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Neighborhood Involvement

Building inclusive, safe and livable neighborhoods and communities.

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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

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  1. Sep 12

    NE Columbia Blvd and NE 63rd Ave Sewer and Stormwater Project: Proposed Schedule Includes Weekend Work

    Environmental Services is designing a project to install a stormwater infiltration system along NE Columbia Boulevard between NE 60th and NE 63rd avenues. The project will install a vault in Columbia Boulevard at 63rd Avenue that will filter sediment and pollutants from stormwater runoff discharged through an outfall pipe into the Columbia Slough. The work also includes replacing 175 feet of public sewer pipe in Columbia west of 63rd.

  2. Sep 12

    NE 47th and Halsey Green Street: Intersection Redesign with Stormwater Improvements

    The bureaus of Environmental Services and Transportation are partnering on a project to improve stormwater management and transportation safety at the complex intersection of NE 47th Avenue, NE Halsey Street and NE Euclid Avenue. The intersection had the 22nd highest crash rate in 2010 of all 22,000 intersections in Portland.

  3. Sep 12

    Street improvements to close lanes on NE Halsey Street from NE 60th to NE 70th avenues the week of Sept. 15

    The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures of NE Halsey Street from NE 60th Avenue to NE 70th Avenue. The lane closures will be in effect Monday, September 15 through Friday, September 19, 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each weekday, but may also include some weekend work.

  4. Sep 12

    Division Streetscape Project Update: September 12, 2014

    Environmental Services and the Portland Bureau of Transportation are working together to improve the Division Street transportation corridor, repair and replace older sewers, add green infrastructure to manage stormwater and make sewers work more efficiently, and improve watershed health.

  5. Sep 10

    You are invited to join us at the Daimler Trucks North America Informational Session: Greenway Expansion Project & Construction Update

    Informational session about the Daimler Trucks North America headquarters construction project: Kenton Firehouse at 8105 N. Brandon Avenue, 6:30 - 7:30 pm, September 23, 2014. Due to space limitations, we are asking that you RSVP if you intend to attend the informational session http://tinyurl.com/dtnafirehouse