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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

  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. Oct 1

    Street improvements to close lanes on NE Marine Drive from NE 33rd to NE 122nd avenues beginning October 2

    The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures of NE Marine Drive from NE 33rd Avenue to NE 122nd Avenue from Thursday, October 2, through Friday, October 10, 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each weekday. Some work may also be done this weekend.

  2. Sep 30

    SE Division Place and 6th Avenue Sewer Repair Project: Proposed Night Work

    Environmental Services – your sewer and stormwater service provider – is designing a project to replace and upsize about 270 feet of public sewer pipes on SE Division Place between SE 6th and SE 7th avenues. The pipes are between 95 and 106 years old and failing due to age. The work will also include replacing storm drains, manholes and service laterals that connect properties from the curb to the public sewer in the street.

  3. Sep 30

    Sellwood-Moreland Sewer Repair Project Night Work Approved at Several Locations

    Environmental Services will begin construction within a few weeks on the Sellwood-Moreland Sewer Repair Project to replace or repair about 25,000 feet of public sewer pipes in your neighborhood that are between 80 and 100 years old and failing due to age. This project will help protect the public and the environment by reducing the possibility of costly breaks, leaks, blockages and sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets.

  4. Sep 30

    Stormwater Management Improvements

    Environmental Services will begin construction in your area this year on a project to modify several sumps, also called underground injection control (UIC) structures. Sumps are vertical, perforated pipes installed underground that collect stormwater runoff from streets and allow water to soak into the ground. This project will remove some sumps and adjust the depth of others to comply with state standards.

  5. 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.