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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. Oct 22

    New City Tree Program and Regulations Training Dates Announced

    On January 2, 2015, the Bureau of Development Services (BDS) and the Bureau of Parks and Recreation (PPR) will be implementing elements of the Citywide Tree Policy Review and Regulatory Improvement Project (“Tree Project”) through a new Tree Program. To help inform customers of the new Tree Program and associated regulations and processes, free Tree Program training classes are being offered in November and December 2014 and in January 2015.

  2. Oct 21

    City advises residents to pick up and compost autumn leaves; keep streets safe and free of slippery conditions

    It’s time to bring out the rakes. With heavy rain and gusty winds predicted for late tonight and early Wednesday, the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation is asking Portlanders to keep streets and storm drains clear of fallen leaves.

  3. Oct 21

    Eastmoreland-Woodstock Sewer Repair Project Construction Update: October 20, 2014

    Construction continues on a project in your neighborhood 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. Oct 21

    Division Streetscape Project Update: October 21, 2014

    OpenFest! Join City Commissioners Nick Fish and Steve Novick at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 24 at SE Division and 31st Avenue to celebrate the end of the Division Streetscape Project and the reopening of Division for business. The celebration goes on all day. Go to: divisionclinton.com/OpenFest to see a schedule of all the events.

  5. Oct 21

    City Commissioners Join OpenFest! To Celebrate Successful Division Streetscape Project

    This Friday, October 24, at 10 a.m., Portland City Commissioners Nick Fish and Steve Novick will celebrate the completion of the Division Streetscape Project with local neighbors and business owners at SE 31st and Division.