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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

ONI Blog View all »

  1. Feb 9

    News Release: Traffic enforcement and education action on SE Clinton Street to highlight safety on neighborhood greenways

    The Portland Bureau of Transportation and Portland Police Bureau advise the traveling public that a traffic education and enforcement action is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 10 on SE Clinton Street between SE 12th Avenue and SE 50th Avenue from 7 to 9:30 a.m. and from 3 to 6:30 p.m.

  2. Feb 9

    SE Hawthorne-Salmon Area Green Street and Sewer Project Update: February 5, 2015

    Crews will begin upsizing and replacing public sewer pipe on SE Hawthorne Boulevard between SE 44th and 47th avenues Friday, February 12.

  3. Feb 9

    Holiday Closure: Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 15, 2016

    Recognizing our business and community partners’ reliance on the services and resources we provide, the Bureau of Development Services (BDS) is providing advance notice of an upcoming Holiday closure.

  4. Feb 9

    News Release: PBOT’s 2015 Traffic Safety Report reinforces need for to reduce serious and fatal crashes on Portland’s streets

    The newly improved crosswalk at SE 156th and Division Street was dedicated this morning in a short ceremony that also acknowledged the three fatalities that occurred at the location in recent years. The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT), along with Oregon & Southwest Washington Families for Safe Streets and Oregon Walks, met at the new Rapid Flashing Beacon to discuss why the safety improvements at the crossing and other Vision Zero actions are so important for the people of Portland.

  5. Feb 9

    Traffic Alert: Portland Aerial Tram Out of Service

    (6:00 p.m., Monday, February 8th) The Portland Aerial Tram is out of service due to a gate circuit malfunction at the upper station. There is currently no ETA regarding resumption of service. OHSU and TriMet are providing shuttle service between the upper and lower tram stations. Hospital operations are normal.