National Night Out block parties are a great way to celebrate neighborhood anti-crime success stories, meet new people and have fun.
National Night Out is an annual celebration that focuses on prevention of crime and drug activity. It is designed to:
- Heighten community awareness of crime and drug prevention
- Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs
- Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships
- Send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back
- Promote emergency preparedness awareness
Registration deadline in July 19:
If Eliot residents want to have a NNO party, it is okay to have it on a night other than Aug. 7, the official date. Parties happening between August 4th and August 12th can be registered as official NNO events.
If Eliot wants to close the street for the party, call the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods: 503-823-4764. Street closures are free for registered NNO parties.
Holding a party in a park requires contacting Portland Parks and Recreation :
There are no fees for registered NNO parties.
Amplified music or use a bullhorn requires a noise variance. There are no fees for registered NNO parties, and the information for the variance is collected when you register your party at the ONI website.
Sometimes, community newspapers publish lists of parties to help get the word out to neighbors. In addition, TV crews and big newspapers sometimes want to visit parties. If Eliot residents do not want party information released to the media, it must be indicate on the registration form.
Police officers and firefighters can come to the party if Eliot so desires. The police are committed to getting an officer to visit every NNO party. Fire stations have fewer people available, so contact the Portland Fire Bureau.
— Celeste Carey, Crime Prevention Program Coordinator, Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods
4815 NE 7th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97211