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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. Sep 23

    Sellwood Bridge closed Sunday for deck sealing

    The Sellwood Bridge will be closed to motor vehicles from 5 am on Sunday, September 25 until no later than 6 am on Monday, September 26 to allow a contractor to apply sealant to the deck of the bridge. The work is weather dependent and will be rescheduled in the event of rain. If the work cannot be completed on Sunday, it is possible the bridge will be closed Monday after 7 pm to complete the work at the west end of the bridge.

  2. Sep 23

    Tabor Sewer Repair Project Update

    • There will be construction phases at each location; video inspection, saw-cutting, spot repairs, manhole replacement, pipe installation, lateral connection from each building to the curb, stormwater inlet replacement, temporary paving, final trench paving and restoration.

  3. Sep 23

    Powell Sewer Repair Project Update

    • There will be construction phases at each location including video inspection, saw-cutting, spot repairs, manhole replacement, pipe installation, lateral connection from each building to the curb, stormwater inlet replacement, temporary paving, final trench paving and restoration.

  4. Sep 23

    Hollywood/Grant Park Sewer Repair Project Update

    Construction is underway on Environmental Services’ Hollywood-Grant Park Sewer and Stormwater Project. Go to the project web page at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/64826 for more information.

  5. Sep 23

    News Release: Oregon’s first Speed Safety Cameras to start issuing tickets on Saturday on SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway

    The first Speed Safety Cameras in Oregon will start issuing speeding tickets on Saturday, after 30 days of issuing warnings that have already reduced top-end speeding by 93 percent.