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About Our Community Service Teams

Community Service Teams provide important neighborhood services and are funded by Portland taxpayers.
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*Pictured above: The District Coalition Office East Portland Neighborhood Office (EPCO)

What Are District Coalition Offices?

District Coalition Offices were established in 1974 to provide important neighborhood services and are funded by Portland taxpayers. Our program has evolved and adapted along with our ever-growing city, and we now have six district coalition offices and one community services team that provides support to community groups and individuals across Portland. These teams provide neighborhood associations (and the community) with insurance, fiscal sponsorship, technical administrative services, and organizational support. 

Currently, four teams are staffed by independent nonprofit organizations and three are staffed by the Office of Community & Civic Life.

Civic Life provides the nonprofit District Coalitions Offices between 85% to 100% of each organization’s total budget. 

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Neighborhood Boundaries

View neighborhood boundaries and their corresponding coalition offices/service teams:

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Contact Information 

Central Northeast Neighbors

Director: Alison Stoll

4415 NE 87th, Portland, Or. 97220


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East Portland Community Office (EPCO)

City-Run Office

Supervisor: Shuk Arifdjanov

1017 NE 117th Ave, Portland, Or. 97220


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Neighbors West/Northwest (NW/NW)

Director: Mark Sieber

2257 NW Raleigh, Portland, Or. 97210


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Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods (NECN)

Interim Director: Jona Davis

4815 NE 7th Ave, Portland, Or. 97211


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North Portland Neighborhood Services (NPNS)

City-Run Office

2209 N Schofield, Floor 2, Portland, Or. 97217

503-823-8877 (Mary) or 503-823-8836 (Doretta)

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Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Coalition (SE Uplift)

Executive Director: Nanci Champlin

3534 SE Main, Portland, Or. 97214


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Southwest Community Services

City-Run Team

Supervisor: Shuk Arifdjanov


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ONI Standards: Rules governing Portland’s Neighborhood and Business Association system

Code 3.96: The framework by which the people of the City of Portland may effectively participate in civic affairs and work to improve the livability and character of their Neighborhoods and the City.  This Chapter sets out the basis for City recognition of Neighborhood Associations, District Coalitions, and the responsibilities and benefits accruing thereto.

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History of District Coalition Offices

In 1974, the City of Portland created the Office of Neighborhood Associations (now called the Office of Community & Civic Life) to establish a direct channel for neighborhood associations to engage in City decision-making processes and help advocate for neighborhoods. Neighborhood Associations were tasked to represent neighborhood interests in land use and development decisions.

Neighborhood Associations are volunteer-led and require regular elections that are confined to city limits and for these reasons, the City realized it needed to expand its ability to provide better administrative support to ensure that neighborhood associations could be successful as they built community and organized events. As a result, the City created the independent District Coalition Offices that were initially set-up as independently run nonprofit organizations.