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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

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  1. Dec 23

    Job opening - NE Coalition of Neighborhoods, Executive Director

    Job opening, Executive Director search at Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, one of seven Neighborhood District Coalition offices funded by the Office of Neighborhood Involvement. Deadline January 15, 2015.

  2. Dec 22

    Clinton Green Street and Sewer Construction Update: December 22, 2014

    As part of the Tabor to the River Program, Environmental Services continues construction on the Clinton Green Street and Sewer Project. This project will replace 3,800 feet of sewer pipe installed over 100 years ago, construct 24 green street planters and add two blocks of pervious paving. These improvements will protect public health, property and the environment, and reduce the possibility of sewage releases into streets, homes and businesses.

  3. Dec 19

    Neighbors West-Northwest Activist E-News - December 2014

    E-newsletter of Neighbors West-Northwest, December 2014: Collective Memoir Project, stories for and from our community; Public safety in the Pearl; Hillside & Forest Park annual meetings; Volunteer for Police Community Oversight Advisory Board; more.

  4. Dec 19

    Eastmoreland-Woodstock Sewer Repair Project Construction Update: December 18, 2014

    Construction continues on a project in your neighborhood to repair or replace about 40,000 feet of severely deteriorated sewer pipes that are more than 60 years old. The work will make the sewer system work more effectively and protect water quality, public health and the environment.

  5. Dec 16

    Apply now: Community Oversight Advisory Board, Deadline Jan. 9

    Interested in volunteering to monitor the implementation of the City of Portland’s Settlement Agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice? The agreement calls for reform to Portland Police Bureau policies and training, particularly related to interactions with people who have or are perceived to have mental illness. Deadline Jan. 9.