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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. Mar 6

    Sellwood Bridge traffic delays during March 9 - 11 arch work

    Sellwood Bridge traffic will be delayed at times March 9 – 11 during installation of heavy steel arch segments for the east span of the new bridge. Bridge users can avoid delays by using alternate routes during the work.

  2. Mar 6

    Sewer repair to close lanes on N Marine Drive at the Leadbetter Loop March 6 to 9

    The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on N Marine Drive between the North Leadbetter Road loop from March 6 to March 9, all hours, all days.

  3. Mar 6

    Nominate a community service hero for Multnomah County's Volunteer Hall of Fame

    Who is that person you see and shake your head when you think about how their amazing community service has benefited our community? Honor their commitment by nominating them for the county's Volunteer Hall of Fame as MultCo’s outstanding citizen volunteer (aka the Gladys McCoy Award)! The award is presented annually by the MultCo Citizen Involvement Committee.

  4. Mar 5

    Winter paving to close lanes on NW Front Avenue from NW 61st to NW Kittridge avenues March 7 and 8

    The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures in industrial Northwest Portland this weekend. The lane closures will be in effect on NW Front Avenue from NW 61st Avenue to NW Kittridge Avenue Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8, from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each day.

  5. Mar 4

    ONI Diversity and Civic Leadership Program report - Public comment & discussion, Monday, March 9

    The Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI) invites you to join us at our next monthly Bureau Advisory Committee (BAC) meeting, Monday, March 9 to share your feedback on the recently released report on the City’s Diversity and Civic Leadership Program and your ideas on the future of the program.