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1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97204
Our WorkAt the Office of Community & Civic Life (Civic Life), we connect the people of Portland with their City government to promote the common good. Our programs create a culture of collaboration, expanding possibilities for all Portlanders to contribute their knowledge, experience, and creativity to solve local problems and make life better in the city we all share.
To better serve multilingual populations, we refer to ourselves as Civic Life for short and not use the “OCCL” acronym. When interpreted or translated into other languages, the term “Civic Life” can be meaningfully conveyed while the acronym in English is meaningless. For example, in Spanish, the bureau’s name is Oficina de Vida Cívica y Comunitaria (OVCC); in Romanian, it might be Biroul comunității și vieții civice (BCVC), and so forth.
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