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Neighborhood Involvement

Building inclusive, safe and livable neighborhoods and communities.

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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. Oct 26

    NW Flanders and 11th Sewer Repair Project Update: Potential for one day of night work

    Environmental Services has almost completed design of a project to repair about 250 feet of 100-year-old sewer pipe in NW Flanders Street between NW 12th and 11th avenues. The public sewer in NW Flanders Street was constructed in 1916 and is showing signs of wear and tear. This project will reduce the risks of sewage releases to businesses and streets and sewer service interruptions that could occur as a result of pipe collapse.

  2. Oct 26

    Lower Powell Green Street and Sewer Repair Project Update: October 24, 2016

    Beginning tomorrow, SE 11th Avenue between SE Powell Boulevard and SE Franklin Street will be closed to all traffic during construction hours for about three days

  3. Oct 26

    PBOT News Advisory: Winter weather prep continues on Wednesday with snowplow inspection and route practice

    Earlier this month, and in preparation for winter weather, Portland Bureau of Transportation Maintenance Operations crews conducted a training/refresher course on snowplow operations.

  4. Oct 26

    SW Boones Ferry Culvert Replacement Project: Construction Delayed Until Spring 2018

    Environmental Services is designing a project to restore the undersized and aging Tryon Creek culvert under SW Boones Ferry Road. The project will also protect a sewer line crossing Tryon Creek upstream of the culvert. In order to replace the existing culvert with a bridge, the project will close SW Boones Ferry Road for up to 7 months beginning spring 2018.

  5. Oct 24

    Deconstruction Requirements Effective October 31, 2016

    Portland City Council adopted an ordinance, including code language, which requires projects seeking a demolition permit of a house or duplex to fully deconstruct that structure if it was built in 1916 or earlier or is a designated historic resource.