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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


Current activities and updates:

June 23, 2020: Civic Life has launched its first zine, This is Your Portland, to offer the many different ways Portlanders can become involved in city government. You can download the full zine here!

June 1, 2020: The North Portland Neighborhood Services announces their 2020 NPTF Placemaking Grant Program. The grant funds community projects and programs that engage people in the North Portland Neighborhood Services area. Applications due July 17, 2020, find out how to apply here>>

June 1, 2020: The North Portland Neighborhood Services (NPNS) is seeking people to sit on their grant selection committee for their 2020 NPTF Placemaking Grant. NPNS hopes to create a diverse committee whose members come with a wide range of experiences and backgrounds. Individuals affiliated with a current grant application are eligible to serve on the selections committee, but will not be able to vote and/or discuss the related application. Find out how to become part of the grant selection committee here>>

May 13, 2020: Civic Life Awarded Tailored Research. Civic Life is one of 12 governments and nonprofits that have been selected by the New American Economy to receive tailored research. This research will help inform culturally sensitive COVID-19 emergency response measures, ensuring all residents are included, regardless of immigration status.

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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>>

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  1. 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

  2. Dec 6

    Rose Lane Project

    Don't miss out! Share you thoughts about the Rose Lane Vision by Dec 16th