POL Government Elected Officials Commissioner Nick Fish

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Commissioner Fish is in charge of the Portland Water Bureau and the Bureau of Environmental Services.  He is also Council liaison to Elders in Action, Venture Portland, and the Regional Arts & Culture Council.



Fall planting

This Saturday, take your green thumbs over to PlantFest 2014.


In celebration of autumn’s arrival, Hardy Plant Society of Oregon is having a plant extravaganza! 


A well-known secret among gardening enthusiasts, autumn is a great time to plant water-efficient flowers and trees. Oregon’s rains help establish those new plants to blossom beautifully in the following year. 


PlantFest begins with a lecture entitled, “Weird & Wonderful Plants,” followed by a plant sale from 22 specialty nurseries.  


Hardy Plant Society of Oregon is a nonprofit organization dedicated to sharing the love of gardening, with an array of educational programs and events throughout the year. 


Visit Hard Plant Society of Oregon’s website for more information and registration.


PlantFest 2014

9:00 am – Lecture

11:00 am – 3:00 pm – Plant sale 

PCC Rock Creek Campus

17705 NW Springville Road

September 19, 2014

Friday Roundup

September 19, 2014

Noche Bella

Last Friday, Nick was honored to join colleagues, community leaders, and friends at Noche Bella, Latino Network’s annual dinner and auction.


Latino Network provides transformative opportunities and advocacy for the education, leadership and civic engagement of Latino youth and families in our community. The evening celebrated the hard work that Executive Director Carmen Rubio and her team at Latino Network do for our community.


Noche Bella brought together people who share the vision of Latino Network, along with spectacular music, delicious food, and a night filled with culture and festivity!


To learn more about Latino Network check out their website.


Congratulations to Carmen and her team for hosting a wonderful event!

September 17, 2014

Engaging local youth

Every summer for the past six years, youth and mentors from Straightway Services have volunteered with Portland Water Bureau staff at Powell Butte and local HydroParks.   


The volunteer program offers youth an opportunity to positively contribute to our community.  And Portland Water Bureau really appreciates all of their hard work!  In turn, the youth gain work ethic and experience, as well as a sense of accomplishment and community pride. 


Since 2007, Pastor Dwight Minnieweather has directed Straightway Services, and helped develop the partnership with the Portland Water Bureau. 

Straightway Services provides pivotal life and employment skills, resources, mentorship, and volunteer opportunities to youth in our community. 


Check out Straightway Services’ website for more information about their great organization. 

September 16, 2014


The Portland Building’s art installation space has turned into an archaeological excavation site - for modern art.


Talented artist and Portland resident Yoonhee Choi peels back the layers of art installations long since passed.


Like an archaeologist equipped with carving tools, Choi’s art installation, STRATAscape, involved excavating the walls of the art installation space. 


Intrigued by the hundreds of layers of paint and art under the surface of the walls, she cut into them to reveal the colorful, historical art strata concealed within.


Choi’s wordless, science-inspired homage to former installations may be inspired from her diverse academic background.  She received her Bachelor of Engineering in City Planning in Seoul, Korea, a Master of Architecture from Yale, and most recently studied at Boston’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts. 


The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) sponsors the Installation Art Series. Selected through a juried process, each installation questions common perspectives through art.


STRATAscape begins today!  Check out RACC’s website for more information about the Installation Art Series. 


Portland Building Installation Space

1120 SW 5th Avenue

8 am – 5 pm


Photo courtesy of RACC.

September 15, 2014

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