East.
This Saturday, grab your best swashbuckling outfit, and venture off to a pirate-themed festival!
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.
The Oregonian's Anna Griffin on outgoing Parks Director Zari Santner - Commissioner Nick Fish and team will select a new Director this Summer
The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) is now accepting applications for the Public Art Murals Program!
Take a stroll through the beautiful Pearl District for this month’s First Thursday!
This Saturday, enjoy the charm of downtown St. Johns while walking among talented woodworkers, sculptors, painters and more!
Portland’s arts scene is in full swing as we head into Fall!
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 in the Portland-Vancouver area this Friday
The Crystal Springs Creek Restoration Project has been a success!
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.
Last night, Nick joined friends and colleagues for a great evening at the Center for Intercultural Organizing’s (CIO) Annual Event.
City Club released "Forest Park: A Call to Action" today
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish led the effort to bring a new Disparity Study to
Portland City Council voted unanimously today to rename Portland Parks & Recreation?s University Park Community Center in honor of Charles Jordan.
We could argue that Portland’s drinking water is the best in the world, thanks to innovative Oregonians long since passed.
Join Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish at the 2011 Founders' Day celebration in the Lents neighborhood
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.
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!
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
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.
Our E205 intiative is wrapping up several projects this fall; the community will celebrate a new playground at East Holladay Park this Saturday.
Yesterday, Nick was pleased to attend the Center for Women’s Leadership’s 8th Annual Luncheon!
Join the City of Portland's Equity Council tomorrow for a presentation on Institutional Racism with Portland State University Professor Jack C. Straton
The popular $5 5K run/walk series starts up again this Sunday at Fernhill Park!
News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for the week of March 21, 2011
News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for the week of September 26, 2011
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" 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.
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
The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) has announced the first round of General Operating Support grant awardees for 2014-15.
The hot sun is here to stay for a while.
Spring into spring with delicious fruit trees from Friends of Trees!
Falling leaves can clog up storm drains – and flood local streets. With Fall in full gear, we need your help keeping storm drains clear!
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..
Recap of the dinner event last night featuring the 8 master gardeners from Portland Japanese Garden's history.
KGW reports on the City's new management initiatives for Portland Parks & Recreation's Forest Park property
This week has been crazy busy!
Downtown Portland's Elm Court Loaves and Fishes hosted a Harvest Celebration lunch October 6th to recognize the City Hall garden
Since their inception, ADX Portland and Portland Made have focused on growing the city’s light manufacturing sector through a core Portland value - collaboration.
SW Huber Street got a much needed make-over with a new green street facility.
This Wednesday, Director Park will be featuring the marimba music stylings of Michael Charles Smith.
On Friday, Nick joined David Douglas High School students to celebrate National Manufacturing Day at ADX Portland.
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
On Thursday, BridgeTown Inc. held their first Night Strike of 2013.
Last Friday, Nick was honored to join colleagues, community leaders, and friends at Noche Bella, Latino Network’s annual dinner and auction.
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" this week
The Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center will be managed by Ethos, Inc., the Parks bureau announced today
Commissioner Nick Fish welcomes PDC Chair Scott Andrews, taking over from outgoing Chair Charles Wilhoite
Today Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Nick Fish announced the formation of a twelve member Utility Oversight Blue Ribbon Commission.
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
Commissioner Fish will join the Portland Housing Bureau to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity Friday, August 20
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 has had a month full of pride!
Join City Commissioner Nick Fish for Sellwood Pool's 100th birthday!
Here in Portland, we are fortunate to have a large, diverse collection of publicly-owned art.
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
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish was proud to join staff and supporters of Proud Ground to celebrate their 150th homeowner.
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!
City Commissioner Nick Fish oversees Portland Parks & Recreation, which does an annual tree inventory to determine the state of our urban forest
The first Annual Report of the Portland Housing Bureau, overseen by City Commissioner Nick Fish
Starting next Monday, take a break from your busy workday, and see the Portland Building’s latest art installation!
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.
The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and the flowers are blooming - spring is here!
Portland Parks & Recreation offers a wide variety of free summer activities, from movies and concerts in the park to summer playground programs for kids
Portland Parks & Recreation is offering free swim lessons to children and adults from December 17 - 20.
The Oregonian’s Stuart Tomlinson highlighted the success of Portland’s "Big Pipe" today.
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.
The leaves are changing colors, the weather is cooling, and the rainy season is upon us.
Two affordable housing developments in Portland - Walnut Park and the Martha Washington - celebrate grand openings next week
The Ainsworth Lineral Arboretum highlights more than 60 species of usual and unusual trees that love Portland's climate
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
PHB is moving forward with an affordable housing development on Block 49 in South Waterfront
The Portland area is becoming a go-to location for TV shows!
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.
Join us on Saturday, June 14 for the 13th annual ¡Explorando el Columbia Slough!
We got a couple of mentions in Willamette Week's "Best of Portland" issue and thought we'd share them with you
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
Jake Thomas on PHB's efforts to keep long-standing, low-income senior homeowners in North/Northeast Portland in the Portland Observer, May 12
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"
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"
The Multnomah Arts Center, a Portland Parks & Recretation facility, will host "Many Hands," a benefit concert for Haiti, this Saturday
Nick co-authored this guest op-ed, which ran in the June 19 Oregonian, with Dwight Holton, US Attorney for the District of Oregon
The September 18 Street Roots editorial spotlights rays of hope
City Club hosted an October 9 discussion on improving school lunches for our children
Commissioner Nick Fish is proud to take part in the 10th annual Principal for a Day, a program of the Portland Schools Foundation
Portland Parks & Recreation's Summer Free for All helped tens of thousands of Portlanders make the most of their summer
Tools for Schools, a program of Schoolhouse Supplies, distributed supplies to students at 27 Portland Public Schools sites this week
The African American Alliance for Homeownership offers its 12th Annual fair this weekend and Legacy Emanuel Hospital
Commissioner Nick Fish was honored to present the 19th Annual Steve Lowenstein Trust Award to Bobby Fouther in Council this morning
Commissioner Nick Fish was honored to be part of the 2010 Spirit of Portland Award ceremony last night
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.
The 5th Annual Native American Housing to Homeownership Fair, held July 31, 2010 was a rousing success!
Nick was proud to march with Marc Jolin and our partners from JOIN in the 8th annual 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade on Saturday
Portland Parks & Recretion, overseen by Commissioner Nick Fish, had a banner year
Commissioner Fish enjoyed the Pittock Mansion, a big bike ride, and a Portland Parks & Recreation concert at McCoy Park this weekend
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
A beautiful tree-lined street is not only pleasant on the eyes but also helpful for our rivers.
The Holiday Express begins this weekend!
Last night, Nick was honored to join KGW's Live@7 to discuss the premiere of American Winter on HBO.
This morning Nick was proud to join his Council Colleagues to accept our new Action Plan for an Age-Friendly Portland.
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.
Friends of Trees dropped by our office yesterday to say hello and deliver some chocolate 'tree bark'
The first issue of the Regional Arts & Culture Council’s (RACC) Muralist Roster is now available!
This summer, you can check the Willamette River’s water conditions before jumping in.
Elders in Action is celebrating over 40 years of services for older adults in Portland with its fundraiser, Silver! A Night to Remember.
Portland’s thriving arts culture is accessible to everyone!
This weekend the Audubon Society of Portland will host the 14th Annual Native Plant Sale, featuring over 100 native plants!
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
The Ban the Bag campaign visited Portland City Council this morning - with bag monsters!
With this week’s record breaking heat, are you and your family prepared to stay cool?
Portland Parks & Recreation is offering lots of fund ways to beat the heat this weekend!
Volunteers from across Portland recently came together to construct a new community garden in one short day!
Join Nick as he leads the 2010 Providence Bridge Pedal 'Kids Pedal' this Sunday morning
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.
Commissioner Nick Fish on the City of Portland's 2010-2011 budget
Council unanimously passed the Mayor's City budget for FY2010-11 yesterday, May 26
Commissioner Nick Fish budget roundup
The best part of my job is working with trusted partners to build a stronger community.
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.
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
This Sunday is Mother’s Day – celebrate with the moms in your life at the Sunday Parkways event in East Portland!
Join Nick at the Moda Center tonight beginning at 6pm for Venture Portland’s second annual Celebrate the City! event.
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.
It was another banner weekend for community events in Portland: NW Dance Project, Medicare, and Latino Network
This afternoon, Nick was proud to speak at the Emily G. Gottfried Award Ceremony, presented by the Portland Human Rights Commission.
On June 7, Nick joined Central City Concern and community members in celebrating the grand re-opening of the Mark O. Hatfield Building.
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.
The Choose 2 ReUse Fair, part of Portland's ReUse Week 2010, drew crowds to Mississippi Avenue last Saturday
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.
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish will bring the city's first-ever Fair Housing Action Plan to Council for adoption September 14
Friday, June 10, Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish unveiled the City's first Fair Housing Action Plan to combat discrimination in our rental market
Commissioner Nick Fish oversees Portland Parks & Recreation, which is working to add 1000 new community garden plots by 2012
With the June 2 signing of a Declaration of Cooperation, the Oregon Solutions Community Garden project has come to an official close.
The SE Portland Boys and Girls Club will host the second annual Community Health Fair this Saturday, August 7
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 have officially opened a Westside warehouse to serve Washington and Clackamas Counties' low income residents.
Do you have a "green" idea for your neighborhood?
The Lincoln High School Constitution Team wins National "We the People" Championship
Today, we were excited to learn that our partners at REACH Community Development received a 2013 MetLife Foundation Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing!
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
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.
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
Commissioner Nick Fish and the Portland City Council heard testimony about the proposed Tree Code package last night
The City of Portland's Winter BuMP package support important PP&R programs
Yesterday, Nick was honored to present the proposed rate increases for Portland’s Public Utilities – the Portland Water Bureau and Bureau of Environmental Services.
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!
The US Gran Prix of Cyclocross season wraps up at Portland International Raceway this weekend with the Stanley Portland Cup
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.
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
Portland Parks & Recreation Director Zari Santner announced her retirement today; PP&R is overseen by City Commissioner Nick Fish
Dive-In Movies to begin in late August at neighborhood outdoor pools
Portland Parks & Recreation presents "Dive-In Movies" this week at 5 area pools - join us for "Gnomeo and Juliet"
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.
Commissioner Nick Fish oversees Portland Parks & Recreation, working to increase equity for East Portland through improvements to our park system
Today I voted to support paid sick leave for Portland workers. The final vote was 5-0.
Yesterday, Oregonian reporter Daniel Moran highlighted the completion of our E205 initiative
Commissioner Nick Fish is proud to serve as Council liaison to Elders in Action, honored with a 2010 Governor's Volunteer Award
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.
You may notice slight color changes in your drinking water. Don’t panic! It’s normal - and harmless.
Looking for a fun family activity tomorrow night? Visit Family Game Night at Peninsula Park for games, popcorn, and more.
Portland's farmers markets - ranked number one in the world recently - had a close call recently.
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.
Uncage the Soul created a spectacular time-lapse video of Portland and the Columbia Gorge that offers a unique perspective of our city.
Tomorrow kicks off the City’s popular Fix-It Fair season!
A recently-released Center for Responsible Lending study reports that minority homeowners are almost twice as likely to experience foreclosure
Commissioner Fish announced the completion of his five-point management plan for Forest Park yesterday
Commissioner Fish writes to Andy Clarke, President of the League of American Bicyclists
Video from Oregon Field Guide
Head out tomorrow to the Rose Festival’s 2013 Fred Meyer Junior Parade.
Huffington Post and Mercury report on Portland's initiative with homeless storage
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This week's news about the Portland Housing Bureau, overseen by Commissioner Nick Fish, and its community partners
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.
City Council has approved $95,000 in grants for 13 community watershed health projects in Portland.
The Gateway Neighborhood Park open house this Thursday at the East Portland Community Center will showcase three design proposals
We were honored to have two Ducks join us today: former quarterback Joey Harrington and former offensive lineman Ryan Schmid! Go Ducks!
My family, colleagues, and I join with all Oregonians today in mourning the death of Vic Atiyeh.
Congratulations to Grant High School’s Constitution Team on winning first place at the 26th annual national “We the People” competition!
In the South Waterfront neighborhood, the construction of Gray?s Landing is making some significant progress.
It may come as a surprise, but its planting season for the City!
On Thanksgiving, we gather with friends and family to reflect on the blessings in our lives.
Portland Parks and Recreation's Arbor Lodge Park.
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.
The grand opening of the Helensview Community Garden was a huge success!
Join the Johnson Creek Watershed Council this Saturday for a day of cleaning up the creek!
Portland Parks & Recreation will host two work parties July 10 - at Powell Butte Nature Park and at the Ross Island Natural Area
Portland's Director Park offers a festive lineup of events this month
Oregon’s creative economy is growing – thanks, in part, to Hollywood.
Charles Jordan, former Portland City Commissioner and Portland Parks and Recreation Director who was featured in The Skanner
This morning, City Council was pleased to welcome Lincoln High School’s award-winning Constitution Team to City Hall.
This morning PHB announced grants totaling $5.2 million to support affordable rental housing in Portland
I join Mayor Hales in expressing my concern for Francisco Aguirre and his family.
Nick recently filmed a video segment to help support the Highland Christian Center, a local service group
Nick's letter to the editor appeared in today's Mercury
Local non-profit Innovative Changes helps Portland-area folks move toward financial stability
Join the Jazz Society of Oregon this weekend at the 34th Annual Cathedral Park Jazz Festival!
Commissioner Fish will join the Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation tonight for an exciting announcement
Join Nick for the grand reopening of Powellhurst-Gilbert Park in East Portland.
Parks' 2010 Community Gardens Annual Tour will be Saturday, July 17
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!
City Commissioner Nick Fish was featured on Portland's KATU
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish and Police Chief Mike Reese are discussing ways to improve security measures for large public events
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 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 reports on the Commissioner's June 17 press release, which outlines 5 steps to address immediate needs in Forest Park
This Thursday, grab your friends and go shopping to support our neighborhood small businesses!
On Saturday, Nick was honored to receive the 2013 Lamplighter of the Year award from Operation Nightwatch.
On Friday, Nick was pleased to join community members for a forum on affordable housing and homelessness.
Don’t let the holiday shopping countdown stress you out. This year, participate in Portland’s Little Boxes shopping event and raffle.
Yesterday, Nick was excited to join Senator Jeff Merkley to help kick off Little Boxes 4th year!
Seventeen local community groups have been awarded Community Livability Grants from the Portland Development Commission.
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
The Portland Housing Bureau works hard to help homeowners stay in their homes
The Portland Water Bureau works hard throughout the year to provide Portlanders with some of the best drinking water in the world.
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
The first half of 2014 has been marked by big changes, new challenges, and many reasons to celebrate.
Nick spoke this morning at "Partners in Innovation: Financing the Preservation of Rural and Urban Affordable Rental Housing"
The Portland Building's new art installation is now up!
Commissioner Fish announced a package of new management initiatives for Forest Park today
Patrick Preston on KATU, June 2
Forest Park, Alcohol Impact Area, and more in the news this week
Today, Nick enjoyed a tour of Vigor Industrial on North Portland’s Swan Island.
Last night, Nick was proud to join hundreds of North Portland neighbors to celebrate the grand re-opening of Dawson Park.
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
David Sarasohn looks at some of the links between diet, health, and behavior in the November 9 Oregonian
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.
Nick addresses the concerns of the public over the recent baseball conversation
Portland City Commissioner is proud to join the Veterans Day Parade every November
Portland Parks & Recreation is holding an open house for the Whitaker Farm Project.
City Commissioner Nick Fish released an open letter to the Occupy Portland movement today, October 17 2011
Working with our community partners, we have taken a number of important steps toward increasing transparency, stabilizing rates, and spending ratepayer dollars wisely
City Commissioner Nick Fish responds to questions about park damage caused by Occupy Portland and permitted events on Portland Parks & Recreation properties
One of the key components of parks ranger’s duties is outreach and assistance to people experiencing homelessness in our city.
City Commissioner Nick Fish announced the appointment of Mike Abbate as new Director for Portland Parks & Recreation this morning
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
Commissioner Fish was proud to join Proud Ground to celebrate the Woolsey Court opening this morning in North Portland
PDX Jazz announces a new executive director today
Portland Commissioner Nick Fish attended a groundbreaking ceremony at PGE Park this morning - the stadium will soon be converted for MLS
The Portland Housing Bureau will host a Community Forum next monday, September 13
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish is a stalwart Pilots fan, enjoying season tickets for UP's womens soccer team.
Portland Parks & Recreation's Pittock Mansion will soon undergo a major renovation.
This morning, City Council honored our Native American community by reading a City proclamation recognizing Native American Heritage Month.
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.
Commissioner Nick Fish oversees the Portland Housing Bureau, which recently announced investments totaling $10 million in affordable homes in East and Northeast Portland
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.
A summary of Janie Har's article from this morning
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.
Enjoy a time-lapse video, showing the beauty of our city.
Join us to celebrate Portland's unique architectural history!
This Thursday, join Nick and Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum for a panel discussion on Elder Financial Abuse.
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!
The Portland Building’s Installation Space has turned into a photo studio!
A public funeral service will be held on Monday, November 11 at the Portland Art Museum’s Kridel Ballroom, beginning at 12:30pm
The Resource Access Center is featured in the latest publication from the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities
The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) awarded $119,380 in Arts Equity Grants to 21 local organizations!
Portland Monthly's Randy Gragg on outgoing Parks Director Zari Santner - Commissioner Nick Fish and his team will select a new Director this Summer
Shopping locally is easier than ever!
The Portland Housing Bureau will offer a free Homeownership Workshop this Thursday, July 22, at its offices at SW 5th and Washington
This morning the Council proclaimed ReUse Week 2010 and introduced ReUse PDX, a new consortium of Portland-area reuse organizations
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.
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish is working to posthumously recognize Sergeant Henry Lincoln Johnson with the Medal of Honor
The 2010 Rose Court visisted Council this morning to promote the 2010 Rose Festival
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.
Portland prepares for the 2010 Season of Service
The Portland Art Museum has a beautiful exhibit that explores the evolution of landscape.
Nick joined the celebration for the 100th birthday of Portland's oldest pool
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
Thursday, May 20, share your opinion about the City's budget at the Community Budget Forum
The lights on Broadway are shining brighter!
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.
This Saturday, join the Columbia Slough Watershed Council at Slough 101.
Yesterday, Nick was proud to present a proclamation celebrating our local small businesses and recognizing May 12 – 16 as Portland Small Business Week!
Commissioner Fish's office was treated today to a very special guest appearance, courtesy of Audubon Portland's Bob Sallinger - a baby bat!
Last night, Nick was proud to join his colleagues to present the 2014 Spirit of Portland awards.
The 2010 Spirit of Portland awards will honor community partners DePave, Ted Gilbert, and Daimler Trucks North America
The Northwest Trail Alliance has been a great partner of Portland Parks & Recreation, overseen by Commissioner Nick Fish, over the past few years
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!
This Saturday, enjoy one of our fabulous state parks during Oregon Parks & Recreation’s State Parks Day!
As an incentive to stay fit this Fall, Portland Parks & Recreation is giving a 10% discount at all of our community centers
During the winter months, it’s important for families in our community to stay warm – and healthy.
Is your child looking for something fun to do this summer?
Enjoy a warm, sunny day with your friends and family at Sunday Parkways in Southeast Portland.
Commissioner Nick Fish will ride in the final Sunday Parkways event - through Northwest Portland - this Sunday
Nick reflects on Sunday Parkways experience
Books, dorm room, class schedule, and discount card?
Nick is proud to serve as Council liaison to Venture Portland and to our thriving small business community.
Portland Parks & Recreation will offer Neighborhood Tree Steward classes this September and October - sign up today!
Commissioner Nick Fish and Portland Parks & Recreation are working hard to make sure no child is hungry this summer
This morning, KGW joined Nick at his home to test his water for lead.
Portland Parks & Recreation
As part of developing its first Strategic Plan, the Portland Housing Bureau hosted a Community Forum on Housing Needs Monday night
Today, December 22, marks the 50-year anniversary of the 1964 Christmas Flood.
Conserve water and keep your lawn green this summer by following tips from the Regional Water Providers Consortium
This afternoon, Nick was proud to attend the opening ceremony for the final phase of The Yards at Union Station.
More than 5,000 people packed into downtown's Director Park for the US-England World Cup match Saturday, June 12
Things that caught our eye in the August 5 papers
Tonight, tour the site of the future Gateway Neighborhood Park, meet project staff, and share your ideas for development of the site
Commissioner Nick Fish joined Senator Jeff Merkley for a tour of Svaboda Court, a Proud Ground development in East Portland
Commissioner Nick Fish was proud to help serve dinner at the 15th annual Harvest Dinner presented by the Portland Trail Blazers
Ever wonder how the City records how much water you're using?
Anna Griffin in the October 14 Oregonian
Last week, Venture Portland awarded $37,000 in grants to our neighborhood business districts for 19 spring and summer projects.
Last night, Nick was proud to attend Venture Portland’s Annual Board Meeting at Wilf’s Restaurant in Northwest Portland.
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
Yesterday, Nick was honored to speak at the Grand opening of the Veterans Community Resource & Referral Center in downtown Portland.
On Monday, join us for the 39th Annual Ross Hollywood Chapel Veterans Day Parade.
The Parks bureau offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for Portlanders of all ages each summer
Join us Wednesday for a Community Sounding Board meeting about the Washington Park Reservoir Improvements Project.
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.
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.
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.
News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for the week of November 21, 2011
Two stories in the September 12 New York Times, both exploring the national housing picture, stood out to us
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
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.
This weekend, Nick attended three great Portland events.
Yesterday, The Portland Center for the Performing Arts unveiled their new name as Portland’5 Centers for the Arts!
The 2010-11 class of Multnomah County
This winter, local leaders are working together to ensure all of our veterans have a home for the Holidays.
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
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 is now live and ready for donations!
March is National Women’s History Month
Join us tomorrow at Director Park for a public showing of the US-England World Cup match! Party begins at 11:00 am.
The Xerces Society celebrates 40 years of work to protect wildlife and conserve invertebrates
Commissioner Nick Fish spoke at a young leaders event at Portland's Pittock Mansion Tuesday night
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.
Commissioner Nick Fish is excited to attend Zenger Farm's 3rd annual Farm to Table fundraiser this Friday
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
Carol Morse, RACC Chairwoman, has a guest piece in the Oregonian, encouraging Portlanders to support the arts however they are able.
Guest columnist Greg Ness praises RACC's Work for Art program in the August 26 Oregonian
Street Roots leadership calls on regional, state, and federal officials to prioritize funding to address the crisis of homelessness in our community
Commissioner Nick Fish and our Youth Commissioner took part in the Day of Homelessness Awareness March this morning
Portland Parks, led by Commissioner Nick Fish, debuts ParkScan, a tool for citizens to comment on Portland's many parks.
Join Portland Parks & Recreation at the $5 5k at Gabriel Park on Sunday, July 29.
Commissioner Nick Fish and the City of Portland are proud to partner with Multnomah County's "It Starts Here" initiative
Congratulations to our 1,000 Gardensteam for a wonderful feature in the Spring 2013 issue of Edible Portland.
The Portland Tribune shared their list of 101 fun activities all across the metro area for Portlanders to enjoy all summer long.
Commissioner Fish's review of challenges and successes from 2012.
The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability will kick off their season of Fix it Fairs this Saturday, November 17.
On Saturday, Nick enjoyed a convertible ride while representing the City of Portland in the 2016 Portland General Electric/SOLVE Starlight Parade!
The VA and HUD announced this week that the Portland region will be awarded 155 new VASH vouchers to support veterans in need
Yesterday, Nick was proud to attend the Grand Opening of the new Hacienda CDC futsal field!
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.
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
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!
Last night, Nick was honored to attend the 30th Annual Asian Health & Services Center Dinner at the H.K Café in Eastport Plaza.
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.
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish will break ground on the South Waterfront's first affordable housing project this morning
Portland Parks & Recreation presents BMX Jam this Saturday at the Glenhaven Skatepark
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.
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.
Last Friday, Nick met with some of Portland’s most innovative entrepreneurs and business owners.
This Friday, join Portland Parks & Recreation’s Native Community Advisory Committee to celebrate Native American Family Day.
Don’t forget to join us on Friday for the Grand Opening of Portland’s newest natural area and dog park - The Fields Park!
Join Portland Parks & Recreation, the Friends of Terwilliger, and community members at Terwilliger Parkway's Centennial celebration this weekend.
Five leading US museums have collaborated in a joint effort to share great American art with the American people.
Nick was proud to join his Council colleagues this morning to celebrate the completion of our E205 initiative.
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.
This afternoon, Nick was pleased to read a proclamation in honor of Older Americans Month.
This morning, Nick and Commissioner Novick celebrated the completion of the Division Streetscape Project at OpenFest!
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.
Portland welcomed two new affordable housing projects this week - Martha Washington, in downtown, and Walnut Park, on the east side
Between 2007 and 2009, Central City Concern achieved a 71% employment rate for homeless individuals
Last Tuesday, the Portland Water Bureau took part in an extraordinary event called the Children’s Clean Water Festival.
Commissioner Nick Fish oversees Portland Parks & Recreation, which recently worked with a Portland citizen to restore views on historic Council Crest
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.
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.
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.
Commissioner Fish and the City Council will name the new homeless services center after former Mayor Bud Clark
Commissioner Nick Fish joined the 10th anniversary celebration of the Classical Chinese Garden in Portland, Oregon, on Sunday, June 7, 2009.
Temperatures are dropping, which means people experiencing homelessness in our community are even more vulnerable on the streets.
Commissioner Nick Fish was pleased to be part of Comcast Newsmakers recently
Commissioner Nick Fish oversees the Portland Housing Bureau, which recently commissioned a Fair Housing Council of Oregon audit to examine rental bias in Portland
We'd like to highlight one instrumental organization in the promotion of fair and equitable housing in Portland ? the Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT).
Commissioner Nick Fish and neighbors worked August 22 to repair the Earl Boyles community garden, vandalized the previous week.
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish was proud to be part of the groundbreaking ceremony for Concordia University's new athletic complex yesterday
Commissioner Nick Fish oversees the Portland Housing Bureau, praised in the latest Street Roots newspaper
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
The Oregon Cultural Trust, whose Board Nick sits on, will host a Day of Culture on October 8, 2009
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish brought a set of recommendations to improve the city's 30% set-aside policy to Council this morning
Immerse yourself in Portland’s natural beauty and walk along the Foster Floodplain Natural Area trails.
Sign up this summer for a 21-week subscription to Village Gardens’ Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program!
Thomas Cully Park in Northeast Portland is soon be transformed, thanks to a grant the Metro Council awarded last Thursday.
The City of Portland - led by Commissioner Nick Fish - and the Portland Development Commissioner today released the results of their Disparity Study
City Commisisoner Nick Fish oversees Portland Parks & Recreation, stewards of the country's largest urban park - Forest Park.
News about Earned Sick leave passing in Portland
The City of Portland is committed to open, transparent and accountable government.
On April 6, KATU News featured one of our community’s everyday heroes.
Two of our Bureau of Environmental Services’ (BES) team members were declared Everyday Heroes by KATU.
The Portland Expo Center has a new stormwater green wall!
City Commissioner Nick Fish is addressing housing discrimination in Portland with a new Fair Housing Action Plan
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).
On Thursday, Nick had the honor to once again participate in the “Teacher for a Day” program.
Fit-It Fairs are great, free events that teach you easy ways to save money and keep your family healthy.
The Portland Building’s latest installation space is a visually stunning geographical piece of garbage.
Today, The Oregonian featured a story about our community rallying to support homeless veterans.
A round-up of recent media coverage of Portland Parks & Recreation's Forest Park
Nick joined Franklin High School students for a roundtable discussion about civic engagement.
The 5th annual Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) Housing to Homeownership Fair is coming up this Saturday, July 31
News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish
News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for December 5, 2011
News from and about Commissioner Nick Fish
Commissioner Nick Fish was proud to join Depave for its first West Portland project. Depave: "From Parking Lots to Paradise"
Saturday Oregonian article on Community Garden opening
Growing your own vegetable garden provides some fantastic benefits, and the Oregon Food Bank has added fighting hunger to that list.
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
We are delighted to report that the Portland Development Commission (PDC) supports the restoration of $1.1 million in funding for Leach Botanical Garden.
This afternoon, Nick was proud to attend the Grand Opening of The Fields Park in Northwest Portland!
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!
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.
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.
Portland Parks & Recreation's Produce for People program has donated over 25 tons of produce to hungry Oregonians since 1995
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.
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.
On Thanksgiving, we gather with friends and family to enjoy a holiday meal, and to reflect on the blessings in our lives.
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.
City Commissioner Nick Fish oversees the Portland Housing Bureau, which funds community partner MHAC, the Minority Homeowner Assistance Collaborative.
Using federal funds and working with Oregon Housing and Community Services, non-profit Hacienda CDC is working to help local homeowners avoid foreclosure
Join Portland Parks & Recreation and the Friends of Tideman Johnson Park this Saturday for a work party to remove invasive species
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.
Standing 75 feet tall and covered in beautiful colored lights the tree is a staple of the Portland Holiday season.
Join Central City Concern to celebrate 40 Years of the Hooper Detox Stabilization Center and the Sobering Station/CHIERS.
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.
Last year, Portland set the Guinness World Record for the most people simultaneously hugging trees in one minute.
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.
Portland Parks & Recreation will be reaching more E205 Initiative milestones this summer
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
Commissioner Nick Fish was proud to take part in Portland Schools Foundation's annual Principal for a Day event, visiting King Elementary
This Friday at 10 am, Nick and Commissioner Novick will officially re-open SE Division Street, after months of construction to improve the roadway!
Bicycle advocate Mia Birk's 'Joyride' is reviewed in today's Willamette Week; she will speak at Powell's January 4
Want to be part of something green? Become a “Green StreetSteward” for the City of Portland!
Portland Parks & Recreation provides recreation and fitness programs for older adults.
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.
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.
Many low-income families count on programs from theU.S.Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help make their homes affordable.
Metro's Community Enhancement Grants will fund up to a dozen livability improvement projects in North and Northwest Portland this year
The Historic Mississippi Avenue Business District invites you to join them this Saturday for the 13th Annual Mississippi Street Fair!
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).
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development 'Continuum of Care' awards will send almost $10M to Multnomah County homeless service providers
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
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.
City Council approves six new Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative districts
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.
The Fish Team welcomes a new member
The Portland Water Bureau (PWB) is excited to launch “Sprinkler Times,” a water and money saving irrigation application for smartphone users.
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.
Today I am honored to announce that former State Senator Avel Gordly is my nominee to the Community Oversight Advisory Board (COAB).
The Portland Housing Bureau has released our Fall 2012 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA).
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.
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish is leading a delegation of affordable housing professionals to Seattle this week
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
Join Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for the rededication of the Japanese American Historical Plaza in Tom McCall Waterfront Park this Friday, July 30
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
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.
This morning, Portland City Council was very pleased to welcome our National Women's Soccer League Champions, the Portland Thorns
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.
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:
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.
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!
Portland Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce the hiring of Hasan Artharee as the Portland Park Ranger Supervisor.
Portland Parks & Recreation's Ladybug Nature Walks for preschoolers was featured on KATU news
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
Commissioner Nick Fish's E205 Initiative will bring needed improvements to more than a dozen parks in East Portland
Join Portland Parks & Recreation at tonight Poetry on the Piazza at Director Park every Monday starting at 6:30pm.
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
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.
The Portland Housing Bureau presented its annual tax exemption report to the City Council this morning
Commissioner Nick Fish announced Margaret Van Vliet of Oregon Solutions as the first Director of the newly-formed Portland Housing Bureau.
Yesterday, the Portland Housing Bureau was awarded a $3 million federal grant to address lead hazards and create safer homes for 300 local children
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
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.”
This morning, Portland Water Bureau staff took Nick on a tour of Powell Butte.
Portland Parks are reaping the benefits of 10,000 volunteer hours, thanks to the dedication of Central City Concern
The Northwest Film Center is having its 32nd annual Reel Music Festival!
Register your small retail business now to become part of the 4th annual “Little Boxes” shopping event in Portland!
Today marks the 50th Anniversary of one of the largest civil rights rallies in United States history.
All youth are invited to attend the Rob Ingram Youth Summit Against Violence
Portland Parks and Recreation’s Rose City Golf Course clubhouse has been officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Portland's Ross Island natural area welcomed a volunteer work group removing invasive species this past Saturday.
Portland Parks & Recreation’s Riverview Natural Area.
Floating World Comics has teamed with over 40 artists and illustrators to curate a KATAMARI-themed art show to benefit local non-profit JOIN
This Thursday, November 1, Home Forward will open its Section 8 rent assistance waiting list.
Nick Fish helps inagurate the new Four T Trail Loop (Trail, Tram, Trolley, Train)
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish led a group on a tour of the Bud Clark Commons, opening this June
Sophia Kecskes has been named one of two Presidential Scholars for the state of Oregon's high school class of 2013.
Nick is proud to join his colleagues tonight to present the 2013 Spirit of Portland awards
Nick was pleased to attend a trip that spanned advocacy for protecting services for the homeless to talking about how to grow businesses.
The Oregonian's Steve Duin weighed in today on the potential of the Occupy Portland movement
Last week, Nick was honored to appear on KGW’s Straight Talk.
A Street Roots article highlight organizations, including Janus Youth, who are bringing needed resources to areas classified as Food Desserts.
Congratulations to Street Roots Director Israel Bayer for being named a 2010 Skidmore Prize winner
Yesterday, local non-profit ROSE CDC welcomed neighbors to SE 88th & Foster, to celebrate the grand opening of the Lents Grown Story Yard.
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.
Join the City of Portland for a wonderful biking adventure fit for the whole family – Sunday Parkways!
Yesterday, Nick was proud to serve as “Teacher for Day” at the Metropolitan Learning Center (MLC) in Northwest Portland.
Yesterday, Nick was honored to attend White Bird’s Awards Luncheon and receive the Angel Award.
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.
Last night, Nick attended a celebration for The Right Brain Initiative.
PHB celebrated the groundbreaking of the Yards at Union Station
Join Nick for Multnomah Days at the Multnomah Arts Center in SW Portland
Weddings in Portland's Parks draw many couples each year
Talented artist Emily Nachison takes viewers on a journey of mythological transformation with her art installation, The Realm of Quantifiable Truths.
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
The Portland Water Bureau works hard throughout the year to provide us with some of the best drinking water in nation.
We love it when hard-working public servants get the recognition they deserve.
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
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.
The Portland Water Bureau is proud to present its 2016 Drinking Water Quality Report.
My Story and the City of Portland are looking for 5 community partners to receive free arts programming for “We are Portland.”
Commissioner Nick Fish was honored to be asked to speak before the We The People competition crowd tonight, January 11
News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish
Come out this Saturday to celebrate the beauty of vultures during Welcome Back Vulture Day at Leach Botanical Garden.
This morning, Charlie Hales was publicly sworn in as Portland’s 52nd Mayor.
We are happy to welcome Paige Spence to the fish team!
If this question has been plaguing you, have no fear: the tree has found a new home.
Proud Ground and groups like it work to support homeownership in the Portland area
We invite you to share your thoughts on the Whitaker Community Farm proposal.
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
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.
Vestal School receives $2,000 grant from Whole Foods Market as it continues to grow
Join Commissioner Fish, the Oregon Sports Authority, and Soccer City USA fans to watch the 2010 World Cup Final in Pioneer Courthouse Square
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.
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.
Emmy Award-winning duo Joe and Harry Gantz recently shared their thoughts with The Oregonian about their current production of "American Winter."
Nick attended the 3rd Annual "Artist in the Park" event at April Hill Park last Saturday, May 15
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
We hope you saw The Oregonian's editorial about Portland Parks & Recreation receiving the National Gold Medal Award this week
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
Portland City Commissioner joined the grand opening celebration for Killingsworth Station this morning
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.
Commissioner Nick Fish oversees the Portland Housing Bureau, which administers the Mortgage Credit Certificate to help low-income first-time homebuyers
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
Al Roker and the Today Show donate to Parks Foundation
Portland's Pittock Mansion will host "Uncertain Times: Contemporary Art Views on the Fate of the Newspaper" beginning this Saturday, July 17
Nick discusses off-road biking opportunities with Bike Portland's Jonathan Maus
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
City Commissioner Nick Fish leads E205, the Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) initiative to bring park improvements to underserved East Portland
Today is #GivingTuesday! It’s a special day dedicated to celebrating generosity and giving back to those in need.
The Oregon Cultural Trust, on whose Board Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish sits, recently announced $1.45 million in grants to state cultural organizations.
Portland Parks & Recreation’s $5 5K series will kick off on May 19 at Fernhill Park.
OPB's Oregon Field Guide episode on Forest Park, "Forest Park: Portland's Backyard Gem," will re-air tomorrow, April 14
Zach Dundas in the January 2011 Portland Monthly
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.
Join us today at 5pm to commemorate 100 years of Portland’s Commission form of government.
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.
On Monday, the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recognized the City’s efforts to preserve affordable homes in our community.
Join Hacienda CDC and the Portland Housing Bureau in the 14th Annual Latino Home Fair this Saturday.
Commissioner Nick Fish oversees Portland Parks & Recreation, which recently completed work on the 2011 Lents Park Master Plan
Did you know there are hundreds of species of wildlife living right here in our fair city?
An update on key initiatives for 2012 - Commissioner Nick Fish
The first six months of 2013 have been marked by big changes, new challenges, and much to celebrate.
Today, the Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI) announced the winners of the 2013 Spirit of Portland Awards.
Commissioner Fish's highlights from a busy 2013.
Commissioner Fish's 2014 Year in Review
By February 13, 2012 all Oregonians will have access to 211info service.
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!
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.
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
On Saturday, Nick enjoyed a convertible ride in the 51st Annual St. Johns Parade.
A little spring rain didn’t turn away North Portlanders from enjoying a parade!
On Saturday, Nick was honored to be a part of the 54th Annual St. Johns Parade.
First of the 5K Fun Runs kicks of at Columbia Park, Sunday, May 6
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.
Nick will join 150 other policy makers tomorrow for the 8th Annual Voyage of the Visionaries bike ride.
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish joined Senators Wyden and Merkley, Congressman Merkley, and others for a 9/11 Remembrance event yesterday.
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.
This morning, Nick was pleased to read a Proclamation celebrating Northwest Dance Project’s 10 year anniversary.
Just in time for the holiday season, Portland Center Stage is presenting the humorous play, Twist Your Dickens.
Univision Portland compartio nuestro Summer Free For All (las actividades gratuitas del verano).
Yesterday, Nick was proud to attend the groundbreaking for Zenger Farm’s Urban Grange in East Portland.
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.
Yesterday, we were pleased to learn that Legacy Emanuel Hospital is investing $200,000 in a remodel of Dawson Park in North Portland.
On November 16 The south Water Front Osprey recieved a new home.
In November, Nick was thrilled to join the United States Women’s Soccer Team during a team practice at Jeld-Wen field.
The State of Housing: a Portland Story - by Nick Fish
Talented local artist Jo Hamilton crochets masterful portraits with yarn.
Northwest Pilot Project recently released their annual Downtown Portland Affordable Housing Inventory report.
The Oregonian recently published a series on Fair Housing. The intersection of race, geography, and opportunity is an important subject.
During the summer, Portland has many colorful street fairs and events.
576 were served Thanksgiving dinner at the Feast for Southeast
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.
Our own Sophia Kecskes has been featured as a 2013 “Academic Achiever” by The Oregonian!
The Portland Building’s latest art installation thoughtfully and whimsically examines people’s perceptions of Portland.
Join Portland Parks & Recreation's Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation (AIR) at our Adaptive Bike Day Clinic, Sunday, June 3 on the Eastbank Esplanade.
City Council approved funding for Stephens Creek Crossing, April 11, 2012
Mark Larabee reports on questions around the City's affordable housing tax abatements in the September 24 Oregonian
Yesterday, Nick was proud to welcome representatives from Age-Friendly Portland and Portland State University’s Institute on Aging to Council.
The Portland Building’s art installation space has a wonderful new collection of art from a unique source – public employees.
Today, Nick was proud to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - thanks to State Treasurer Ted Wheeler.
We’d like to share a trailer from the upcoming documentary “American Winter,” produced by Emmy Award-winners Joe and Harry Gantz.
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.”
On Monday March 18, our community will be in the national spotlight with the HBO premiere of American Winter at 6pm or 9pm.
Please join us on February 17 for the premiere of American Winter at the Portland International Film Festival.
Don’t forget – Joe and Harry Gantz’s film, American Winter, premiers this Sunday at thePortlandArt Museum’s Whitsell Auditorium.
KATU features Forest Park, the crown jewel of Portland Parks & Recreation's inventory (includes a video with Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis!)
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
Have plans this Friday night? Head out to the beautiful Washington Park Rose Garden Amphitheater for a free performance by Northwest Dance Project!
Yesterday, The Oregonian’s Steve Duin featured a story on a recent Hollywood Theater screening of the powerful documentary American Winter.
Today, The Oregonian highlighted Portland Parks & Recreation's historic South Park Blocks.
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
Our friends at Zenger Farm were featured in both this week’s Portland Business Journal and the June 2013 issue of Portland Monthly.
Congratulations to Central City Concern’s Old Town Clinic, which has been named an “exemplar practice” by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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 - 2012 City of Portland Proclamation
The Portland Building’s installation art space is turning into an office – a deconstructed office, that is.
Join the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) on April 21st for Art Spark!
Head out tonight to First Thursday and participate in the 2nd Annual Art with Heart Walk.
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.
This morning, Nick was proud to attend the Regional Art & Culture Council’s (RACC) 2016 Arts Breakfast of Champions.
The Regional Arts & Culture Council is investing $100,000 in Arts Equity Grants to local nonprofit organizations!
PP&R is seeking artwork from local artists to show at their "Nature in our City (Parks!)" Art Show
Mark Larabee outlines the short- and long-term strategies the City is using to address homelessness.
City Auditor LaVonne Griffin-Valade released an audit of the Portland Housing Bureau (PHB), "Bureau acting on risks, though more remains to be done."
This morning, the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) announced they have awarded over $1.7 million in grants to 48 local arts organizations!
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.
July is Smart Irrigation Month!
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.
Two Portland Parks & Recreation pools and numerous splash pads will be open during this week's heat wave
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.
Our Benson Bubblers are back on!
The Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) was awarded the 2013 Oregon Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) Julian Sustainability Practices Award!
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!
Author Laura Foster leads tours of Beverly Cleary's haunts in NE Portland
Blanchet House celebrates 60 years of service
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.
Commissioner Nick Fish and the Portland City Council recognize Blue Heron Week with an official proclamation.
Join the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) this Thursday to celebrate the Portland Winter Light Festival.
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
The City of Portland is committed to open, transparent and accountable government.
In The Bee, Rita Leonard writes about the Brooklyn Park summer program
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
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.
We were thrilled to learn this morning that Bud Clark Commons has been named the 2013 Residential Architect Design Awards Project of the Year!
Portland City Council voted in favor of adding fluoride to Portland's drinking water.
Nick Fish joined Habitat for Humanity's Annual Hope Builder Breakfast, April 25, 2012
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.
This morning, Portland City Hall will welcome some very special and talented guests from Buckman Elementary – the Buckman Chorus!
CASH Oregon is partnering with AARP Tax-Aid at 140 different tax sites around Oregon with free tax preparation and tax credit outreach
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.
The Community Alliance of Tenants is holding a raffle to win great prizes while supporting fair housing practices in Oregon.
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.
March is National Women’s History Month – a time to highlight the contributions of women in history and contemporary society.
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.
Join Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon (MESO) on December 1 to enjoy inspiring performances to help support their Family and Community Empowerment (FACE) program.
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.
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.
Next week is National Arts in Education Week - and there is a lot to celebrate!
Older adults are an important part of our community – and this month we celebrate them!
This morning, Nick was honored to present a Proclamation to the Oregon Cultural Trust, recognizing “Oregon Days of Culture.”
You’re invited to dance the night away! Join us at Celebrate Our City, Venture Portland’s 30th Anniversary Party.
Friday night, Nick attended three big events.
Commissioner Fish, Victor Merced, Dee Walsh, and others gathered to celebrate the grand re-opening of the Admiral Apartments in downtown Portland
Last night, Nick was honored to attend and speak at Celebrate Our City, Venture Portland’s 30th Anniversary Party.
Once again, Nick was proud to march with JOIN in Portland’s Veterans Day Parade.
The oldest public rose garden in Portland is turning 100 this June!
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.
Yesterday, KGW news highlighted the great work of Central City Concern (CCC).
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's $55M investment in construction projects in the Portland area has resulted in more than 800 jobs for area workers
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.
This morning, the City of Portland lost one of its greatest leaders and urban pioneers: Charles Jordan.
Last Thursday evening, our intern, Betsy Quitugua, attended a Chinese New Year Celebration at the Lan Su Chinese Garden.
The fitness center at Matt Dishman Community Center has been named in long-time Parks fitness trainer Chuck Amato's honor.
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish joined the Multnomah County Commission this morning to proclaim 'Older Americans Month 2011' in the City of Portland
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
The Portland Housing Bureau, overseen by City Commissioner Nick Fish, secured $1.9 million for its Short-Term Rent Assistance program next year
This morning, City Council approved the budget for FY 2013-14.
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish honor Lincoln High school student winning the 25th annual We The People competition
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.
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.
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.
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
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
This morning, Nick was pleased to read a Proclamation in honor of Portland Thorns FC's inaugural season
The City of Portland is now accepting applications for its new position, Creative Laureate Volunteer
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."
It’s never too early to learn about keeping our rivers clean.
This Wednesday, dozens of volunteers joined Portland Parks & Recreation staff to help rake leaves and otherwise clean up Chapman and Lownsdale Squares
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.
Nick was proud to join current and former elected officials to commemorate 100 years of Portland's commission government.
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
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 Nick Fish's statement regarding the ERB's decision to reinstate Ron Frashour.
Commissioner's Remarks on the City Budget
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.
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.
The Oregonian Editorial Board beautifully highlighted our community's efforts that help Portland Parks & Recreation maintain our National Gold Medal-winning parks system.
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.
Commissioner Nick Fish oversees Portland Parks & Recreation and leads the City's Community Gardens Initiative
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!
Commissioner Fish announced that his Community Gardens initiative has been selected as an Oregon Solutions project by the office of Governor Kulongoski
Community news from the City of Portland, Oregon
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
The City Auditor has released the 22nd Annual Community Survey - Portland Parks & Recreation facilities recieve high rankings
Commissioner Nick Fish was proud to be part of the groundbreaking ceremony for Concordia University's state-of-the-art athletic complex
Commissioner Nick Fish was proud to attend the swearing-in ceremony for Loretta Smith, Multnomah County Commissioner for District 2
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish's friends Barry Sanders was profiled in Sunday's Oregonian
Erin Janssens was sworn in today as Portland Fire and Rescue's first woman Fire Chief in bureau history.
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.
Today, City Council adopted new rules for All-User Restrooms in the City of Portland.
Yesterday, City Council unanimously approved the Sullivan's Gulch Trail Concept Plan.
Yesterday, the City Council unanimously approved a set of updates to the City?s Limited Tax Exemption (LTE) program.
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.
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).
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.
Commissioner Nick Fish and the Portland City Council designated six new Heritage Trees and introduced the free PDX Trees app today
Portland Commissioner Nick Fish and the City Council honored Volutneers of America's Kay Toran with an official proclamation today, August 19, 2009
Commissioner Nick Fish and Metro President David Bragdon announced the launch of Intertwine, a regional partnership to promote parks, trails, and natuiral areas.
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.
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.
Portland City Council this morning enthusiastically passes a resolution in support of the federal-level DREAM Act
Commissioner Nick Fish raised a number of questions about ratepayer impacts during the Portland Water Bureau's presentation of its requested 2011-12 budget
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
Commissioner Fish will propose amendments to a proposal which will increase parking requirements for new apartment buildings.
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish and his Council colleagues will vote today on a resolution concerning the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF)
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.
Commissioner Nick Fish and his Portland City Council colleagues voted June 24 to decouple soccer and baseball proposals brought by Merritt Paulson.
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.!
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
From the Oregonian, August 21
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.
In October, we were proud to celebrate achieving our 1,000 Gardens goal!
Nick was on hand this morning to cut the ribbon at Pardee Commons, an incredible new housing development in East Portland.
On Saturday, join the Portland Water Bureau and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council to celebrate their yearly “Cycle the Well Field” event!
We are pleased to share our progress in Portland’s largest natural area, and our continued plans for expanding off-road biking in Portland.
The Portland Building’s art installation space is celebrating the dead.
Commissioner Fish cut the ribbon on Director Park last night - ten years in the making!
Spring is just around the bend, which means it’s time to sign up for Portland Parks & Recreation’s spring swim lessons!