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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. Jun 3

  2. Jun 2

    Burnside Bridge closed Saturday for Rose Parade

    The Burnside Bridge will close to motor vehicle and river traffic on Saturday, June 6 from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. for the Portland Rose Festival’s Grand Floral Parade. TriMet bus lines 12-Sandy, 19-Glisan and 20-Burnside will be detoured across the Steel Bridge during the bridge closure. Bridge sidewalks will remain open. Alternate river crossings when the Burnside Bridge is closed include the Hawthorne and Morrison bridges.

  3. Jun 2

    Multnomah County Planning Commission seeks new member

    Multnomah County’s Land Use Planning Division is looking for a county resident who lives in an urban or rural area of the county east of the Willamette River to serve as a volunteer member on the county’s Planning Commission.

  4. Jun 2

    SW Ventilation May 30: SW Taylors Ferry Road projected to reopen at 4:00pm

    Environmental Services is working on a project to reduce sewer odors and increase the capacity of the Southwest Parallel Interceptor sewer system to accommodate potential growth. The contractor is installing 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. May 29

    SW Ventilation May 29: Weekend Work Confirmed; Project Update: May 29, 2015

    Environmental Services is working on a project to reduce sewer odors and increase the capacity of the Southwest Parallel Interceptor sewer system to accommodate potential growth. The contractor is installing 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.