District Office: Southwest Community Services

Willamette Park dog park. One dog and two people. River in background.
Civic Life is pleased to provide support to neighborhood associations and other community groups promoting the common good in Southwest.
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Land Use & Transportation

Civic Life Southwest Land Use & Transportation Forum is held several times a year. The agenda varies to include projects and items of interest that impact Southwest. Agency representatives are on hand to share updates, answer questions and listen to feedback. Connect and collaborate with land use and transportation advocates. 


Insurance for neighborhood associations in the Southwest district is secured by Neighbors West-Northwest.

Communications Infrastructure

Civic Life's communications infrastructure informs and engages community. It connects neighborhood associations and neighbors to City resources, events and funding opportunities. Subscribe to the Civic Life Southwest newsletter and follow Civic Life on social media. to learn more.

View Civic Life Southwest Neighborhood Pages to find boundaries, contact information, construction projects and events. Technical assistance is available to neighborhood associations wanting to improve their communications.

Community Activities Fund

Civic Life offers expense reimbursements for eligible volunteer-led organizations through the Southwest Community Activities Fund program. Sign up for the Civic Life Southwest newsletter to receive program announcements. 

Small Grants and Sponsorships

Civic Life offers funding for eligible volunteer-led organizations through the Small Grants and Sponsorships program. Sign up for the Civic Life Southwest newsletter to receive program announcements. 

Equitable and Fair Support

Southwest has the support of Civic Life staff that continue to build an equitable and fair process for delivering service. Staff are available to meet with neighborhood association boards of directors to answer questions and collect feedback on priorities. Contact Southwest coordinator directly, or the entire Civic Life team that can be reached at CivicLife@PortlandOregon.gov.