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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

Involvement In Action

Get Organized! 

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."  

– Margaret Mead, US anthropologist (1901- 1978) 

Power exists in numbers and collective action. A single voice might not persuade a government body or organization to take action on an issue but six voices might. The first step in participatory democracy is to show up.


View or Print PDF version of our Get Organized Flyer!

View or Print PDF of our Advocacy 101 Handout



Advocacy 101 Handout

Advocacy 101 handout includes "Basic Steps in an Advocacy Effort" and "Some Useful Resources."

City Council Agenda Communications

Community Communications offer a unique opportunity for community voices to be heard in Council Chambers on Wednesday mornings.

Neighborhood Association Resources

Tools for running your neighborhood association