Civic Life provides a wide range of neighborhood livability direct services as well as information and referral services. These programs are funded through a combination of City general funds and inter-governmental agreements with other City, County, State, and Federal agencies. The programs include:
City of Portland Cannabis Program
Through our programs you can get involved in your neighborhood, access information, build community, support diversity and accessibility, organize a block party, clean up your neighborhood, sharpen your leadership skills, impact city policy and more!
Constructing Civic Dialogues is an evolution of the long-standing neighborhood mediation program. Through this program, Civic Life aims to provide neighbor-to-neighbor engagement resources and civic skill building at no cost to community members.
Crime Prevention organizes and supports community partnerships to prevent crime and the fear of crime.
Connects, supports and encourages collaborative civic engagement between the people of the disability community, neighborhoods and city government.
Capacity building program for underrepresented community-based organizations in order to increase constituent participation in the civic governance of the City.
Improves neighborhood livability by decreasing graffiti, in partnership with the Police Bureau, neighborhood and business associations, youth programs, and other community partners.
823-4000 - Information and Referral for all City and County Services - helping community members access and do business with their government.
Civic Life works collaboratively with state and City agencies, Neighborhood Associations, and community members to help ensure that licensed establishments do not unreasonably impact the community in a negative manner.
City of Portland’s collaboration with Multnomah County to help youth involvement in local government decision making.
Supports Portland's 95 Neighborhood Associations and 7 District Coalitions by providing organizing support, leadership development, and technical assistance to community volunteers.
Integrating immigrants and refugees
The Noise Control Office is responsible for enforcing the provisions in the City of Portland's noise code (Title 18 ), helping to resolve citizen's noise concerns and assisting with noise variance applications.
Builds support of public involvement processes citywide that are more accessible to the community