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Neighborhood Involvement

Building inclusive, safe and livable neighborhoods and communities.

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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. Aug 27

    Street cleaning on NW Cornell Road to close NW Cornell Road from NW Westover to 5151 NW Cornell, Aug. 28 to Aug. 29

    The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street cleaning will require a road closure on NW Cornell Road from NW Westover to 5151 NW Cornell Road (at the Audubon Society) starting Friday, August 28th, at 9 p.m. and continuing through Saturday morning, Aug. 29, at 5 a.m.

  2. Aug 24

    Kenton Sewer Repair Project Construction Update: August 24, 2015

    Environmental Services is replacing about 7,000 feet of public sewer pipes in the Kenton neighborhood that are between 80 and 90 years old and deteriorating due to age. This project will increase sewer capacity and reduce the risks of street flooding and sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets.

  3. Aug 21

    Traffic Advisory: Street improvements on NE Halsey St. to close lanes from NE 132nd Ave. to NE 148th Ave., Aug. 24 - Sept. 11

    The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on NE Halsey Street from NE 132nd Avenue to NE 148th Avenue starting Monday, Aug. 24, through Friday, Sep. 11, from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each work day.

  4. Aug 20

    Join Mayor Hales at Southeast Portland Sunday Parkways, Aug. 23

    The City of Portland Sunday Parkways presented by Kaiser Permanente takes place in Southeast Portland this Sunday, Aug. 23, showing off seven miles of streets to traffic-free bicycling, walking, rolling and other fun activities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  5. Aug 20

    Southwest Ventilation Project Update: August 20, 2015

    Environmental Services is working on a project to reduce sewer odors and increase the capacity of the Southwest Parallel Interceptor sewer system. The project is designed to accommodate current needs and potential growth. Since February, the contractor has installed about 1,000 feet of 24-inch concrete pipe and 6 manholes along SW Taylors Ferry Road.