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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. Oct 9

    Hollywood-Grant Park Construction UPDATE

    Environmental Services will begin construction on the Hollywood-Grant Park Sewer and Stormwater Project next week at more than 80 locations. Over the next year and a half, this project will repair or replace 38,000 feet (about 7 miles) of public sewer pipes that are between 75 and 110 years old and in poor condition. The work includes constructing 12 green street planters and six sumps that will remove more than 201-million gallons of stormwater from the sewer system annually.

  2. Oct 9

    Project: Soil Sampling starts in the coming weeks

    This project will design and construct sewer and stormwater improvements that will upsize approximately 3,800 feet of 110‐year‐old public sewer pipe that is deteriorating due to age, install green street planters on public streets, and construct rain gardens on private residential and commercial properties in key locations. The sewer repairs will help relieve street flooding and basement sewer backups in the project area.

  3. Oct 9

    SW 86th Avenue Pump Station Construction Update: October 8, 2015 -- Trail Closure

    • The Fanno Creek Trail will close between SW 86th and SW 84th avenues for up to two weeks starting as soon as Monday, October 26 while work crews connect pipes to the existing pressure sewer line under the trail at SW 84th Avenue.

  4. Oct 9

    Southwest Ventilation Project Update: October 9, 2015

    Environmental Services is working on a project to reduce sewer odors and increase the capacity of the Southwest Parallel Interceptor sewer system. The project is designed to accommodate current needs and potential growth. Since February, the contractor has installed about 1,000 feet of 24-inch concrete pipe and 6 manholes along SW Taylors Ferry Road, and 2 manholes on SW Virginia Avenue.

  5. Oct 9

    SW Riverview Force Main Project Update: October 9, 2015

    Environmental Services has nearly finished a project to replace 3,000 feet of sewer main along Highway 43 from the Riverview Pump Station south to SW Riverwood Road. The project will protect public health, property and the environment.