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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

ONI Blog View all »

  1. Jan 13

    Traffic Alert: NW Newberry and NW McNamee roads in west hills have reopened

    NW Newberry Road and NW McNamee Road in the rural west hills northwest of Portland have reopened to traffic this evening, after being closed due to heavy snow and ice this week.

  2. Jan 13

    2017 is Bright with Community Grant Projects!

    Central Northeast Neighbors Coalition (CNN) awarded $10, 390 in grants to community groups and organizations that will engage underserved neighbors in four projects in 2017!

  3. Jan 12

    Road closure alert: NW Newberry Rd closed

    Some Multnomah County roads are closed as of Wednesday, Jan. 11, 7 pm due to the winter storm

  4. Jan 12

    Seeking additional resources, PBOT receives assistance from sister agency, Seattle Department of Transportation

    The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is set to receive additional resources from the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) to help speed the plowing of Portland streets and the clearing of downed trees.

  5. Jan 12

    Learn About The City’s New Inclusionary Housing Program Affects Multi-Family Residential Development

    Friday, January 20, 2017 from Noon - 1:00 pm (Registration is not required) Bureau of Development Services at CH2M Center Lincoln Conference Room (1st Floor) 2020 SW 4th Ave, Suite 190, Portland, OR 97201