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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.
  • Follow us on Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • News in the Neighborhoods: Neighborhood Coalition websites for news and information particular to their geographic area of the city.

Notifications View all »

  1. Dec 10

    Lents Community Clothing Closet Day, 4-7pm on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 at the Lents Activity Center, 8835 SE Woodstock Blvd

    The PACS COW food-pantry-on-wheels will also be there with free groceries for those who qualify, and the CareOregon goMobile will be present to offer one-on-one help with enrolling in Medicaid/OHP, referrals, doctor's appointments, and more!

  2. Dec 10

    Clothing Drive at the Lents Activity Center December 16th

    The clothing drive will kick off the campaign from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16 at the Lents Activity Center, 8835 SE Woodstock Blvd.

  3. Dec 5

    Civic Life Survey of Portland: What is civic engagement to you?

    Office of Community & Civic Life (Civic Life) is seeking input on how Portlanders define, practice, and express civic engagement. Take this quick survey to tell us how you would like to engage, deliberate, and communicate with your local government.

  4. Dec 5

    Civic Life Updates: Tuesday, December 4, 2018

    Take Survey of Civic Life, view initial results, Environmental Stewardship Award Recipient, Civic Life calendar events and more

  5. Dec 5

    Southeast Uplift Newsletter November 2018

    Community & Civic Life Small Grants; Fiscal Sponsorship 101; Testimony in Support of Mulugeta Seraw Day; Healing After Mass Tragedy; and more...