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Neighborhood Involvement

Building inclusive, safe and livable neighborhoods and communities.

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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. Mar 28

    PBOT Traffic Advisory: SW Tichner Drive REOPENED after crews clear about 40 cubic yards of landslide debris

    The Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that SW Tichner Drive has been reopened between West Burnside Road and SW Kingston Drive.

  2. Mar 28

    PBOT Traffic Advisory: SW Tichner Drive CLOSED for landslide, between W Burnside Dr and SW Kingston Ave

    The Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that SW Tichner Drive is closed between West Burnside Road and SW Kingston Drive because of a landslide that sent debris into the roadway.

  3. Mar 27

    SW Terwilliger Boulevard Sewer Project Update: March 24, 2017

    Environmental Services continues construction on a project to install 7,600 feet of eight-inch sewer in Terwilliger Boulevard from SW Northgate Avenue to Highway 43.

  4. Mar 23

    Public Hearing: Tax Exemption Applications for 5 New Rental Housing Projects

    On Tuesday, April 4, the Portland Housing Advisory Commission (PHAC), the advisory group to the Portland Housing Bureau (PHB), will hold a public hearing to discuss five applications being considered for the Multiple-Unit Limited Tax Exemption (MULTE) Program.

  5. Mar 20

    How should Safe Routes to School spend $8 Million? Share your feedback at an Open House!

    Through the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s Fixing Our Streets program, Safe Routes to School is expecting to make a large investment in safety improvements around Portland schools in the next few years.