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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

  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

ONI Blog View all »

  1. Aug 27

    Making A Difference Awards 2014

    Join us in celebrating individuals and groups in the community that have made a positive difference to the disability community. Tuesday, October 14th at the Double Tree Lloyd Center.

  2. Aug 27

    2014 Spirit of Portland Awards nominations being accepted thru September 12th

    Nominations are now being accepted for the 30th annual Spirit of Portland awards. If you know of an individual or group who has helped make Portland a better place tolive, work, study, pray or play, please nominate them for one of the 2014 awards.

  3. Aug 26

    The epidemic in our midst: Painkillers, opioids and heroin

    What: Learn why opioid addiction has soared to epidemic proportions. A panel of experts will present the latest information about Oregon’s opioid crisis and discuss strategies to overcome this public health epidemic. When: Thursday, Oct. 2, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Where: Oregon Health & Science University Old Library Auditorium, 3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland Cost: Free. Event sponsored by the Center for Public Advocacy, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.

  4. Aug 25

    Learn how Outside In does successful outreach to diverse populations - Free presentation!

    When: Wednesday, September 10 from 12:00—1:30pm. Feel free to bring your lunch! Where: Multnomah Building Boardroom at 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd. in Portland. Host: Multnomah County Citizen Involvement Committee

  5. Aug 25

    Tryon Creek Stream Bank Stabilization Project: Construction starts early September

    This project will reduce erosion, help stabilize the Tryon Creek stream bank near its confluence with the Willamette River, and improve Tryon Creek water quality. Realigning a portion of the creek and adding boulders and large wood will also protect the Tryon Creek Trunk Sewer.