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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

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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

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  1. Dec 7

    Powell Sewer Repair Project Construction Update: December 7, 2016

    The maps posted at show the anticipated construction schedule through February 2017 and a look ahead through December 23. Work in each area will take a few weeks to complete and there will be periods of inactivity between construction phases.

  2. Dec 7

    Tabor Sewer Repair Project Construction Update: December 7, 2016

    The work on Burnside at NE 65th Avenue will require lane closures to install the new manhole at this location. Burnside will be reduced to one lane with flaggers allowing one direction of travel at a time. This work is tentatively scheduled for Saturday December 10, with work hours of 7am to 6pm. Signage will be placed in advance of the work to encourage drivers to use an alternate route.

  3. Dec 7

    PBOT conducts snow chains demo at Tichner Sand Pile on West Burnside; PBOT and ODOT urge public to prepare for winter weather

    The Portland Bureau of Transportation will conduct a snow chains demonstration for the news media at 2 p.m. today at PBOT's Tichner Sand Pile on West Burnside Road at SW Tichner Drive.

  4. Dec 7

    Auditor seeking input on Charter safeguards to protect audits, investigations

    The City Auditor Mary Hull Caballero is hosting two meetings in December to discuss Charter amendments she believes are necessary to protect the Auditor’s ability to hold City government accountable through independent audits and investigations. Your views will help shape the final proposal from the Auditor that City Council will consider in January.

  5. Nov 30

    BDS Upcoming Holiday Closure Schedule

    Recognizing our business and community partners’ reliance on the services and resources we provide, the Bureau of Development Services (BDS) is providing advance notice of upcoming Holiday Closures.