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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. Jun 28

    PBOT survey seeks input from people with disabilities on taxis and other private for hire transportation services

    The Portland Bureau of Transportation and the Private for Hire Transportation Advisory Committee are seeking public input on transportation service for people with disabilities.

  2. Jun 27

    PBOT invites Portlanders to apply for Fixing our Streets Oversight Committee

    16 member Oversight Committee to ensure accountability and transparency of Fixing our Streets Program

  3. Jun 27

    Lower Powell Green Street and Sewer Repair Project Update: June 24, 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.

  4. Jun 27

    Holiday Closure Monday, July 4, 2016: Observance of Independence Day

    All Bureau of Development Services Offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2016 in Observance of Independence Day.

  5. Jun 27

    Mt. Scott-Arleta and Woodstock Sewer Repair Project Update: Soil sampling begins July 5

    Environmental Services is designing a project to repair or replace approximately 5,600 feet, or about one mile, of public sewer pipes in the Mt. Scott-Arleta and Woodstock neighborhoods. Most of the sewer pipes are more than 85 years old and in deteriorating condition. The project will protect the public and the environment by reducing the possibility of sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets.