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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

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  1. Aug 26

    Oregon’s first Speed Safety Cameras now operational on SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway

    The first Speed Safety Cameras in Oregon are now operational on SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway, and will begin issuing warnings today to drivers who exceed the road’s posted 40 mph speed limit.

  2. Aug 26

    Bridge Deck Repairs to close bridge over Johnson Creek at SE Ochoco and SE McBrod, from Saturday, August 27th, at 6:30 a.m. to Sunday, August 28th, at noon.

    The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that bridge deck improvements will require the full closure of the bridge over Johnson Creek at SE Ochoco and SE McBrod from Saturday, Aug 27th at 6:30am to Sunday, Aug 28 at noon.

  3. Aug 25

    Morrison Bridge closed Sunday, August 28 for lift span work

    The Morrison Bridge will be closed to motor vehicle traffic on Sunday, August 28 from 6 a.m. until as late as 6 p.m. during an inspection and maintenance work on the lift span deck.

  4. Aug 24

    Street improvements on SW Gaines Street from SW 11th Avenue to US Veterans Hospital Road, August 24 – September 2

    The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on SW Gaines Street from SW 11th Avenue to US Veterans Hospital Road on Wed, Aug 24, through Frid, Sept 2, 7 a.m through 4 p.m.

  5. Aug 22

    SE Water Avenue Stormwater Outfall Urgent Replacement Project

    Environmental Services will begin construction the week of August 22nd to replace about 500 feet of 12-18 inch pipe which conveys stormwater from a central eastside neighborhood to the Willamette River. The existing pipe is deteriorating and the new pipe will efficiently convey stormwater to the river. This project will reduce the risk of flooding and stormwater backups in this area.