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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

TDD: 503-823-6868

1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97204

Neighborhood Program

  1. 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

ONI Blog View all »

  1. Apr 10

    SW Neighborhoods News, April 2014

    E-news for neighborhoods in SW Portland - SWNI News, April 2014: Help save the SW Watershed Resource Center; Southwest Corridor Plan SWNI Community Forum, April 29; SW Watersheds Open House, April 23; Our Streets PDX Town Hall, April 24; SW Cleanup May 10

  2. Apr 9

    NE Coalition of Neighborhoods e-news, April 2014

    E-news for neighborhoods in the NE Coalition of Neighborhoods, April 2014: Save the Neighborhood Small Grants Program; Communications/Outreach Training, April 16; Albina Green park renovation set to break ground; spring cleanup and Easter egg hunt dates.

  3. Apr 8

    Central NE Neighbors e-news, April 2014

    E-newsletter for neighborhoods in Central NE Neighbors coalition area, April 2014: Support neighborhood grants program in City budget; City budget community grant forums, April 9, 22nd, May 15; Cleanup events in May; More green space in Cully neighborhood

  4. Mar 26

    3rd Annual Rob Ingram Youth Summit Against Violence

    Multnomah Youth Commission Announces the 3rd Annual Rob Ingram Youth Summit Against Violence, Saturday, April 5, a youth-driven event for youth, by youth, aimed at integrating youth and adults into community-based violence-prevention work.

  5. Mar 3

    Picking up an anti-littering ethic, NW District Association in the news (Portland Tribune)

    NW District Association members partner with SOLVE to organize ongoing trash pick-up events in NW Portland. (Portland Tribune, Feb. 13, 2014.)

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