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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

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  1. Apr 20

    Lloyd Community Association Coffee Networking Event

    Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM at Macy's backstage

  2. Apr 17

    Know Your Rights - an opportunity for youth ages 13-22 to learn about the rights they, their families and communities have in relation to immigration. Haz clic por español.

    This is a free event. There will be games and raffles. Lunch will be provided. Translation services and bus tickets are available upon request. Saturday, April 28, 12:00pm - 5:00pm, check-in starts at 11:45, The Rosewood Initiative, 16126 SE Stark St.

  3. Apr 16

    Neighbors West Northwest Neighborhood Activist Online

    2018 Neighborhood Small Grant Projects

  4. Apr 16

    Latino Network Presents: Alejandro Ceballos // Retrospective: 1989-2018

    We invite you to join us for this inaugral nonprofit gallery project - the opening reception is FREE and will take place in our office! Friday, April 27 from 5:30-7:30pm, 410 NE 18th Ave. Portland, OR

  5. Apr 16

    UPDATE: ODOT plans 5th open house in new congestion pricing public conversations

    The fifth meeting will be Monday April 30 in Vancouver.