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National Night Out

National Night Out has been celebrated across North America on the first Tuesday of August since 1983. It's a day when people hold parties to strengthen community cohesiveness and crime resistance, and get to know their neighbors and their local public safety officials. When neighbors get to know each other, they create a connected and safer community. Every year, more than 20,000 people in Portland participate. The Office of Neighborhood Involvement's Crime Prevention Program has responsibility for coordinating National Night Out (NNO) in Portland. Get to know your neighbors by hosting or attending a National Night Out party. Find out more using the links below. 

  • Official date of NNO: Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016. In Portland, residents and businesses may also hold a NNO party between Friday, July 29th and Sunday, August 7th, 2016. 
  • Registration is open from June 7th-July 19th.
  • Register your Portland party and find out more information below. 
  • Why register? You can request police or fire fighters at your event, noise variances, and more. There are no guarantees, but police and fire will try to attend registered parties. Toward the end of July, find an event near you at

Questions? Call 503-823-4064 or email

Pictures of National Night Out parties

See highlights from previous years' events!

Find a party

Find a National Night Out party in your neighborhood.