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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

1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 114, Portland, OR 97204

Civic Engagement Partners

Civic Life recognizes the importance’s of partnering with non-profit organizations who are specially skilled and uniquely qualified to support diverse community needs.  We contract with several organizations whose good work serves the community in ways we can not.  Through these contracts we are able to help offer community services and support at minimum to no cost.

Diversity and Civic Leadership Partners

In an effort to broaden diverse participation and build capacity to better serve historically under-represented communities ONI grants funds to organizations such as CIO, NAYA, The Urban League, Latino Network and IRCO to assist in these efforts.

Neighborhood Coalition District Offices

The City supports seven neighborhood Coalition Offices, including five which are non-profits. These offices provide leadership trainings, technical assistance and administrative support to 95 neighborhood associations.

Elders In Action

For 30 plus years the City has supported the work of Elders In Action, which provides advocacy and resources for Portland's older adults. Elders In Action is also home to the local Commission on Aging.

Business Associations

Neighborhood Business District Associations in Portland are made up of merchants, property owners, and employees of businesses who join together to support and promote their particular commercial area