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Neighborhood Involvement

Building inclusive, safe and livable neighborhoods and communities.

ONI Main: 503-823-4519

City/County Info: 503-823-4000

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Neighborhood Program

  • Rosewood Mural Rosewood Initiative Mural, in Portland's Centennial Neighborhood, now covers the back wall of a gas station which used to be constantly defaced with graffiti.

Portland's nationally recognized neighborhood system is made up of 95 recognized, independent neighborhood associations and seven neighborhood district coalition offices that represent the entire city of Portland.

ONI works to create community-building partnerships, provide technical assistance to other City bureau's outreach and involvement efforts, and trains community members in leadership and community organizing skills.

ONI provides grant funding that helps the district coalitions provide support and technical assistance to the volunteer-based neighborhood associations, community groups and individual citizen-activists.

ONI supports Portland's Neighborhood System primarily through:

  • Grants to the seven district coalitions to provide support and tech assistance to the neighborhood associations in their districts.

  • Neighborhood Small Grants Program

  • Training events

  • Technical assistance and problem solving

  • Best practices materials

  • ONI Standards

  • Liaison and coordination with City bureaus on issues that affect NAs and Coalitions

  • Support for the monthly neighborhood coalition directors and chairs meeting

For more information about ONI's Neighborhood program contact: Paul Leistner, 503-823-5284 or Brian Hoop, 503-823-3075

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  1. Feb 4

    Traffic Advisory: PBOT closes SE 122nd Avenue Bridge for about 4 weeks to repair damage from heavy winter rainstorms

    The Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that work on the SE 122nd Avenue Bridge over Johnson Creek will keep the span closed to motor vehicle traffic for about four weeks.

  2. Feb 4

    Balch Conduit Support Sewer Replacement Project Update: February 4, 2016

    • Crews are almost finished installing the new sewer and manholes. There is still some work over the next couple of months to complete the project, including the final trench paving and street restoration. There has been some delay due to the weather, but crews are expected to finish by the end of March.

  3. Feb 2

    NW District Sewer Replacement Project - Proposed Change Noise Variance

    Environmental Services has completed design of a project to replace about 8,000 feet of sewer pipe that is in poor condition. The pipes range in size from eight to 36 inches. The project will increase sewer system capacity and help prevent sewer backups in basements. The project is anticipated to start this summer and the entire project timeline is 18 months.

  4. Feb 1

    Traffic Advisory: Lane closure on SE Hawthorne Blvd continues up to 14 days as PBOT repairs damage from water main break

    The right westbound lane of SE Hawthorne Boulevard will remain closed between SE 24th Avenue and SE 25th Avenue for another 10 to 14 days as crews work to repair roadway damage from a water main break. Timing of reopening the lane is weather dependent.

  5. Jan 22

    Community Conversation on SE 3rd & Harrison Site

    Commissioner Amanda Fritz invites you to participate in a community conversation on the proposed development of the SE 3rd & Harrison Site, the potential future home of Right 2 Dream Too.