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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. Mar 4

    ONI in News: Hundreds talk about improving city at 2015 Community Summit (Portland Tribune)

    On Saturday, hundreds of Portlanders voiced their opinions on city problems that ranged from homelessness to racial profiling to residential demolitions, at the 2015 Community Summit.

  2. Mar 4

    Southwest Neighborhoods News - March 2015

    E-newsletter of SW Neighborhoods, Inc. (SWNI) - March 2015: Stormwater Challenge Workshop, Sat. March 14; April Hill Park work party, Sat. March 7; SW Corridor Plan Steering Committee mtg, March 9; SW Hope: Feed the Hungry campaign thru March 29; more.

  3. Mar 4

    Eastmoreland-Woodstock Sewer Repair Project Construction Update: March 3, 2015

    Construction is winding down on this project to repair or replace about 40,000 feet of severely deteriorated sewer pipes that are more than 60 years old. The work will make the sewer system work more effectively and protect water quality, public health and the environment.

  4. Mar 3

    NW Raleigh-Quimby Sewer Replacement Project Update: Construction Starting Soon

    Environmental Services will begin construction in mid-late March on a sewer replacement project on NW Raleigh and NW Quimby streets between NW 21st and 22nd avenues. The project will add needed capacity to the combined sewer and stormwater system, help reduce the potential for basement backups, and protect water quality and the environment. Work will begin in mid-late March and is expected to take approximately 4 months to complete.

  5. Mar 3

    Timbers’ fans: Consider taking TriMet, biking, walking to March 7 game; event rate parking in effect for all Timbers’ home games

    With the first Timbers’ home game starting at 7:30 p.m. March 7, the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation is asking Timbers fans to consider their transportation options for all games this season in order to keep streets and transit running smoothly.