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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. Jul 25

    Portlanders embrace BIKETOWN, riding 12,701 miles, buying 1,404 annual memberships by third day of operation

    Portlanders have flocked to BIKETOWN, Portland’s bike share service, buying 1,404 annual memberships and logging 12,701 miles as of 2 p.m. today.

  2. Jul 22

    City of Portland Town Hall: Officer Discipline Code Changes

    City Council members will receive community regarding proposed adjustments to streamline the complaint and commendation processes on Monday August 1st at PCC Terrell Hall Auditorium

  3. Jul 22

    Street improvements on SE Grand Ave from Salmon to Burnside 7-25 to 8-13-16

    – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on SE Grand Avenue from SE Salmon Street to E Burnside on Monday, July 25, through Thursday, August 11, 7 a.m. through 4 p.m. each work day.

  4. Jul 20

    Mt. Scott-Arleta and Woodstock Sewer Repair Project: Design continues

    Environmental Services is designing a project to repair or replace approximately 5,600 feet, or about one mile, of public sewer pipes in the Mt. Scott-Arleta and Woodstock neighborhoods

  5. Jul 19