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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. Jul 28

    East Portland Art and Culture Festival looking for artists, performers and vendors!

    East Portland Community Center; Portland Parks and Recreation, Colored Pencils Art and Culture Council, Iraqi Society of Oregon, Instituto Inxocitl Incuicatl, Somali American Council of Oregon, Hmong American Community of Oregon, joining hands to create the very first East Portland Art and Culture Festival Aug. 22, 2015, 11am-3pm at East Portland Community Center.

  2. Jul 28

    Notice of Urban Forestry Commission Public Hearing on Interim Mitigation Rule for Tree Removal on August 4th

    Public hearing on the Interim Mitigation Rule for tree removal August 4, 2015 from 5:45 PM - 8 PM, 1900 SW 4th Ave. Room 2500A Portland, OR 97201

  3. Jul 28

    South Ash Creek Stream Enhancement Project Update July 28, 2016

    Environmental Services is working with Portland Parks & Recreation to design and construct a stream enhancement project in the Ash Creek Natural Area/Taylor’s Woods portion of Dickinson Park. The project will stabilize the stream channel, improve in-stream habitat at key locations and protect sewer infrastructure. The city will restore native plants in areas disturbed during construction and throughout the Ash Creek Natural Area. Construction is scheduled to start this summer.

  4. Jul 27

    SE Division & 6th Sewer Replacement Project Update

    Environmental Services – your sewer and stormwater service provider – will replace and increase capacity for about 270 feet of public sewer pipes on SE Division Place between SE 6th and SE 7th avenues. The pipes are between 95 and 106 years old. This project will increase sewer capacity and reduce the risks of sewage releases to homes and streets.

  5. Jul 27

    Southwest Ventilation Project Update: July 24, 2015

    Construction has progressed to SW Virginia Avenue from SW Taylors Ferry Road in an Environmental Services project to reduce sewer odors and increase the capacity of the Southwest Parallel Interceptor sewer system. The project is designed to accommodate current needs and potential growth. Since February, the contractor has installed about 1,000 feet of 24-inch concrete pipe and 6 manholes along SW Taylors Ferry Road.