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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

My Neighborhood

The Neighborhood Network       

 
Neighborhood Network illustration showing neighborhood system model
 

The Office of Neighborhood Involvement provides coordination of Portland’s “neighborhood network.” This nationally recognized neighborhood system is made up of 95 recognized neighborhood associations and seven neighborhood district coalition offices located throughout the city. These district coalitions and offices provide support and technical assistance to the volunteer-based neighborhood associations, community groups and individual citizen-activists.

A neighborhood association is the officially designated, recognized organization for a specific geographic location. Neighborhood associations are the heart of neighborhood activities. Each association is self-governed by citizen-written bylaws that determine boundaries, the election and function of officers, and the frequency of meetings. Neighborhood associations work to reflect the issues and needs of its members.

District coalition and area neighborhood offices provide direct support and services to the neighborhood associations within their boundaries. A neighborhood coalition board supervises each office and contracts with ONI for funding. Each coalition board is comprised of representatives from local neighborhood associations and other interested groups. Like the independent neighborhood associations, each board and local office determines its own procedures and standards for operation.

ONI’s Community Neighborhood Involvement Center staff - public involvement outreach specialists- work with the district coalitions, offices, neighborhood associations and other community associations to coordinate organizing efforts, train community members in leadership and community organizing skills, create community-building partnerships, and provide technical assistance to other City bureaus’ outreach and involvement efforts.

How to find YOUR neighborhood!


Neighborhood Directory

Directory of contacts for Neighborhood Association, Business District Associations, and District Coalition offices.

How to Find Your Neighborhood

How to use PortlandMaps to find your neighborhood association

Bylaws

Bylaws for each of the Portland Neighborhood Associations

Neighborhood Articles of Incorporation

Articles of Incorporation for each of the Portland Neighborhood Associations

Neighborhood Involvement Toolbox/Resources

Resources to Assist Citizens Working With the Neighborhood System

ONI Standards and City Code 3.96

Standards for Portland's Neighborhood Associations, District Coalitions, Business Associations and ONI