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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. Aug 24

    Street improvements on SW Gaines Street from SW 11th Avenue to US Veterans Hospital Road, August 24 – September 2

    The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on SW Gaines Street from SW 11th Avenue to US Veterans Hospital Road on Wed, Aug 24, through Frid, Sept 2, 7 a.m through 4 p.m.

  2. Aug 22

    SE Water Avenue Stormwater Outfall Urgent Replacement Project

    Environmental Services will begin construction the week of August 22nd to replace about 500 feet of 12-18 inch pipe which conveys stormwater from a central eastside neighborhood to the Willamette River. The existing pipe is deteriorating and the new pipe will efficiently convey stormwater to the river. This project will reduce the risk of flooding and stormwater backups in this area.

  3. Aug 22

    Go by BIKETOWN, Portland Streetcar during TriMet’s Rose Quarter Improvements project Sun., Aug 21 – Sat., Sept. 3

    The traveling public is advised to plan ahead for transit delays and street closures during TriMet’s Rose Quarter MAX Improvements project.

  4. Aug 22

    News Blog: Flanders Crossing to be built over I-405, connecting Pearl District to Northwest District

    Portland’s next bridge won’t be built over water, but instead over I-405. Today it was announced that the Flanders Crossing bridge has been funded by the Oregon Transportation Commission and that construction could begin as soon as April 2018.

  5. Aug 18

    Spirit of Portland 2016

    The City Council presents Spirit of Portland Awards each year to individuals and organizations who make outstanding contributions to our community. Nominations are due on Monday, September 26th, 2016. Nominate those who have helped Portland Shine!