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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. Jan 13

    Traffic Alert: NW Newberry and NW McNamee roads in west hills have reopened

    NW Newberry Road and NW McNamee Road in the rural west hills northwest of Portland have reopened to traffic this evening, after being closed due to heavy snow and ice this week.

  2. Jan 13

    2017 is Bright with Community Grant Projects!

    Central Northeast Neighbors Coalition (CNN) awarded $10, 390 in grants to community groups and organizations that will engage underserved neighbors in four projects in 2017!

  3. Dec 21

    Portland's Arts Tax Needs You!

    Applications are now being accepted for membership on the Arts Tax Citizens Oversight Committee

  4. Dec 15

    City Auditor Reschedules Dec 15 Community Meeting

    City Auditor Mary Hull Caballero has rescheduled the Dec 15 community meeting to talk about her proposed changes to the City Charter. The meeting has been rescheduled for Thurs. Jan. 5, 2016, 6-7:30 pm, at the East Portland Community Center, 740 SE 106th Ave.

  5. Dec 7

    Auditor seeking input on Charter safeguards to protect audits, investigations

    The City Auditor Mary Hull Caballero is hosting two meetings in December to discuss Charter amendments she believes are necessary to protect the Auditor’s ability to hold City government accountable through independent audits and investigations. Your views will help shape the final proposal from the Auditor that City Council will consider in January.