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Neighborhood Involvement

Building inclusive, safe and livable neighborhoods and communities.

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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 22

    Portland Aerial Tram evacuation exercise set for Sunday, Oct. 26

    The annual evacuation exercise for the Portland Aerial Tram is set for Sunday morning, Oct. 26, 2014.

  2. Oct 22

    Clinton Green Street and Sewer Construction Update: October 22, 2014

    As part of the Tabor to the River Program, Environmental Services continues construction on the Clinton Green Street and Sewer Project. This project will replace 3,800 feet of sewer pipe installed over 100 years ago, construct 24 green street planters and add two blocks of pervious paving. These improvements will protect public health, property and the environment, and reduce the possibility of sewage releases into streets, homes and businesses.

  3. Oct 22

    Morrison Bridge closed Saturday for lift span work

    The Morrison Bridge will be closed to motor vehicles on Saturday, October 25 from 7 a.m. until as late as 7 p.m. during an inspection and maintenance work on the lift span deck. The work is related to problems with deck panels that were installed in 2011 – 2012.

  4. Oct 22

    NE 47th and Halsey Green Street Construction Begins Week of October 27

    Construction is anticipated to begin the week of October 27 on the NE 47th and Halsey Green Street Project. The project is a partnership between the bureaus of Environmental Services and Transportation to improve stormwater management and transportation safety at the complex intersection of NE 47th Avenue, NE Halsey Street and NE Euclid Avenue. The intersection had the 22nd highest crash rate in 2010 of all 22,000 intersections in Portland.

  5. Oct 22

    New City Tree Program and Regulations Training Dates Announced

    On January 2, 2015, the Bureau of Development Services (BDS) and the Bureau of Parks and Recreation (PPR) will be implementing elements of the Citywide Tree Policy Review and Regulatory Improvement Project (“Tree Project”) through a new Tree Program. To help inform customers of the new Tree Program and associated regulations and processes, free Tree Program training classes are being offered in November and December 2014 and in January 2015.