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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

  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. Jan 30

    Race Talks 2 Community-Police Forum -- Tuesday, February 3, 6-9 p.m., Jefferson High School

    Race Talks 2 is sponsoring a series of community forums to improve communication between the Police and the Public. The first forum is on Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 5:30 p.m.--free dinner; 6-9 p.m. forum, at Jefferson High School, 5210 N. Kerby Ave. betwe

  2. Jan 29

    Morrison Bridge closed Sunday for lift span work

    The Morrison Bridge will be closed to traffic on Sunday, February 1 from 7 a.m. until as late as 7 p.m. during an inspection and maintenance work on the lift span deck. The work is related to problems with deck panels that were installed in 2011 – 2012.

  3. Jan 27

    Multnomah County seeks members for the Columbia River Gorge Commission and the Charter Committee

    For residents interested in civic involvement, Multnomah County is currently seeking representatives to serve on either the Columbia River Gorge Commission or the Charter Committee. Keep reading to learn more about the work of these two groups and for information on how residents can get involved.

  4. Jan 23

    Temporary Fanno Creek Trail Closure

    On Monday, February 9, Environmental Services will close a portion of the Fanno Creek Trail at SW 84th Avenue (see map below) for several days in order to locate and measure a section of the Fanno Pressure Sewer. The trail will close again later in the year at the same location to allow work crews to connect the pressure sewer to the new pump station.

  5. Jan 15

    Neighbors West-Northwest Activist E-News - January 2015

    E-newsletter of Neighbors West-Northwest, January 2015: Newspaper boxes - NW neighborhoods win Council adoption of code language on dealing with abandoned news boxes; Neighborhood clean-ups & Graffiti Abatement; Linnton mill site to be sold; and more.