Resources for Neighborhood Associations


Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. Board Retreat

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Multnomah Arts Center
7688 SW Capitol Hwy.
8:45 am - 12:00 pm

Come prepared to prioritize the services neighborhood associations receive from the Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. coalition office. Use these Resources pages to help identify services you value and services you may need but are not offered.

RSVP to SWNI Executive Director Sylvia Bogert,



Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. (SWNI) is a coalition office funded by the City of Portland to provide training, orientation, information and consultation to city-recognized neighborhood associations in southwest Portland. SWNI's role is to develop organizational capacity of the associations and be a resource for neighbors advocating a particular position on issues of livability.

City of Portland neighborhood system standards

City Code Title 3.96 is the authorizing language for Portland's neighborhood system and directs the City of Portland to develop Standards.  The Standards include regulations for Neighborhood Associations to follow in order to be recognized by the City.

City of Portland & Multnomah County contacts

(503) 823-4000

General Information for both City of Portland and Multnomah County. Not sure who to call? Try this number and you will be directed to someone that can assist you.

Oregon Department of Justice (DOJ)

Find these resources on the DOJ nonprofit website:

  • Guide to Nonprofit Board Service in Oregon
  • 20 Questions that Directors Should be Asking