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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. Apr 26

    Morrison Bridge closed Thursday night

    The Morrison Bridge will be closed for 20 minutes at 2 pm on Wednesday, April 26 and from 8 pm Thursday, April 27 until as late as 5 am on Friday, April 28 for lift span repair work.

  2. Apr 26

    Burnside Bridge repairs near Skidmore MAX station begin May 1

    Concrete repairs to the underside of the Burnside Bridge near the Skidmore Fountain MAX station begin May 1. Repairs will be completed by Hamilton Construction while the MAX station is closed April 30–May 20 for TriMet’s Morrison-Yamhill MAX Improvement.

  3. Apr 25

    Portsmouth-University Park sewer Repair Project Update: April 24, 2017

    Environmental Services is designing a project to repair up to 7,700 feet, or almost one and a half miles, of public sewers in the Portsmouth and University Park neighborhoods.

  4. Apr 18

  5. Apr 14

    Traffic Alert: Weekend closures of Interstate 5 in Portland begin Friday, April 14

    The first of four full weekend closures of Interstate 5 in one direction between the Marquam Bridge and North Broadway will take place in the southbound direction from 10 p.m. Friday, April 14 to 4:30 a.m. Monday, April 17. Travelers should make plans now to avoid delays on detour routes. In addition to the southbound closure, crews will close one northbound lane of I-5.