Block Parties

Block Parties!

Get to know your neighbors and foster a sense of community on a hyperlocal basis- host a block party! Typically, these are street parties at which all of the neighbors are invited to enjoy food, conversation, music and activities together. Sometimes it is just an opportunity for neighbors to take time out of their busy lives to get to know each other. Block Parties may also have a more structured purpose. For example, the first Tuesday of every August when dozens of Block Parties are held as part the Crime Prevention program, National Night Out.

For additional information go to the North Portland Neighborhood Services Website:

Micro grants for your National Night Out Party are available! 

To apply for a $50 micro grant for a block party held in the Portsmouth neighborhood click here. 

It's intended to support neighbors coming together and building community in Portsmouth.

Eligible applications that meet the criteria will be funded in the order received.

For more information, email

To apply for a Portsmouth Neighborhood Association Micro grant click here.