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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. Mar 5

    Winter paving to close lanes on NW Front Avenue from NW 61st to NW Kittridge avenues March 7 and 8

    The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures in industrial Northwest Portland this weekend. The lane closures will be in effect on NW Front Avenue from NW 61st Avenue to NW Kittridge Avenue Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8, from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each day.

  2. Mar 4

    ONI Diversity and Civic Leadership Program report - Public comment & discussion, Monday, March 9

    The Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI) invites you to join us at our next monthly Bureau Advisory Committee (BAC) meeting, Monday, March 9 to share your feedback on the recently released report on the City’s Diversity and Civic Leadership Program and your ideas on the future of the program.

  3. Mar 4

    ONI in News: Hundreds talk about improving city at 2015 Community Summit (Portland Tribune)

    On Saturday, hundreds of Portlanders voiced their opinions on city problems that ranged from homelessness to racial profiling to residential demolitions, at the 2015 Community Summit.

  4. Mar 4

    Southwest Neighborhoods News - March 2015

    E-newsletter of SW Neighborhoods, Inc. (SWNI) - March 2015: Stormwater Challenge Workshop, Sat. March 14; April Hill Park work party, Sat. March 7; SW Corridor Plan Steering Committee mtg, March 9; SW Hope: Feed the Hungry campaign thru March 29; more.

  5. Mar 4

    Eastmoreland-Woodstock Sewer Repair Project Construction Update: March 3, 2015

    Construction is winding down on this project to repair or replace about 40,000 feet of severely deteriorated sewer pipes that are more than 60 years old. The work will make the sewer system work more effectively and protect water quality, public health and the environment.