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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

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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

ONI Blog View all »

  1. Jul 28

    Marine Drive closure during Sunday morning triathlon

    NE Marine Drive will be closed between NE Sundial Road and NE 33rd Avenue from 7:30 am until 11:30 am on Sunday, July 31 during the Midsummer Triathlon. Blue Lake Road will also be closed between NE Marine Drive and Blue Lake Park during the event.

  2. Jul 28

    Traffic Alert -- Sellwood Bridge closed July 28-31 for paving

    The Sellwood Bridge will be closed to all traffic modes from 6 am on Thursday, July 28 until 6 am on Sunday, July 31 to allow a contractor to pave the east approach and the interchange ramps and through lanes of Highway 43 at the west end of the bridge.

  3. Jul 28

    Street improvements to close lanes on SE Tacoma St, from SE 6th Ave to SE 17th Ave, July 28-31

    The Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on SE Tacoma Street from SE 6th Avenue to SE 17th Avenue on Thursday, July 28, through Sunday, July 31, from 7am through 5pm daily.

  4. Jul 28

    The Bureau of Development Services Announces Search for Members of the Public to Serve on the Design Commission

    The Design Commission hears proposals for large scale infill and new development proposals in the Central City Plan District and the Gateway Regional Center.

  5. Jul 27

    Lower Powell Green Street and Sewer Repair Project Update: July 25, 2016

    Work continues on an Environmental Services project to replace and repair 4,508 feet of aging sewer pipe. The work includes constructing 22 green street planters and planting trees to absorb rain and reduce stormwater runoff. The project will keep about 1.6 million gallons of stormwater out of sewers annually, increase sewer system capacity and reduce basement backups.