National Night Out

National Night Out is the first Tuesday in August of every year. It's a great time for a block party. Park permits are free for National Night Out parties sponsored by neighborhood associations. The Park Reservation phone number is (503) 823-2525.

See City of Portland website for registration information. 

Block Parties

People who want to close their street to have a block party should apply directly to PBOT for their free street closure permit, rather than going through Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. The block party street closure application forms and instructions can be found on the Portland Bureau of Transportation website. More information about block parties can be found on the City of Portland website

For free Pink Barricade rentals, please contact the PBOT Block Party line at: (503) 823-4003 or via email at

Neighborhood Cleanup Events

More about the Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. spring and fall neighborhood cleanup events.

Celebrate Our Success

More about the Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. Celebrate Our Success event.


Are you having a neighborhood event and would like supplies from SWNI? Download the pdf below and either email it to or bring it in to the SWNI office (7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Room 5). We'll arrange a time to get you what you need! 

SWNI Event Supplies fillable PDF form