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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. May 6

    News Release: Sunday Parkways begins season in East Portland on Mother's Day; kicks off Active Transportation Week

    The City of Portland Sunday Parkways presented by Kaiser Permanente begins the season with a traffic-free route in East Portland for bicycling, strolling and playing in the streets this Sunday, Mother’s Day, May 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  2. May 6

    Traffic Advisory: Spring paving to close lanes on N Channel Avenue from May 11-19

    The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on N Channel Avenue from Dolphin St to Anchor Street from Monday, May 11 to Tuesday May 19 from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each work day.

  3. May 6

    SE 20th and Haig Sewer Construction Update: May 5, 2015

    Environmental Services has started construction on a project to replace aging sewer pipes on SE 20th Avenue from SE Lafayette to Haig streets, and on SE Haig Street from SE 20th to 18th avenues. The pipes are over 100 years old and in poor condition. The project will protect the public and the environment by reducing the possibility of costly breaks, leaks, blockages and sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets.

  4. May 5

    Review and Give Input to City's DRAFT Real Property Disposition Policy

    Complete a survey or give other input regarding City draft policy on real property disposition.

  5. May 4

    Real-time map helps Portlanders track new energy-saving LED street light installations in each Portland neighborhood

    Portland’s largest ever energy-efficiency project is happening citywide with the installation of energy-saving LED street lights in each neighborhood, and an interactive map allows the public to track real-time progress on their street.