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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

Office of Community & Civic Life

  • As our programs and the relationships they foster continue to evolve, we are committed to working with all Portlanders.

  • What we believe: One city, many communities Disability Power PDX is one of many ways we are working toward one city, many communities.

  • Long-term goals: Inclusive Structures Example of 3 year program milestones: support the many ways community want to engage digitally.

  • Long term goals: Adaptive governance Collaborate with community and agencies to achieve shared goals and Citywide initiatives.

  • Long-term goals: Fulfilled and empowered Portlanders Example of 3 year program milestones: effective citywide delivery service system for easier access to City information and services

Office of Community & Civic Life

Click here for a brief introduction to our new visual identity. This is also a guide to understanding how the Office's mission remains the same, as we begin our next chapter. 

At the Office of Community & Civic Life, we connect the people of Portland with their City government to promote the common good. Our programs create a culture of collaboration, expanding possibilities for all Portlanders to contribute their knowledge, experience, and creativity to solve local problems and make life better in the city we all share. 

Stay connected:
Click here to join the Email List to receive Civic Life's newsletter. Civic Life updates feature our programs, upcoming grant opportunities, City of Portland employment opportunities, calendar events, and more. 

Over the next 10 years, the Office of Community & Civic Life programs in collaboration with our partners and the community will work toward three big-picture goals:

  • Inclusive structures: build inclusion into our daily operations, setting broader change in motion across City government.

  • Adaptive governance: seek more ways to collaborate with other City bureaus, bringing the power of our collective resources to achieve shared goals and citywide initiatives.

  • Fulfilled and empowered Portlanders: invest resources across a wider range of communities within the city and ensure Portlanders see their experiences, concerns, and aspirations reflected in City-supported programs.

Civic Life Program Graphic (updated Dec 2018)

Civic Life Program Graphic