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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

  1. 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 29

    Central NE Neighbors e-newsletter, Nov. 2014

    E-newsletter of Central NE Neighbors for November 2014: Small grants due Nov. 3 for CNN applications; Veterans Day Parade, Nov. 11, Hollywood neighborhood; Mixed Use Zones Project workshop, Nov. 5; Our Streets PDX Open House, Nov. 5; more...

  2. Oct 29

    Southwest Neighborhoods news, Nov. 2014

    E-newsletter of Southwest Neighborhoods (SWNI) for November 2014: Annual fall cleanup, Sat. Nov. 1; SW Neighborhoods small grants deadline, Jan. 16; SWNI Tree Code Workshop, Nov. 18; Public Hearing on Comprehensive Plan, Nov. 4; Open House, more...

  3. Oct 29

    Upper Larch Mountain Road closes November 6

    Multnomah County Transportation will close the upper section of Larch Mountain Road in the Columbia Gorge on Thursday morning, November 6 for the winter season. Every autumn the county closes upper Larch Mountain Road by installing a snow gate near mile post 10. The closure protects the traveling public from adverse weather conditions and reduces maintenance costs associated with snow removal. The gate is opened each spring. The gate will be closed by noon on November 6.

  4. Oct 29

    Leaf Day Pickup Service begins on Sunday, Nov. 2, continues through December 17 to collect and compost leaves in neighborhoods with mature trees

    The City of Portland’s annual Leaf Day Pickup Service begins on Sunday, November 2, and extends through December 17, 2014 offering a one- or two-day leaf collection and composting service in neighborhoods with mature trees.

  5. Oct 29

    As clocks turn back, PBOT urges additional visibility, care while traveling; crosswalk enforcement action slated to promote pedestrian safety Nov 5 at N Lombard St at N Leavitt Ave

    The Portland Bureau of Transportation and Portland Police Bureau advise the traveling public that a crosswalk enforcement action is scheduled for Wednesday, November 5, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. to raise awareness of pedestrian safety and Oregon traffic laws.