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Neighborhood Involvement

Building inclusive, safe and livable neighborhoods and communities.

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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. Oct 8

    NE Coalition of Neighborhoods e-newsletter, October 2015

    E-newsletter of NE Coalition of Neighborhoods, October 2015: NECN seeks volunteers for community grants evaluation committee; NECN's guide to basics of the Comprehensive Plan; Learn about hundreds of new affordable homes in N/NE Portland, Oct. 13; more.

  2. Oct 8

    Slabtown Sewer Replacement Project: Survey Work Expected in October

    Environmental Services is designing a sewer replacement project in the Slabtown district in northwest Portland. This project will replace and upsize the public sewers in streets, repair laterals that connect properties to the sewer system, replace stormwater inlets and inlet pipes, and repair several manholes throughout the project area. The neighborhood-wide project will increase sewer system capacity and protect water quality and the environment.

  3. Oct 8

    Traffic Advisory: Street Improvements on NE Cully Blvd to mean lane closures from Oct. 8-15

    The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on NE Cully Boulevard from NE Lombard Street/Portland Highway to NE Emerson Street starting Thursday, October 8, through Thursday, October 15, from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each work day.

  4. Oct 7

    News Release: Portland Celebrates 10 Years of Safe Routes to School and International Walk and Bike to School Day

    On Wednesday, October 7, Commissioner Steve Novick, Portland Public Schools Board Member Mike Rosen, Portland Bureau of Transportation Director Leah Treat and other local dignitaries joined students and staff from Lent K-8 School in celebration of International Walk and Bike to School Day. Participants also celebrated ten years of PBOT’s Safe Routes to School program successfully making walking and biking to school safer and easier for Portland students and families.

  5. Oct 6

    Broadway Bridge closed to motor vehicles October 11-27 for painting project

    The Broadway Bridge will be closed to motor vehicles from 7 a.m. on Sunday, October 11 until the evening of Tuesday, October 27 to allow the bridge painting contractor to install scaffolding for the final span that will be painted.