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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

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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

ONI Blog View all »

  1. Apr 30

    Traffic Advisory: Spring paving to close lanes on SW Stark Street from SW Broadway to SW 10th Avenue from May 4-7

    The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on SW Stark Street from SW Broadway to SW 10th Avenue from Monday, May 4 to Thursday, May 7, 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each work day.

  2. Apr 29

    Morrison Bridge closed Sunday, May 3 for lift span work

    The Morrison Bridge will be closed to motor vehicle traffic on Sunday, May 3 from 7 a.m. until as late as 7 p.m. during an inspection and maintenance work on the lift span deck. The work is related to problems with deck panels that were installed in 2011 – 2012. The bridge will remain open to bicyclists and pedestrians during the work.

  3. Apr 27

    Clinton Green Street and Sewer Construction Update: April 23, 2015

    As part of the Tabor to the River Program, Environmental Services continues construction on the Clinton Green Street and Sewer Project. This project will replace 3,800 feet of sewer pipe installed over 100 years ago, construct 24 green street planters and add two blocks of pervious paving. These improvements will protect public health, property and the environment, and reduce the possibility of sewage releases into streets, homes and businesses.

  4. Apr 27

    Southwest Ventilation Project Update: April 24, 2015

    Construction continues on an Environmental Services project to reduce sewer odors and increase the capacity of the Southwest Parallel Interceptor sewer system to accommodate future growth. The contractor will install about 1,000 feet of 24-inch concrete pipe along SW Taylors Ferry Road, 800 feet of 48-inch concrete pipe along SW Virginia Avenue, and permanent odor controls east of SW Taylors Ferry Road.

  5. Apr 22

    Public comments sought on county Transportation Capital Improvement Plan and Program Update

    Multnomah County welcomes public comments on its proposed Transportation Capital Improvement Plan and Program (CIPP) Biennial Update for Fiscal Years 2014-2018.