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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589


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

The Weekly Catch

Earth Day 2018: Restoring Habitat in the Bull Run Watershed

Portland Water Blog

Salmon in Our City: Oaks Bottom Improvements

News Release: Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge Restoration to Benefit Salmon, Wildlife, People; Bicycle Map Gives Options During Springwater Corridor Closure

BES News


SE Portland Refuge Project to Close Popular Trail

Trevor Ault in KOIN 6 News


Section of Springwater Corridor to Close for Restoration Project at Oaks Bottom

Marilyn Deutsch in FOX12 Oregon


Cyclists Prepare for Months-Long Closure Along Springwater Corridor

Nate Bynum in KATU News

Environmental Services

EPA Checks Portland Oil Recycler for Illegal Dumping

Wayne Havrelly in KOIN 6 News


Criminal Search Warrant Executed at Oil Recycling Business in Northwest Portland

Joe Douglass in KATU News


Seeking a Fresh Start, Uber Issues Apology Letter to Portland Leaders for Steamrolling into Town

Rachel Monahan and Elise Herron in Willamette Week


Uber Says It’s Sorry for ‘Missteps’ in Portland

Elliot Njus in The Oregonian


Uber to Portland Leaders: We’re Sorry

KOIN 6 News


Uber Tries to Make Nice with the City of Portland

Andy Giegerich in the Portland Business Journal


Uber is Sorry for All Its Bull----, Portland

Kelly Kenoyer in the Portland Mercury

In Other News

Introducing Portland’s 2018 Forty Under 40 Class (Subscriber Content)

Andy Giegerich in the Portland Business Journal


Federal Judge Gives 'Conditional' Approval to New Community Approach in Police Settlement

Maxine Bernstein in The Oregonian


Garbage Rate Increase Approved by Portland City Council

Travis Loose in the Portland Patch


Many Steps Remain Before Homeless Center Can Open

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune


Cars Are Still Killing Lots of Bicyclists and Pedestrians

Kelly Kenoyer in The Portland Mercury


Your Voice Your Vote: Mayor Ted Wheeler Expands Upon State of the City Topics



City Hall Update: Map App Released for Infill Project

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune


New Styrofoam Recycling Plant Opens in Tigard

Keely Chalmers in KGW News


Bend City Council to Appoint Arts Envoy

April Baer in OPB

The Weekly Catch

50 Years of the Fair Housing Act

Nick Fish Blog


Metropolitan Youth Symphony’s 2nd Annual Crescendo Honors Gala

Nick Fish Blog

New Homeless Shelter

Columbia CEO, Portland Developer Funding ‘Innovative’ Homeless Shelter in Portland

Rachel Rafanelli in KGW News


A New Homeless Center is Coming to the Pearl District

Dirk VanderHart in OPB News

Vision Zero

Slow Down for National Work Zone Awareness Week (And All Year Round)

Portland Water Blog


Portland Approves Emergency Plan to Reduce Speeds on SE Stark Street

Andrew Theen in The Oregonian


City Council Votes to Reduce Speed Limit for 53 Blocks of Stark Street in SE Portland

FOX 12 News Staff

In Other News

Wheeler Focuses on Homelessness in State of the City

Trevor Ault and Lisa Balick in KOIN 6 News


April 12, 2018: Cryptosporidium Monitoring Update

Portland Water Blog


Updated 4/10 – Sewage Advisory

BES News


Wheeler Wants to Wait for All the Facts on Deadly Police Shooting

Katherine Kisiel in KATU News


Colorado Firm Picked for Downtown Portland Post Office Redevelopment

Elliot Njus in The Oregonian


‘Desirability’ Lifts Portland to No. 6 on List of Best Places to Live in the US

Elliot Njus in The Oregonian


Study Puts Regional Landslides in Spotlight

Portland Tribune Staff


Portland is America’s Next Great Pizza City

Andrew Parks in Food and Wine

50 Years of the Fair Housing Act

April 11, 2018

Today is the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, which was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson in 1968. Its main goal is to integrate neighborhoods and end bias in housing.

City Council honored the anniversary with a proclamation, public hearing, and other events throughout the day. Commissioner Fish made brief remarks after Mayor Wheeler read the proclamation, which you can read here.


Commissioner Fish's Statement


Fair Housing Proclamation 
 Nick with President Reagan's Pen Crowd in City Hall
Fair Housing Posters 

Metropolitan Youth Symphony’s 2nd Annual Crescendo Honors Gala

April 9, 2018

Last Friday, Nick was honored to receive the Community Partner Award at the 2nd Annual Metropolitan Youth Symphony Crescendo Honors Gala.

MYS serves nearly 500 young musicians in our community. They present two awards each year – the Community Partner Award and the Musical Hero Award. The theme of this year’s gala was “Standing for Possibility,” celebrating the importance of community leaders who impact the lives of student musicians.

MYS recognized Nick for of his “tremendous service to the arts as Commissioner, fan, and advocate.”

You can learn more about Metropolitan Youth Symphony here.

The Weekly Catch

Nick Participates on KGW Trust in Organizations Panel

Nick Fish Blog


Venture Portland Awards $29,700 to 12 Neighborhood Business Districts for Spring and Summer Activities

Venture Portland


Panel Considers Renaming Stark Street After Gay Activist


First Budget Forum

Hundreds Speak Out at Portland's First Community Budget Forum for the Fiscal Year

Catherine Van in KATU News


Hundreds Voice Concerns Over Proposed Budget Cuts

Cole Miller in KOIN 6 News


Mt. Tabor Open House: Help Us Tell the Story of the Mt. Tabor Reservoirs

Portland Water Blog

Vision Zero

Portland Releases New ‘Vision Zero’ Ad Following Deadly Year

Kristian Foden-Vencil in OPB News


'Time to Slow Down': Portland to Blanket City with Vision Zero Ad Campaign

Andrew Theen in The Oregonian


20 Mile-Per-Hour Speed Limits on Residential Streets are Now in Effect

Keaton Thomas in KATU News

Fremont Apartments Land Use

Portland City Council Reopens Door for Pearl District Apartment Building Opposed by Neighbors

Elliot Njus in The Oregonian


Council Gives Pearl District Tower Second Chance

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

In Other News

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Peace Message Remembered on 50th Anniversary of his Murder

Douglas Perry in The Oregonian


Economist Reinforces Residential Infill Project

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune


Sixteen-Story Building Coming to Old Town Chinatown

Kelly Kenoyer in the Portland Mercury