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Neighborhood Involvement

Building inclusive, safe and livable neighborhoods and communities.

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City/County Info: 503-823-4000

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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

ONI Blog View all »

  1. Apr 18

    Manhole repair to close one lane on SW Salmon Street between SW 10th Avenue and SW 11th Avenue week of April 19th

    The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that a manhole repair will require a lane closure on SW Salmon Street between SW 10th Avenue and SW 11th Avenue from Saturday April 19, 2014 through Friday April 25, 2014 all hours and all days.

  2. Apr 18

    Street improvements to close lanes on NE Fremont Street from NE 105th to NE 112th avenues April 23 to 29

    The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on NE Fremont Street between NE 105th Avenue and NE 112th Avenue from Wednesday, April 23 through Tuesday, April 29, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

  3. Apr 17

    Mayor Hales, Commissioner Novick, Director Treat kick off town halls on transportation funding options

    The Portland Bureau of Transportation reminds the public and news media to attend four upcoming town halls on transportation funding – the first to be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16 at Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO), 10301 NE Glisan St.

  4. Apr 11

    Survey shows Portland residents prefer street fee to other options for investing in transportation maintenance, safety

    Portlanders prefer a new street maintenance fee over other options for investing in longstanding maintenance and safety needs, according to a new public opinion survey that is part of the city’s efforts to gather input on transportation funding.

  5. Apr 10

    SW Neighborhoods News, April 2014

    E-news for neighborhoods in SW Portland - SWNI News, April 2014: Help save the SW Watershed Resource Center; Southwest Corridor Plan SWNI Community Forum, April 29; SW Watersheds Open House, April 23; Our Streets PDX Town Hall, April 24; SW Cleanup May 10

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