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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

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  1. Apr 28

    Members sought for Multnomah County Bicycle and Pedestrian Citizen Advisory Committee

    Multnomah County is seeking to fill at least one vacancy on its Bicycle and Pedestrian Citizen Advisory Committee with new members who live, work or recreate in Multnomah County.

  2. Apr 28

    Policy Group for Earthquake Ready Burnside Bridge Study meets May 2

    The public is invited to the first meeting of the Policy Group for the Earthquake Ready Burnside Bridge study on Tuesday, May 2 from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Multnomah Building, first floor Board Room, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland.

  3. Apr 28

    The Bureau of Development Services Announces Search for Persons to Serve on the Adjustment Committee

    The Adjustment Committee reviews appeals of Adjustment requests to the development standards in the Portland Zoning Code, such as building height setbacks or lot coverage, landscaping, parking etc., of Title 33 (Planning and Zoning Regulations).

  4. Apr 28

    Tabor Sewer Repair Project Update

    Construction is continuing on Environmental Services’ Tabor Sewer Repair Project. This project in its entirety is scheduled to be completed by fall 2017.

  5. Apr 28

    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.