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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

1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97204

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. Jun 30

    Public Notice of Pending Programmatic Permit Appeal Period with PP&R Urban Forestry

    Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry has approved a Programmatic Permit for the following agencies. Programmatic Permits are blanket permits for routine tree maintenance activities conducted by a public agency or utility and authorized under City Code Chapter 11.45 Programmatic Tree Permits.

  2. Jun 29

    SW Riverview Force Main Project Update: June 26, 2015

    Environmental Services is working on a project to replace 3,000 feet of sewer main along Highway 43 from the Riverview Pump Station south to SW Riverwood Road. This project will protect public health, property and the environment.

  3. Jun 29

    SW Ventilation June 26: Weekend Work Confirmed & Project Update

    Environmental Services is working on a project to reduce sewer odors and increase the capacity of the Southwest Parallel Interceptor sewer system to accommodate current needs and potential growth. The contractor is installing about 1,000 feet of 24-inch concrete pipe along SW Taylors Ferry Road, 800 feet of 48-inch concrete pipe along SW Virginia Avenue, and a permanent odor control facility east of SW Taylors Ferry Road.

  4. Jun 29

    SE Division Place and 6th Avenue Sewer Replacement Project

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

  5. Jun 26

    Volunteer at the Alberta Street Fair!

    Sign up online for a shift today and tell your friends: