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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

Celebrating PP&R Employees

September 20, 2018

Today, Nick and the Fish Team attended the annual Parks Employee Picnic at Gateway Discovery Park.

Earlier this month, Nick stepped back into the role of Commissioner-in-Charge of Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R).

PP&R has 627 full-time employees and more than 2,900 part-time employees. They manage 11,712 acres of parks and natural areas. And they provide comprehensive recreational opportunities including community and art centers, community gardens, swimming pools, and more.

Nick was honored to visit with dozens of Parks employees and to thank the PP&R team for their dedication and commitment to Portland’s world-class park system.

For more information and updates about Portland Parks & Recreation, visit portlandoregon.gov/parks, follow @CommishFish and @PDXParksAndRec, and sign up for email updates here.

The Weekly Catch

9/11 Tribute

9/11 Tribute

Nick Fish Blog

 

Fallen Heroes Honored At 9/11 Ceremony in Portland

Zane Sparling in the Portland Tribune

 

Portland Firefighters Remember 9/11

Jared Cowley in KGW News

 

Portland Firefighters Honor Brethren From 9/11 Attacks

KOIN 6 News

Affordable Housing

Joint Work Session on Housing

Nick Fish Blog

 

Amid Record-Setting Homelessness Response, Multnomah County, Portland Deliver on Pledge To Add Supportive Housing

Multnomah County Blog

 

City, County Leaders Plan to Create More Affordable Housing

Lindsay Nadrich in KGW News

 

City, County Tout Accomplishments of Homelessness Response

Jon Bell in the Portland Business Journal

 

Old Town Building Selected as Portland's Latest Housing Bond Acquisition

Elliot Njus in The Oregonian

 

Key Investment Made in Affordable Housing (Subscriber Content)

Chuck Slothower in DJC Oregon

Environmental Services

Digging In, At the Oaks Bottom Rehab Project

David Ashton in the Portland Tribune

 

CSO Alert: 5-Minute Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Occurs to Willamette River Near Cathedral Park; Avoid Contact Downstream For 48 Hours

BES News

 

Advisory: Partially treated sewage and stormwater overflowed to Columbia Slough from city wastewater treatment plant last night

BES News

 

Treated Sewage Overflows into Columbia Slough

KGW News

 

Partially Treated Sewage Overflows into Columbia Slough

Jim Ryan in The Oregonian

Arts

RACC Board Elects New Members and Officers

Regional Arts & Culture Council Blog

 

It's Here! A New Museum for Portland

Portland Chinatown Museum

In Other News

Who Runs What in Portland Politics

Alex Zielinski in the Portland Mercury

 

Harvey Milk Signs Replace Stark Downtown

KGW News

 

Portland Building Redo on Time, On Budget, City Says

Gordon R. Friedman in The Oregonian

 

Mayor Selects Members for New Police Oversight Committee

Maxine Bernstein in The Oregonian

 

Adaptive BIKETOWN Gets 2 E-Tricycles

Alex Zielinski in the Portland Mercury

 

Great Fall Local Events

KATU News

Joint Work Session on Housing

September 11, 2018

Today, the Portland City Council and the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners held a joint work session on housing and homelessness in our community. The annual joint meeting included presentations from the Joint Office of Homeless Services and the Portland Housing Bureau on their progress to create more affordable housing and our shared vision to create 2,000 new units of supportive housing by 2028.

You can read Commissioner Fish's remarks here.

Background

Commissioner Fish's Remarks

Presentation

Media

Amid Record-Setting Homelessness Response, Multnomah County, Portland Deliver on Pledge To Add Supportive Housing

Multnomah County Blog

 

City, County Leaders Plan to Create More Affordable Housing

Lindsay Nadrich in KGW News

 

City, County Tout Accomplishments of Homelessness Response

Jon Bell in the Portland Business Journal

 

Old Town Building Selected as Portland's Latest Housing Bond Acquisition

Elliot Njus in The Oregonian

 

Key Investment Made in Affordable Housing (Subscriber Content)

Chuck Slothower in DJC Oregon

9/11 Tribute

September 11, 2018

Today is the 17th anniversary of 9/11.

Nick was proud to join Mayor Wheeler, Commissioner Saltzman, Portland Fire & Rescue Chief Mike Myers, Portland Fire Fighter’s Association President Alan Ferschweiler, and firefighters at the annual 9/11 tribute held at Portland Fire and Rescue Station 21.

The ceremony honored the of all the heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice on 9/11.

Special thanks to our firefighters for their service and sacrifice, and to Chief Myers, President Ferschweiler, and Commissioner Saltzman for organizing today’s tribute.

Media

Fallen Heroes Honored At 9/11 Ceremony in Portland

Zane Sparling in the Portland Tribune

 

Portland Firefighters Remember 9/11

Jared Cowley in KGW News

 

Portland Firefighters Honor Brethren From 9/11 Attacks

KOIN 6 News

 

The Weekly Catch

Back at Parks!

Nick Fish Blog

 

One Cost Estimate to Solve Portland’s Homelessness Problem? $640 Million Over 10 Years

Rachel Monahan in Willamette Week

 

Trash-Strewn Portland Must Become Cleanest City in America, Mayor Vows

Gordon R. Friedman in The Oregonian

OHSU Knight Cancer Research Building

OHSU Knight Cancer Research Building Ribbon Cutting

Nick Fish Blog

 

Knight Cancer Research Building Opens New Era in Cancer Research

Amanda Gibbs in OHSU News

 

State-Of-The-Art OHSU Knight Cancer Research Center Opens

Molly Harbarger in The Oregonian

 

Lung, Breast, Colon, Skin, and Brain

Joseph Gallivan in the Portland Tribune

 

A First Look at the Newly Opened Knight Cancer Research Building

Elizabeth Hayes in the Portland Business Journal

Oaks Bottom Restoration

Oaks Bottom Restoration Project Photos

BES

Arts

Chloe Eudaly Tapped to Be Portland’s New Arts Commissioner

Regional Arts & Culture Council Blog

 

The New Generation of Portland Artists Aren’t Breaking the Rules. They’re Making Their Own.

Shannon Gormley in Willamette Week

In Other News

Gresham's Wastewater Treatment Plant Turns Waste into Sustainable, Money-Saving Energy

Stuart Tomlinson in KATU News

 

Council Approves Changes for New Portland Community Policing Panel

Maxine Bernstein in The Oregonian

 

Portland City Government Adds Warning Labels to Electric Scooters

Rachel Monahan in Willamette Week

 

Waterboarding and the Water Bureau

Steve Duin in The Oregonian

 

Apparently the New Water Treatment Plant Is Going to Take 10 Years to Build. What Is This, the Great Pyramids?

Marty Smith in Willamette Week

 

Columbia Slough Event Provides Water Adventure

Anne Endicott in the Portland Tribune