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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. Sep 27

    Sellwood Bridge closed to motor vehicles Oct. 2 during Sunday Parkways

    The Sellwood Bridge will be closed to motor vehicles from 9 am to 6 pm on Sunday, October 2 during the free Sunday Parkways event for Sellwood and Milwaukie.

  2. Sep 27

    PBOT booting program nets 21 vehicles with $83,000 in overdue parking citations

    The Portland Bureau of Transportation's parking enforcement program has applied parking boots to 21 vehicles that had overdue parking citations totaling $82,795 in less than three weeks, the bureau announced today.

  3. Sep 23

    Traffic Advisory: Street improvements to close N Interstate Avenue to all traffic from N Larrabee Avenue to N Tillamook Street, Sept 26-Oct 5

    Street improvements will require a full road closure for people driving and biking on N Interstate Avenue from N Larrabee Avenue to N Tillamook Street, on Monday, September 26, through Wednesday, October 5, 7am through 4pm each work day.

  4. Sep 22

    Cochrane Road near MHCC closed for repairs October 5 - 6

    SE Cochrane Road between South Troutdale Road and east of NE Greenway Drive, near Mount Hood Community College, will be closed to all traffic on Wednesday and Thursday, October 5-6 from 7 am to 4 pm. The two-day closure will allow a Multnomah County crew to grind and replace asphalt, trim vegetation, maintain signs, and replace pavement markings.

  5. Sep 21

    Taggart Outfall Sewer Repair Project: Design continues

    Environmental Services is designing a project to repair about 3,700 feet of the 105-year-old brick Taggart Outfall sewer so that it can operate for another hundred years.