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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. Feb 20

    Attend Lloyd Community Association Event

    Please join us for our March 1st Coffee Chat from 8 to 9 AM at Premier Community Bank, 1201 NE Lloyd Boulevard #290, Portland, OR 97232.

  2. Feb 15

    NAYA Family Center 9th Annual Early College Academy Luncheon

    On Wednesday April 25th 2018, NAYA will host the 9th annual Early College Academy Luncheon at our NE Portland Campus (5135 NE Columbia). NAYA celebrates the success of our onsite high school and profiles students who overcome significant challenges.

  3. Feb 9

    Bureau of Development Services is accepting applications to fill the vacant position on the Development Review Advisory Committee representing Small Businesses

    If anyone you know is interested in applying for DRAC membership, please direct them to Mark Fetters (503-823-1028 or mark.fetters@portlandoregon.gov).

  4. Jan 29

    Portland Housing Bureau Upcoming Public Meetings

    Housing Committees, Commissions, and Public Hearings that are open to the public through February 21st

  5. Jan 26