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Dr. Matt Witt's 2000 PSU Ph.D. dissertation ("Dialectics of Control: The Origins and Evolution of Conflict in Portland's Neigborhood Association Program") includes the most complete history available of the evolution of Portland's neighborhood system from 1974 to 1998--its fascinating! The chapters that tell the story of the neighborhood system include:
The League of Women Voters of Portland studied Portland's neighborhood system in the mid-2000s. As part of this effort, the League prepared a short history of Portland's neighborhood system through 2005.
The categories on this page serve as a sort of index to the different types of documents available here including budget related documents, documents particular to the evolution of the city code governing the system as well as academic studies and a guide put together to help individuals interested in putting together their own neighborhood's history.
Historical documents archiving the creation and early development of the Office of Neighborhood Associations.
Historical archives related to the evolution City Code Title 3.96, including information on the GREAT committee, authorizing language for the Office of Neighborhood Involvement and Guidelines/Standards for Portland's Neighborhood Associations system.
30th Anniversary of Portland Neighborhood Associations Birthday Celebration
Maps showing historical changes in the City's neighborhood system over the years.
Historical documents archiving the bureau and neighborhood system in the 1980's.
The Other Side of the Fence monthly ONI bureau newsletter produced from 2003-6
Historical documents archiving the bureau and neighborhood system in the 1990's.
Historical documents archiving the bureau and neighborhood system from 2000 and beyond.
A collection of research on Portland's neighborhood system and Office of Neighborhood Involvement. This is just an initial listing and will grow over time.
Information and summaries on Citywide Community Gatherings, including past Neighborhood Association Summits.
Chart showing terms of service of Portland Mayors, ONA/ONI Commissioners in Charge, and ONA/ONI Directors 1973-2013
A guide to starting your own neighborhood history. Created in the early 80's as part of the Portland Neighborhood History Project.