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Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. Projects and Events


Neighborhood cleanups are held in the spring and fall (next event: Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm), at the Portland Christian Center, 5700 SW Dosch Road. Call the Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. office for information, (503) 823-4592. The cleanup 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 will be collected by Community Warehouse. If you are a senior or disabled person and need assistance with transporting your items to the cleanup, please call by Wednesday, October 29th, 5:00 pm. Also note, due to the volume of calls for senior and disabled assistance SWNI will no longer pick up yard debris for seniors and disabled. Questions, please call the SW Neighborhood 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.

The Neighborhood Small Grant program was not funded for the fiscal year July 2013 - June 2014. Check back in July 2014.


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


Candidate's Fair

SWNI holds a candidate's fair that allows neighbors an opportunity to meet the candidates and find out where they stand on important issues facing all of us. Come out and ask your questions for the race for Mayor and the three Commissioner positions.



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