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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

Neighborhood Program

  • Rosewood Mural Rosewood Initiative Mural in Portland's Centennial Neighborhood, covers the back wall of a gas station which was constantly defaced.

Portland's nationally recognized neighborhood system is made up of 95 recognized, independent neighborhood associations and seven neighborhood district coalition offices that represent the entire city of Portland.

Office of Community & Civic Life works to create community-building partnerships, provide technical assistance to other City bureau's outreach and involvement efforts, and trains community members in leadership and community organizing skills.

Civic Life provides grant funding that helps the district coalitions provide support and technical assistance to the volunteer-based neighborhood associations, community groups, and individual citizen-activists.

Civic Life supports Portland's Neighborhood System primarily through:

  • Grants to the seven district coalitions to provide support and tech assistance to the neighborhood associations in their districts.

  • Neighborhood Small Grants Program

  • Training events

  • Technical assistance and problem solving

  • Best practices materials

  • Civic Life Standards

  • Liaison and coordination with City bureaus on issues that affect NAs and Coalitions

  • Support for the monthly neighborhood coalition directors and chairs meeting

For more information about Civic Life Neighborhood program contact: Mingus Mapps, 503-823-5827

Notifications View all »

  1. Jan 16

    Open House planned, public involvement underway for SW Multnomah/Garden Home Intersection Safety Project

    Join us at our open house on Thursday, January 17 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Garden Home Recreation Center (7475 SW Oleson Road).

  2. Jan 16

    January 15, 2019—Civic Life updates

    Survey of Civic Life closes February 15, 2019. Read a few survey responses from Survey of Civic Life, 2018 Pile-Driving Report, Spirit of Portland highlights, and City of Portland job opportunities.

  3. Jan 10

    Public Meeting Notice for Portland Utility Board, January 17, 11am, 1900 SW Fourth Avenue, 1900 Building, Room 2500C

    The Portland Utility Board (PUB) is a group of community volunteers tasked to advise City Council on items related to the Portland Water Bureau and the Bureau of Environmental Services.

  4. Jan 4

    Central Northeast Neighbors January E-News

    Affordable Housing Initiatives, Livability Pilot Project, Constructing Civic Dialogues, upcoming events, and more!

  5. Jan 3

    SE Uplift Neighborhood Coalition Apply for Fiscal Sponsorship by March 29th, 2019

    SE Uplift invites you to apply to our fiscal sponsorship program! We extend our tax-exempt status to our neighbors in SE PDX to fundraise for their community projects.