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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

1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97204

Involvement In Action


Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.

Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.   …Margaret Mead, US anthropologist (1901- 1978) 


Power exists in numbers and collective action. A single voice might not persuade a government body or organization to take action on an issue but six voices might.  The first step in participatory democracy is to show up.


View or Print PDF version of our Get Organized Flyer!


View or Print PDF of our Advocacy 101 Handout



Advocacy 101 Handout

Advocacy 101 handout includes "Basic Steps in an Advocacy Effort" and "Some Useful Resources."

City Boards, Committees and Commissions

Portland needs your thoughts, time and energy to help direct our energy today and plan for the future. Over 35 citizen groups advise Portland's elected officials and staff.

Customer Service Advisory Committee

Advisory Committee and Other Resources of the Customer Service Advisory Committee (CSAC)

Grant Opportunities

Grant opportunities for neighborhoods and community organizations

Neighborhood Association Resources

Tools for running your neighborhood association

Neighborhood Outreach and ONI Notification

Information for City staff on how to send information to Portland's neighborhood system including ONI's subscription notification system.

Training Opportunities

Opportunities to build skills and abilities to become an effective community activist/leader.