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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

ONI Notification View all »

  1. Dec 13

    Public review period of Residential Infill Project Discussion Draft closes

    Over the eight-week period between October 4 through November 30, the Residential Infill Project Discussion Draft was available for public review. Thanks to all who took the time to learn about the proposals and share their feedback with staff.

  2. Dec 12

    Scholarship Apps due Dec 15: Basic Mediation Training

    Basic Mediation Training 2018, Training starts: January 19, 2018, Ends: February 17, 2018, Scholarship Applications due Friday, December 15, 2017

  3. Dec 11

    NECN December E-News

    Monthly Electronic Newsletter for Northeast Coalition of Neighbors

  4. Dec 11

    Help improve health care access for people with disabilities!

    The Northwest ADA Center at the University of Washington is conducting a new research study on Health Care Access. This study aims to capture experiences in accessing health care as it relates to the ADA.

  5. Dec 7

    Central Northeast Neighbors December e-news

    Newsletter for Beaumont-Wilshire, Cully, Grant Park, Hollywood, Madison South, Rose City Park, Roseway, Sumner, and Sunderland neighborhoods