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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

  • 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

ONI Blog View all »

  1. Feb 11

    Hollywood/Grant Park Sewer & Stormwater Project Update

    The contractor will apply temporary pavement after completing pipe installation in all work areas. Final trench paving and restoration will take place at a later time as weather allows.

  2. Feb 11

    Traffic enforcement and education action on SE Clinton generates 15 citations, 8 warnings and one arrest

    Wednesday’s traffic enforcement and education action by the Portland Bureau of Transportation and Portland Police Bureau on SE Clinton Street between SE 12th Avenue and SE 50th Avenue generated 15 citations and 6 warnings for people driving motor vehicles and 2 warnings to people biking with no lighting. Officers from PPB also distributed Vision Zero pamphlets with information about safe travel for people who walk, bike and/or drive with every traffic stop.

  3. Feb 11

    Crosswalk and midblock education and enforcement action planned for SE 82nd Avenue Feb. 17

    The Portland Bureau of Transportation and Portland Police Bureau will conduct an intersection crosswalk and midblock crossing safety education and enforcement action on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at the marked crosswalk on SE 82nd Avenue at SE Division Street and on SE 82nd Avenue between SE Division and SE Harrison streets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to raise awareness of pedestrian safety and Oregon traffic laws.

  4. Feb 11

    Invitation from Hayden Island Neighborhood Network to Nghbrhd to Nghbrhd Meeting

    HINooN (Hayden Island Neighborhood Network) is sponsoring a meeting to share and support each other with common livability issues.

  5. Feb 11

    Portland Harbor Superfund Site – Let’s Learn More

    Portland Harbor Superfund Site – Let’s Learn More - EPA has launched a series of presentations, information sessions and webinars across the city for everyone interested in the health and welfare of the Lower Willamette River.