POL Government Elected Officials Commissioner Nick Fish

Welcome to Commissioner Nick Fish's website

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.



ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Today, Nick was proud to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - thanks to State Treasurer Ted Wheeler.

In the process, he appeared to channel a little Howard Dean.  


Nick proceeded to challenge Commissioner Amanda Fritz, Metro Councilor Sam Chase, and Director of Environmental Services, Dean Marriott!

August 22, 2014

Jade Market

Street Markets are a great way to enjoy the warm, summer weather, meet our neighbors, and support local small businesses.


This Saturday evening, bring your friends and family out to the Jade District Night Market!


Representing SE Portland’s cultural diversity, Jade Market offers an array of international and local food and craft vendors.  Free and fun for the whole family, enjoy an evening of global entertainment, including lion dancers, Chinese opera singers, Gypsy music, and much more!


The market is made possible through partnerships with the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon, the Portland Development Commission, along with community and local business partners. The night market is a pilot project for the Jade District with hopes to make it a staple in Portland’s most ethnically diverse neighborhood.


Portland has many interesting street markets and events during the warm summer months. Nick is proud to serve as Council liaison to Venture Portland, an organization dedicated to growing Portland’s unique neighborhood business districts. “Venture Out” this summer and check out upcoming street markets and events throughout the city.


Jade District Night Market

August 23, 6 – 10 pm

Fubonn Shopping Center

2850 SE 82nd Ave.

August 22, 2014

Friday Roundup

Portland-based film "American Winter" gets Emmy nod

Joanne Zuhl in Street Roots News


Water Bureau wants to know how it handled Portland's boil water alert: Portland City Hall Roundup

Andrew Theen in The Oregonian


New survey asks Portlanders about water boil notice

KOIN 6 News Staff


Our Opinion: Old Town/Chinatown needs bold action

The Portland Tribune Editorial Board


History's inside view

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune


Temporary art installation opens in Lents

Alli Pyrah in the Portland Business Journal

August 22, 2014

The Portland Water Bureau wants to hear from you!

We are fortunate to have some of the best drinking water in the world – minimally treated, straight from the Bull Run Watershed near Mt. Hood. The Portland Water Bureau works hard to keep that drinking water safe.


Bureau staff also want to improve how they communicate with our community, especially in the event of an emergency.  


In May, a citywide Drinking Water Advisory notified Portlanders to boil their drinking water because of possible contamination.  


How did you find out about a water advisory? Did you know how to make the water safe to drink? What could we do better next time? Please complete a short online survey and share your experience!


Thanks for taking the time to help us improve our services. Check out the Portland Water Bureau’s website for more information.

August 21, 2014

Sunday Parkways

Enjoy a warm, sunny day with your friends and family at Sunday Parkways in Southeast Portland.


While cruising along the route, stop by Laurelhurst, Colonel Summers, and Ivon Parks.  Each park has an array of fun activities, food, music, exhibitions, and much more!


Sunday Parkways encourages healthy, active living through a series of free events that open the city’s largest public spaces – our streets – to walk, bike, roll, and more around the community.  Get active and meet your neighbors. 


Portlanders can enjoy Sunday Parkways one Sunday each month. The last one for this year is in September.  Learn more about the program, including a parkways schedule, on the Bureau of Transportation’s website.


Southeast Sunday Parkways

Sunday, August 24

11 am – 4 pm

August 20, 2014

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