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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

Email: nick@portlandoregon.gov

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

The Weekly Catch

Opinion: Art Investments Opening Minds Across A Changing Portland

Linda McGeady in The Oregonian

 

Illegal Airbnbs Could Take 1,500 Rentals Off Market

Thacher Schmid in the Portland Mercury

 

Portland Ranked 10th Greenest City in National Survey

Kale Williams in The Oregonian

Parks

Giving Our Basketball Courts a Makeover

Nick Fish Blog

 

Nike, Portland Trail Blazers Come Together with Local Youth at Parklane Park to Celebrate Citywide Basketball Court Revitalization Project

PP&R News and Media Release

 

Blazers, Nike Help Revitalize Portland Basketball Courts

Elise Haas in KOIN 6 News

 

Blazers Helping to Revitalize Community Basketball Courts

NBC Sports Northwest Video

 

Rip City Drive with Travis and Chad

NBC Sports Northwest Rip City Radio (Nick’s segment begins at 101:20)

 

Nike and the Portland Trail Blazers Celebrate the Tip-Off of Citywide Basketball Courts Revitalization Project

The Skanner News

 

Vincent Johnson Becomes New Director of Portland Parks Golf

PP&R News and Media Release

 

Portland Budget Director Leaves for Parks & Rec Job

Gordon R. Friedman in The Oregonian

Cleaner Streets

Mayor Pledges More Trash Pickup in Downtown Portland

Gordon R. Friedman in The Oregonian

 

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler Pledges Daily Emptying of Downtown Trash Cans

Anaika Vaughan in Willamette Week

 

Wheeler Hopes New Trash Initiative Will Clean Up City

KOIN 6 News

 

Daily Trash Pickup Service in Downtown Portland To Begin In 2019, New Garbage Bin Designs Revealed

FOX 12 News

 

Portland Moves to Clean Up Its Act (Or At Least Its Streets)

Colin Miner in the Portland Patch

URMs

Portland City Council Votes to Label All Earthquake-Unsafe Buildings

Alex Zielinski in the Portland Tribune

 

Earthquake Warning Signs Required in Brittle Portland Buildings Starting Next Year

Elliot Njus in The Oregonian

 

Portland Council Adopts Sign Policy to Warn Community of Seismically Unsafe Buildings

Sarah Hurwitz in FOX 12 News

Arts & Film

Portland Center Stage’s New Artistic Director Wants Theater for Everyone

Rebecca Jacobson in the Portland Monthly

 

Trailer Premiere: The 45th Northwest Filmmakers' Festival (Starring Drag Clown Carla Rossi!)

Erik Henriksen in the Portland Mercury

In Other News

Portland Drag Queen Darcelle's Life Story Is Now A Virtual Reality Experience

Lee Williams in The Oregonian

 

'Can My Wig Fit??': KGW Carpool with Poison Waters

KGW News

 

Council: MAX Line Vote to Follow Housing Strategy

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

How Different Would Your Day Be Without Water?

The Portland Water Blog

 

Portland Named 'Best Foodie City' In America

Lizzy Acker in The Oregonian

Giving Our Basketball Courts a Makeover

October 11, 2018

Today, Nick was honored to join representatives from Nike and the Portland Trail Blazers at Parklane Park’s newly restored basketball court in East Portland.

It was an afternoon of celebrating basketball and our parks. Parklane is the first of nearly 100 courts to be resurfaced across Portland thanks to our two outstanding community partners.

These courts help kids stay physically active – a core part of what Portland Parks & Recreation, Nike, and the Blazers all know is good for kids’ health and their social well-being.

Special thanks to Nike and the Trail Blazers, local non-profit Verde Builds for serving as the general contractor for the project, and all the hard-working PP&R staff for supporting basketball and our parks!

Background

PP&R Press Release

  

Blazers, Nike Help Revitalize Portland Basketball Courts

Elise Haas in KOIN 6 News

 

Blazers Helping to Revitalize Community Basketball Courts

NBC Sports Northwest Video

 

Rip City Drive with Travis and Chad

NBC Sports Northwest Rip City Radio (Nick’s segment begins at 101:20)

 

Nike and the Portland Trail Blazers Celebrate the Tip-Off of Citywide Basketball Courts Revitalization Project

The Skanner News

 

The Weekly Catch

Center for Women’s Leadership’s 12th Annual Power Luncheon

Nick Fish Blog

 

Welcome Tracy Schreiber!

Nick Fish Blog    

Affordable Housing

Portland Moves to Preserve Affordable Homes Near New MAX Line

Elliot Njus in The Oregonian

 

Southwest Corridor MAX Line Raises Environmental Concerns

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

Parks

Achieving as a Parks Ranger

The Portland Observer

 

Business Movers: Vicente Harrison

Rosemarie Stein in The Oregonian 

BES

Sewage Advisory: Valve Failure Leads to Sewage Release to Ground Along NE Marine Drive, Traffic Not Affected

BES News

 

Sewage Advisory: Grease in Sewer Pipes Leads to Overflow on SE Foster Road

BES News

 

Grease-Clogged Sewer Line Causes Sewage Overflow on Foster Road

Colin Miner in the Portland Patch

In Other News        

Leaf Day Is Free: Portland Announces End to Leaf Pickup Fees

Max Barr in KGW News

 

New PSU Research Centers Will Study Homelessness, Technology

Tim Gordon in KGW News

 

Portland Is at Risk for Liquefaction in an Earthquake, Here’s Why

Keely Chalmers in KGW News

 

Quake Warning Signs Proposed for Portland’s Vulnerable Buildings

Elliot Njus in The Oregonian

 

A Magical World of Clay

Joe Streckert in the Portland Mercury

Center for Women’s Leadership’s 12th Annual Power Luncheon

October 4, 2018

Today, Nick and the Fish team attended the Center for Women’s Leadership’s 12th Annual Power Lunch.

The luncheon honored 5 women leaders in the Pacific Northwest, including our very own Betsy Quitugua, who received the 2018 Emerging Leader Award.

The Center, part of PSU’s Hatfield School of Government empowers women and girls in the state of Oregon to grow their leadership in our community. Students go through rigorous and inspiring educational programs, skills training, and networking opportunities with top women leaders from around the state.

Congratulations to Betsy and all the honorees!

Visit the Center for Women’s Leadership’s website to learn more.

   
   

Welcome Tracy Schreiber!

October 3, 2018

Join us in welcoming Tracy Schreiber to the Fish Team as our Arts Affordability Fellow!

Tracy joins us as a Portland State University Fellow. She is about to complete a Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning. Her professional passion is to build stronger communities through work in the creative sector, small business and entrepreneurship, and workforce development. Arts and culture have been the backbone of Tracy’s professional and personal life.

Tracy grew up in Philadelphia and has since lived in Seattle, Pittsburgh, and the Aspen Valley. She and her  family returned to the Pacific Northwest in 2014.

Outside of the office, Tracy enjoys spending time with her family (furry and human), attending arts events, and finding new adventures.