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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

Portland Pride Takes Center Stage This Weekend, Organizers Take Strides Toward Safe Events

KATU News

 

Keeping the Independence in Portland’s Budget Office: Laura Gunderson

Laura Gunderson in The Oregonian

Harvey Milk Street

Portland Leaders Rename Downtown Street for Harvey Milk

Anna Griffin in OPB News

 

Goodbye Southwest Stark Street, It’s Harvey Milk Street Now

Elise Herron in Willamette Week

 

‘Another Step Forward’: Southwest Stark Will Become Harvey Milk Street

Andrew Theen in The Oregonian

 

City Votes to Rename SW Stark for Harvey Milk

KOIN 6 News

 

Portland City Council Votes on Renaming Section of SW Stark After Harvey Milk

KATU News

 

Street in Downtown Portland To Be Renamed After LGBT Icon

Fox 12 News

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb Recruits Its Portland Hosts to Lobby Against New Lodging Taxes

Rachel Monahan in Willamette Week

 

City Set to Levy Two New Fees on Airbnb, HomeAway Rentals

Steve Law in the Portland Tribune

 

Portland Weighs New Fees on Airbnb-Style Rentals

Elliot Njus in The Oregonian

 

City Council Hears from Public on Proposed Short-Term Rental Tax

KATU News    

Unreinforced Masonry

City Council Moves Forward in Regulating Portland's Dangerous Brick Buildings

Kelly Kenoyer in the Portland Mercury

 

Portland To Require Older Masonry Buildings to Meet New Quake Standards

KGW News

 

Quake Expert: Portland Needs to Shake Up Seismic Retrofits

Nick Budnick in the Portland Tribune

 

Portland City Council delays seismic retrofit requirements (Subscriber Content)

Chuck Slothower in DJC Oregon

Water

New Online Services: Set Up Payment Arrangements and More

The Portland Water Blog

 

Conduit Works Causes Some Water Discoloration in Southeast Neighborhood

The Portland Water Blog

 

Water Project May Cause Overnight Traffic Disruptions Next Week

Travis Loose in the Portland Patch

MLB

ANALYSIS: Baseball Pitch for Portland Has More Questions Than Answers

Len Bergstein in KGW News

 

Portland Is No. 1 Option for Major League Baseball Expansion, Says MLB Writer

Tim Brown in The Oregonian

In Other News

PHOTOS: Floral Parade Splashes Through the Wet Weather

Zane Sparling in the Portland Tribune

 

Stand Together Week: Timbers, Thorns Help Clean Up Portland

KGW News

 

Wheeler Joins Mayoral Coalition Pushing for Federal Cannabis Reform

Pete Danko in the Portland Business Journal

 

We’re Here, We’re Queer—And That’s True All Damn Year

Elise Herron in Willamette Week

 

Arts Picks: An Art Show About Music, Dance on Film, 'United States of Broadway,' More

Amy Wang in The Oregonian

The Weekly Catch

Celebrating Portland Timbers Stand Together Week

Nick Fish Blog

 

Nick Fish: “It’s a Marathon, Not A Sprint”

Jim Ferretti in KXL News

Water

2018 Water Quality Report Available Online

The Portland Water Blog

 

Salem Water Advisory: A Portland Drinking Water Q&A

The Portland Water Blog

 

How Prepared Is Portland For a Water Crisis?

KATU News

Oaks Bottom Restoration

Springwater Corridor Closure Will Divert Cyclists onto City Streets, Help Salmon Habitat

Andrew Theen in the Oregonian

Central City 2035

Portland Wraps Up Central City Plan, Which Tweaks Building Heights and Transportation Plans

Elliot Njus in The Oregonian

 

City Council Approves Development Plan That Includes Green Loop Park

KGW News

 

Council Approves Controversial Urban Growth Plan

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

South Portland

South Portland Becomes City's Newest Address Area

Amelia Templeton in OPB News

 

'South Portland Is Happening': Thousands of Addresses to Change In 2020

KGW News

 

Council Carves Out South Portland Quadrant

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

City Council Votes to Add a Sixth Region Named 'South Portland' To the Metro Area

Fox 12 News

Affordable Housing

A 51-Unit Building in East Portland Will Be First Housing Bond Purchase of a Newly Constructed Building

Rachel Monahan in Willamette Week

 

Portland To Buy New Apartment Building Using Housing Bond Funds

Elliot Njus in The Oregonian

 

Portland To Buy First New Affordable Housing Project

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

Rose Festival

Starlight Parade Flashes Through Downtown Portland

Zane Sparling in the Portland Tribune

 

Rose Fest Fleet Steams into Portland For Tours, Festivities

The Portland Tribune

 

Fleet Week Ships Arrive Wednesday, Tours Start Thursday

KGW Staff

In Other News

Alien Plant Invader: Blessed Milk Thistle

BES City Green Blog

 

LGBTQ Advocates Say Supreme Court Decision Won't Hinder Oregonians' Civil Rights

Alex Zielinski in the Portland Mercury

 

Russell Wilson, Ciara invest in Portland MLB project

Amy Frazier in KOIN 6 News

 

Boston, Portland, Other Cities to Work to Curb Renewable Energy Costs

Steve LeBlanc, Associated Press in KATU News

 

Free Biketown Month ‘Smashed’ Previous Ridership Records

Andrew Theen in The Oregonian

 

PSU's New Student Body President Is the Son of Undocumented Immigrants

Shasta Kearns Moore in the Portland Tribune

 

After Much Introspection, City of Portland Extends Deal with Wells Fargo (Subscriber Content) 

Matthew Kish in the Portland Business Journal

Celebrating Portland Timbers Stand Together Week

June 6, 2018

The City of Portland is home to three professional soccer teams – the Portland Timbers, Portland Thorns FC, and Timbers 2.

Today, City Council was proud to join the Timbers to kick off the seventh annual Stand Together Week.

Stand Together Week is a call to action to inspire people to give back through community service. One of the best features is that volunteers get to work alongside current and former players!

Special thanks to Timber Joey and Timbers staff for speaking at Council today.

You can learn more and sign up to participate here.

The Weekly Catch

Nick on 1080 TheFAN's Dirt & Sprague

1080 TheFAN

 

Brick By Brick

Kelly Kenoyer in the Portland Mercury

 

City Hall Watch: Portland's 2035 Growth Plan Takes Effect

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

Utility Financial Assistance

Hall Monitor: Treading Water

Alex Zielinski in the Portland Mercury

RACC Audit

The Way Forward? Portland's Regional Arts Agency Seeks Direction

April Baer in OPB News

 

A Convenient Time to Reset City's Arts Strategy: Editorial

The Oregonian Editorial Board

Vanport Mosaic

Vanport

Nadine Jelsing in OPB’s Oregon Experience

 

The Vanport Mosaic Festival Honors Memories of a Multi-Cultural City

Abigail Winn in OPB News

 

Flood of '48 Wiped Out Vanport 70 Years Ago, Giving Rise to Modern Portland

Douglas Perry in The Oregonian

 

Vanport Flood: Readers' Memories (Letters to The Editor)

Clara Kern Reames in The Oregonian

 

Never-Seen Photos Show How Historic 1948 Flood Swamped Portland

Grant Butler in The Oregonian

In Other News

Tall Buildings Could Throw Shade on Portland's Chinatown-Japantown District

Amelia Templeton in OPB News

 

Chief Danielle Outlaw Hopes She's Here for Long Haul

Nick Budnick in the Portland Tribune

 

Portland Wants Washington Court to Block Defense Attorney's Public Record Request

Amelia Templeton in OPB News

 

Two Strikes On Public Records; Will City Go For A Third?: Editorial

The Oregonian Editorial Board

 

Region's Leaders Split on Metro Affordable Housing Bond

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

'South Portland' Designation Moves to City Council

KOIN 6 News

 

Plan to Shift Thousands Of Addresses To 'South Portland' Heads To City Council

Andrew Theen in The Oregonian

 

City Review Reveals Portland Police Did Not Delete Photos of Protesters' IDs, Despite Promises to Do So

Katie Shepard in Willamette Week

 

Biketown In Motion: Cheaper Prices, Expanded Coverage

Andy Giegerich in the Portland Business Journal

 

Whitaker Ponds Nature Park Gets Improvements

Janet Goetze in the Hollywood Star News

The Weekly Catch

Commissioner Fish Statement

Man In Custody After Hit-And-Run Leaves 3 Women Injured In Downtown Portland

Max Barr in KGW News

 

Ceremony to Honor Victims of MAX Stabbing Attack

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

Utility Financial Assistance

Helping Cost-Burdened Renters Pay Their Utilities

Nick Fish Blog

 

Portland Utility Bureaus Will Help Renters at Risk of Eviction

Amelia Templeton in OPB News

RACC Audit

Reviewing Our Partnership With RACC

Nick Fish Blog

 

Portland Auditor: Clearer Goals, Strong Leadership, Better Results

RACC Pressroom

 

Audit: Regional Arts and Culture Council Needs Oversight

April Baer in OPB News

 

Audit Uncovers Oversight Problems with Regional Arts and Culture Council

Kelly Kenoyer in the Portland Mercury

 

The Way Forward? Portland's Regional Arts Agency Seeks Direction

April Baer in OPB News

 

A Convenient Time to Reset City's Arts Strategy: Editorial

The Oregonian Editorial Board

 

Audit Faults City Oversight of Arts Spending

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

Local Arts Council Needs Spending Oversight, Portland Auditors Say

Gordon R. Friedman in The Oregonian

 

Audit Critical of Arts Tax Beneficiary RACC

Kohr Harlan and KOIN 6 News

TNC Wage Board

Protecting TNC Drivers and Consumers

Nick Fish Blog

 

Regulating Ride Hailing Companies

OPB's Think Out Loud featuring Commissioner Fish

 

Portland City Council Approves Resolution on The Rights of Uber Drivers

Don McIntosh in the NW Labor Press

 

Portland City Council Endorses New Worker Board for Uber, Lyft Drivers

Steve Law in the Portland Tribune

Vanport Mosaic Festival

City Honors Vanport And the Vanport Mosaic Festival

Nick Fish Blog

 

City of Portland Mayor's Proclamation for Vanport Day of Remembrance

Vanport Mosaic Festival Blog

 

Share Your Stories of The Vanport Flood

The Oregonian Editorial Board

Affordable Housing / Short-Term Rentals

Metro Increases Proposed Bond to Build Affordable Housing to $652 Million

Elise Herron in Willamette Week

 

Portland Mayor Proposes a $1.2 Million Tax on Airbnb and Its Competitors to Fund Home Ownership for Displaced Families

Rachel Monahan in Willamette Week

 

Another Possible Use for Portland’s New Million-Dollar Airbnb Tax? Social Services for Housing

Rachel Monahan in Willamette Week

 

Portland's Mayor Wants to Tax Airbnb, Its Competitors & Hosts

Maggie Vespa in KGW News

 

Portland Mayor Pitches $4 Per Night Tax on Short-Term Rentals to Fund Housing Budget

KATU News

 

Restive Short-Term-Rental Hosts Unite, Form Trade Group

Steve Law in the Portland Tribune

In Other News

Art and Infrastructure: Student Artists Bring the Story of Portland’s Water System to Life

The Portland Water Blog

 

Why Is All That Water Pouring into The Street?

The Portland Water Blog

 

Green Street Stewards Make a Difference!

BES City Green Blog

 

Here’s Why a Plan to Ease the Housing Crisis Is Making Portland Homeowners Flip Their Lids

Rachel Monahan in Willamette Week

 

Your Complete Guide to the 2018 Portland Rose Festival

Eder Campuzano in The Oregonian

 

Peep the Library's Photo Archive of Portland's Black Community

Alex Zielinski in the Portland Mercury

 

After-Parade Fair Delights Neighbors

East Portland News

 

Proposed Seismic Mandate Has Portland Building Owners Quaking

Jon Bell in the Portland Business Journal (Subscriber Content)