Portland’s community involvement system provides a forum for residents to participate in community efforts that reflect their needs. The neighborhood network is made up of 95 neighborhoods and seven coalitions.
Central Northeast Neighbors (CNN) is a community-based non-profit coalition of nine neighborhoods East of NE 33rd to I-205 and North of I-84 to the Columbia River. The CNN Board of Directors is made up of volunteer representatives living and/or working in the Beaumont-Wilshire, Cully, Grant Park, Hollywood, Madison South, Rose City Park, Roseway, Sumner, and Sunderland neighborhoods.
We provide support and technical assistance to the volunteer-based neighborhood associations, community groups, individuals, and business associations. The coalition acts as a forum to strengthen communities to take action on issues identified by those communities. The coalition supports community-driven activities that contribute to livability, diversity, safety, vitality and sustainability.