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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. Oct 24

    County kicks off rural Comprehensive Plan update with open houses

    Multnomah County has scheduled two open houses for property owners, residents and business owners within rural Multnomah County, and other interested parties, to kick off the county’s Comprehensive Plan update.

  2. Oct 24

    Retaining wall repair to close section of NW Germantown Road Oct. 25-26 and Nov. 1-2 weekends

    The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that repair of a retaining wall on NW Germantown Road requires the road’s closure between Lilac Road and Harbor Boulevard for the next two weekends, Saturday, October 25 and Sunday, October 26 and November 1 and 2nd from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

  3. Oct 23

    Retaining wall repair to close section of NW Germantown Road Oct. 25-26 and Nov. 1-2 weekends

    The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that repair of a retaining wall on NW Germantown Road requires the road’s closure between Lilac Road and Harbor Boulevard for the next two weekends, Saturday, October 25 and Sunday, October 26 and November 1 and 2nd from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

  4. Oct 23

    City Commissioners To Kick Off OpenFest! Friday Oct. 24 To Celebrate Successful Division Streetscape Project

    Tomorrow (Friday, October 24) at 10 a.m., Portland City Commissioners Nick Fish and Steve Novick will help celebrate the completion of the Division Streetscape Project’s major improvements with local neighbors and business owners at SE 31st and Division.

  5. Oct 22

    Portland Aerial Tram evacuation exercise set for Sunday, Oct. 26

    The annual evacuation exercise for the Portland Aerial Tram is set for Sunday morning, Oct. 26, 2014.