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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. Oct 23

    Independent Police Review seeking volunteers for Citizen Review Committee

    Applications are available at and due at 5:00 pm, Thursday, October 26, 2017

  2. Oct 23

    New Portlander Policy Commission

    October 24, 2017 - 5:30 Social then 6:00 to 8pm Session in the Rose Room of downtown Historic Portland City Hall, 1221 SW Fourth Avenue

  3. Oct 23

    YWCA Social Justice Training: Including Disability in the Equity Conversation

    Friday, November 17, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. at the Multicultural Service Center, 4610 SE Belmont St Portland, OR 97215

  4. Oct 23

    East Woodard Road slide repair begins October 23

    A section of E Woodard Road near Corbett and Springdale in rural east Multnomah County will be closed from 7:30 am on Monday, October 23 until as late as 4 pm on Monday, October 30 while a contractor replaces a failed culvert that has caused a landslide.

  5. Oct 23

    Traffic Alert: Morrison Bridge has reopened to traffic

    The Morrison Bridge has reopened to traffic in both directions today, after a closure that began on October 9 to allow a contractor to pour concrete for the new lift span deck. The bridge opened a day early, after it was confirmed that the concrete cure was complete. One westbound lane has reopened from the central eastside. Several lanes will remain closed this week as the contractor removes equipment. All ramps are open except for the bridge on-ramp from southbound SW Naito Parkway.