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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

Projects/Programs

We are always working on expanding our Neighborhood Watch, Community Foot Patrol, and Enhanced Safety Properties programs. Here are several other programs and projects that we are working on in the Downtown and Chinatown neighborhoods to improve these communities. 


Alcohol Impact Area

View the petition submitted to the OLCC to consider designating an Alcohol Impact Area in the Downtown Core.

Crime Prevention Services & Programs

ONI specific services including problem solving, neighborhood watch, community foot patrol, Enhanced Safety Properties, and crime prevention trainings.

Drug Impact Area

View the latest 18 month drug impact area report.

Friends of South Park Blocks

Friends of South Parks Blocks works to improve safety, identify maintenance issues, help with landscaping, and help with event planning.

Give Tokens

Give Tokens to the homeless instead of cash, and let them know you care. These Tokens can then be redeemed by the homeless for food, clothing, shelter, haircuts, transportation, laundry, etc.

Line Queue Sidewalk Stanchion Permit

The purpose of the permit is to organize use in and around businesses that draw late night lines within the Special Traffic Control District. It provides management of through passage areas that become congested as a result of the late night activity.

Newsrack Management

Publication distribution boxes/newsracks have become a neighborhood eyesore. They are magnets for graffiti, vandalism, and neglect. The Safety and Livability is committed to improving this neighborhood wide problem.

Q Center Anti Violence Program

The Q Center Anti-Violence Program (QAVP) is our community’s answer to bias crime. Formed after a string of bias-motivated assaults in 2010, the QAVP seeks to foster and increase public safety for the LGBTQ community and our allies.

Sidewalk Management Plan - map

The City of Portland’s public sidewalk system is intended to provide for the safe and unobstructed movement of pedestrians throughout the city. Portland’s Bureau of Transportation has Pedestrian Guidelines that specify sidewalk design widths.

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