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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. Aug 31

    Position opening: Multnomah County Youth Development Coordinator

    Multnomah County Youth Development Coordinator position opening. The Office of Diversity and Equity collaborates with the City of Portland's Office of Neighborhood Involvement to coordinate the Multnomah Youth Commission - the core focus of both agencies' youth development programs. Closes Sept. 7.

  2. Aug 28

    Temporary Discontinuation of IVR Credit Card Payment Option

    The City of Portland is currently responding to a Payment Card Industry (PCI) audit. In efforts to mitigate issues identified in the audit findings, some Bureau customers will experience an interruption to the services that involve credit card payments.

  3. Aug 28

    Spirit of Portland Awards 2015 - nominations now accepted through Friday, Sept. 11

    2015 Spirit of Portland Awards – Nominations now being accepted through Friday, Sept. 11

  4. Aug 21

    Traffic Advisory: Street improvements on NE Halsey St. to close lanes from NE 132nd Ave. to NE 148th Ave., Aug. 24 - Sept. 11

    The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on NE Halsey Street from NE 132nd Avenue to NE 148th Avenue starting Monday, Aug. 24, through Friday, Sep. 11, from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each work day.

  5. Aug 19

    Central NE Neighbors accepting applications for $10,000 in Neighborhood Small Grants

    Central NE Neighbors is accepting applications for grants as part of Portland's Neighborhood Small Grants Program. Application deadline is November 2, 2015. Grant workshop on September 22, 2015. Projects must engage and benefit communities in the CNN area.