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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

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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

ONI Blog View all »

  1. Mar 27

    SW Terwilliger Boulevard Sewer Project Update: March 24, 2017

    Environmental Services continues construction on a project to install 7,600 feet of eight-inch sewer in Terwilliger Boulevard from SW Northgate Avenue to Highway 43.

  2. Mar 24

    Woodlawn-King Sewer Repair Project Update

    Environmental Services will begin construction in the next few weeks on the Woodlawn-King Alleys Sewer Repair Project. The project will repair or replace over 15,000 feet (almost 3 miles) of public sewer pipes in your neighborhood that are on average 90 years old and in deteriorating condition. This work will also include repairing or adding over 2,400 feet of service laterals that connect houses and businesses from the curb to the public sewer in the street.

  3. Mar 24

    PBOT Traffic Advisory: PBOT reopens West Burnside early after crews fix landslide damage, improve pavement

    The Portland Bureau of Transportation has reopened West Burnside Road the traveling public earlier than expected, after the largest landslide of the season led to a closure March 15. The road had been expected to be reopened by 4 p.m. today.

  4. Mar 24

    PBOT Traffic Advisory UPDATE: NW Skyline has been reopened early between West Burnside and NW Cornell Road

    NW Skyline has been reopened early between West Burnside and NW Cornell Road. West Burnside remains closed to people biking, walking or driving between NW Skyline Blvd and SW Barnes Road, near the Mount Calvary Cemetery.

  5. Mar 23

    Public Hearing: Tax Exemption Applications for 5 New Rental Housing Projects

    On Tuesday, April 4, the Portland Housing Advisory Commission (PHAC), the advisory group to the Portland Housing Bureau (PHB), will hold a public hearing to discuss five applications being considered for the Multiple-Unit Limited Tax Exemption (MULTE) Program.