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Neighborhood Involvement

Building inclusive, safe and livable neighborhoods and communities.

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Neighborhood Program

  1. 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 29

    Public Comments Requested on Environmental Services 2014 Code and Rules Cleanup Package

    The City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) is proposing a 2014 Code and Rule Cleanup Package. These changes will enhance the clarity and consistency of BES administered sections of the Portland City Code and Portland Planning Documents. BES proposes code and rule cleanup annually.

  2. Sep 29

    Street improvements to close lanes on NE Tillamook Street from NE 72nd to NE 82nd avenues week of September 29

    The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures of NE Tillamook Street from NE 72nd Avenue to NE 82nd Avenue from Monday, September 29, through Friday, October 3, 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each weekday. Some work may also be done next weekend.

  3. Sep 29

    New Harbor trail opens, better connecting Downtown to Southwest Waterfront

    The Harbor trail, a new segment in the connection from downtown Portland to the Southwest Waterfront, opened this week – and just in time too.

  4. Sep 26

    Apply to Serve on the Portland Public Involvement Advisory Council (PIAC)

    Do you want to shape how the City of Portland involves the community in government decision making? Apply to serve on PIAC! Applications due October 15, 2014.

  5. Sep 24

    Taggart Outfall Sewer Repair Project: Drilling Starts in October

    Environmental Services is designing a project to repair the 105-year-old brick Taggart Outfall sewer so that it can operate for another hundred years. Engineers are collecting data to better understand the extent of needed repairs.