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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

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


Stay informed and involved! Here are four ways to stay connected:

Stay Current on City of Portland's COVID-19 Response: This webpage is updated several times a day with the City of Portland's most current policies and program changes as related to COVID-19>>

Changes to the Livability Programs during the COVID-19 State of Emergency: During our current State of Emergency, the Liquor Licensing Program will not be accepting applications for any liquor licenses (temporary or annual) and the Noise Program will continue to process noise variance applications and noise complaints online only. Read the full statement here>>

Civic Life Update: This bi-monthly newsletter is sent directly to your inbox. Sign up and receive information about our programs, upcoming grant opportunities, calendar events, and more! Sign up here>>

Civic Life Notification: By subscribing to Civic Life Notification, you will receive information about opportunities to influence local government. Sign up here>>

Social Media: Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and keep up to date on events and our programs.

News in the Neighborhoods: Visit the Neighborhood Coalition websites for news and information particular to their geographic area of the city. Access websites here>>

Notifications View all »

  1. Mar 27

    Portland Utility Board meetings postponed until further notice

    Due to the need to protect public health and focus energies in responding to the COVID-19 crisis, the Portland Utility Board meetings have been postponed until further notice.

  2. Mar 27

    Portland Parks Foundation Small Grants Program - Deadline Extended to April 21

    We started our grants program to help small organizations thrive. If yours is struggling in this time of disruption, consider applying for a small grant to continue providing services any time within the next year.

  3. Mar 24

    University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Community Engagement Grants Program

    The Community Engagement Grant Program was created to provide financial support to Oregon-based non-profit organizations to promote full access, capacity building, systemic change and advocacy for people with developmental disabilities.

  4. Mar 16

    Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods Closed Through the End of March

    Out of an abundance of caution we have decided to close the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods office through the end of this month. Staff will be working remotely and are available via phone and email.

  5. Mar 13

    Office of Community & Civic Life limiting walk-in hours during State of Emergency

    Walk-in hours for Liquor Licensing and Noise: Monday and Wednesday from 9am – 1pm; Walk-in hours for Cannabis: Tuesday and Thursday from 9am – 3pm