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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. Sep 12

    Mt Hood Cable Regulatory Commission Meeting September 23, 2019 - Preliminary Agenda

    Meeting Notification: September 23, 2019, 5:00 p.m. Portland Public Schools Blanchard Center, 501 N Dixon St. Portland, OR 97227

  2. Sep 10

    Preventing and Responding to Incidents of Hate and Antisemitism

    With the increase in hate crimes in our country and communities, this FREE workshop assists educators in better understanding white nationalism. Thursday, November 7, 9:30am-3:30pm, OJMCHE, 724 NW Davis Street

  3. Sep 10

    Portland 9-1-1 looking for community members to serve on bureau's user board

    Interested in 911? The Portland Bureau of Emergency Communications (BOEC) is looking for three community members to serve on the BOEC User Board.

  4. Sep 10

    Join us for a public meeting of the Centennial Community Association to discuss crime, safety, and transportation in Centennial

    Centennial Community Association meeting with special guests Tuesday, Sept. 17, Rosewood Initiative, 16126 SE Stark Street, 5:30 - 7:00 pm

  5. Sep 9

    Small Grants Available from Portland Parks Foundation - Apps Due 9.30

    The Portland Parks Foundation is currently accepting proposals for our small grants program for grants up to $2,500.