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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. 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.

  2. Oct 11

    “Disability Equity in the Arts: From Access to Liberation" Dis/Representation: Evolving Disability Conversations

    Thursday, October 19, 2017 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Portland Community College Cascade Campus Terrell Hall Room 202 705 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217

  3. 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.

  4. Oct 11

    Notice of Proposed Changes to the Rules of Procedure of the City of Portland Hearings Office

    Copies of the rules will be available for review and comment from October 6, 2017, through November 7, 2017, online.

  5. Oct 6

    Monday, October 30th at 11:30 Join us for Disability & Employment: Accommodations, Access and the ADA

    The Office of Neighborhood Involvement’s Disability Program and the Office of Equity and Human Rights cordially invite you to celebrate by attending this October 30th panel discussion with Portland City staff and community members with disabilities.