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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

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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. Sep 30

    Lower Powell Green Street and Sewer Repair Project Update: September 29, 2016

    Work continues on an Environmental Services project to replace and repair 4,508 feet of aging sewer pipe. The work includes constructing 22 green street planters and planting trees to absorb rain and reduce stormwater runoff. The project will keep about 1.6 million gallons of stormwater out of sewers annually, increase sewer system capacity and reduce basement backups.

  2. Sep 30

    News Release: Sunday Parkways celebrates the new Sellwood Bridge, downtown Milwaukie

    This Sunday, the City of Portland Sunday Parkways presented by Kaiser Permanente will celebrate the new Sellwood Bridge and introduce thousands of people to walking and biking connections to downtown Milwaukie.

  3. Sep 30

    Piedmont Sewer Repair Project Update: September 29, 2016

    Environmental Services continues construction on the Piedmont Sewer Repair Project. This work will help protect the public and the environment by reducing the possibility of costly breaks, leaks, blockages and sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets.

  4. Sep 30

    SE Hawthorne-Salmon Area Green Street and Sewer Project: September 29, 2016

    Crews will continue to work on Saturdays to complete some phases of green street construction in multiple locations

  5. Sep 29

    Humboldt Sewer Repair Project Update

    Environmental Services will begin construction this fall on a project to repair or replace over 17,000 feet (over 3 miles) of public sewer pipes in the Humboldt neighborhood. This work will also include repairing or adding over 2,000 feet of service laterals that connect houses and businesses from the curb to the public sewer in the street. Most of the sewer pipes are more than 85 years old and are deteriorating due to age.