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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. Aug 19

    Clinton Green Street and Sewer Construction Update: August 18, 2014

    As part of the Tabor to the River Program, Environmental Services will begin construction on the Clinton Green Street and Sewer Project next week. Over the next year, this project will replace 3,800 feet of sewer pipe installed over 100 years ago, construct 24 green street planters and add two blocks of pervious paving. These improvements will protect public health, property and the environment, and reduce the possibility of sewage releases into streets, homes and businesses.

  2. Aug 19

    Portland Sunday Parkways celebrates getting active, getting outside in Southeast Portland this weekend

    The City of Portland Sunday Parkways presented by Kaiser Permanente will host the fourth Sunday Parkways of the season August 24 in Southeast Portland. Southeast Portlanders and thousands of others are expected to turn out to bicycle, walk, stroll, roll and dance along the seven miles of traffic-free streets.

  3. Aug 15

    Paving will impact traffic on Northwest hill roads August 18 - 28

    Several roads in the rural hills northwest of Portland will be paved on weekdays from August 18 - 28. The work will require one lane to be closed. Flaggers and a pilot vehicle will be used to direct two-way traffic on the remaining open lane. Travelers should expect delays and use alternate routes if possible.

  4. Aug 15

    Woodlawn-King Soil Sampling

    Environmental Services is designing three large-scale sewer projects in North and Northeast Portland neighborhoods to replace or repair approximately 53,300 feet of public sewer pipes that are on average 90 years old and failing due to age. This is the equivalent of 10 miles of sewer pipes. The three adjacent project areas will include construction in Piedmont, Humboldt, Woodlawn and King neighborhoods plus a few blocks in Overlook.

  5. Aug 15

    Kenton Sewer Project Will Begin Construction Soon

    Environmental Services will begin construction within a few weeks on the Kenton Sewer Repair Project. This project will replace about 7,000 feet of public sewer pipes that are between 80 and 90 years old and failing due to age. The work will include repairing or replacing about 2,500 feet of existing service laterals that connect houses and businesses from the curb to the public sewer in the street.