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Neighborhood Involvement

Building inclusive, safe and livable neighborhoods and communities.

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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. Jul 7

    Legislature approves $3.9 million for Cornelius Pass Road safety improvements

    The Oregon Legislature has approved $3.9 million to fund safety improvements for Multnomah County’s section of NW Cornelius Pass Road. The funding will allow the county to construct improvements that have been identified in a recent planning effort. The improvements -- including realigned curves, shoulder widening, guardrails, vehicle pullouts, and a vehicle-activated beacon -- are being designed this year with construction scheduled to begin in 2017.

  2. Jul 7

    Mayor and Commissioner Fish recruiting members for new Public Utility Board

    Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Nick Fish are recruiting members to serve on the newly formed Public Utility Board (PUB). The deadline to apply is Friday, July 10, 2015.

  3. Jul 6

    National Night Out Information Fair

    Would you like to learn more about National Night Out (NNO) or are you looking for ideas for your neighborhood party? The City of Portland’s Crime Prevention Program is hosting a National Night Out (NNO) Information Fair on Thursday, July 9th in Laurelhurst Park (North of the pond on SE Ankeny) from 5:30-7:30pm.

  4. Jul 2

    City Council will consider amendments to proposed new City Real Property Disposition Policy on Wednesday July 8

    At the City Council hearing on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, the City Council will consider amendments to the proposed new City Real Property Disposition Process Policy.

  5. Jul 1

    Balch Consolidated Conduit Support Sewer Replacement Project

    Environmental Service has completed designing a project that will replace and abandon pipes in poor condition and relieve street flooding and basement sewer backups in the area bounded by NW Yeon Avenue, NW 29th Avenue, NW Nicolai Avenue, and NW St. Helens Road. The project includes diverting stormwater to the Balch Consolidation Conduit sewer pipe, and replacing dams in the Balch Outfall pipe to prevent Willamette River water from backing up into the pipe during heavy rain events.