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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


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  1. Jan 8

    Join Mayor Ted Wheeler at one of several conversations for a discussion about what we can do to help solve the homelessness crisis

    In February and March, Mayor Ted Wheeler is convening a series of meetings across the City of Portland to present his homelessness policy agenda and listen to your ideas and priorities for bettering our continued efforts in addressing homelessness.

  2. Jan 7

    The City of Portland 2020 Cannabis Social Equity Grant Application Deadline Extended

    This is a restorative justice and community reinvestment grant opportunity funded by the City of Portland’s 3% local tax on retail cannabis sales. The deadline has been extended to Jan. 29th, 2020 by 5pm.

  3. Dec 6

    Rose Lane Project

    Don't miss out! Share you thoughts about the Rose Lane Vision by Dec 16th

  4. Nov 20

    Metro offers Community Placemaking grants for 2020!

    Metro’s Community Placemaking grants help people tackle challenges or opportunities by supporting arts-based, equity-focused efforts. Up to $190,000 is available in grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000. No matching funds are required.