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The City of Portland, Oregon

Neighborhood Involvement

Building inclusive, safe and livable neighborhoods and communities.

ONI 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, now covers the back wall of a gas station which used to be constantly defaced with graffiti.

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.

ONI 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.

ONI 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.

ONI 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

  • ONI 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 ONI's Neighborhood program contact: Paul Leistner, 503-823-5284

ONI Notification View all »

  1. Jul 17

    Police Strategic Plan Public Forum – Sunday, July 29 from 4:00 – 5:30pm at Matt Dishman Community Center

    The Police Bureau is hosting a public forum to help them create a 5-year Strategic Plan. Please consider attending to share your priorities for the Portland Police!

  2. Jul 17

    Police Strategic Plan Public Forum – Wednesday, July 18 from 7:00 – 8:30pm at East Portland Community Center

    The Police Bureau is hosting a public forum to help them create a 5-year Strategic Plan. Please consider attending to share your priorities for the Portland Police!

  3. Jul 16

    Reminder: N/NE Oversight Committee meets July 19

    Thursday, July 19 from 6:00 − 8:00 pm, New Song Community Center, 220 NE Russell Street, Portland, OR 97212

  4. Jul 16

    Public Utility Board Meeting July 19

    Public Notice for Portland Utility Board Meeting on July 19 at 2pm at 111 SW Columbia Street, 8th Floor Conference Room.

  5. Jul 10

    Central Northeast Neighbors July E-News

    Cleaner Air Public Hearing; Congestion Pricing Listening Session; What's at the Root of Inclusiveness Workshop Presentation; New Bureau Name - Office of Community & Civic Life; and more!