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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. Oct 20

    Stark Street Bridge inspection Oct. 24-26 will impact traffic

    A biennial structural inspection of the Stark Street Bridge over the Sandy River is scheduled Tuesday to Thursday, October 24-26 from 7:30 am to 5 pm.

  2. Oct 20

    Morrison Bridge reopens Sunday, October 22

    The Morrison Bridge will reopen to traffic no later than 6 a.m. on Sunday, October 22 as the replacement of the lift span deck nears completion.

  3. Oct 20

    Powell Sewer Repair Project Construction Update: October 18, 2017

    The map posted at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/powell show the anticipated construction schedule and a look ahead schedule through November 3, 2017. Areas on the map marked in gray are currently not on the schedule or are not completed.

  4. Oct 20

    CSO Advisory: 14-minute combined sewer overflow occurs to Willamette River from SE Alder Pump Station slated for upgrades

    A combined sewer overflow (CSO) occurred this evening from a single location - the SE Alder Pump Station that is slated to be taken offline later this month to improve and expand its capacity.

  5. Oct 18

    Sewage Advisory: Crews working to repair ruptured pipe under N Lombard overpass, public advised to avoid Columbia Slough

    City crews responded last night when a ruptured pipe released sewage onto a railroad track underneath the N Lombard Street overpass. The location is around the 12900 block of N Lombard Street. Traffic is not affected.