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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

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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. Jul 24

    St. Johns – Cathedral Park Sewer Repair Project Update: July 24 2017 Proposed Night Work -- REVISED

    Environmental Services plans to begin construction in early 2018 on a project to repair or replace over 15,000 feet, or about 3 miles, of public sewers in the St. Johns and Cathedral Park neighborhoods. Many of the sewer pipes are about 80 years old and deteriorating due to age. This project will protect the public and the environment by reducing the possibility of sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets.

  2. Jul 24

    CORRECTION: Information workshops for the Portland in the Streets Community Grant Program

    Join our information workshops for the Portland in the Streets Community Grant Program: $100,000 available to community and neighborhood groups for safety, beautification and trails projects.

  3. Jul 24

    Information workshops for the Portland in the Streets Community Grant Program

    Join our information workshops for the Portland in the Streets Community Grant Program. $100,000 available to community and neighborhood groups for safety, beautification and trails projects.

  4. Jul 24

    Powell Sewer Repair Project Update: July 24, 2017

    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.

  5. Jul 24

    Reminder: Two week Morrison Bridge closure begins tonight

    The Morrison Bridge will be closed to all traffic for as long as two weeks starting tonight, Friday, July 21 at 8 pm.