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The City of Portland, Oregon

Community & Civic Life

Promote the common good

Main: 503-823-4519

City/County Info: 503-823-4000

TDD: 503-823-6868

1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 114, Portland, OR 97204

Our Programs

Civic Life provides a wide range of neighborhood livability direct services as well as information and referral services. These programs are funded through a combination of City general funds and inter-governmental agreements with other City, County, State, and Federal agencies. The programs include:

Census 2020

Census 2020, in coordination with our partners

Community and Neighborhood Involvement Center

Through our programs you can get involved in your neighborhood, access information, build community, support diversity and accessibility, organize a block party, clean up your neighborhood, sharpen your leadership skills, impact city policy and more!

Constructing Civic Dialogues

Constructing Civic Dialogues is an evolution of the long-standing neighborhood mediation program. Through this program, Civic Life aims to provide neighbor-to-neighbor engagement resources and civic skill building at no cost to community members.

Graffiti Program

Improves neighborhood livability by decreasing graffiti, in partnership with the Police Bureau, neighborhood and business associations, youth programs, and other community partners.

Information & Referral

823-4000 - Information and Referral for all City and County Services - helping community members access and do business with their government.

Liquor Licensing Program

Civic Life works collaboratively with state and City agencies, Neighborhood Associations, and community members to help ensure that licensed establishments do not unreasonably impact the community in a negative manner.

Multnomah Youth Commission

City of Portland’s collaboration with Multnomah County to help youth involvement in local government decision making.

Noise Control Program

The Noise Control Office is responsible for enforcing the provisions in the City of Portland's noise code (Title 18 ), helping to resolve citizen's noise concerns and assisting with noise variance applications.

Public Involvement Best Practices Program

Builds support of public involvement processes citywide that are more accessible to the community