This afternoon, Nick was proud to attend the Grand Opening of The Fields Park in Northwest Portland!|
The popular $5 5K run/walk series starts up again this Sunday at Fernhill Park!
Last week, we were proud to announce that Legacy Emanuel Hospital has generously donated $200,000 to add a water feature to the makeover of Dawson Park.
News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish
Join us this evening for a public hearing on the proposed 2013-14 City budget.
On Monday, the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recognized the City’s efforts to preserve affordable homes in our community.
Don’t forget to join us on Friday for the Grand Opening of Portland’s newest natural area and dog park - The Fields Park!
Warm summer days are just around the corner, and that means it’s time to get ready for Portland Parks & Recreation’s 2013 Summer Free For All!
On Saturday, Nick enjoyed a convertible ride in the 51st Annual St. Johns Parade.
This Mother’s Day kicks off the 2013 Portland Sunday Parkways season!
New from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish
Yesterday, we were pleased to learn that Legacy Emanuel Hospital is investing $200,000 in a remodel of Dawson Park in North Portland.
Today, The Oregonian featured a story about our community rallying to support homeless veterans.
Habitat for HumanityPortland/ Metro East is looking for volunteers, ages 16 and up, to survey the Cully Neighborhood.
This morning, City Council was pleased to welcome two groups of outstanding local youth: the Jefferson High School Men's Basketball Team, and the 2013 Rose Festival Court.
Yesterday, Nick was proud to attend the Grand Opening of the new Hacienda CDC futsal field!
This afternoon, Nick was proud to attend the opening ceremony for the final phase of The Yards at Union Station.
On Monday, The Oregonian featured a story in their Living section about one of our former staff members, Natalie Sept.
Sophia Kecskes has been named one of two Presidential Scholars for the state of Oregon's high school class of 2013.
Join us on May 17 for the Grand Opening of Portland’s newest green space - The Fields Park!
Each May, our nation recognizes the ways that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders helped build our great country.
New from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish
This afternoon, Nick was proud to join Detroit Lions football star Ndamukong Suh, Nike,PortlandPublic Schools, and the Friends of Grant Athletics to announce thatGrantHigh Schoolis getting a new turf athletic field and a new synthetic track!
Last week, students from David Douglas High School planted a tree grove to celebrate the 60 different nations represented in their East Portland school!
This afternoon, Nick was pleased to read a proclamation in honor of Older Americans Month.
Northwest Pilot Project recently released their annual Downtown Portland Affordable Housing Inventory report.
Congratulations to Grant High School’s Constitution Team on winning first place at the 26th annual national “We the People” competition!
Friday night, Nick attended three big events.
Nick was proud to march with Marc Jolin and our partners from JOIN in the 7th annual 82 Avenue of the Roses Parade on Saturday.
Yesterday, Nick was proud to join members from the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and City ofPortlandpartners to celebratePortland’s newest natural area - the Foster Floodplain.
Join us on May 11 for the 2013 Festival of the Birds at Sellwood Parkand Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge.
Yesterday, The Portland Observer ran a story on our fantastic Park Rangers program.
This morning, Nick was honored to attend the Habitat for Humanity Portland/ Metro East Hope Builder Breakfast.
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish was a guest on OPB's Think Out Loud for a discussion of Speaker Tina Kotek's Section 8 legislation on Tuesday, April 23
On Monday, The Oregonian published a story about how Community Supported Agriculture farms (CSAs) are making it possible for everyone to have access to fresh, local produce.
Congratulations to White Bird Dance for 15 years of supporting the art of dance in our community!
On Saturday, Nick was proud to attend the Grand Opening Celebration of the Mt.Tabor Community Garden.
On Saturday, Nick was honored to receive the 2013 Lamplighter of the Year award from Operation Nightwatch.
To celebrate, the Friends of Portland Community Gardens and the Portland Parks Foundation invite you to a benefit screening of the award-winning documentary Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?
Join us tomorrow, April 20, as we showcase Arbor Month at the Portland Farmers Market at Portland State University.
News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish
Don’t be fooled by those April showers, summer is just a couple of months away!
Last week, Nick was proud to attend PMAR’s First Citizen Banquet, where Jean DeMaster and Sophia Kecskes were presented with the First Citizen and Future First Citizen awards.
This morning, Nick, Mayor Hales and Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum welcomed Sara K. Pratt, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to City Hall.
The "We Are the Safety Net" campaign supports the Portland Housing Bureau's 13-14 budget requests, which will support needed programs and services for some of our community's most vulnerable
Portland Parks & Recreation is looking for volunteers to help complete an inventory of trees this summer.
Tomorrow, Mayor Hales and Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum will join Nick to host Sara K. Pratt, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Join us on April 20 for the Grand Opening of the Mt.Tabor Community Garden.
Today, The Oregonian’s Ryan Kost highlighted the work of City Council’s two budget subcommittees. The two subcommittees outlined nearly $5 million in potential savings for the City.
On April 6, KATU News featured one of our community’s everyday heroes.
News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish
On Tuesday, The Oregonian published a story about the crisis of nutrition and hunger among older adults in our community.
This morning, Nick was pleased to read a Proclamation in honor of Portland Thorns FC's inaugural season
Papa’s Pizza Parlor is donating 50% of all food proceeds to East Portland Concerts at Ventura and Parklane Parks.
The Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT) is teaming up with La Bonita North restaurant to raise awareness for renter’s rights. Join them for some delicious food and conversation - all while supporting renters’ rights.
Still have what it takes on the court? Come out and play on April 24 during Portland Parks & Recreation’s basketball event for some area high school alumni.
News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish
Today, we came across an interesting article on the Oregon Housing Blog that reports how older adults are struggling to afford their homes in retirement.
Portland Center Stage’s (PCS) spring show, Clybourne Park, is giving theater goers the chance to support local housing nonprofits.
Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East recently announced that 23 families in our community will now have a safe, decent, and affordable place to call home.
Commissioner Fish will propose amendments to a proposal which will increase parking requirements for new apartment buildings.
Over the weekend, The Oregonian published an editorial about House Speaker Tina Kotek's legislative proposal to reform the Section 8 program in the State of Oregon.
Join us tomorrow to help remove invasive plants in Forest Park.
This summer Portland Parks & Recreation is partnering with the U.S Army Corps of Engineers, the Bureau of Environmental Services and other partners to restore Westmoreland Park’s wetland area and Crystal Springs Creek.
News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish
Join Portland Parks & Recreation during the entire month of April to celebrate our trees.
If this question has been plaguing you, have no fear: the tree has found a new home.
The Rob Ingram Youth Summit Against Violence brings together youth to find solutions to violence in our community
NPR's Morning Edition featured some of the families in the HBO documentary American Winter.
Last year, we were proud to expand the Park Rangers program throughout our city’s parks and natural areas.
Have fun every Friday with your preschooler (ages 2-5) during one of Portland Parks & Recreation’s Ladybug Walks
News from and about Commissioner Nick Fish
Can you make minimum wage and expect to call home affordable?
March 9, Friends of Arbor Lodge held a work day at Harper’s Playground.
Older adults living on a fixed income will remain in their homes at Hawthorne East.
Last night, Nick was honored to join KGW's Live@7 to discuss the premiere of American Winter on HBO.
Keep your youngsters active in both mind and body by enrolling them in one of Portland Parks & Recreation’s Summer Day Camps.
On Monday March 18, our community will be in the national spotlight with the HBO premiere of American Winter at 6pm or 9pm.
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish was proud to join Habitat for Humanity to cut the ribbon on the new Habitat ReStore, serving all of Multnomah County
News from and about Commissioner Nick Fish
Come out this Saturday to celebrate the beauty of vultures during Welcome Back Vulture Day at Leach Botanical Garden.
News about Earned Sick leave passing in Portland
Today I voted to support paid sick leave for Portland workers. The final vote was 5-0.
Congratulations to our 1,000 Gardensteam for a wonderful feature in the Spring 2013 issue of Edible Portland.
Growing your own vegetable garden provides some fantastic benefits, and the Oregon Food Bank has added fighting hunger to that list.
The Portland Housing Bureau (PHB) is committed to ensuring that everyone has a safe and affordable place to call home. PHB’s work would not be possible without its mission-driven community partners.
The grand opening of the Helensview Community Garden was a huge success!
Driving down Naito Parkway you might pass by Mill Ends Park and not even notice it - but the Guiness-certified “World’s Smallest Park” made national headlines last week when its lone Douglas Fir sapling was missing.
Spring is just around the bend, which means it’s time to sign up for Portland Parks & Recreation’s spring swim lessons!
Join Portland Parks & Recreation this Saturday to celebrate the new and improved Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge Bluff Trail!
News from and about Commissioner Nick Fish
We are delighted to share that Portland’s Halprin Open Space Sequence has been placed on the National Register of Historical Places.
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish was proud to testify in support of HB 2639, Speaker Tina Kotek's Section 8 reform bill, before the House Human Services and Housing committee in Salem on March 6, 2013
This year, Portland Parks & Recreation’s Peninsula Park will celebrate it’s 100th anniversary
March is National Women’s History Month – a time to highlight the contributions of women in history and contemporary society.
Join us on Wednesday, March 6 for a public hearing on the City’s 2013-2014 budget.
News of and about Commissioner Nick Fish
Recently, the Portland Parks Foundation funded a public opinion survey - Portlanders are asking us to continue to stretch our dollars and past investments a little further right now.
Nick was honored to join Grammy Award-winning artist Thara Memory and community members at Emmanuel Church last night for the City of Portland’s Creating Community Artfully celebration.
Join us on Wednesday, February 27 from 5:30-6:30 at Peninsula Park Community Center, to honor longtime Peninsula Wrestling Club Coach and North Portland icon Roy Pittman.
Nick was pleased to join Elders in Action and community members on Saturday to celebrate and honor local leader and dedicated volunteer Steve Weiss, who recently celebrated his 70th birthday.
News from and about Commissioner Nick Fish
On March 15, come show your support for Village Gardens at their first annual spring fundraising event!
Join us on Saturday for the City’s next Fix-It Fair.
Portland is being recognized for being green!
On Sunday afternoon, a large line formed outside the Portland Art Museum’s Whitsell Auditorium for the premiere of the new documentary film, American Winter.
News from and about Commissioner Nick Fish
Don’t forget – Joe and Harry Gantz’s film, American Winter, premiers this Sunday at thePortlandArt Museum’s Whitsell Auditorium.
Nick was proud to join the Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) and community partners at the grand opening of Kah San Chako Haws yesterday afternoon
In November, Nick was thrilled to join the United States Women’s Soccer Team during a team practice at Jeld-Wen field.
Please join us on February 17 for the premiere of American Winter at the Portland International Film Festival.
The “City of Roses” is not always coming up roses when it comes to someone trying to find a rental home.
News from and about Commissioner Nick Fish
The Summer Free For All provides opportunities for the community to get outside and enjoy some free fun in the sun.
CASH Oregon is partnering with AARP Tax-Aid at 140 different tax sites around Oregon with free tax preparation and tax credit outreach
American Forests ranks Portland in the top 10 urban forests in the nation
Yesterday, Oregonian reporter Daniel Moran highlighted the completion of our E205 initiative
Portland Parks & Recreation has submitted a requested budget for FY2013-14.
I write to update you on the City’s budget and its impact on the Portland Housing Bureau.
February is Black History Month!
Oregonian columnist Steve Duin wrote about Mark Gunderson, a veteran struggling with homelessness. Mark has secured a home, and is scheduled to move in today!
News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish
We invite you to share your thoughts on the Whitaker Community Farm proposal.
Commissioner Nick Fish was very proud to join Joan Mooney, Assistant Secretary with the US Department of Veterans Affairs, for a volunteer shift with the one-night Street Count and a coffee discussion about veterans issues
Please join us on February 17 for the premiere of American Winter at the Portand International Film Festival.
Nick was proud to join his Council colleagues this morning to celebrate the completion of our E205 initiative.
The oldest public rose garden in Portland is turning 100 this June!
Portland Parks & Recreation is holding an open house for the Whitaker Farm Project.
On Thursday, BridgeTown Inc. held their first Night Strike of 2013.
News from from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish
On Thursday, Nick had the honor to once again participate in the “Teacher for a Day” program.
Interested in film? Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is looking for youth ages 11-17 to be part of their documentary film class!
Self Enhancement Inc. is hosting the Bureau of Planning & Sustainability’s (BPS) next Fix-It Fair on Saturday, January 26.
The Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT) is looking for volunteers for their Renters’ Rights Hotline.
My Story and the City of Portland are looking for 5 community partners to receive free arts programming for “We are Portland.”
Did you know that January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month?
Join PP&R on the MLK Day of Service to help restore the Mitchell Creek Natural Area
After being in their over one hundred-year old building, the Blanchet House of Hospitality has found a new place to call home.
This year, we will be work with the legislature to enact Section 8 reform, contracting for a new round of Fair Housing testing, and continue to help our veterans utilize their VASH vouchers.
Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East has reached their $12 million fundraising goal!
On Sunday March 24, Portland International Raceway becomes a classroom for safe driving.
Portland Parks & Recreation, City Nature and the SMILE Natural Amenities Committee for a morning of removing invasive plants along the Springwater Corridor Trail.
In October, we were proud to celebrate achieving our 1,000 Gardens goal!
Portland Parks & Recreation’s $5 5K series will kick off on May 19 at Fernhill Park.
Mt. Tabor garden plots now available
Did you or someone you know lose your home to foreclosure between January 2008 and December 20
Congratulations to Central City Concern’s Old Town Clinic, which has been named an “exemplar practice” by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
At 93 years old, Willa Asbjornsen is testament that you can look good at every age.
Did you know there are hundreds of species of wildlife living right here in our fair city?
Couples braved the bitter cold on Wednesday as they lined up in front of the Portland Parks & Recreation offices for a chance to reserve a spot to tie the knot at one of the city’s parks this year.
PHB is leading a homeless street count, and we need volunteers. The count helps us better understand homelessness in our community, and the need for services.
Temperatures are dropping, which means people experiencing homelessness in our community are even more vulnerable on the streets.
In today’s Oregonian, Steve Duin shared veteran Mark Gunderson’s story about his struggles on the street in the cold. Mark has a voucher to help pay rent, but he can’t find a landlord who will rent to him.
One of the key components of parks ranger’s duties is outreach and assistance to people experiencing homelessness in our city.
This morning, Charlie Hales was publicly sworn in as Portland’s 52nd Mayor.
Enjoy a time-lapse video, showing the beauty of our city.
Commissioner Fish's review of challenges and successes from 2012.
Last June Nick was proud to join Adidas, the Portland Timbers, and Hacienda CDC at the ground breaking ceremony for a new sports field in the Cully Neighborhood in NE Portland.
Weddings in Portland's Parks draw many couples each year
Portland provides winter shelter services, especially during times of severe weather
Beginning January 4, Mt. Scott Community Center will be hosting a monthly dance – open to all!
This Wednesday, Director Park will be featuring the marimba music stylings of Michael Charles Smith.
Potluck in the Park will provide a free Christmas Day dinner to more than 1400 people this year
On Friday, Nick was proud to join REACH CDC, community members, elected officials and friends of John Gray for the grand opening of Gray’s Landing.
Metro and the City of Portland teamed up this week to purchase 54 acres of wildlife habitat near the Columbia Slough in Northeast Portland.
Nick was proud to join Michelle Harper in presenting the 2012 Lowenstein Trust Award to William West in City Hall during Wednesday’s council meeting.
The pedestrian/cyclist bridge on the Waud Bluff trail is now in place!
By February 13, 2012 all Oregonians will have access to 211info service.
This Friday we will celebrate the opening of the beautiful and newest addition of affordable housing, Gray’s Landing.
Don't miss your chance to take an iconic ride with Santa and his elves, and get into the holiday spirit! The Holiday Express leaves each weekend through December 16.
Nick was pleased to join the Macdonald Center for the grand opening of their new seven story building, Macdonald West.
Standing 75 feet tall and covered in beautiful colored lights the tree is a staple of the Portland Holiday season.
These are just a few of the animals found during the first BioBlitz in Portland’s Forest park.
Many low-income families count on programs from theU.S.Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help make their homes affordable.
This morning City Council unanimously approved an investment of $6.13 million to preserve affordable homes in the Park Tower and Lexington Arms buildings in downtown Portland.
Portland Parks & Recreation is offering free swim lessons to children and adults from December 17 - 20.
On November 16 The south Water Front Osprey recieved a new home.
The U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), is calling on you to submit your best ideas to their new initiative - Innovation of the Day (IOD).
The Holiday Express begins this weekend!
On Tuesday, Nick was proud to join the United States Women's National Soccer Team for practice before they took on Ireland's Women's team on Wednesday night at Jeld-Wen field.
576 were served Thanksgiving dinner at the Feast for Southeast
We have feasted and given thanks, and bargained for the best deals - now it’s time to give back.
Join us this holiday season for a ride on the Holiday Express!
Join Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon (MESO) on December 1 to enjoy inspiring performances to help support their Family and Community Empowerment (FACE) program.
Street Roots vendor Raymond shares his story
On Thanksgiving, we gather with friends and family to enjoy a holiday meal, and to reflect on the blessings in our lives.
The Portland Housing Bureau has released our Fall 2012 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA).
Portland Parks and Recreation’s Rose City Golf Course clubhouse has been officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Portland Parks & Recreation provides recreation and fitness programs for older adults.
The Bureau of Environment Services (BES) and the City's Native American Heritage Month Committee are partnering to offer fun events and activities to celebrate Native American Heritage Month.
On Friday, Nick was pleased to join community members for a forum on affordable housing and homelessness.
Friends of Trees request participation this fall with neighborhood tree planting
This winter, local leaders are working together to ensure all of our veterans have a home for the Holidays.
When local school districts give the kids a day off this fall and winter, PP&R will offer extra programs to enjoy in one of fourteen community centers located throughout the Portland area.
This Friday, join Portland Parks & Recreation’s Native Community Advisory Committee to celebrate Native American Family Day.
The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability will kick off their season of Fix it Fairs this Saturday, November 17.
On Monday, join us for the 38th Annual Ross Hollywood Chapel Veterans Day Parade.
Nick joined Transition Projects' Executive Director Doreen Binder and Liz, a formerly homeless woman, to announce the opening of Transition Projects' Women's Winter Shelter.
November 9, 2012
Since 2004, local newspaper Willamette Week has published their annual Give! Guide to encourage Portlanders to give back and support their local mission-driven non-profits and community organizations.
All Portland residents are invited to a Consortium Housing Needs Hearing
Our partner at Central City Concern (CCC) has been chosen by Portland Roasting Coffee to be the recipient of the roaster’s fifth annual Holiday Roast Fundraiser.
This morning, City Council honored our Native American community by reading a City proclamation recognizing Native American Heritage Month.
Nick spent the evening of Election Night 2012 visiting election parties.
Share your memories of Peninsula Park with Portland Parks & Recreation.
The Urban League has a new president and chief executive officer, Michael Alexander
Last week, two of our wonderful team members, Abby Warren and David Nguyen, moved on to their next adventures.
On Saturday, Nick was proud to join Mayor Adams, the Goldberg family, the Portland Parks & Recreation team, and community members to celebrate the grand opening of Harper's Playground.
Join us Saturday, November 3 for the grand opening of Harper's Playground in Arbor Lodge Park. Celebration begins at 11 am.
Proud Ground and the Clackamas Community Land Trust (CCLT) have made the decision to integrate their operations.
The City Auditor has released the 22nd Annual Community Survey - Portland Parks & Recreation facilities recieve high rankings
Two new Portland Parks & Recreation outdoor playgrounds in East Portalnd are now open!
This Saturday, please join the Portland Parks & Recreation team, Mayor Adams, and the Goldberg family at the grand opening of Harper’s Playground.
Nick was pleased to join fellow Portland City Council members last night at the Doubletree Hotel for the 27th annual Spirit of Portland awards ceremony.
This Thursday, November 1, Home Forward will open its Section 8 rent assistance waiting list.
3,000 roses will be removed soon in the Peninsula Park Rose Garden to make way for new, healthier plants
The City of Portland is now accepting applications for its new position, Creative Laureate Volunteer
Parks will give away six turkeys this November to visitors at indoor pools
Nick was honored to join former Governor Ted Kulongoski, the Portland Parks & Recreation Garden Team, and community partners to celebrate reaching our 1,000 Gardens goal.
Congratulations to the entire Portland Parks & Recreation's Community Gardens team and all our community partners. Without your help, we would not have achieved this important goal of providing own organic, sustainable, low-cost, healthy food to all Portlanders.
Join Nick, the Portland City Council, and our Community Garden partners to celebrate the successful completion of our 1,000 Gardens initiative at City Hall this Wednesday at 9:30.
The local non-profit Friends of Trees is now accepting applications for their Crew Leader training this November.
We are pleased to announce the team at Portland Parks & Recreation has installed some new benches at Director Park!
On Friday, Nick joined Mayor Adams, sculptor Lee Kelly, the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), and community members to welcome Kelly's sculpture, Memory 99, to the North Park Blocks.
The People of the Drum Project will present the last installment of their series this Sunday
Vestal School receives $2,000 grant from Whole Foods Market as it continues to grow
News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for the week of October 15, 2012
Tomorrow, Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) will celebrate the installation of the Memory 99, a sculpture by PNCA alumnus Lee Kelly ’59.
We are pleased to share our progress in Portland’s largest natural area, and our continued plans for expanding off-road biking in Portland.
Join Nick, Portland Parks & Recreation staff, Verde and the Let Us Build Cully Park! Coalition, at the grand opening of the NE 72nd Ave Community Garden this Thursday, 2 – 6:30pm.
As an incentive to stay fit this Fall, Portland Parks & Recreation is giving a 10% discount at all of our community centers
Halloween is just right around the corner, and Portland Parks & Recreation is celebrating! This Saturday, October 20, PP&R is hosting several fun Halloween activities for you and your family.
Join Hoyt Arboretum Curator Martin Nicholson this Sunday at 2pm for a Fall Color tour.
Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) will celebrate No Ivy Day tomorrow, October 13.
Construction of the Native American Youth and Family Center's (NAYA) innovative new affordable housing community in Southeast Portland is underway - and incredibly, will be completed in the impressive time of just 3 days!
We are pleased to learn that the new Blanchet House of Hospitality has qualified for LEED Platinum, the highest award for sustainability given by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Portland Parks & Recreation offers swimming lessons year-round
The Friends of Mt Tabor Park Weed Warriors, a valuable PP&R partner, win 2012 Spirit of Portland Award
Come pick up your new Chinook Book at the Portland Building!
On Sunday, Nick was proud to join with Commissioner Amanda Fritz to present the University of Portland Women's Soccer team with a Spirit of Portland award.
The Little Artists is one of-a-kind high-quality, arts-focused early childhood education program for children ages 2, 3 and 4.
Beginning Friday, Parks will host monthly dances for people with disabiliies.
Today's Portland Tribune contains a guest Op Ed from City Commissioner Nick Fish and Portland Housing Bureau Director Traci Manning regarding Stephens Creek Crossing
In honor of REACH's three decades of service to the community, Portlanders recently shared how REACH made a difference in their lives.
We are pleased to announce that Portland Parks & Recreation's Tom McCall Waterfront Park has been designated as one of 10 Great Public Spaces for 2012 by the American Planning Association (APA).
This morning, Nick was honored to present the Portland Timers with a very special proclamation on behalf of Mayor Adams as a token of appreciation from the City of Portland for their efforts in organizing Stand Together Week, a community service campaign which last from October 8th all the way through October 14th, 2012.
Peter Walker, the visionary Architect who designed Jamison Square Park has received the prestigious Urban Land Institute's J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development..
Hacienda Community Development Corporation announces a new partnership with the Oregon Department of Housing and Community Services.
Warner Pacific College students and the Friends of Mt. Tabor recently spent a day at Mt. Tabor Park removing English ivy and other invasive species.
Nick joined Portland Parks & Recreation's Director Mike Abbate and community members to celebrate the soon-to-be-opened new playground at E205's inspiration: East Holladay Park.
Portland Parks are reaping the benefits of 10,000 volunteer hours, thanks to the dedication of Central City Concern
Renovations of two out of "The Big 11" affordable Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives, Inc (PCRI) homes have been completed, and new residents are beginning to move in.
Our E205 intiative is wrapping up several projects this fall; the community will celebrate a new playground at East Holladay Park this Saturday.
Commissioner Nick Fish's statement regarding the ERB's decision to reinstate Ron Frashour.
Commissioner Fish was proud to nominate two groups of outstanding young community leaders for Spirit of Portland awards
Today's the last day to submit your feedback to the proposed North Portland Greenway Trail.
The first wall of the $52.8 million Stephens Creek Crossing community was raised yesterday.
Portland Public Gold, part of Portland Parks & Recreation, continues to reduce the amount of chemicals used
On October 3rd all veterans are invited to Portland's Annual Stand Down & Job Fair
Nick was proud to join the Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation and the Portland community at the grand opening of the Oregon Rail Heritage Center on Saturday.
The Portland Tribune featured a number of Portland Parks & Recreation sites in its Fall/Winter 2012 "101 Things to Do" insert.
Oregon State recently launched a new foreclosure prevention website designed to provide support for homeowners
Join Nick, the Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation, and community members at the grand opening of the new Oregon Rail Heritage Center this Saturday, 10am – 5pm
The sun will be out all week, and don't miss out on scheduling a tee time at one of Portland Parks & Recreation's Public Golf Course!
Portland Parks & Recreation and Central City Concern's Community Volunteer Corps will celebrate the completion of 10,000 volunteer hours in Portland parks at 2 pm today at Lair Hill Park.
Nick was honored to host his friends Billy Cody and Marilyn Murdoch, owner of Katayama Framing and Art Gallery, in his office today.
Our Multnomah Youth Commission liaison Sophia Kecskes is entering her senior year at Cleveland High School. Sophia spent the summer in Ecuador with non-profit Amigos de las Americas. She shared her story with us.
Portland Parks & Recreation’s 2012-2013 Nuts About Nature schedule is here!
The Fall 2012 activity guide is up on PP&R's website. Online registration is available.
Our 2012 Summer Free For All came to a close last Saturday, with the final Portland Parks & Recreation movie in in Wallace Park.
Commissioner Fish's statement regarding the Department of Justice's investigation of the Portland Police Bureau.
Nick was honored to join Blanchet House of Hospitality Board members, volunteers, and community members to celebrate the grand opening of the new Blanchet House in the Old Town China Town neighborhood.
Portland City Council voted in favor of adding fluoride to Portland's drinking water.
On Saturday, Nick was pleased to join KGW News Anchor Laurel Porter on Straight Talk to discuss the proposal to add fluoride to Portland's drinking water.
Leslie Goodlow joins PHB as the new Business Operations Manager; Jaymee Cuti joins PHB as the new Public Information Officer.
Lynchwood Park in East Portland received upgrades including on off-leash dog area, new benches, a drinking fountain and a half-mile of walking paths. The renovations are part of Portland Parks & Recreation's E205 Initiative.
Nick was pleased to join Congressman Earl Blumenauer, former Portland Mayor Bud Clark, REACH Executive Director Dee Walsh, and community members to celebrate REACH Community Development Corporation's 30th anniversary.
The Portland Trail Blazers are teaming up with Portland Parks & Recreation and Banfield Pet Hospital to renovate Chimney Park
Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland Fire & Rescue and BES are collaborating to execute a prescriptive burn in the St. Johns Prairie unit of Baltimore Woods Natural Area in North Portland.
Nick was pleased to speak with HuffPost Live, a Huffington Post webcast, this morning to discuss poverty - one of our community's, and the nation's, biggest crises.
A grant from Portland's Free Geek has more than doubled the size of the free computer lab at the PP&R Charles Jordan Community Center.
Join Central City Concern to celebrate 40 Years of the Hooper Detox Stabilization Center and the Sobering Station/CHIERS.
The first day of school is September 5 and Schoolhouse Supplies is handing out backpacks and school supplies to needy children throughout the metro area.
We are excited to learn that three of Portland?s historic sculptures: the George Washington, the Sacagawea and Jean-Baptiste, and the Portland Building's iconic Portlandia, will be receiving some much-needed restoration thanks to a grant from the Oregon Cultural Trust and the Regional Arts and Culture Council.
Join the Oregon Symphony at their annual free outdoor concert this Thursday at Portland Parks & Recreation’s Waterfront Park.
Today, the Portland City Council unanimously approved an Ordinance authorizing a TIF Set-Aside investment in the Portland Housing Bureau's 11x13 campaign to preserve affordable homes
Christen McCurdy with the Lund Report wrote a fantastic piece on Commissioner Nick Fish's 1,000 gardens initiative and Portland Parks & Recreation's Kids Cook! event
Yesterday, Nick was honored to join U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and State Sentor Jeff Merkley at the roundtable meeting to discuss about the current President Obama’s housing refinancing plan and Senator Merkley Rebuilding Equity Act plan to help underwater homeowners.
Join Portland Parks & Recreation and the Portland Bureau of Transportation for another Sunday Parkways event in Southeast Portland.
On August 22, 2012, Commissioner Nick Fish and the Portland City Council unanimously approved an agreement settling a lawsuit challenging the City's anti-camping ordinance.
On Sunday, Portland Parks & Recreation hosted its first ever family-focused food event, Kids Cook! at the St. John's Community Center.
Nick was pleased to join members of the Portland Timbers and the Parkrose community at the grand-opening of the Parkrose high school's brand new Soccer Field last Saturday.
School is starting soon (sorry kids), and Schoolhouse Supplies is seeking donations of supplies and cash to help give kids a good start for the new school year.
Looking for things to do with your family and friends this week? Check out Portland Parks & Recreation's Summer Free For All events happening around Portland!
Kids at the Tamarack and adjacent New Columbia communities will now have a brand new field to practice their soccer skills - thanks to the effort of Jordan Soto and his friends who live in the Tamarack apartments.
Commissioner Nick Fish released a statement regarding a proposal to add fluoride to Portland's drinking water.
Join Portland Parks & Recreation and our community partners this weekend at St. Johns Community Center for Kids Cook!
Temperatures are supposed to be in the triple digits this week, and we all need to look after ourselves, our pets, and our neighbors - especially older adults.
A coalition of Oregon housing agencies has launched a website where first time home buyers can learn more about the buying process.
Did you know that Portland Parks & Recreation has Dive-In Movies as part of our summer program? Now a 20-year tradition, this year we will be showing "Puss In Boots" in 5 of our outdoors pools.
We are pleased to report that Oregon's foreclosure rate dropped dramatically July, thanks to Oregon's new Foreclosure Avoidance Mediation Program which took effect last month.
One of Portland's most popular summer outdoor performances, Trek in the Park - running through August 26, was recently featured on CBS Sunday Morning News
The fitness center at Matt Dishman Community Center has been named in long-time Parks fitness trainer Chuck Amato's honor.
Portland Parks & Recreation's Washington Park Summer Festival, presented by Daimler, comes to a close this weekend with three final performances.
The Oregonian Editorial Board published an article today highlighting Portland Parks & Recreation?s Ira Keller Fountain - part of the Halprin Open Space Sequence - and the work of local non-profit Halprin Landscape Conservancy in preserving this National Historic Landmark
Portland Parks & Recreation is performing some needed trail work on Powell Butte Nature Park this Saturday 9am - 12pm and we need all the help we can get!
Data from a Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) aerial imagery study show that Portland’s urban tree canopy has grown by 2.6 percent over the past 10 years, and now covers nearly 30% of the city.
Join Portland Parks & Recreation and the Portland Trail Blazers staff at the Summer Free For All playground and lunch program this Friday, 10 am ? 2 pm at Montavilla Park
Temperatures are supposed to be in the upper 80s today - what would be a better way to cool down than swimming in one our of Portland Parks & Recreation's aquatic facilities for free?
August 11-12 at Laurelhurst Park, Portland Parks & Rec will host the International Society of Arboriculure's world conference and tree climbing championships!
Dwell Magazine recently highlighted the beauty and innovative approach of our nationally recognized Bud Clark Commons.
U.S. Bank is contributing $100,000 to the operation of the Portland Public Schools' Early Learners Academy in northwest Portland.
On Wednesday, Friends of Laurelhurst Park will lead a work party to help clean up Laurelhurst Park in Southeast Portland from 9 am to 12 pm.
Construction of Harper's Playground is making steady progress.
This month, Community Cycling Center will turn two vacant lots in the New Columbia neighborhood into a Bicycle Repair Hub which will provide affordable bicycle repair and maintenance clinics.
Temperatures are expected to be in the 90s this weekend, and what would be a better way to cool off than visiting one of Portland Parks & Recreation?s aquatics facilities?
The new Enginehouse & Rail Heritage Center is nearing completion.
Thursday night, join Nick, our wonderful Summer Free For All sponsors, and community members at the opening night of the Washington Park Summer Festival, presented by Daimler.
Great news for homeowners who are facing foreclosure! Bank of America is holding an event August 23 - 25 in Tigard where homeowners can meet face-to-face with a Bank of America Specialist to review options for loan modifications or other alternatives to foreclosure.
The Fields, scheduled for completion in Spring 2013, will bring a new park to Northwest Portland. The 3.2-acre park will include a dog park, one-acre lawn, walking paths, picnic tables, a children's area, and a Portland Loo.
Join Portland Parks & Recreation at tonight Poetry on the Piazza at Director Park every Monday starting at 6:30pm.
Construction for the new Blanchet House is almost complete.
Join Portland Parks & Recreation and the Hosford-Abernethy Neighborhood community at the Piccolo Park Drinking Fountain Community Dedication & Ribbon Cutting this Saturday.
Yesterday, City Council unanimously approved the Sullivan's Gulch Trail Concept Plan.
Two of our local non-profits partners have received grants this week to help our community?s most vulnerable - with a special focus on veterans and military families.
Nick was pleased to join community members at the grand opening of Proud Ground?s Svaboda Court, a community of 12 affordable town homes in Southeast Portland.
Join Nick and Parks Director Mike Abbate at the groundbreaking ceremony of the new playground at Portland Parks & Recreation's East Portland Community Center this Monday, July 30.
Dive-In Movies to begin in late August at neighborhood outdoor pools
Nick was honored to join former City Commissioner and Parks Director Charles Jordan, family, and friends at the dedication of Portland Parks & Recreation?s Charles Jordan Community Center yesterday.
We are pleased to announce that Portland Parks & Recreation's Tanner Springs Park is one of five finalists for the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Urban Open Space Award, a competition that recognizes an outstanding example of a well-used public open space that has spurred regeneration and the transformation of its surrounding community.
Statement from Commissioner Nick Fish regarding Cameron Whitten's hunger strike.
Nick will join 150 other policy makers tomorrow for the 8th Annual Voyage of the Visionaries bike ride.
Urban Forestry Commission responds to Oregonian story regarding the removal of trees by a downtown developer.
Join Nick, former City Commissioner and Parks Director Charles Jordan, family, and friends at a community celebration to honor the renaming of Portland Parks & Recreation?s Charles Jordan Community Center this Sunday, July 22 at 3:30 pm.
Work to help restore Portland Parks & Recreation's Oaks Bluff Trail in Southeast Portland's Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge will begin in the next couple weeks.
Portland Parks & Recreation's Ladybug Nature Walks for preschoolers was featured on KATU news
Portland Parks & Recreation carpenters are in the process installing three benches and a drinking fountain pad at Argay Park.
Join Portland Parks & Recreation, the Friends of Terwilliger, and community members at Terwilliger Parkway's Centennial celebration this weekend.
Local nonprofit My Story, in partnership with the Office of Mayor Sam Adams, the City of Portland, and the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, recieves NEA grant.
Nick was invited to speak at Eugene's City Club last month, to share some of Portland's strategies to end homelessness.
As part of the annual Summer Free For All programs, Portland Parks & Recreation is partnering with Portland Public Schools and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide free, healthy meals for children in the community.
Great news for Oregonians struggling to make their mortgage payments - the Oregon Foreclosure Avoidance Mediation Program goes into effect today, providing those facing foreclosure the right to meet with their mortgage lenders and a mediator to seek alternatives.
Join Portland Parks & Recreation at the $5 5k at Gabriel Park on Sunday, July 29.
Portland Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce the hiring of Hasan Artharee as the Portland Park Ranger Supervisor.
Nick was pleased to join Northwest Trails Alliance Director Tom Archer, representatives from BikePortland, and the Hazelwood community at the grand-opening of Ventura Park's Pump Track, the first track of its kind in Portland.
Today, The Oregonian highlighted Portland Parks & Recreation's historic South Park Blocks.
Portland Community Reinvesment Initiatives Inc. is recruiting volunteers for healthy eating and living camp.
Univision Portland compartio nuestro Summer Free For All (las actividades gratuitas del verano).
Street Roots, in partnership with International Network of Street Papers, is participating in Hotels4Change - a campaign that helps people experiencing homelessness change their lives.
Join Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland Fire Chief Erin Jannsens, and representatives from Portland?s Office of Equity and the Portland Police Bureau in the 3rd Annual Community Integration Cup Soccer Tournament at Delta Park this Friday and Saturday.
The Oregonian Editorial Board beautifully highlighted our community's efforts that help Portland Parks & Recreation maintain our National Gold Medal-winning parks system.
Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) Director Mike Abbat? has issued a directive clarifying where riverbank fishing in PP&R parks along the Willamette River is allowed.
All seven of Portland Parks & Recreation pools will be open on Independence Day this Wednesday!
In Collaboration with Oregon Food Bank, Oregon Public Health Institute, and Multnomah County's "It Starts Here" campaign, we are working to ensure that more healthy vending options are available at downtown festivals. At the 2012 Blue's Festival, "Healthy Options Here" vendors will offer festival-goers more healthy choices.
Nick was honored to join Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, Portland Housing Director Traci Manning, and representatives from Holst Architecture for a tour of the nationally recognized Bud Clark Commons yesterday(BCC) yesterday.
Emmy Award-winning duo Joe and Harry Gantz recently shared their thoughts with The Oregonian about their current production of "American Winter."
An update on key initiatives for 2012 - Commissioner Nick Fish
We are excited to share some updates about the construction of the new Oregon Rail Heritage Center.
Yesterday, the City Council unanimously approved a set of updates to the City?s Limited Tax Exemption (LTE) program.
Yesterday, KGW news highlighted the great work of Central City Concern (CCC).
Nick was pleased to join Governor Kitzhaber, Oregon's First Lady, Parks Director Mike Abbat?, State Representative Tina Kotek, and the New Columbia community at the 2012 Summer Free For All Tip-off celebration Today at McCoy Park.
Portland Parks & Recreation has entered the design phase of the next great Portland park! The Werbin Property, a 2.4-acre site in the Cully neighborhood, will be transformed into a new park - and we need your help finding the best design.
Join Nick, Mayor Adams, Parks Director Mike Abbat?, Governor John Kitzhaber, and community members at Portland Parks & Recreation?s Summer Free For All Tip-Off celebration this Wednesday, June 27
Portland Parks & Recreation's Teen Nature Program is teaming up with Northwest Trail Alliance to hold a 4-day mountain biking camp, July 9 - 12.
Our community partner, Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives, Inc (PCRI), and the Oregon Tradeswomen are collaborating on The Big 11, a renovation project that will rehabilitate 11 of PCRI's homes for future residents.
Home Forward is preparing to open waiting lists for several of its affordable homes in the Portland area.
Join Portland Parks & Recreation and the Portland Bureau of Transportation for another Sunday Parkways event in North Portland this Sunday, 11 am - 4 pm!
Join Hacienda CDC and the Portland Housing Bureau in the 14th Annual Latino Home Fair this Saturday.
In the South Waterfront neighborhood, the construction of Gray?s Landing is making some significant progress.
United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan weighed in on the affordable housing debate at a recent NLIHC Mobility Conference
Join Portland Parks & Recreation for the Westmoreland Park Community Open House this wednesday from 4:00-7:00pm.
Summer is here, and Portland Parks & Recreation invites you to join one of our Ladybug Nature Walks for preschoolers! This Friday, join us at Powell Butte Nature Park.
Portland Parks & Recreation's Pittock Mansion will soon undergo a major renovation.
Summer is quickly approaching, and the Portland Parks & Recreation Aquatics staff is hard at work getting our 7 outdoor pools ready for the warm weather.
On June 7, Nick joined Central City Concern and community members in celebrating the grand re-opening of the Mark O. Hatfield Building.
Nick was honored to join Doreen Binder, non-profits partners, and community members to unveil the donor's wall at Bud Clark Commons (BCC) yesterday.
Local Portland artist Paul Missal, with the help of Oregon Symphony Music Director Carlos Kalmar, has created a one-of-a-kind musical instrument
The Lents International Farmers Market is kicking off its sixth season this Sunday, June 17th
The Oregonian recently published a series on Fair Housing. The intersection of race, geography, and opportunity is an important subject.
Street Roots is having their first ever Summer Rally fundraising event and they need your help!
Portland Parks and Recreation's Arbor Lodge Park.
Commissioner Nick Fish Friday roundup
National report advocates for a balanced approach to housing choice ? preserving and improving housing in distressed areas, and investing in new housing in stronger neighborhoods.
Yesterday, City Council unanimously approved an ordinance to raise charitable donations for the construction of Harper?s Playground, the first playground in a Portland park that will be designed for children with disabilities.
To celebrate the 26th anniversary of the Great Blue Heron as the city of Portland's official city bird, Mayor Sam Adams read a proclamation at City Council yesterday, naming June 4 - 10, 2012 as Great Blue Heron Week in the city of Portland.
Portland City Council voted unanimously today to rename Portland Parks & Recreation?s University Park Community Center in honor of Charles Jordan.
Join Nick, Multnomah County Chair Jeff Cogen, Central City Concern, and community members at the grand re-opening of the Mark O. Hatfield building this Thursday, 3:30 - 5 pm.
Omni Spinners, other improvements, coming soon to three Portland parks
Erin Janssens was sworn in today as Portland Fire and Rescue's first woman Fire Chief in bureau history.
Civic Engagement Roundtable with Roosevelt High School Seniors is huge success
The results of Portland Parks & Recreation?s first-ever BioBlitz event at Forest park are here! Wildlife experts compiled the data that was collected by over 140 volunteers during a 24-hour period in the park.
Over the weekend, Nick was honored to speak the opening of the City’s 43rd and 44th Community Gardens.
Saturday events at Johnson Creek
We’d like to share a trailer from the upcoming documentary “American Winter,” produced by Emmy Award-winners Joe and Harry Gantz.
Portland Parks & Recreation’s Riverview Natural Area.
Commissioner Nick Fish budget roundup
Portland Parks & Recreation will be reaching more E205 Initiative milestones this summer
Three updates for housing: funding the safety net, Bud Clark Commons award, and community partner projects.
Portland Parks & Recreation and Washington Park Alliance would like your feedbacks to help make improvements to parking and shuttle service in Washington Park.
Join Nick, Portland Parks & Recreation, and community members at a celebration of the Healthy Portland Initiative at University Park Community Center this Thursday, May 31, starting at 4 pm.
Join Portland Parks & Recreation's Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation (AIR) at our Adaptive Bike Day Clinic, Sunday, June 3 on the Eastbank Esplanade.
Portland Parks & Recreation's Youth Conservation Crew (YCC) is now accepting applications.
Yesterday, Nick was honored to speak at the Grand opening of the Veterans Community Resource & Referral Center in downtown Portland.
City Auditor LaVonne Griffin-Valade released an audit of the Portland Housing Bureau (PHB), "Bureau acting on risks, though more remains to be done."
33 acres in Portland Parks & Recreation's Forest Park is now free of the invasive, tree killing vines thanks to enormous contributions of our partners at West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District, Forest Park Conservancy and their volunteers!
Thomas Cully Park in Northeast Portland is soon be transformed, thanks to a grant the Metro Council awarded last Thursday.
This morning, Nick joined Catholic Charities & Caritas Housing, members of the McCoy family, and community members to celebrate the grand re-opening of McCoy Village, a newly-restored affordable community, home to 55 individuals and families.
Portland Parks & Recreation's 2012 Summer Free for All schedule is now available.
Join Parks on May 25 to visit the Heron Rookery at Heron Lake
Congratulations to JOIN for 20 years of outstanding service in the fight against homelessness in our community!
Portland Parks & Recreation joined by Brentwood Darlington Neighborhood Association, and other community members celebrated the grand opening of Errol Heights Community Garden.
Bud Clark Commons, the now year-old building that provides affordable homes and services for our community?s most vulnerable, has won national recognition for its design.
Chapman Square and Lownsdale Square are now open to the public.
Warm spring weather brings great volunteer opportunities with Portland Parks & Recreation!
The Portland Tribune shared their list of 101 fun activities all across the metro area for Portlanders to enjoy all summer long.
Portland Parks & Recreation's Ladybug Nature Walk for preschoolers continue this Friday.
Portland Parks & Recreation presents amazing, family-friendly nature opportunities at Ross Island Natural Area.
We'd like to highlight one instrumental organization in the promotion of fair and equitable housing in Portland ? the Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT).
Walk Score, an online service that helps apartment renters and home buyers find neighborhoods where they can drive less, has ranked Portland the nation’s second-best city for “bikeability.”
The Water Bureau has turned on their fountain/feature at Jamison Square, Director Park and also at the Waterfront Park
Congratulations to Portland Parks & Recreation for being featured in the May issue of Portland Monthly: Best of the City 2012.
oin Portland Parks & Recreation this Friday to celebrate National Water Safety Month.
May 11, 2012 - National Public Gardens Day
Our partner, Habitat for Humanity Portland Metro/East is featured in the New York Times online edition today - it will also be featured in Saturday's paper edition!
Portland Parks & Recreation and the Portland Bureau of Transportation kick off the first Sunday Parkways event.
Charles Jordan, former Portland City Commissioner and Portland Parks and Recreation Director who was featured in The Skanner
Parks Bureau update provides more details about the differences between the budget PP&R requested and the Mayor's proposed budget.
The Lincoln High School Constitution Team wins National "We the People" Championship
Nick was pleased to join fellow City Council members this morning in recognizing Ainsworth Spanish Immersion Program, Lincoln High School Consititution Team, and the 2012 Rose Festival Court.
Nick was pleased to address business and community leaders this morning to extend congratulations to the Portland Business Alliance on their 10th Anniversary.
Join Portland & US Fish and Wildlife Service to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day
Portland Parks & Recreation has once again been recertified by Salmon-Safe
Portland Parks and Recreation is looking for volunteers to help out at our community rose gardens this spring and summer.
Commissioner Nick fish's Friday roundup
Community Warehouse have officially opened a Westside warehouse to serve Washington and Clackamas Counties' low income residents.
Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal profiled Portland as an up-and-coming arts capital.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in partnership with the Veterans Administration (VA), has awarded Home Forward 60 special vouchers to help veterans who are experiencing homelessness in our community.
First of the 5K Fun Runs kicks of at Columbia Park, Sunday, May 6
We are delighted to report that the Portland Development Commission (PDC) supports the restoration of $1.1 million in funding for Leach Botanical Garden.
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish honor Lincoln High school student winning the 25th annual We The People competition
Grant Magazine's story about Leo Rhodes, homeless advocate and Street Roots vendor.
Portland Parks & Recreation's Forest Park
April 28 celebration of Frazer Park Community Garden opening.
Portland Parks & Recreation, Sprite and Portland Trail Blazers Team Up to Revitalize NE Portland Basketball Court
Portland Parks & Recreation Ladybug Nature Walks
The State of Housing: a Portland Story - Commissioner Nick Fish Street Roots Blog
Nick Fish joined Habitat for Humanity's Annual Hope Builder Breakfast, April 25, 2012
Portland Parks & Recreation offering various activites during Screen-Free Week
Nick was pleased to attend a trip that spanned advocacy for protecting services for the homeless to talking about how to grow businesses.
Oregon Metro and Intertwine 2nd Annual Regional Trails Fair
Portland Parks & Recreation's Youth Conservation crew is hiring for this summer 2012
Multnomah Youth Commission held a candidate forum on April 11, 2012
Portland Parks & Recreations' Pier Park
All youth are invited to attend the Rob Ingram Youth Summit Against Violence
Our 1,000 Gardens Initiative recognizes the importance of growing food locally. Join in the celebration of local bounty during Earth Week 2012.
Nick joined Franklin High School students for a roundtable discussion about civic engagement.
Portland parks & Recreations' East Portland Community Center
City Council approves six new Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative districts
The State of Housing: a Portland Story - by Nick Fish
City Council approved funding for Stephens Creek Crossing, April 11, 2012
Testimony from Lisa Bates regarding homeownership funding in the City
April is National Fair Housing Month - 2012 City of Portland Proclamation
Commissioner Nick Fish, Portland Parks & Recreation programs for summer
News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for April 2, 2012
Portland Parks & Recreation
Portland Parks & Recreation
Beatriz story about GRUNT experience
News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for the week of March 26, 2012
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish joined partner REACH CDC to announce that South Waterfront?s first affordable housing development (Block 49) will be named ?Gray?s Landing,? in honor of local philanthropist and developer John Gray.
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish and others have joined the 'I Support the Portland Safety Net' campaign, showing support for the Portland Housing Bureau's 12/13 funding requests
As part of Commissioner Fish's 1,000 Gardens initiative, Portland Parks and Recreation has been working hard to break ground on new gardens. Join us as we celebrate the openings of three new gardens this Spring!
PHB celebrated the groundbreaking of the Yards at Union Station
Harper's Playground set to break ground on June 8th
News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for the week of February 20, 2012
Jennifer Anderson wrote a great story about Portland's growing interest in community gardens and in Portland Parks & Recreation's role for today's Tribune
Statement From Housing Commissioner Nick Fish Regarding Shooting of Homeless Men
We were very proud to win the 2011 National Gold Medal for Excellence in park system management. The Gold Medal is the highest award presented to park and recreation organizations nationwide. This video is a way to thank all the folks who help nurture and maintain our parks and natural areas.
News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for February 13, 2012
News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for the week of February 6, 2012
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish was on KXL yesterday morning to give an update on the restoration effort underway at Chapman and Lownsdale Squares and talk about potential budget cuts for the coming fiscal year.
CIty Commissioner Nick Fish oversees Portland Parks & Recreation, which is bringing upgrades to parks east of I205 through the E205 initiative
Portland Parks & Recreation, overseen by Commissioner Nick Fish, hosts weekly work parties for community members interested in helping maintain the health and beauty of our system.
News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for January 16, 2012
You're invited to Soup for the Soul 2012, an event benefitting Transition Projects
Harper's Playground announces two Southeast Portland benefit concerts to finance new playground
REACH Community Development Celebrates its 30th anniversary
Bend artist Tom Temple, the Multnomah Arts Center Association, and Fred Meyer have given generously to PP&R's metalworking program.
Commissioner Nick Fish was very proud to once again act as a judge for Oregon's District 1, 3, and 5 "We The People" competition, held annually at Lake Oswego High School
News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for January 9, 2012
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish oversees the Portland Housing Bureau, which is proud to support the Salvation Army's Female Emergency Shelter (SAFES)
Commissioner Nick Fish has selected Hannah Kuhn as Chief of Staff, effective February 6 2012
This morning's Oregonian Editorial, "First, a place of their own," highlights our community's 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness and applauds our two core strategies: housing first, and supportive housing.
News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for December 26, 2011
News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for December 19, 2011
Blanchet House celebrates 60 years of service
Today, the Portland City Council approved a resolution sponsored by Commissioners Fish, Leonard, and Saltzman to establish a pilot program that allows overnight sleeping at certain sites in the city
A Street Roots article highlight organizations, including Janus Youth, who are bringing needed resources to areas classified as Food Desserts.
City Commissioner Nick Fish was honored to join a celebration today for Chuck Amato, a personal trainer who's been with Portland Parks & Recreation for 50 years.
News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for December 12, 2011
This week, Council approved the final phase of the "Yards at Union Station" project, which will add 80 affordable units to an existing mixed-use building next to Union Station.
This Wednesday, dozens of volunteers joined Portland Parks & Recreation staff to help rake leaves and otherwise clean up Chapman and Lownsdale Squares
The Xerces Society celebrates 40 years of work to protect wildlife and conserve invertebrates
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish will introduce a resolution to allow overnight sleeping for people experiencing homelessness
City Commissioner Nick Fish oversees Portland Parks & Recreation, whose magnolia collection has been recognized by the North American Plant Collection Consortium (NAPCC) for its high quality
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish was proud to join the kick-off event for KGW's annual Great Toy Drive yesterday.
City Commissioner Nick Fish oversees the Portland Housing Bureau, which funds community partner MHAC, the Minority Homeowner Assistance Collaborative.
News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for December 5, 2011
Following the Occupy Portland encampment in Chapman and Lownsdale Squares, the Parks Foundation established the "Restore our Historic Squares Fund" - yesterday, the Portland Marathon donated $4,000
City Commissioner Nick Fish oversees the Portland Housing Bureau, mentioned in today's Willamette Week article, "Renter's Hell"
Congratulations to the team at Portland Parks & Recreation (overseen by Commissioner Nick Fish) for their strong showing in the City Auditor's 21st Annual Community Survey
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish oversees the Portland Housing Bureau, which recently created the city's first-ever Fair Housing Action Plan
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish was proud to join staff and supporters of Proud Ground to celebrate their 150th homeowner.
Portland Parks & Recreation, overseen by Commissioner Nick Fish, released an updated estimate of the cost to restore downtown's historic Chapman and Lownsdale Squares yesterday, putting the cost at $85,000 or more.
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish reflects on his former boss and friend, Barney Frank.
Story by David Nguyen
Homeless and at-risk youth preform in an end-of-year extravaganza
News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for November 24-27, 2011
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish helped announce expanded shelter space for homeless women this winter
News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for the week of November 21, 2011
Umpqua Bank joins nearly 100 individual donors to kick off the Restore our Historic Squares Fund, managed by the Portland Parks Foundation and established in the wake of the Occupy Portland encampment
The Oregonian's Steve Duin weighed in today on the potential of the Occupy Portland movement
News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for the week of November 14, 2011
The Portland Parks Foundation has set up a "Restore our Historic Squares" fund to collect donations to support the restoration of Chapman and Lownsdale Squares following the Occupy Portland re-location
Portland City Commissioner is proud to join the Veterans Day Parade every November
In the first week of the occupation of Lownsdale and Chapman Squares, Commissioner Fish made it clear that while he was sympathetic with many of the issues raised by the Occupy movement, he was concerned about damage to the parks and asked the occupiers to move quickly to a peaceful end of the occupation.
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish brought a set of recommendations to improve the city's 30% set-aside policy to Council this morning
Next year, Portland's Terwilliger Parkway celebrates 100 years of scenic beauty, stunning views, and of providing an oasis of quiet in an otherwise bustling urban environment
News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for the week of October 31, 2011
The Portland Housing Bureau, overseen by Commissioner Nick Fish, is a proud sponsor of the annual Homebuyer Fair presented by the African-American Alliance for Homeownership
We hope you saw The Oregonian's editorial about Portland Parks & Recreation receiving the National Gold Medal Award this week
City Commissioner Nick Fish is very proud of the team at Portland Parks & Recreation, honored with the prestigious National Gold Medal Award this week in Atlanta
News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for the week of October 24, 2011
Commissioner Nick Fish and the Portland City Council designated six new Heritage Trees and introduced the free PDX Trees app today
Portland Parks & Recreation's Produce for People program has donated over 25 tons of produce to hungry Oregonians since 1995
Commissioner Nick Fish visited Overlook Park this weekend and ran into James Redden, North Portland super volunteer - hard at work with rake in hand!
Commissioner Fish is very proud to be a partner in the Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation's effort to build a permanent new home for two historic steam locomotives owned by Portland Parks & Recreation
News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for the week of October 17, 2011
City Commissioner Nick Fish responds to questions about park damage caused by Occupy Portland and permitted events on Portland Parks & Recreation properties
City Commissioner Nick Fish was proud to officially kick off Food Day in Portland with a Council proclamation this morning
City Commissioner Nick Fish released an open letter to the Occupy Portland movement today, October 17 2011
News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for the week of October 10
Portland City Commissioner joined the grand opening celebration for Killingsworth Station this morning
City Commissioner Nick Fish announced the appointment of Mike Abbate as new Director for Portland Parks & Recreation this morning
City Commissioner Nick Fish oversees the Summer Free for All, Portland Parks & Recreation's annual lineup of free, family-friendly fun
For 100 years, Portland's Royal Rosarians have served as official greeters and ambassadors of goodwill - this past weekend, they kicked off their centennial year by unveiling a new statue in Washington Park
News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for the week of October 3
US Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden submitted a joint letter to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta this week urging him to reconsider the Medal of Honor for WWI hero Sergeant Henry Lincoln Johnson
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish joined partners from Human Solutions to celebrate the opening of the Rockwood Building in East County this morning
City Commissioner visited East Portland this morning to accept a check from Safeway for being "America's Most Natural City" and to mark the latest E205 project completion, also at Gilbert Park.
Commissioner Nick Fish oversees Portland Parks & Recreation, which is working to add 1000 new community garden plots to Portland by 2012 - the "1000 Gardens" campaign
News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for the week of September 26, 2011
City Commissioner Nick Fish oversees the Portland Housing Bureau, which has secured a $1.35 million grant from HUD to support employment services and housing for people living with HIV/AIDS (HOPWA)
City Commissioner Nick Fish oversees Portland Parks & Recreation, which runs the Portland Memory Garden, recipient of the 2011 Therapeutic Garden Design Award
City Commissioner Nick Fish oversees Portland Parks & Recreation, which does an annual tree inventory to determine the state of our urban forest
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish announced today that he has selected Traci Manning to serve as the next Director of the Portland Housing Bureau
News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for the week of September 19, 2011
The Portland City Council voted this morning to move forward with planning for the proposed Oregon Sustainability Center
City Commissioner Nick Fish oversees the Portland Housing Bureau, which has received a $1.4 million federal grant to provide homes for people living with AIDS
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish and his Council colleagues were very proud to welcome Megan Rapinoe and Stephanie Cox, members of the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team, to City Hall this morning
City Commissioner Nick Fish oversees Portland Parks & Recreation, which today announced the launch of a brand new "Find a Park" feature to help you find the perfect park!
Metro's Community Enhancement Grants will fund up to a dozen livability improvement projects in North and Northwest Portland this year
News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for the week of September 12, 2011
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish will bring the city's first-ever Fair Housing Action Plan to Council for adoption September 14
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish joined Senators Wyden and Merkley, Congressman Merkley, and others for a 9/11 Remembrance event yesterday.
Two Portland Parks & Recreation pools and numerous splash pads will be open during this week's heat wave
Local teen Dylan Gattey has developed a remarkable iPhone app to improve your experience at Porland's Forest Park
PP&R is seeking artwork from local artists to show at their "Nature in our City (Parks!)" Art Show
News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for the week of August 29, 2011
Portland Parks & Recreation is very proud to partner with private sponsors to present the Summer Free for All, an outstanding lineup of free, family-friendly events all Summer long
The Forest Park Conservancy is a vital partner in our work to keep Forest Park, the crown jewel of our parks system, in good health.
News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for the week of August 22, 2011
Portland Parks & Recreation presents "Dive-In Movies" this week at 5 area pools - join us for "Gnomeo and Juliet"
City Commissioner Nick Fish is addressing housing discrimination in Portland with a new Fair Housing Action Plan
The 2011 Equity Ride is a great way to get to know East Portland and hear about equity efforts underway there
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish is excited to lead a special celebration at Parklane Park, the site of our first E205 improvement project, this Thursday
News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for the week of August 15, 2011
Join Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish at the 2011 Founders' Day celebration in the Lents neighborhood
Portland Parks & Recreation, led by Commissioner Nick Fish, presents two free concerts at North Portland's Unthank Park this week
Portland Housing Bureau Director Margaret Van Vliet has been appointed to lead the Oregon Housing and Community Services department by Governor John Kitzhaber
The Blue Cranes join NW Dance Project to kick off the final weekend of the Washington Park Summer Festival, a highlight of Portland Parks & Recreation's annual Summer Free for All
News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for the week of August 78, 2011
The Portland City Council welcomed Portland State University Professor Ron Tammen for a tribute to Senator Mark O. Hatfield, who died Sunday, August 7, this Wednesday
City Commissioner Nick Fish leads E205, the Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) initiative to bring park improvements to underserved East Portland
Join Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish to kick off the Washington Park Summer Festival tomorrow night!
Portland Parks & Recreation will co-host two dozen National Night Out events tonight - stop by!
News we liked, August 2
News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for the week of July 25
KATU features Forest Park, the crown jewel of Portland Parks & Recreation's inventory (includes a video with Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis!)
Commissioner Nick Fish has been a strong supporter of the Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation's efforts to secure a new home for Portland Parks & Recreation's three historic steam locomotives
Congratulations to Bob McCoy, Forest Park Ranger and Willamette Week's "Best Kemo Sabe" of 2011
Portland Parks & Recreation, a finalist for the National Gold Medal Award for Excellence from the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AARPA) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), is overseen by Commissioner Nick Fish
The annual Coordinating Committee to End Homelessness Awards this year honored several individuals and organizations committed to ending homelessness. Nick joined County Commissioner Deborah Kafoury to honor the many recipients.
News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for the week of July 18, 2011
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish joined his colleagues today in a unanimous vote to ban single-use plastic bags at certain retail outlets in Portland
City Commissioner Nick Fish is leading the E205 Initiative, which will bring small but meaningful improvements to a dozen East Portland park sites over the next 18 months
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish is a stalwart Pilots fan, enjoying season tickets for UP's womens soccer team.
This Saturday, July 30th is the 6th Annual Native American Housing to Homeownership Fair. All are welcome to join in on this fun community event that features information and resources for renters, homebuyers and homeowners.
Travel Portland's Compassion Coupon program will benefit Bud Clark Commons this year
News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for the week of July 11, 2011
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish leads the '1,000 Gardens' initiative, which will bring 1,000 new community garden plots to Porltanders by the end of 2012.
News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for the week of July 4, 2011
Commissioner Nick Fish's E205 Initiative will bring needed improvements to more than a dozen parks in East Portland
Commissioner Fish joins Commisisoner Fritz for
Catch our new Parks and Recreation Media Relations representative as he speaks with : "Pulso H" (in Spanish) about the upcoming 2011 Summer Free for All
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish bids farewell to outgoing Parks & Recreation Director Zari Santner
Commissioner Nick Fish is very proud to be working with The Skanner newspaper to secure a Medal of Honor for WWI hero Sergeant Henry Lincoln Johnson
City Commisisoner Nick Fish oversees Portland Parks & Recreation, stewards of the country's largest urban park - Forest Park.
Fish and a team from Janus Youth Programs opens a landmark store featuring healthy food options for low-income and affordable housing communities. This store employes several low income teens and adults while promoting Portland values of local, fresh produce and healthy food alternatives.
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish led the effort to bring a new Disparity Study to
A detailed schedule of upcoming arts related events happening in Portland Parks and Community Centers
Commissioner Fish joins partners as they break ground on the new Parkrose High School sports field. This field will not only serve this outer East Portland high school, but also the greater community
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish was proud to be part of the rededication ceremony for Unthank Park this past Friday
One of Commissioner Fish's top priorities is bringing new all-weather fields to young Portland athletes - we're very proud of the Friends of Grant Athletics for their leadership on the Grant Fields Project
Friday, June 10, Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish unveiled the City's first Fair Housing Action Plan to combat discrimination in our rental market
Friday, June 10, Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish unveiled the City's first Fair Housing Action Plan to combat discrimination in our rental market
Commissioner Fish announced this week that Sue Keil, former Director of the Portland Bureau of Transportation, will act as Interim Director for the Parks Bureau until a new Director has been selected
Commissioner Nick Fish is working to bring all-season sports fields to young Portland athletes - he and the team celebrated a major step forward last week at Buckman Field.
News and photos from the opening of Portland's Bud Clark Commons, a project of the Housing Bureau, Home Forward, Holst Architecture, Walsh Construction, and more
Patrick Preston on KATU, June 2
The Oregonian's Anna Griffin on outgoing Parks Director Zari Santner - Commissioner Nick Fish and team will select a new Director this Summer
Portland Monthly's Randy Gragg on outgoing Parks Director Zari Santner - Commissioner Nick Fish and his team will select a new Director this Summer
News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for the week of May 23-27, 2011
The Portland Housing Bureau, overseen by City Commissioner Nick Fish, secured $1.9 million for its Short-Term Rent Assistance program next year
Commissioner Nick Fish oversees Portland Parks & Recreation, which is working to bring healthier food options to rec centers and community events held in parks
Commissioner Fish was excited to be part of the season's inaugural Sunday Parkways ride yesterday
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish joined partners from Home Forward and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development for an exciting HOPE VI announcement this morning
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish was excited to join community members and project partners to celebrate the grand opening of The Ramona - affordable, family-friendly housing in the Pearl district
City Commissioner Nick Fish oversees Portland Parks & Recreation, currently seeking a new Director
City Commissioner Nick Fish leads the Community Garden Initiative, which is working to bring 1,000 new plots to Portland by the end of 2012
The effort to secure a Medal of Honor for WWI hero Sgt. Henry Lincoln Johnson may be nearing a successful end
Members of Portland's 'Project Grow' are at City Hall this week to learn more about our local government and produce works of art inspired by their experience. Welcome!
Ron Sims, Deputy Secretary of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, visited Portland's City Hall this morning during a trip to Oregon
Commissioner Nick Fish oversees the Portland Housing Bureau, which recently commissioned a Fair Housing Council of Oregon audit to examine rental bias in Portland
City Commissioner Nick Fish oversees Portland Parks & Recreation, which recently partnered to purchase 146 acres of River View Cemetery for future use as a natural area
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish joined the Multnomah County Commission this morning to proclaim 'Older Americans Month 2011' in the City of Portland
Portland is home to numerous farmers markets - there's one for every neighborhood.
Commissioner Nick Fish and his team at Portland Parks & Recreation are working to bring better parks facilities to East Portland
City Commissioners Nick Fish and Dan Saltzman joined Metro Council Barbara Roberts and other community partners to announce an exciting property acquistion
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish and his Council colleagues will vote today on a resolution concerning the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF)
City Commissioner Nick Fish, who oversees Portland Parks & Recreation, leads the Community Garden Initiative
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish attended 'Festa Sensuale,' a benefit for Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, last Saturday at BodyVox
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish will break ground on the South Waterfront's first affordable housing project this morning
Commissioner Nick Fish oversees Portland Parks & Recreation, which is working with the Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation to build a new home for three historic Oregon locomotives
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish oversees the Portland Housing Bureau, which has convened a group of stakeholders to examine discrimination in the Portland market and identify ways to combat it
City Commissioner Nick Fish's April 20 statement on the Joint Terrorism Task Force
City Commissioner Nick Fish attended Habitat for Humanity's 11th Annual HopeBuilder Breakfast earlier this week
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish's friends Barry Sanders was profiled in Sunday's Oregonian
The Portland Timbers will face the Chicago Fire tonight in the home opener of their inaugural season as an MLS franchise - Commissioner Nick Fish is excited to attend!
Commissioner Nick Fish oversees Portland Parks & Recreation, which recently completed work on the 2011 Lents Park Master Plan
Commissioner Nick Fish oversees Portland Parks & Recreation, working to bring new community gardens and new all-weather fields to Portlan
OPB's Oregon Field Guide episode on Forest Park, "Forest Park: Portland's Backyard Gem," will re-air tomorrow, April 14
Upcoming events highlight food advocacy, policy, and more: conferences from the University of Portland (featuring keynote speaker Michael Pollan) and the Community Food Security Coalition
In 2001, Commissioner Nick Fish helped lead a delegation of Oregonians to New York City - today, he announced that the group will return for the 10th anniversary of its trip
The City of Portland - led by Commissioner Nick Fish - and the Portland Development Commissioner today released the results of their Disparity Study
Commissioner Nick Fish oversees Portland Parks & Recreation, which has closed grass sports fields in the wake of unseasonably wet and rainy weather
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish led a group on a tour of the Bud Clark Commons, opening this June
Portland Parks & Recreation - overseen by Commissioner Nick Fish - is partnering with the NW Trail Aliance to bring a new dirt track riding area to East Portland
Proud Ground and groups like it work to support homeownership in the Portland area
Portland's Director Park and Jamison Square have been nominated for the Amanda Burden Urban Open Space Award
The Portland Housing Bureau, overseen by City Commissioner Nick Fish, today presented its requested budget for the coming fiscal year
Commissioner Nick Fish joined Portland State Universite President Wim Wiewel and others to celebrate the groundbreaking of College Station
City Commissioner Nick Fish's wife, PSU Professor Patricia Schechter, collaborated on "Remembering the Power of Words" with former state legislator Avel Gordly - profiled in today's Willamette Week
Portland Parks & Recreation Director Zari Santner announced her retirement today; PP&R is overseen by City Commissioner Nick Fish
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish is working to help Senators Wyden and Schumer secure a Medal of Honor for Sergeant Henry Lincoln Johnson, a hero in World War I
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish attended 'From Oregon, With Love', a benefit for Japan at the Aladdin Theater
News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for the week of March 21, 2011
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish recently led a delegation of housing experts and business reps to Seattle to learn from best practices around affordable housing
Commissioner Fish was happy to support the students from PSU in organizing a vigil in Pioneer Courthouse Square to honor victims of the earthquake in Japan. Upcoming events include "From Oregon with Love" featuring Pink Martini, Storm Large and Oregon Ballet Theater. Taiko Drum performance at PSU's Lincoln Hall March 22, 2011. If you cannot attend these events, you can donate online at the Oregon Japan Relief Fund via Mercy Corps, and Friends of Japan: W + K Fund.
Commissioner Nick Fish raised a number of questions about ratepayer impacts during the Portland Water Bureau's presentation of its requested 2011-12 budget
Farmers markets dot the Portland landscape, from the Portland State University in Southwest to outer East Portland and beyond
Commissioner Nick Fish oversees Portland Parks & Recreation, which recently hired Bob McCoy as a new Ranger for Forest Park
Commissioner Nick Fish oversees Portland Parks & Recreation, which is working to add 1000 new community garden plots by 2012
Commissioner Nick Fish oversees Portland Parks & Recreation, which recently worked with a Portland citizen to restore views on historic Council Crest
Commissioner Nick Fish oversees the Portland Housing Bureau, which recently announced investments totaling $10 million in affordable homes in East and Northeast Portland
City Commissioner Nick Fish oversees Portland Parks & Recreation, which has been working with the team on the Citywide Tree Policy Review and Regulatory Improvement Project
City Commissioner Nick Fish oversees Portland Parks & Recreation, which is working with PPS and the Friends of Grant Athletics to bring first-rate fields to the Grant community
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish led a delegation of housing advocates, non-profit leaders, City staff, and others, to learn more about the Seattle model
News from and about Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for the week of February 28, 2011
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish is leading a delegation of affordable housing professionals to Seattle this week
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish oversees the Portland Housing Bureau, a partner organization in the Short-Term Rent Assistance Program
The Portland City Council approved a Master Plan for a future Gateway park today - Portland Parks & Recreation is working with the Portland Development Commission to bring this vision to life
Commissioner Nick Fish was proud to be part of the groundbreaking ceremony for Concordia University's state-of-the-art athletic complex
City Commissioner Nick Fish oversees Portland Parks & Recreation, which recently partnered with the Bureau of Environmental Services and Metro to purchase 20 acres in East Portland for a future park and natural area
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish was proud to be part of the groundbreaking ceremony for Concordia University's new athletic complex yesterday
City Commissioner Nick Fish has supported the creation of a no-wake zone in the Ross Island Lagoon and Holgate Channel - last week, the Oregon State Marine Board voted to create a no-wake zone
The first Annual Report of the Portland Housing Bureau, overseen by City Commissioner Nick Fish
The Northwest Trail Alliance has been a great partner of Portland Parks & Recreation, overseen by Commissioner Nick Fish, over the past few years
Commissioner Fish joined his colleagues in yesterday's decision to send a portion of the ICE facility proposal through a Conditional Use review
The City of Portland's Winter BuMP package support important PP&R programs
Commissioner Nick Fish oversees the Portland Housing Bureau, which is working to address the crisis of homelessness among our veterans
Commissioner Nick Fish oversees Portland Parks & Recreation and leads the City's Community Gardens Initiative
Commissioner Nick Fish oversees Portland Parks & Recreation, working to increase equity for East Portland through improvements to our park system
This week's news about the Portland Housing Bureau, overseen by Commissioner Nick Fish, and its community partners
Commissioner Nick Fish and the Portland City Council heard testimony about the proposed Tree Code package last night
The Portland Housing Burea (PHB) sponsors Fix-It Fairs to help Portlanders stay healthy and save money during the winter months
Commissioner Nick Fish and the City of Portland are proud to partner with Multnomah County's "It Starts Here" initiative
News from the week of January 24
City Commissioner Nick Fish oversees Portland Parks & Recreation, which is leading the team on the South Waterfront Greenway project
The Oregonian spoke with Sally Erickson, the Portland Housing Bureau's Ending Homelessness Initiative Program Manager
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish attended the grand re-opening of the Clifford Apartments in SE Portland
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish oversees Portland Parks & Recreation. The Parks Board welcomed two new members yesterday in Council - Andy Nelson and Jeff Tryens
City Commissioner Nick Fish oversees the Portland Housing Bureau, which will lead the 2011 Homeless Street Count tonight
Wal-Mart awarded Potluck in the Park - serving meals ever Sunday for two decades - a grant of $50,000; Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish was proud to speak at the ceremony.
Commissioner Fish and the City Council will name the new homeless services center after former Mayor Bud Clark
Street Roots leadership calls on regional, state, and federal officials to prioritize funding to address the crisis of homelessness in our community
Non-profit Zenger Farms will expand by 7 acres, adding the Furey Community Garden to its 16-acre site in East Portland
Nick is proud to be working with the Halprin Landscape Conservancy to honor and protect the vision of Lawrence Halprin
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development 'Continuum of Care' awards will send almost $10M to Multnomah County homeless service providers
Commissioner Nick Fish attended two celebratory events on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 2011
Central City Concern's $55M investment in construction projects in the Portland area has resulted in more than 800 jobs for area workers
Portland's Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) presented another successful Homeownership Fair this past August
Commissioner Nick Fish was honored to introduce Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley this morning in North Portland
The Portland Housing Bureau is overseen by Commissioner Nick Fish
The Portland Housing Bureau, overseen by City Commissioner Nick Fish, has created a new reporting tool to provide a snapshop of their work in our community
Commissioner Nick Fish oversees Portland Parks & Recreation, which will expand its Afterschool At-Risk Meal and Snack Program this year
Commissioner Nick Fish was honored to be asked to speak before the We The People competition crowd tonight, January 11
Commissioner Nick Fish was proud to attend the swearing-in ceremony for Loretta Smith, Multnomah County Commissioner for District 2
Using federal funds and working with Oregon Housing and Community Services, non-profit Hacienda CDC is working to help local homeowners avoid foreclosure
Coalition for a Livable Future Director Jill Fuglister has been a great partner of Commissioner NIck Fish - we wish her the best in her new role
Today, Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish was sworn in, marking the beginning of a four-year term
Commissioner Nick Fish oversees the Portland Housing Bureau, praised in the latest Street Roots newspaper
Commissioner Nick Fish oversees Portland Parks & Recreation, which uses ParkScan to communicate directly with park users about maintenance needs around the city
Portland Parks & Recretion, overseen by Commissioner Nick Fish, had a banner year
Start searching and purchasing with two websites that will support a charity or organization of your choice. Innovative Housing is one such organization that Commissioner Nick Fish supports, and you can support by searching today.
Bicycle advocate Mia Birk's 'Joyride' is reviewed in today's Willamette Week; she will speak at Powell's January 4
The Meyer Memorial Trust has awarded the United Way of the Columbia-Willamette $200,000 and offered another $100,000 through a matching grant
Zach Dundas in the January 2011 Portland Monthly
Happy Holidays from Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish!
Mercy Corps CEO Neal Keny-Guyer addressed the Portland City Club today, sharing 8 lessons he's learned
The Portland Housing Bureau brought two exciting items to Council today - Block 49 and the new Portland Housing Advisory Commission
Commissioner Nick Fish is proud to serve as Council liaison to Elders in Action, honored with a 2010 Governor's Volunteer Award
Commissioner Fish and the City of Portland officially take on a leadership role with the Gateway Green project today
The Portland Parks Foundation held its Winter Celebration at the Pittock Mansion last night - Commissioner Fish had a great time!
Commissioner Nick Fish was honored to present the 19th Annual Steve Lowenstein Trust Award to Bobby Fouther in Council this morning
Portland Parks & Recreation's Summer Free for All helped tens of thousands of Portlanders make the most of their summer
New about Commissioner Nick Fish and the City of Portland
Portland's Director Park offers a festive lineup of events this month
The US Gran Prix of Cyclocross season wraps up at Portland International Raceway this weekend with the Stanley Portland Cup
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish and Police Chief Mike Reese are discussing ways to improve security measures for large public events
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish's Statement on Bomb Threat at Pioneer Courthouse Square
Commissioner Fish was honored to read President Obama's Thanksgiving Day Proclamation for 2010 this past Wednesday at First Christian Church in SW Portland
Commissioner Nick Fish was proud to help serve dinner at the 15th annual Harvest Dinner presented by the Portland Trail Blazers
Commissioner Nick Fish was pleased to be part of Comcast Newsmakers recently
The Portland Housing Bureau, overseen by Commissioner Nick Fish, is prepared to help shelter our most vulnerable during winter weather emergencies
Huffington Post and Mercury report on Portland's initiative with homeless storage
The November 18 USA Today highlights Portland's Resource Access Center and our temporary storage program
Commissioner Fish was proud to join Proud Ground to celebrate the Woolsey Court opening this morning in North Portland
Commissioner Nick Fish and our Youth Commissioner took part in the Day of Homelessness Awareness March this morning
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish was on the cover of the Portland Chinese Times recently
The Parks bureau, overseen by Commissioner Nick Fish, is facing tough budget cuts this year - please share your priorities at tomorrow's meeting
Commissioner Nick Fish was proud to speak at Bank of America's Neighborhood Excellence dinner, which honored outstanding local nonprofits
Commissioner Fish and Mayor Adams announced an extra $1 million for the Portland Housing Bureau earlier this year
Congratulations to Street Roots Director Israel Bayer for being named a 2010 Skidmore Prize winner
Commissioner Nick Fish was honored to be part of the 2010 Spirit of Portland Award ceremony last night
Commissioner Fish and the Portland City Council will consider 9 trees for Heritage Tree designation this week
Commissioner Nick Fish oversees the Portland Housing Bureau, which administers the Mortgage Credit Certificate to help low-income first-time homebuyers
Portland Parks & Recreation, overseen by Commissioner Nick Fish, had a very busy week!
The 2010 Spirit of Portland awards will honor community partners DePave, Ted Gilbert, and Daimler Trucks North America
Commissioner Nick Fish oversees Portland Parks & Recreation, which announced a new agreement with Portland Public Schools today
Commissioner Nick Fish was proud to take part in Portland Schools Foundation's annual Principal for a Day event, visiting King Elementary
City Commissioner Nick Fish was featured on Portland's KATU
Commissioner Fish writes to Andy Clarke, President of the League of American Bicyclists
Commissioner Nick Fish co-chaired the Section 8 Success Rate Task Force with Multnomah County Commissioner Deborah Kafoury
The African American Alliance for Homeownership offers its 12th Annual fair this weekend and Legacy Emanuel Hospital
Portland Parks & Recreation, overseen by Commissioner Nick Fish, works to keep all of its parks clean and well-maintained, making for a safe, comfortable experience for all
Commissioner Nick Fish is excited to attend Zenger Farm's 3rd annual Farm to Table fundraiser this Friday
Commissioner Nick Fish is proud to take part in the 10th annual Principal for a Day, a program of the Portland Schools Foundation
October 11-15th, 2010
Recap of the dinner event last night featuring the 8 master gardeners from Portland Japanese Garden's history.
Oregon Field Guide presents "Forest Park: Portland's Backyard Gem" this week
Commissioner Nick Fish spoke at a young leaders event at Portland's Pittock Mansion Tuesday night
Have some fun this month with Portland Parks & Recreation, overseen by Commissioner Nick Fish
New York-based Common Ground will honor Commissioner Nick Fish for his role as Chair of Manhattan Community Board 5 and as an early champrion of Common Ground
Commissioner Nick Fish's round-up of news highlights from the past week
Commissioner Fish joined Multnomah County Chair Jeff Cogen, Tucker Teutsch, Parks Director Zari Santner, and staff this morning to honor Tony Lester for his service to our bridges
The 2010-11 class of Multnomah County
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish is working to posthumously recognize Sergeant Henry Lincoln Johnson with the Medal of Honor
Floating World Comics has teamed with over 40 artists and illustrators to curate a KATAMARI-themed art show to benefit local non-profit JOIN
Commissioner Nick Fish oversees the Portland Housing Bureau, which is drafting its first-ever strategic plan this fall
Commissioner Nick Fish will ride in the final Sunday Parkways event - through Northwest Portland - this Sunday
Portland Commissioner Nick Fish attended a groundbreaking ceremony at PGE Park this morning - the stadium will soon be converted for MLS
The Gateway Neighborhood Park open house this Thursday at the East Portland Community Center will showcase three design proposals
Forest Park, Alcohol Impact Area, and more in the news this week
Commissioner Fish announced the completion of his five-point management plan for Forest Park yesterday
As part of developing its first Strategic Plan, the Portland Housing Bureau hosted a Community Forum on Housing Needs Monday night
"Gay Fair on the Square" will showcase the best of Portland’s LGBT community. Dozens of groups, including Cascade Aids Project, GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network), the Q Center, gay sports and arts groups, social and student groups and many others.
Two stories in the September 12 New York Times, both exploring the national housing picture, stood out to us
Commissioner Nick Fish's grandfather, Hamilton Fish, Jr., was a Captain with the 369th Infantry Regiment in World War I - the Harlem Hellfighters. Now, Nick is working to bring recognition to those brave men
Tools for Schools, a program of Schoolhouse Supplies, distributed supplies to students at 27 Portland Public Schools sites this week
The Multnomah Arts Center, a Portland Parks & Recretation facility, will host "Many Hands," a benefit concert for Haiti, this Saturday
The Oregon Sports Authority posted this great video to You Tube following the public viewing of the US-England World Cup game in the summer of 2010
The Portland Housing Bureau presented its annual tax exemption report to the City Council this morning
The Portland Housing Bureau will host a Community Forum next monday, September 13
Nick joined Oregon Congressman David Wu, International President Tom Buffenbarger, and General President Jimmy Williams for the IBEW Local 48 Continental Breakfast and discussion this morning.
Portland Parks & Recreation will offer Neighborhood Tree Steward classes this September and October - sign up today!
Reporter David Ashton has posted two great stories about Parks projects in East Portland
Commissioner Nick Fish worked with local group Depave to remove 7200 square feet of concrete from the Vermont Hills Church parking lot last weekend
Commissioner Nick Fish joined Senator Jeff Merkley for a tour of Svaboda Court, a Proud Ground development in East Portland
The Ainsworth Lineral Arboretum highlights more than 60 species of usual and unusual trees that love Portland's climate
Commissioner Nick Fish was proud to join Depave for its first West Portland project. Depave: "From Parking Lots to Paradise"
Portland Farmers Market Executive Director Ann Forsthoefel is moving to Montana - she will be missed!
Guest columnist Greg Ness praises RACC's Work for Art program in the August 26 Oregonian
Nick attended a number of fun events over the past few days, volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, joining the African American Health Coalition walk, and visiting a benefit for the Linnton community
The Baltimore Woods parcel in North Portland was officially purchased by the City of Portland and Metro today, bringing it into the inventory of npGreenway trail sites
Commissioner Fish will join the Portland Housing Bureau to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity Friday, August 20
Portland City Council on Wednesday accepted Hoyt Street Properties' donation of a 3.2 acre property that will be used for proposed Fields Neighborhood Park, ending a nearly two-year negotiation between the parties.
Portland Parks & Recreation presents BMX Jam this Saturday at the Glenhaven Skatepark
A summary of Janie Har's article from this morning
Join Nick for Multnomah Days at the Multnomah Arts Center in SW Portland
Nick addresses the concerns of the public over the recent baseball conversation
Saturday Oregonian article on Community Garden opening
Nick reflects on Sunday Parkways experience
Commissioner Fish's team was lucky to have two outstanding interns this summer - Caitlin Burke and Sarah Wigginton did extraordinary work for us! We will miss them!
Join Commissioner Nick Fish and Parks Director Zari Santner to officially open Elizabeth Caruthers Park in Portland's South Waterfront District
Join Commissioner Nick fish for the African American Health Coalition's 8th Annual Wellness Walk Saturday, August 21
Portland Parks & Recreation is offering lots of fund ways to beat the heat this weekend!
Nick will take part in the August 15 Sunday Parkways, which traces a 6-mile route around Southeast Portland
Commissioner Amanda Fritz joined Nick for Apple Jam night - a celebration of Beatles tracks - at the Washington Park Summer Festival.
Parks' Summer Free for All offers a wide variety of recreation opportunities for Portlanders
Commissioner Nick Fish enjoyed a full weekend, with stops at Brunch on the Bridge, the Bridge Pedal, a Washington Park concert, a fundraiser for Blanchet House, and more.
Join Nick as he leads the 2010 Providence Bridge Pedal 'Kids Pedal' this Sunday morning
Things that caught our eye in the August 5 papers
The SE Portland Boys and Girls Club will host the second annual Community Health Fair this Saturday, August 7
Portland Timbers owner Merritt Paulson, Oregon Sports Authority CEO Drew Mahalic, and staff of EastSide United joined Council to celebrate the recent national championship of Liverpool Red boys soccer team.
Join Commissioner Nick Fish at the kick-off celebration for the 2010 Washington Park Summer Festival, presented by Portland Parks & Recreation
Join Nick for the grand reopening of Powellhurst-Gilbert Park in East Portland.
The 5th Annual Native American Housing to Homeownership Fair, held July 31, 2010 was a rousing success!
The 5th annual Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) Housing to Homeownership Fair is coming up this Saturday, July 31
Commissioner Fish, son of Congressman Hamilton Fish, was proud to be a part of Portland's celebration of the 20th anniversary of the ADA
Join Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish for the rededication of the Japanese American Historical Plaza in Tom McCall Waterfront Park this Friday, July 30
The Oregon Cultural Trust announced $1.4 million in grants for fiscal year 2010-11 today. Nick is proud to sit on the Board of the Trust.
Join Nick at Lone Fir Cemetery this Saturday for a whole bunch of fun events
Local students involved in a program called PLACE are working to improve Holladay Park - and they need your help!
Local non-profit Innovative Changes helps Portland-area folks move toward financial stability
We got a couple of mentions in Willamette Week's "Best of Portland" issue and thought we'd share them with you
Friends of Trees dropped by our office yesterday to say hello and deliver some chocolate 'tree bark'
From the imminent arrival of MLS to sports field improvements across Portland to the Westside Metros' appearance in the US Youth Soccer national championship this week in Kansas, Portland has many reasons to celebrate youth sports
The Resource Access Center is featured in the latest publication from the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities
Commissioner Fish's office was treated today to a very special guest appearance, courtesy of Audubon Portland's Bob Sallinger - a baby bat!
The Portland Housing Bureau will offer a free Homeownership Workshop this Thursday, July 22, at its offices at SW 5th and Washington
Commissioner Fish enjoyed the Pittock Mansion, a big bike ride, and a Portland Parks & Recreation concert at McCoy Park this weekend
As part of the City's response to security and safety issues in the New Columbia neighborhood, crews from Portland Parks & Recreation's Urban Forestry division have trimmed trees and shrubs in McCoy Park, making the space more open to the neighborhood
Nick joined the celebration for the 100th birthday of Portland's oldest pool
LifeWorks NW presents the Talking Points Series, featuring local leaders in the fields of mental health and addiction issues: Nick spoke today about "Housing for a Healthy Community"
Bridges to Housing celebrates four years of serving families in need in the Portland-Vancouver area this Friday
The Ban the Bag campaign visited Portland City Council this morning - with bag monsters!
Portland's Pittock Mansion will host "Uncertain Times: Contemporary Art Views on the Fate of the Newspaper" beginning this Saturday, July 17
Elders in Action, AARP, the Hands on Boomer Initiative, the Hollywood Senior Center, and Commissioner Fish hosted an event to help local seniors experience the Hollywood Farmers Market
Portland Parks Foundation is the only recipient of the Innovation Award West of the Mississippi. Congratulations!
The Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center will be managed by Ethos, Inc., the Parks bureau announced today
Portland Parks & Recreation will host two work parties July 10 - at Powell Butte Nature Park and at the Ross Island Natural Area
Commissioner Fish, Victor Merced, Dee Walsh, and others gathered to celebrate the grand re-opening of the Admiral Apartments in downtown Portland
Join Commissioner Fish, the Oregon Sports Authority, and Soccer City USA fans to watch the 2010 World Cup Final in Pioneer Courthouse Square
Parks' 2010 Community Gardens Annual Tour will be Saturday, July 17
Join City Commissioner Nick Fish for Sellwood Pool's 100th birthday!
LifeWorks NW presents the Talking Points Series, featuring local leaders in the fields of mental health and addiction issues: Nick spoke today about "Housing for a Healthy Community"
Join the City of Portland's Equity Council tomorrow for a presentation on Institutional Racism with Portland State University Professor Jack C. Straton
Commissioner Nick Fish and Portland Parks & Recreation are committed to a long-term strategy to protect and preserve Forest Park
Commissioner Nick Fish and Portland Parks & Recreation are working hard to make sure no child is hungry this summer
Author Mia Birk, nationally known transportation expert, will release 'Joyride: Pedaling Toward a Healthier Planet' this September
Come enjoy family fun at Portland Parks & Recreation's Peninsula Pool in North Portland
Commissioner Nick Fish oversees the Portland Housing Bureau, now in the process of crafting its first Strategic Plan
Community news from the City of Portland, Oregon
The Portland Housing Bureau worked with REACH CDC and other community partners to preserve 37 affordable units in downtown Portland for the next 20 years
Central City Concern helps Portland's homeless back to self-sufficiency. Next week, CCC's Community Volunteer Corps will celebrate the success of graduates who have given 80 hours of their time
Join Portland Parks & Recreation and the Friends of Tideman Johnson Park this Saturday for a work party to remove invasive species
Last week, the Portland Housing Bureau announced that the Minority Homeownership Assistance Collaborative has been awarded $120,000 to help vulnerable senior homeowners stay in their homes
Join us for the 13th Annual East Portland Community Center Independence Day Parade this Thursday, July 1, from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
KGW reports on the City's new management initiatives for Portland Parks & Recreation's Forest Park property
Between 2007 and 2009, Central City Concern achieved a 71% employment rate for homeless individuals
Portland Housing Center recently announced an exciting new resource for first-time homebuyers
The Lost Bird Project, artist Todd McGrain's memorial to five now-extinct North American birds, arrives at Waterfront Park this week
Commissioner Fish's Healthy Portland Initiative takes on hunger in the Portland area in a variety of ways
A recently-released Center for Responsible Lending study reports that minority homeowners are almost twice as likely to experience foreclosure
Tonight, tour the site of the future Gateway Neighborhood Park, meet project staff, and share your ideas for development of the site
Nick co-authored this guest op-ed, which ran in the June 19 Oregonian, with Dwight Holton, US Attorney for the District of Oregon
Next Tuesday, June 22, the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness will introduce "Opening Doors: The Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness"
PHB is working with local, regional, and national partners to combat increased mortgage fraud
KGW reports on the Commissioner's June 17 press release, which outlines 5 steps to address immediate needs in Forest Park
Portland welcomed two new affordable housing projects this week - Martha Washington, in downtown, and Walnut Park, on the east side
The Portland Housing Bureau works hard to help homeowners stay in their homes
Commissioner Fish announced a package of new management initiatives for Forest Park today
Looking for a fun family activity tomorrow night? Visit Family Game Night at Peninsula Park for games, popcorn, and more.
Portland Parks & Recreation offers a wide variety of free summer activities, from movies and concerts in the park to summer playground programs for kids
More than 5,000 people packed into downtown's Director Park for the US-England World Cup match Saturday, June 12
The Choose 2 ReUse Fair, part of Portland's ReUse Week 2010, drew crowds to Mississippi Avenue last Saturday
Elizabeth Caruthers Park in downtown Portland will officially open in August but opened to the public last week
Registration closes today for the Portland Housing Bureau's next Home Ownership Workshop (HOW), coming up this Thursday
Volunteers from across Portland recently came together to construct a new community garden in one short day!
Join us tomorrow at Director Park for a public showing of the US-England World Cup match! Party begins at 11:00 am.
Two affordable housing developments in Portland - Walnut Park and the Martha Washington - celebrate grand openings next week
Commissioner Nick Fish on the City of Portland's 2010-2011 budget
A round-up of recent media coverage of Portland Parks & Recreation's Forest Park
This morning the Council proclaimed ReUse Week 2010 and introduced ReUse PDX, a new consortium of Portland-area reuse organizations
Students from Portland's French American International School visited Council this morning to testify about the Portland Plan
Nick recently filmed a video segment to help support the Highland Christian Center, a local service group
Commissioner Fish will join the Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation tonight for an exciting announcement
Photos from the June 5 Starlight Parade, one of the Rose Festival's first events
In The Bee, Rita Leonard writes about the Brooklyn Park summer program
The US-England World Cup match this Saturday will be shown at downtown's Director Park
Nick was proud to participate in a service opportunity with the 2010 Rose Court this afternoon
With the June 2 signing of a Declaration of Cooperation, the Oregon Solutions Community Garden project has come to an official close.
In partnership with Metro, SOLV, Three Rivers, the Bureau of Environmental Services, and Portland Parks & Recreation, the Friends of Baltimore Woods have scored a win for preservation in North Portland.
This morning, the Portland Timbers announced a $50,000 donation to Parkrose High School to help fund a soccer field improvement project
Council unanimously passed the Mayor's City budget for FY2010-11 yesterday, May 26
The 2010 Rose Court visisted Council this morning to promote the 2010 Rose Festival
PHB is moving forward with an affordable housing development on Block 49 in South Waterfront
Street Roots was recently honored first and second place awards from the Oregon/Southwest Washington Society of Professional Journalists
The Parks bureau offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for Portlanders of all ages each summer
City Club released "Forest Park: A Call to Action" today
Nick attended the 3rd Annual "Artist in the Park" event at April Hill Park last Saturday, May 15
Thursday, May 20, share your opinion about the City's budget at the Community Budget Forum
This morning PHB announced grants totaling $5.2 million to support affordable rental housing in Portland
Nick spoke this morning at "Partners in Innovation: Financing the Preservation of Rural and Urban Affordable Rental Housing"
Nick co-authored "Keeping rental housing affordable in Oregon," a guest op-ed in the May 16 Oregonian, with Oregon Housing and Community Services Director Victor Merced
This weekend the Audubon Society of Portland will host the 14th Annual Native Plant Sale, featuring over 100 native plants!
Jake Thomas on PHB's efforts to keep long-standing, low-income senior homeowners in North/Northeast Portland in the Portland Observer, May 12
PHB's "11 by 13" campaign to preserve Portland's affordable housing supply secured another victory this month with the successful renewal of Upshur House as an affordable property.
David Sarasohn looks at some of the links between diet, health, and behavior in the November 9 Oregonian
Nick discusses off-road biking opportunities with Bike Portland's Jonathan Maus
Commissioner Fish cut the ribbon on Director Park last night - ten years in the making!
Mark Larabee outlines the short- and long-term strategies the City is using to address homelessness.
Nick co-chairs the "Complete Count Committee," working to ensure a full and accurate count of Portland-area residents in the 2010 Census, with County Commissioner Deborah Kafoury
Nick's letter to the editor appeared in today's Mercury
Portland City Council this morning enthusiastically passes a resolution in support of the federal-level DREAM Act
Anna Griffin in the October 14 Oregonian
PDX Jazz announces a new executive director today
City Club hosted an October 9 discussion on improving school lunches for our children
Portland prepares for the 2010 Season of Service
On Friday, October 9, Mercy Corps celebrated the opening of its new global headquarters in Portland's Old Town Chinatown neighborhood
Jim Redden explores Director Park, the first downtown Portland park to open since 2005, in the October 8 Tribune
Members of the newly-launched Youth Conservation Corps presented photos and memories of their experience this past summer with Council on Wednesday afternoon
The Fish Team welcomes a new member
The Oregon Cultural Trust, whose Board Nick sits on, will host a Day of Culture on October 8, 2009
Downtown Portland's Elm Court Loaves and Fishes hosted a Harvest Celebration lunch October 6th to recognize the City Hall garden
Nick spent last Friday at the dedication of the Portland Memorial Mausoleum and Oaks Bottom Widlife Refuge Mural, the largest hand-painted mural in the country.
Portland's farmers markets - ranked number one in the world recently - had a close call recently.
The September 18 Street Roots editorial spotlights rays of hope
Author Laura Foster leads tours of Beverly Cleary's haunts in NE Portland
Commissioner Fish spoke at the dedication of the Rainwater Pavilion, in the Pearl,
Mark Larabee reports on questions around the City's affordable housing tax abatements in the September 24 Oregonian
Carmen Caballero Rubio leaving Fish Team to head Latino Network
Mark Larabee reports on ongoing talks to reform rules governing the use of Portland's sidewalks.
Nick Fish helps inagurate the new Four T Trail Loop (Trail, Tram, Trolley, Train)
Nick was on hand this morning to cut the ribbon at Pardee Commons, an incredible new housing development in East Portland.
Nick Fish, the Resource Access Center, and the Free Sidewalk plan
Several areas around town usually dedicated to cars are becoming parks - but just for the day.
Oregonian reporter Irina Verzemnieks spent a week volunteering with PACS.
Delta's Sky Magazine has ranked Portland's farmer's markets number one in the world in its September issue
The MAX Green Line, debuting September 12 in East Portland, is expected to bring much-anticipated development to the area.
Repair and replanting of the Earl Boyles Community Garden has brought the city's gardening community together
Commissioner Fish spoke at the 5th anniversary event for the Holocaust Memorial in Washington Park in late August
Food Works, an initiave of Janus Youth Programs, employs local teens on a Sauvie Island farm.
Portland Housing Bureau Director Margaret Van Vliet recommends pausing development of Block 49, an affordable housing development in the South Waterfront.
Find out what Nick's been up to during his first year in office
Commissioner Fish announced that his Community Gardens initiative has been selected as an Oregon Solutions project by the office of Governor Kulongoski
Commissioner Nick Fish and neighbors worked August 22 to repair the Earl Boyles community garden, vandalized the previous week.
The Resource Access Center has cleared the City of Portland's Design Review process and is set to finalize funding and break ground in the Fall of 2009.
From the Oregonian, August 21
Commissioner Nick Fish dedicated the Bill Naito Legacy Fountain in Waterfront Park Thursday, August 20.
Commissioner Nick Fish and the Portland City Council approved a contract with BBC Research and Consulting to conduct the 2009 Disparity Study for the City of Portland.
Portland Commissioner Nick Fish and the City Council honored Volutneers of America's Kay Toran with an official proclamation today, August 19, 2009
Portland Commissioner Nick Fish announced a "speak-out' event after a local Community Garden was hit by vandalism in August of 2009.
Letter to the Oregonian about Community Gardens in Portland
Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski gives the green light to Portland's Gateway Green program.
Commissioner Nick Fish welcomes PDC Chair Scott Andrews, taking over from outgoing Chair Charles Wilhoite
Portland Commissioner Nick Fish joined the National Night Out party hosted by the Hayden Island Manufactured Home Community on Tuesday, August 4.
Portland Commissioner Nick Fish kicked off the 2009 Washington Park Summer Concert Series, presented by Portland Parks & Recreation.
The Urban League of Portland's recent Report shows little progress for black Oregonians over the last two decades.
Governor Kulongoski and Commissioner Nick Fish appeared at Portland's African American Alliance for Homeownership this morning to sign into law SB628 and HB2189, borrower protection bills.
Commissioner Nick Fish and the Portland City Council voted to fight the EPA's LT2 mandate and seek a variance - barring that, the City will adopt UV technology to treat the water for cryptosporidium bacteria.
Barack Obama's service initiative has ranked Portland number two in volunteerism nationwide
The Oregon Cultural Trust, on whose Board Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish sits, recently announced $1.45 million in grants to state cultural organizations.
Portland Commissioner Nick Fish convened a meeting this morning with HUD Deputy-Secretary Ron Sims and Deputy Regional Director Martha Dilts
Nick Fish's Statements on MLS
Mark Larabee on the Park and Recreation Bureau's Youth Conservation Corps, overseen by Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish
Commissioner Fish wants Portlanders to stay safe this coming weekend, when temperatures are expected to reach 100 degrees or more.
Commissioner Fish is an avid farmers market patron, and he encourages you to check one - or more - of Portland's many farmers markets this summer.
Housing Commissioner Nick Fish addressed the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials at their "Recovery and Reinvestment - Strengthening and Rebuilding our Communities, Regions, and the Nation" conference in Portland, Oregon, July 2009.
Commissioner Fish at the opening of the first park in Parkrose, the Senn's Dairy Community Garden.
Portland Commissioner Nick Fish on the HUD Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress and the increasing importance of service to help our most vulnerable.
Commissioner Nick Fish and Metro President David Bragdon announced the launch of Intertwine, a regional partnership to promote parks, trails, and natuiral areas.
Commissioner Nick Fish joined the 10th anniversary celebration of the Classical Chinese Garden in Portland, Oregon, on Sunday, June 7, 2009.
Portland Parks, led by Commissioner Nick Fish, debuts ParkScan, a tool for citizens to comment on Portland's many parks.
Portland, Oregon's City Hall Garden is part of an effort to encourage Portlander's to grow more food and donate the excess to charity.
Commissioner Nick Fish and the Portland City Council, joined by County Commissioner Judy Shiprack and Vicki Hersen of Elders in Action, recognize Older Americans Month with and official proclamation
Portland Commissioner Nick Fish kicked off the Parks Bureau's Summer Playground program, part of the Summer Free For All, at Montavilla Park.
Al Roker and the Today Show donate to Parks Foundation
Portland City Council recognized Homeownership Month 2009 with an official proclamation on June 3.
Commissioner Nick Fish and the Portland City Council recognize Blue Heron Week with an official proclamation.
Portland's Ross Island natural area welcomed a volunteer work group removing invasive species this past Saturday.
Charles Jordan, former Portland City Commissioner and Parks Director, recieved "Urban Pioneer Award" from Portland State University
ReUse Week 2009 in Portland, Oregon, concluded a successful donation drive last Friday. Led by Commissioners Nick Fish and Jeff Cogen, the drive collected materials to help many many folks in Portland.
Lisa Loving's Skanner profile of Shantel Monk included a photo shoot with Portland City Commissioner NIck Fish.
Carol Morse, RACC Chairwoman, has a guest piece in the Oregonian, encouraging Portlanders to support the arts however they are able.
Commissioner Nick Fish announced Margaret Van Vliet of Oregon Solutions as the first Director of the newly-formed Portland Housing Bureau.
Portland's Washington Park Summer Festival has been saved by generous contributions from Gordon Sondland and numerous public and private contributors, announces Commissioner Nick Fish.
The 2009 Urban Pioneer Awards honor TriMet, Albina Community band, and former Portland city commissioner Charles Jordan
Commissioner Fish has taken on the question of single-track, off-road biking in Portland by convening cycling enthusiasts and conservationists alike to find a solution.
Commissioner Nick Fish opened the LEED-certified Shaver Green Apartments in Portland's King Neighborhood.
Commissioner Nick Fish and Multnomah County Commissioner Deborah Kafoury will chair the local Complete Count Committee for Census 2010, identifying and working to eliminate traditional barriers to reporting.
Larry Bingham in the September 24 Oregonian
Commissioner Nick Fish and the Portland City Council, together with Multnomah County Commissioner Jeff Cogen, proclaimed ReUse Week 2009 in Portland beginning today, June 10, and extending through next Thursday, June 18.
Portland Parks & Recreations kicks off Movies in the Park July 3 at the Multnomah Arts Center. Movies will continue throughout the summer at various Portland parks.
Free and affordable recreation opportunities offered by Portland's Parks and Recreation Bureau, overseen by Commissioner Nick Fish.
Commissioner Nick Fish, who long advocated for decoupling soccer and baseball in Portland, Oregon, will have his way, according to Mayor Sam Adams and Merritt Paulson.
Peter Korn in the January 7 Tribune
Nick joined Mayor Adams, former Mayor Tom Potter, ...
Commissioner Nick Fish joins County Chair Ted Wheeler at the Living Today for a Better Tomorrow breakfast celebrating Older Americans Month.
Commissioner Nick Fish and his Portland City Council colleagues voted June 24 to decouple soccer and baseball proposals brought by Merritt Paulson.
Commissioner Nick Fish was on hand for the recent REACH CDC Youth$ave graduation ceremony.
Commissioner Nick Fish rode in the 2009 Portland Starlight Parade with his family.
Commissioner Nick Fish visited Salem on Tuesday, June 9, to check in with Portland's represenatives, including Senator Suzanne Bonamici and Representative Tina Kotek, in the state legislature.