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Neighborhood Involvement

Building inclusive, safe and livable neighborhoods and communities.

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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. Feb 17

    Fanno Pressure Sewer Repair Project Construction Update: February 16, 2017

    This project will replace 19 maintenance access structures in nine locations in the Garden Home area, as well as install a pressure monitoring and recording system station off SW Railroad Street. These upgrades will ensure that the Fanno Basin Sewer System will continue to handle all wastewater flows year-round and provide better monitoring of the entire sewer system in the area. It will protect public health and the health of the Fanno Creek Watershed.

  2. Feb 17

    Hollywood/Grant Park Sewer Repair Project Update

    The cured in place pipe lining remaining on the project is tentatively scheduled to begin the week of February 13. The map located at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/article/552546 shows the locations to be completed over the next three weeks.

  3. Feb 17

    Vision Zero update: Timbers partnership, speed safety cameras, legislation, and DUII prevention move forward

    PBOT and partners are pursuing a variety of actions related to the recently adopted Vision Zero Action Plan.

  4. Feb 17

    Advisory: Heavy rains cause two sewage releases from manholes into Fanno Creek

    Sewer maintenance crews responded this afternoon to two reports of sewage overflowing from two manholes in Southwest Portland and towards Fanno Creek.

  5. Feb 17

    Humboldt Sewer Repair Project Update: February 17, 2017

    Environmental Services continues a project to repair or replace 17,000 feet (more than 3 miles) of public sewer pipes in the Humboldt neighborhood that are on average 85 years old and in deteriorating condition. This project will protect public health and our environment by reducing the possibility of sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets.