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The City of Portland, Oregon

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

National Night Out Registration is Open!

North Portland NNO block party

Do you know your neighbors? When neighbors know and look out for one another, they create a connected, safer and more resilient community, which is important for crime prevention efforts and recovery following a natural disaster. Getting involved in National Night Out is a great way to bring your neighbors together.

National Night Out (NNO) is an annual celebration held on the first Tuesday in August throughout the United States and Canada. During this time, community members gather at small block parties and neighborhood events to strengthen their relationships with one another in the spirit of creating safer neighborhoods. Plan your own party or attend one in your neighborhood. 

Official date of NNO: Tuesday, August 1, 2017. In Portland, residents and businesses may hold a NNO party between Friday, July 28, 2017, and Sunday August 6, 2017.

Examples of NNO parties: block party, potluck or bbq in a neighbor’s backyard or driveway, ice cream social or Neighborhood Association event in the park.

Registration dates: Tuesday, June 6, 2017-Tuesday, July 18, 2017.

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 on the official date of NNO. 

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*Register your party. You must register with the City of Portland for the benefits mentioned. Please note that National Town Watch is not affiliated with the City of Portland. 
*Find a party—info will be available toward the end of July
*Find more about NNO

If you need assistance with registration, please call 503-823-4064.