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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. Jul 31

    Traffic changes at SE Tacoma and SE 6th August 3 - 7

    Construction at the intersection of SE Tacoma Street and SE 6th Avenue from August 3 – 7 will lead to temporary traffic changes for drivers that week. From 10 am on Monday, August 3 until late afternoon on Friday, August 7, no left turns will be permitted at the intersection, due to grading and paving work in the middle of the intersection. Traffic on 6th Ave. will be unable to cross Tacoma St. during the week.

  2. Jul 31

    Weekend road closures for east county events

    Saturday, August 1: A portion of NE Marine Drive between NE Interlachen Lane and a half mile west of NW Sundial Road will be closed from 7:30 am to 11:30 am during the Wahine Triathlon and Duathlon. • Sunday, August 2: A portion of NE Marine Drive between NE Interlachen Lane and NW Sundial Road and NW Sundial Road between NE Marine Drive and NW Graham Road will be closed from 7:30 am to 11:30 am during the Midsummer Triathlon and Duathlon.

  3. Jul 31

    Save the date: East Portland Represent!

    Date(s): Thursday August 13, 2015 7:00-8:30pm, Location: Community Hall, PCC Southeast Campus, 2305 SE 82nd Ave., Portland, Cost: Free and open to all (Attendees who drive to the event will need to pay for parking. PCC-SE is also very accessible by public transportation.) Site: http://www.pdxcityclub.org/calendar_day.asp?date=8/13/2015&event=313

  4. Jul 28

    East Portland Art and Culture Festival looking for artists, performers and vendors!

    East Portland Community Center; Portland Parks and Recreation, Colored Pencils Art and Culture Council, Iraqi Society of Oregon, Instituto Inxocitl Incuicatl, Somali American Council of Oregon, Hmong American Community of Oregon, joining hands to create the very first East Portland Art and Culture Festival Aug. 22, 2015, 11am-3pm at East Portland Community Center.

  5. Jul 28

    Notice of Urban Forestry Commission Public Hearing on Interim Mitigation Rule for Tree Removal on August 4th

    Public hearing on the Interim Mitigation Rule for tree removal August 4, 2015 from 5:45 PM - 8 PM, 1900 SW 4th Ave. Room 2500A Portland, OR 97201