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Neighborhood Involvement

Building inclusive, safe and livable neighborhoods and communities.

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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. May 4

    Real-time map helps Portlanders track new energy-saving LED street light installations in each Portland neighborhood

    Portland’s largest ever energy-efficiency project is happening citywide with the installation of energy-saving LED street lights in each neighborhood, and an interactive map allows the public to track real-time progress on their street.

  2. May 4

    UPDATED Traffic Advisory: Spring paving to close lanes on SW Jefferson Street from SW Park Avenue to SW Naito Parkway May 5

    To complete this project, PBOT crews are scheduled to pave this stretch on Saturday, May 2, Monday, May 4 and Tuesday, May 5, 7:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lane closures will be in effect during those times. This work is weather-dependent and the schedule may change.

  3. May 4

    Bike Month kicks off in Portland, nationwide; PBOT encourages Portlanders to get on a bike, have fun and enjoy spring

    In celebration of National Bike Month in May, the Portland Bureau of Transportation is hosting over a dozen events, including rides, clinics and refreshment stations to encourage people to get out, get active and have fun. National Bike Month also celebrates people who already are riding and encourages them to invite friends and colleagues to join in the fun of biking to work, school and everyday errands.

  4. Apr 30

    Traffic Advisory: Spring paving to close lanes on SW Stark Street from SW Broadway to SW 10th Avenue from May 4-7

    The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on SW Stark Street from SW Broadway to SW 10th Avenue from Monday, May 4 to Thursday, May 7, 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each work day.

  5. Apr 27

    Clinton Green Street and Sewer Construction Update: April 23, 2015

    As part of the Tabor to the River Program, Environmental Services continues construction on the Clinton Green Street and Sewer Project. This project will replace 3,800 feet of sewer pipe installed over 100 years ago, construct 24 green street planters and add two blocks of pervious paving. These improvements will protect public health, property and the environment, and reduce the possibility of sewage releases into streets, homes and businesses.