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Neighborhood Involvement

Building inclusive, safe and livable neighborhoods and communities.

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City/County Info: 503-823-4000

TDD: 503-823-6868

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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. Feb 27

    Traffic Advisory: Winter paving to close lanes on NE 7th Ave for one day, March 2nd, from NE Multnomah to NE Weidler streets

    The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that on March 2nd street improvements will require lane closures on NE 7th Avenue from NE Multnomah Street to NE Weidler Street.

  2. Feb 27

    Southwest Ventilation Project Update: February 27, 2015

    Construction is underway on a project to reduce sewer odors and increase the capacity of the Southwest Parallel Interceptor sewer system to accommodate future growth. The contractor will install about 1,000 feet of 24-inch concrete pipe along SW Taylors Ferry Road and 800 feet of 48-inch concrete pipe along SW Virginia Avenue, and will construct an odor control facility in the neighborhood.

  3. Feb 27

    Alberta Main Street Volunteer Orientation

    Alberta Main Street is seeking passionate volunteers who want to get involved in community and economic development. At the orientation, current Alberta Main Street volunteers will share what they are working on and how you can help.

  4. Feb 27

    UPDATED Traffic Advisory: Winter paving to close lanes on SE Holgate Blvd from SE 76th to SE 82nd avenues March 3 & 4

    The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on SE Holgate Boulevard from SE 76th Avenue to SE 82nd Avenue from Wednesday, February 25th through February 27th from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m.

  5. Feb 26

    2015 Community Summit - In It Together, Sat. Feb. 28

    This FREE Summit is a community inspired, community led and community driven event focused on addressing real challenges and engaging our diverse city. Join neighbors, friends and activists, community and neighborhood groups to work together to affect public policy, strengthen relations and build capacity. Attend a variety of workshops and dialogues on issues affecting Portlanders all over the city. Find out how to engage on current issues, hear success stories and connect.