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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 or Brian Hoop, 503-823-3075

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  1. Jun 26

    Relocation Assistance Advisory Group meets Friday, June 30th

    Mandatory Relocation Assistance Technical Advisory Committee: Friday, June 30, 2017 from 1:00 - 3:30 pm, Portland Housing Bureau - Steel Conference Room, 421 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204

  2. Jun 26

    Broadway Bridge lane closures postponed

    Closure of the outside traffic lanes on the Broadway Bridge, which was scheduled to begin on Monday, June 26 at 9 a.m., will be postponed several days.

  3. Jun 26

    PBOT News Advisory: PBOT introduces pay-by-plate technology in Central Eastside and Northwest Parking Districts

    On Friday, June 23, 2017, PBOT will hold a media availability in the Central Eastside Parking District as bureau meter technicians install new meters with pay-by-plate technology.

  4. Jun 22

    EPA Community Information Session: Portland Harbor Draft Sampling Plan

    Tuesday, June 27th, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Multnomah County Central Library (US Bank Room), 801 SW 10th Avenue Portland, OR 97205

  5. Jun 22

    PBOT Traffic Advisory: Traffic impacts in Portland's Central Business District beginning this weekend through 4th of July holiday

    As summer officially begins, downtown Portland streets are busy with construction and event activity.