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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


Stay informed and involved through Office of Community & Civic Life:

  • Civic Life Updates: Civic Life’s online newsletter. Civic Life updates features our programs, upcoming grant opportunities, City of Portland employment opportunities, calendar events, and more. 
  • Civic Life Notification: Online information about influencing local government and about Civic Life’s nonprofit partners. This service is Civic Life’s option on the City of Portland’s email notification system.
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  • News in the Neighborhoods: Neighborhood Coalition websites for news and information particular to their geographic area of the city.

Notifications View all »

  1. 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.

  2. Nov 19

    Neighborhood Activist Online: Neighbors West Northwest

    Learn More About Residential Infill & the Impacts of Zoning; Be a Grantmaker; Earthquake Preparedness Seminar; Have Fun While Supporting Our Neighbors; Leaf Day Schedule; and more!

  3. Nov 19

    City Council Considering Extension of Sunset Date for Tree Preservation of Private Trees in Development Situations

    Amendment to the recommendation to revise the sunset date of the regulations to December 31, 2050: Written testimony open until December 5, 2019, and Council is scheduled to take action December 5, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. Time Certain.

  4. Nov 13

    Cannabis Policy Oversight Team (CPOT) Meeting Date Change

    The Cannabis Policy Oversight Team (CPOT) meeting will be on the 3rd Thursday this month. November 21, 2019, 6:00pm-8:30pm, Rose Room, 3rd Floor- Portland City Hall

  5. Nov 5

    Public Hearing: Administrative Rules for Fair Access in Renting (FAIR) Ordinance

    Portland Housing Bureau FAIR Public Hearing Nov. 7 at 421 SW 6th Ave. #500, 3-5pm