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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. Feb 24

    Sewage release on N. River Street

    More than 100 gallons of sewage spilled from a vactor truck when crews responded to a call yesterday afternoon on N. River Street near N. Albina Avenue.

  2. Feb 24

    City of Portland Adaptive Bicycle Pilot Project – We want to hear from you!

    Are you or someone close to you interested in bicycling, but due to ability or preference find you are unable to use a conventional bicycle?

  3. Feb 23

    Morrison Bridge closed Sunday, February 26 for lift span work

    The Morrison Bridge will be closed to motor vehicle traffic on Sunday, February 26 from 7 a.m. until as late as 7 p.m. during an inspection and maintenance work on the lift span deck. The deck work is related to problems with deck panels that were installed in 2011 – 2012. The bridge will be in the raised position during the morning, but is expected to open for bicyclists and pedestrians by early afternoon. The work will not impact river users.

  4. Feb 23

    PBOT launches Patch-a-thon to address potholes caused by winter storms

    The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) has launched Patch-a-thon, a new initiative to fill the numerous potholes caused by this season's many winter storms.

  5. Feb 17

    Fanno Pressure Sewer Repair Project Construction Update: February 16, 2017

    This project will replace 19 maintenance access structures in nine locations in the Garden Home area, as well as install a pressure monitoring and recording system station off SW Railroad Street. These upgrades will ensure that the Fanno Basin Sewer System will continue to handle all wastewater flows year-round and provide better monitoring of the entire sewer system in the area. It will protect public health and the health of the Fanno Creek Watershed.