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Learn how to hold the best block party ever

Would you like to learn more about National Night Out (NNO) or are you looking for ideas for your neighborhood party? The City of Portland’s Crime Prevention Program is hosting a National Night Out (NNO) Information Fair on Thursday, July 9th in Laurelhurst Park (North of the pond on SE Ankeny) from 5:30-7:30pm. Learn how to close a street, reserve a park, or get a noise variance for your party! Learn new party games for kids and grown ups alike!  

National Night Out is an annual celebration where the community gathers at small block parties or neighborhood events to strengthen their relationships with one another and public safety officials in the spirit of creating safer neighborhoods. When neighbors get to know each other at NNO and block parties, they create a connected and safer community.

Crime Prevention, Parks Bureau, Noise Control, Portland Bureau of Transportation, neighborhood coalition offices and others will be on hand to answer questions about this annual event. The Portland Police and Fire Bureaus and the Mayor will also join the festivities. There will be a short awards ceremony honoring volunteers who make a difference in their neighborhoods. Food and drinks will be served.

Please join us at our kid-friendly gathering!

For more info on NNO, visit

National Night Out Info Fair flyer