ONI Main: 503-823-4519
City/County Info: 503-823-4000
1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97204
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.
The Office of Neighborhood Involvement, (ONI), was established in 1974. The office serves as a vital communication link between community members, neighborhoods, and City of Portland bureaus. ONI works in partnership with many organizations including Neighborhood Associations, District Coalitions, Business District Associations, City agencies, and a wide range of community organizations to involve and inform the public in the civic life of the City. In addition ONI provides a wide range of neighborhood livability direct services as well as information and referral services. ONI's programs are funded through a combination of City general funds and inter-governmental agreements with other City, County, State and Federal agencies. These Centers include:
Community Neighborhood Involvement Center: CNIC can help you get involved in your neighborhood, access information, build community, support diversity and accessibility, organize a block party, clean up your neighborhood, sharpen your leadership skills, plant a tree, impact city policy, and more... Programs of CNIC include the Neighborhood Program, Diversity and Civic Leadership Program, Disability Program and the Public Involvement Best Practices Program.
Information and Referral Center: Providing phone and email referral to City of Portland and Multnomah County programs, services and employees through our 503-823-4000 line.
Crime Prevention Center: Providing neighborhood-based crime problem-solving services including support for Neighborhood Watches, Foot Patrols, Enhanced Safety Properties, and National Night Out.
Neighborhood Livability Services Center: Services and programs that provide a range of problem solving tools, resources, and technical assistance to achieve a positive impact on livability and nuisance issues in the community including: Graffiti Abatement, Liquor License Notification, and Neighborhood Mediation.
ONI Director's selection process
Updated October 2016
ONI outreach and case management database. Accessible to only those with permissions set up.
Frequently asked questions about what the Office of Neighborhood Involvement does
ONI partners with various community organizations through contracting and providing technical assistance to assist in their public engagement efforts.
Listing of ONI's Facebook accounts
Weekly calendars for ONI's Bureau Director
Citizen and staff committee working to increase citizen involvement in the management of the City's resources.
City Budget Information Relating to the Office of Neighborhood Involvement
Mission, Goals and Citizen Involvement Principles of ONI
City Code 3.96 and Standards for Portland's Neighborhood Associations, District Coalitions, Business Associations and ONI.
An archive of historical documents, articles and studies related to the history of the Office of Neighborhood Involvement.