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Neighborhood Involvement

Building inclusive, safe and livable neighborhoods and communities.

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Neighborhood Program

  1. 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. Aug 21

    Morrison Bridge closed Sunday for lift span inspection

    The Morrison Bridge will be closed to motor vehicles on Sunday, August 24 from 7 a.m. until as late as 7 p.m. during an inspection of the lift span deck. The inspection is related to problems with deck panels that were installed in 2011 – 2012.

  2. Aug 21

    Fanno and Tryon Creeks Outfall Repair Projects: Construction Ongoing on Fanno Creek project, expected in September on Tryon Creek project

    Environmental Services has begun work on one of two stormwater outfall repair projects in SW Portland. These projects will improve stream health in Fanno and Tryon Creeks by reducing erosion, managing invasive species and restoring native plants.

  3. Aug 21

    Division Streetscape Project Update: August 21, 2014

    Environmental Services and the Portland Bureau of Transportation are working together to improve the Division Street transportation corridor, repair and replace older sewers, add green infrastructure to manage stormwater and make sewers work more efficiently, and improve watershed health.

  4. Aug 21

    NW Everett Street restriping slated for Aug. 23 and 24; will install left-sided bike lane, improve safety

    The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that lane restriping to create safety improvements will require lane closures and temporary parking removal on NW Everett Street on Saturday, Aug. 23 and Sunday, Aug. 24, 6 a.m. through 7 p.m. each day. The work zone will extend from NW Westover Road to NW 14th Avenue.

  5. Aug 21

    Vernon-Sabin-Alameda South Construction Update: August 21, 2014

    Environmental Services is replacing 10,030 feet of public sewer pipes that are between 92 and 104 years old and in poor condition. 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.