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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

Neighborhood Program

  • Rosewood Mural Rosewood Initiative Mural in Portland's Centennial Neighborhood, covers the back wall of a gas station which was constantly defaced.

Portland's nationally recognized neighborhood system is made up of 95 recognized, independent neighborhood associations and seven neighborhood district coalition offices that represent the entire city of Portland.

Office of Community & Civic Life works to create community-building partnerships, provide technical assistance to other City bureau's outreach and involvement efforts, and trains community members in leadership and community organizing skills.

Civic Life provides grant funding that helps the district coalitions provide support and technical assistance to the volunteer-based neighborhood associations, community groups, and individual citizen-activists.

Civic Life supports Portland's Neighborhood System primarily through:

  • Grants to the seven district coalitions to provide support and tech assistance to the neighborhood associations in their districts.

  • Neighborhood Small Grants Program

  • Training events

  • Technical assistance and problem solving

  • Best practices materials

  • Civic Life Standards

  • Liaison and coordination with City bureaus on issues that affect NAs and Coalitions

  • Support for the monthly neighborhood coalition directors and chairs meeting

For more information about Civic Life Neighborhood program contact: Mingus Mapps, 503-823-5827

Notifications View all »

  1. Oct 14

    Interrupting Hate in Public Spaces - Still spots available!

    Wednesday, October 16, 6:30pm – 9:00pm at the Historic Kenton Firehouse, 8105 N. Brandon Ave. 97217

  2. Oct 14

    Neighbors West Northwest Activist Online

    Learn more about community safety programs with Neighbors Together!

  3. Oct 14

    Williams & Russell Project Community Survey

    The Williams & Russell project focuses on the redevelopment of a long-vacant parcel of land adjacent to Legacy Emanuel Hospital in North Portland.

  4. Oct 8

    2019 Spirit of Portland Awards

    The Awards Ceremony is on October 15th, 2019 at The Redd, 831 SE Salmon St. Portland. Doors open at 5:30pm for fun activities, music, art show and food. Program start at 6:00pm - Childcare provided - For FREE Tickets register online

  5. Oct 8

    Free Prescription Drug Turn-In and Document Shred Event October 26th

    Free and Anonymous Turn-In Event, 4735 E Burnside from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (Please no early birds)