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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

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  1. Jan 24

    PBOT Travel Advisory: PBOT reopens NW Cornell Rd after clearing landslide

    The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) advises the traveling public that NW Cornell has been reopened after crews cleared a landslide that was reported on Sunday evening between the Audubon Society of Portland and NW 30th Avenue.

  2. Jan 24

    Sewage overflows from manhole on SW 32nd Avenue into Fanno Creek tributary today

    Sewer maintenance crews responded today to reports of sewage coming from a manhole on SW 32nd Avenue near SW Nebraska Street. They determined that 750 gallons of sewage flowed from the manhole to a nearby storm drain and into an unnamed tributary of Fanno Creek.

  3. Jan 24

    Hollywood-Grant Park Construction Update: January 24, 2017

    Construction continues on Environmental Services’ Hollywood-Grant Park Sewer and Stormwater Project.

  4. Jan 19

    Traffic Advisory: West Burnside to remain closed through Friday afternoon, and potentially through next week; use US 26 or NW Cornell Road

    The Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that West Burnside Street will remain closed through Friday afternoon, and potentially through next week, as crews work to clear a 50-foot tall landslide that looms over the roadway.

  5. Jan 18

    NW Newberry Road closed by landslide

    NW Newberry Road is closed in the west hills near Linnton between US Highway 30 and NW Skyline Blvd. due to a landslide on the lower section of the road. The road is closed to through traffic, but local traffic may access the road up to either side of the slide.