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Ted Wheeler

Mayor, City of Portland

main phone: 503-823-4120

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Portland Community Insights Survey

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Office of Mayor Ted Wheeler

City of Portland





Contact: Eileen Park, (503) 823-6541

Portland Community Insights Survey

The Portland Community Insights Survey is the City’s new comprehensive survey of the Portland community. By conducting this survey, the Mayor, Council, and City bureaus will gain actionable information about Portlanders’ priorities and how we can improve our programs. The survey is a redesign of the longstanding Auditor’s Community Survey and is being implemented by the City Budget Office. The survey will be open to the entire Portland community from May 8th- May 28th.

This year, the Community Insights Survey will be deployed with an entirely new approach. It is an online survey that any Portlander is invited to take. We will also bring the survey directly into Portland communities with the help of a multi-lingual crew of 40 canvassers (Community Data Fellows). The Fellows include students from Portland State University (PSU), Portland Community College (PCC), and local community leaders. After participating in a training workshop on data equity, the Community Data Fellows are administering the survey at community centers, special events, and gathering places throughout the city during May.

The survey is designed to ensure the diverse perspectives of all Portland communities are represented in the City’s budgeting and policy process. The survey will be disseminated through community-based networks and translated into Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Russian. In addition, our canvassing strategy will ensure harder-to-reach populations are heard. Analysis of the survey results based on meaningful community identities and characteristics will illuminate areas where the City can better serve Portlanders and advance Portland’s racial equity goals.

The survey results will provide City Bureaus and City Council with actionable insights to inform budgets and policies.  New survey questions on today’s most pressing local issues will provide data on Portlanders’ policy and budget priorities, satisfaction with services, ideas for improvement, and service usage patterns. Responses will fuel evidence-based decision-making, address important citywide issues, and capture hard-to-measure outcomes. After the results are analyzed, the data will be used to inform citywide and bureau-specific strategic planning efforts and programmatic decisions by both City Bureaus and City Council. Findings from the survey will also be reported out to the Portland community.

The survey can be filled out at the following link:

For additional information please contact Shannon Carney at or 503-823-6807.


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