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Neighborhood Involvement

Building inclusive, safe and livable neighborhoods and communities.

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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

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  1. Jul 23

    Lane closure during Hawthorne Bridge east sidewalk work

    A sidewalk widening project at the east end of the Hawthorne Bridge, near SE Grand Avenue, will require a daytime lane closure until mid-August. Multnomah County is widening the sidewalk at the east end of the Hawthorne viaduct, the eastbound structure that connects the bridge with SE Hawthorne Boulevard.

  2. Jul 23

    NE 238th Drive closed for paving

    NE 238th Drive will be closed to through traffic between NE Halsey Street and NE Glisan Street in Wood Village for paving work from Tuesday, July 22 until as late as July 29. The closure is in effect around the clock. The road will reopen as soon as paving is completed, which could be as early as this week.

  3. Jul 23

    New Survey Provides Further Information for Transportation Funding Working Groups

    A new survey provides some additional information on Portlanders’ attitudes about transportation funding options for the citizen working groups the City has convened to advise the City about funding mechanisms to address its significant transportation needs.

  4. Jul 23

    Urban Renewal Area Amendments Q&A

    The amendments would: Reduce the impact of urban renewal on taxing jurisdictions; Provide resources to meet economic development, redevelopment, and affordable housing goals; and Support Portland State University.

  5. Jul 23

    Street Improvements to close lanes on N Rosa Parks Way from N Delaware Avenue to N Maryland Avenue

    The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures of N Rosa Parks Way from N Delaware Avenue to N Maryland Avenue from Tuesday, July 22, through Friday, August 8, 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each weekday.