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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. Jul 26

    Powell Sewer Repair Project Construction Update: July 26, 2016

    Construction is continuing on Environmental Services’ SE Powell Sewer Repair Project

  2. Jul 26

    2nd Notice: Affordable Housing Construction Excise Tax Effective August 1, 2016

    A new Affordable Housing Construction Excise Tax (CET), proposed by the Portland Housing Bureau, will go into effect on August 1, 2016.

  3. Jul 26

    Tabor Sewer Repair Project Update

    Construction is continuing on Environmental Services’ Tabor Sewer Repair Project

  4. Jul 25

    Portlanders embrace BIKETOWN, riding 12,701 miles, buying 1,404 annual memberships by third day of operation

    Portlanders have flocked to BIKETOWN, Portland’s bike share service, buying 1,404 annual memberships and logging 12,701 miles as of 2 p.m. today.

  5. Jul 22

    City of Portland Town Hall: Officer Discipline Code Changes

    City Council members will receive community regarding proposed adjustments to streamline the complaint and commendation processes on Monday August 1st at PCC Terrell Hall Auditorium