ONI Main: 503-823-4519
City/County Info: 503-823-4000
1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97204
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
Technical assistance and problem solving
Best practices materials
Liaison and coordination with City bureaus on issues that affect NAs and Coalitions
Support for the monthly neighborhood coalition directors and chairs meeting
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