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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

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. Oct 12

    SE Stark Street reopening postponed to Oct. 19-25

    The reopening date for a section of SE Stark Street near Mt. Hood Community College has been postponed until later this month, primarily due to saturated soil, Multnomah County officials announced today.

  5. Oct 11

    The Bicycle Advisory Committee is recruiting new members!

    The BAC is comprised of thirteen (13) volunteer members (and seven (7) volunteer alternate members), appointed by the Transportation Commissioner to serve three-year terms. The BAC meets once a month from 6-8 PM in the Portland City Hall. The BAC is accepting applications from now until November 3rd at 5pm.