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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

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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

ONI Blog View all »

  1. Jun 21

    Installation of new parking meters begins in the Central Eastside Industrial District

    The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) announced today that it will begin installing 29 parking meters along selected streets in the Central Eastside Industrial District (CEID), including along E. Burnside, NE Grand, NE MLK and SE 6th Avenue.

  2. Jun 21

    Lower Powell Green Street and Sewer Project Update: June 20, 2016

    Work continues on an Environmental Services project to replace and repair 4,508 feet of aging sewer pipe. The work includes constructing 22 green street planters and planting trees to absorb rain and reduce stormwater runoff. The project will keep about 1.6 million gallons of stormwater out of sewers annually, increase sewer system capacity and reduce basement backups.

  3. Jun 21

    SW Broadway Drive closed from June 21 through August 2016 between SW Grant Street and SW Vista Avenue for new retaining wall

    Replacement of a distressed rubble retaining wall on a portion of SW Broadway Drive will require a full road closure for all motorized vehicle traffic beginning tomorrow, June 21, 2016, for the project’s entire duration through August 2016.

  4. Jun 20

    Commissioner Fritz Asks City Council to Refer 3% Tax on Recreational Marijuana Sales

    On Wednesday, June 22 at 2 p.m., Portland City Council will consider referring to voters a 3% tax on recreational marijuana sales, with revenues allocated to drug and alcohol education and treatment, public safety, and support for innovative neighborhood small businesses.

  5. Jun 20

    Public Hearing: Tax Exemption Applications for 2 New Rental Projects

    On Tuesday, July 5, the Portland Housing Advisory Commission (PHAC), the advisory group to the Portland Housing Bureau (PHB), will hold a public hearing to discuss two new applications being considered for approval for the Multiple-Unit Limited Tax Exemption (MULTE) Program.