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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

1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97204

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. Apr 22

    Public comments sought on county Transportation Capital Improvement Plan and Program Update

    Multnomah County welcomes public comments on its proposed Transportation Capital Improvement Plan and Program (CIPP) Biennial Update for Fiscal Years 2014-2018.

  2. Apr 22

    Members sought for Multnomah County Bicycle and Pedestrian Citizen Advisory Committee

    Multnomah County is seeking to fill three vacancies on its Bicycle and Pedestrian Citizen Advisory Committee with new members who live, work or recreate in Multnomah County. Preference will be given for applicants who live in east county or rural unincorporated areas. New members will serve a two-year term beginning July 1, 2015.

  3. Apr 22

    Hawthorne Bridge closed Sunday for maintenance

    The Hawthorne Bridge will be closed to all users this Sunday, April 26 from 7 a.m. until as late as 3 p.m. during annual maintenance work. During the closure crews will grease the counterweight cables and complete other annual maintenance tasks. The lift span will be in the raised position during much of the work. The work is weather dependent and will need to be rescheduled in the event of heavy rain.

  4. Apr 21

    Traffic Advisory: Spring paving to close lanes on SW Jefferson Street from SW Park Avenue to SW Naito Parkway from April 23-27

    The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on SW Jefferson Street from SW Park Avenue to SW Naito Parkway from Thursday, April 23 to Monday, April 27 from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each work day.

  5. Apr 21

    News Release: Leaf Day spring garden compost for sale during three special weekends as well as weekdays

    Leaf Day has come full circle, with spring garden compost now available for sale to the public from leaves collected last fall during the bureau’s zero waste Leaf Day Pickup service.