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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. Oct 6

    Broadway Bridge closed to motor vehicles October 11-27 for painting project

    The Broadway Bridge will be closed to motor vehicles from 7 a.m. on Sunday, October 11 until the evening of Tuesday, October 27 to allow the bridge painting contractor to install scaffolding for the final span that will be painted.

  2. Oct 6

    News Advisory: Safe Routes to School Celebration on International Walk and Bike to School Day

    On Wednesday, October 7, Commissioner Steve Novick, Portland Public Schools Board Member Mike Rosen, Portland Bureau of Transportation Director Leah Treat and other local dignitaries will join students and staff from Lent K-8 School in celebration of International Walk and Bike to School Day and the success of Portland’s Safe Routes to School program.

  3. Oct 6

    SW Neighborhoods e-newsletter October 2015

    E-newsletter of Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. (SWNI), October 2015: Neighborhood small grants; Stormwater Challenge Workshops; Parke Diem, Oct. 9, 10; Community Policing Reception, Oct. 29; Halloween in the Village, Oct. 31; SWNI Board mtg, Oct. 28

  4. Oct 6

    Central Northeast Neighbors e-Newsletter, Oct. 2015

    E-newsletter of Central NE Neighbors, October 2015: Neighborhood small grant proposals due Nov. 2nd; CNN has a new website; Share your thoughts on Transportation System Plan; CNN Board meeting, Oct. 7; 82nd Ave. Community Forum, Oct. 10, and more.

  5. Oct 5

    IRCO leadership opportunities news, Oct. 2015

    Leadership opportunities posted by Immigrant Refugee Community Organization, Oct. 2015: East Portland community activities fund, deadline Oct. 20; IRCO's leadership training, deadline Oct. 30; Clinic offers immunization records; and more.