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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

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Our Mission Statement

Promoting a culture of civic engagement by connecting and supporting all Portlanders working together and with government to build inclusive, safe and livable neighborhoods and communities.

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  1. Dec 14

    Hate Crimes Listening Sessions with Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum

    Listening sessions will be held January 7, 2019 in Portland at Unite Oregon (700 N Killingsworth St) and January 9, 2019 in Medford at the Medford Public Library (205 S Central Avenue)

  2. Dec 14

    Portland Utility Board Meeting, December 20, 11-1, PSU Smith Memorial, Room 327

    The Portland Utility Board (PUB) is a group of community volunteers tasked to advise City Council on items related to the Portland Water Bureau and the Bureau of Environmental Services.

  3. Dec 12

    Slavic and Eastern European Heritage Celebration and Open House, Thursday, January 10th, 2019, 6 PM - 8 PM at IRCO's Sokhom Tauch Community Center, 10301 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97220

    Please join IRCO's Slavic Empowerment Team of the City of Portland for cultural performances, food, community announcements and activities for all ages! Click the link to RSVP.

  4. Dec 10

    Lents Community Clothing Closet Day, 4-7pm on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 at the Lents Activity Center, 8835 SE Woodstock Blvd

    The PACS COW food-pantry-on-wheels will also be there with free groceries for those who qualify, and the CareOregon goMobile will be present to offer one-on-one help with enrolling in Medicaid/OHP, referrals, doctor's appointments, and more!

  5. Dec 5

    Civic Life Survey of Portland: What is civic engagement to you?

    Office of Community & Civic Life (Civic Life) is seeking input on how Portlanders define, practice, and express civic engagement. Take this quick survey to tell us how you would like to engage, deliberate, and communicate with your local government.

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