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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. Apr 17

    Neighbors West Northwest Activist E-News! April 2015

    April 2015 E-newsletter of Neighbors West Northwest, coalition of 12 NW Portland Neighborhood Associations: Neighborhood clean-ups; CoHo Theater fundraiser for NWNW, April 30; Community Policing Coffee Klatch, April 22; Neighborhood Foot Patrol begins.

  2. Apr 17

    Hales, Novick propose 120-day pilot program for taxis and Uber, Lyft and other Transportation Network Companies

    Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick today proposed a 120-day pilot program that will modernize for-hire transportation in Portland and ensure fair competition between all private for hire operators, including both taxis and Transportation Network Companies such as Uber and Lyft.

  3. Apr 17

    SE 20th and Haig Sewer Construction Update: April 16, 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. Apr 17

    Crosswalk enforcement action slated for April 22 at NE 82nd Avenue at NE Pacific Street’s unmarked crossing

    The Portland Bureau of Transportation and Portland Police Bureau advise the traveling public that a crosswalk enforcement action is scheduled for Wednesday, April 22 at the unmarked crosswalk of NE 82nd Avenue and NE Pacific Street from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to raise awareness of pedestrian safety and Oregon traffic laws.

  5. Apr 16

    South Irvington Sewer Extension Project Update: April 16, 2015

    Environmental Services is constructing 1,060 feet of public sewer pipe and 460 feet of sewer laterals that will provide 17 properties direct and independent connections to the public sewer. This work is part of the City of Portland’s effort to provide residents with sewer connections that comply with city code.