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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

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. Sep 2

    SW News, Sept. 2015 - e-newsletter of SW Neighborhoods, Inc.

    E-newsletter of Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. (SWNI), Sept. 2015: Movies in the Park, Sept 5 and Sept. 11; Meet County Commissioner Jules Bailey, Sept. 10; April Hill Park Open House, Sept. 22; Spring Garden Park Community Gathering, Sept. 29

  2. Sep 2

    Central NE Neighbors e-Newsletter, Sept. 2015

    E-newsletter of Central NE Neighbors, September 2015: Neighborhood small grants workshop, Sept. 22; New employment/Iindustrial zoning topic at CNN land use and transportation committee, Sept. 16; and more.

  3. Sep 1

    Sellwood-Moreland Sewer Rehab Project Construction Update: August 28, 2015

    Environmental Services is repairing or replacing about 25,000 feet of public sewer pipes in the Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood that are between 80 and 100 years old and failing due to age. This project will help protect the public and the environment by reducing the possibility of costly breaks, leaks, blockages and sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets.

  4. Aug 31

    Position opening: Multnomah County Youth Development Coordinator

    Multnomah County Youth Development Coordinator position opening. The Office of Diversity and Equity collaborates with the City of Portland's Office of Neighborhood Involvement to coordinate the Multnomah Youth Commission - the core focus of both agencies' youth development programs. Closes Sept. 7.

  5. Aug 28

    Temporary Discontinuation of IVR Credit Card Payment Option

    The City of Portland is currently responding to a Payment Card Industry (PCI) audit. In efforts to mitigate issues identified in the audit findings, some Bureau customers will experience an interruption to the services that involve credit card payments.