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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

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  1. Jun 22

    Several downtown streets to close June 23-25 during courthouse crane erection

    Several downtown streets will be closed the weekend of June 23-25 during erection of the construction crane for Multnomah County’s new Central Courthouse. The work will be completed during non-commute hours.

  2. Jun 22

    EPA Community Information Session: Portland Harbor Draft Sampling Plan

    Tuesday, June 27th, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Multnomah County Central Library (US Bank Room), 801 SW 10th Avenue Portland, OR 97205

  3. Jun 22

    Woodlawn-King Alleys Sewer Repair Project Update: June 21, 2017

    Beginning as soon as tomorrow, June 22, concrete street restoration will limit alley access in multiple locations.

  4. Jun 22

    PBOT Traffic Advisory: Traffic impacts in Portland's Central Business District beginning this weekend through 4th of July holiday

    As summer officially begins, downtown Portland streets are busy with construction and event activity.

  5. Jun 22

    Powell Sewer Repair Project Update

    Construction continues on Environmental Services’ SE Powell Sewer Repair Project. This project in its entirety is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2017.