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The City of Portland, Oregon

Community & Civic Life

Promote the common good

Main: 503-823-4519

City/County Info: 503-823-4000

TDD: 503-823-6868

1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97204

  • A Code for All Portlanders Read our newly released report on creating inclusive civic engagement.

  • Social Equity Grant You are invited to apply for the 2020 Cannabis Social Equity Grant.

  • 2020 Census Find out how the 2020 Census will impact Portland.

  • Code Change Project Learn about Civic Life’s year-long process to update our bureau's engagement process.

  • Civic Life Updates Sign up for our newsletter and stay up to date on our work!

"Our Work:"
At 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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