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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. Jul 27

    SE Division & 6th Sewer Replacement Project Update

    Environmental Services – your sewer and stormwater service provider – will replace and increase capacity for about 270 feet of public sewer pipes on SE Division Place between SE 6th and SE 7th avenues. The pipes are between 95 and 106 years old. This project will increase sewer capacity and reduce the risks of sewage releases to homes and streets.

  2. Jul 27

    Southwest Ventilation Project Update: July 24, 2015

    Construction has progressed to SW Virginia Avenue from SW Taylors Ferry Road in an Environmental Services project to reduce sewer odors and increase the capacity of the Southwest Parallel Interceptor sewer system. The project is designed to accommodate current needs and potential growth. Since February, the contractor has installed about 1,000 feet of 24-inch concrete pipe and 6 manholes along SW Taylors Ferry Road.

  3. Jul 27

    Come have your say about new rules for taxis, Uber and Lyft on July 30

    Community Listening Session Thursday, July 30, 4 to 7 p.m. Auditorium, 2nd Floor, Portland Building, 1120 SW Fifth Avenue

  4. Jul 23

    North Fremont and Kerby Sewer Repair Project: Project Design is Underway

    Environmental Services is starting design on a small project to repair a segment of severely deteriorated sewer pipe on N Fremont Street at N Kerby Avenue. The newly repaired pipe will better serve the surrounding neighborhood and reduce the risk of backups or leaks. Environmental Services works throughout the city to assess the condition of our underground infrastructure and identify pipes - such as those in this project - that are in need of repair.

  5. Jul 23

    City’s largest energy efficiency project hits major milestones: More than 20,000 street lights converted to LEDs; monthly savings surpass $100,000

    Commissioner Steve Novick today announced that the Portland Bureau of Transportation had surpassed two major milestones in the city’s largest ever energy efficiency project: More than 20,000 city street lights have been converted to modern LED lights, and savings from the program have now topped $100,000 per month. Those monthly savings will continue to grow as more lights are converted.