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Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. Projects and Events

Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. Cleanups:


Check the SWNI calendar in May and November for spring and fall cleanup events. 

Neighborhood cleanups are held in the spring and fall. The cleanups provide our neighbors a great opportunity to clean out their closets and recycle yard debris and scrap metal as well as dispose of bulky waste materials. Reuseable household items are collected at the event by Community Warehouse. If you are a senior or disabled person and need assistance with transporting your items to the cleanup, please call by 5:00pm, the Wednesday before the cleanup.  Also note, due to the volume of calls for senior and disabled assistance SWNI volunteers will no longer pick up yard debris for seniors and disabled. Questions, please call the Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. office at 503-823-4592.



Neighborhood Small Grants Program

The Neighborhood Small Grants Program provides neighborhoods with seed money to design community projects that will engage community members, businesses, schools and other organizations to create neighborhoods that are strong, safe and livable. The goal is to provide neighborhood and community organizations an opportunity to expand their community-building capacity, attract new and diverse members and sustain those already involved.  For a current application and proposals details go to


National Night Out

Every year communities all over the United States celebrate their neighborhood and keeping it safe. SW Portland has about 30 NNO events and neighbors come out, meet each other, play games and grow stronger!

National Night Out is designed to:

  •   Heighten crime and drug precention awareness;
  •   Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs;
  •   Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-commuity partnerships; and
  •   Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

SWNI Block Party information

City of Portland Block Party information




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