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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

Heroes of HIV Luncheon

Nick Fish Blog


Portland Parks Foundation Welcomes New Executive Director Randy Gragg

PP&R News and Media Releases


Take a video tour of Portland’s Pittock Mansion

Samantha Swindler in The Oregonian

Commissioner Dan Saltzman

Portland City Commissioner Dan Saltzman's Exit Interview



The Unlikely Politician

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

Restoration Projects and Green Streets Audit

Audit Flags Problems with Portland’s Environmental Agency

Cassandra Profita in OPB News


Audit Finds Holes in Portland's Watershed Restoration Program

Blair Stenvick in the Portland Mercury


Portland Falls Short on Tracking ‘Green Streets,’ Watershed Work, Auditor Says

Gordon Friedman in The Oregonian

Public Safety Support Specialists

Portland Council Unanimously Approves Deal for Unarmed Police 'Safety Specialists'

Amelia Templeton in OPB News


City Council Unanimously Approves New Unarmed Police Role

Alex Zielinski in the Portland Mercury


City Council Approves Negotiated Job Duties for New Portland Public Safety Specialists

Maxine Bernstein in The Oregonian


New Term, New Role: PS3's Coming to Portland Police

Lisa Balick and KOIN 6 News


Pepper Spray, But No Gun: Portland City Council Approves New Police Specialist Position

Marja Martinez in FOX 12 News

Plastic Straws

Want A Straw for Your Drink in Portland? You’ll Have to Ask.

Ericka Cruz Guevarra in OPB News


Portland Restaurants, Bars - Even Schools - Must Cut Down on Use of Throwaway Plastics

Steve Law in the Portland Tribune


Portland City Council Passes Ordinance to Reduce Single-Use Plastics

KGW News


Portland City Council Unanimously Passes Single-Use Plastics Ordinance

Fox 12 News

In Other News

Many Vacancies Atop Portland Bureaus at Key Time

Gordon Friedman in The Oregonian


Superfund Status Should Not Impede Proposed Ballpark on Portland Harbor

Nigel Jaquiss in Willamette Week


Council to Consider Transferring Domestic Violence Staff to County

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune


Portland Likely to Withdraw from FBI Anti-Terror Operation

Gordon Friedman in The Oregonian


Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Coming to East Portland, Milwaukie, Hillsboro

Andrew Theen in The Oregonian


Lyft Completes Acquisition of Portland's Bike-Share Program Operator

Carrie Ghose in the Portland Business Journal

Heroes of HIV Luncheon

December 3, 2018

Cascade AIDS Project (CAP) is a local non-profit that supports, empowers, and advocates on behalf of people living with HIV/AIDS. Today, Nick was honored to accept the Community Hero Award on behalf of the City of Portland at CAP’s annual Heroes of HIV Luncheon.

The luncheon celebrates the people and organizations supporting people living with HIV/AIDS and fighting to end the stigma around the disease.

In 2016, the City invested in the PRISM Health Center, Oregon’s first specialized healthcare facility for the LGBTQ+ community.

Special congratulations to other honorees Kathleen Saadat and Edward Reeves.

You can read Nick’s acceptance remarks here.


Commissioner Fish's Remarks


The Weekly Catch

"Little Boxes" Small Business Tour

Nick Fish Blog


Dan Saltzman Reflects on His 25 Years in Public Service

Lisa Balick and KOIN 6 News


EPA Plans Formal Meeting with Willamette River Polluters to Pressure Them to Get Started on Superfund Cleanups

Steve Law in the Portland Tribune


Portland Diamond Project Strikes Deal to Develop Riverfront Stadium at Port Terminal (Renderings)

Jon Bell and Erik Siemers in the Portland Business Journal


Portland Diamond Project Picks Terminal 2 For Ballpark

Stephanie Basalyga in the Portland Tribune


Portland Diamond Project Announces Plan to Build MLB Stadium at Terminal 2 Site

KGW News


Portland Diamond Project Announces Plans to Bring MLB Stadium to Terminal 2



A Riverfront MLB Stadium? We Talked to The Portland Diamond Project for More Details (Subscriber Content)

Jon Bell in the Portland Business Journal


8 Portland Arts Picks: Dance, Classical Music, Art, Radio Drama and Theater

Amy Wang in The Oregonian


15 Smashing Artists Repertory Theater Performances of The Last Five Years (Photos)

Andy Giegerich in the Portland Business Journal

In Other News

Portland Mayor Will Bring Proposal for Unarmed Police Officers to City Council Next Week

Katie Shepherd and Rachel Monahan in Willamette Week


Portland City Council Won’t Block NW Portland Affordable Housing Development

Elliot Njus in The Oregonian


November 2018 Update: Washington Park Reservoir Improvement Project

The Portland Water Blog

"Little Boxes" Small Business Tour

November 23, 2018

Small businesses are the backbone of our local economy.

Nearly 20,000 small businesses call Portland home. They provide more than 270,000 jobs. And for every $1 spent at a local business, 70¢ stays in the community.

Today, Nick celebrated Little Boxes, Portland’s annual holiday shopping event, in the Williams Business District.

Little Boxes features over 200 participating local businesses and is a great way to do your holiday shopping while supporting the Portland economy, getting great discounts, and discovering new places to buy local.

You can learn more about Little Boxes here and join the fun by downloading the app or visiting a participating business.

The Weekly Catch

Happy Thanksgiving!

Nick Fish Blog


Little Boxes, an Annual Holiday Shopping Event, Encourages Portland to Buy Local

Jyssica Yelas in Willamette Week


Portland Parks & Recreation Presents Native American Marketplace & Family Day

The Skanner News

Fair Housing

Portland Housing Audit Finds Renters Still Face Discrimination

Gordon Friedman in The Oregonian


Study: Portland Renters Face Discrimination

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

Rose Festival Foundation President

Rose Fest Foundation Gets New President

Jason Vondersmith in the Portland Tribune


Teri Bowles-Atherton Elected President of Portland Rose Festival Foundation

The Skanner News


Portland’s E-Scooter Pilot Program Ends Tuesday. What Happens Now?

Elise Herron in Willamette Week


So Long, E-Scooters, But Maybe Not for Long

Steve Law in the Portland Tribune


The E-Scooting Portland Politician Trend Continues with Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury

Elise Herron in Willamette Week

In Other News

Despite A Few Small Skirmishes, Saturday’s Rallies Show Portland Police Can Keep Warring Protesters Apart

Katie Shepherd in Willamette Week


The Police Chief Wants to Have Honest Conversions Out Concerns in Police

Velena Jones in KOIN 6 News


Pittock Mansion's Holiday Decorations Are Open for Viewing (Photos)

Mark Graves in The Oregonian


ZooLights at the Oregon Zoo Returns Wednesday

KOIN 6 News


5 Pairings for an Unforgettable Thanksgiving

The Portland Water Blog