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Welcome to Munjoy Hill!

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Nearly 40 years strong, the Munjoy Hill Neighborhood Organization is a 501c3 member-driven organization made up of dedicated residents who are passionate about one of Maine's most historic, vibrant and diverse neighborhoods. We're here to advocate for our neighbors to keep Munjoy Hill safe, diverse and fun, all while respecting our neighborhood's past while looking optimistically to its future.

Since 1979, we've been building community and providing leadership to the neighborhood by organizing and hosting events, helping to advocate on behalf of the neighborhood's needs and concerns, reaching-out to those less fortunate and serving as a voice both to our community at large and to City Hall.

The Munjoy Hill Neighborhood Organization is also the proud published of the Munjoy Hill Observer, a free community newspaper devoted to informing, educating and entertaining residents of the Hill and throughout Portland.

We love our neighborhood! REALLY love it! We love our neighbors, those who are members and those who aren't. We realize we occupy a historic and beautiful community and strive to be good stewards of the special place we call home; and that's why we encourage you to become a member -- or to volunteer! We believe there is strength in numbers: strength to make a great place even better. Invest in the legacy, and in the future of one of America's most storied, exceptional, walkable neighborhoods.

News & Events

News & Updates


    MHNO Board of Directors' Monthly (September) Meeting, Monday September 11th 

    The next meeting of the MHNO Board of Directors will take place on Monday, September 11th. The agenda is attached here. While the meeting is of the MHNO Board of Directors, members are welcome to attend and we provide a section in the agenda for feedback and questions. Please join us at our next meeting!

    As part of this month's Board meeting, the City's Planning Department Staff will lead a discussion on Portland's Comprehensive Plan and seek feedback from the Board, and those neighbors attending on updates/changes to Portland's Land Use Code.  

    From the City's Department of Planning & Urban Development - One of the top recommendations of the Comprehensive Plan is developing a new, accessible, Land Use Code. The Land Use Code includes the zoning, subdivision, and related standards that regulate physical development in the city, including uses and elements of physical form such as setbacks and heights. Identified as a priority implementation step of the new plan, this effort will help realize Portland’s overall vision for the future.

    Planning staff is happy to meet with other residents about this project or the Comprehensive Plan in general. There will also be additional opportunities for citizen participation in the rewriting of the Land Use Code in the coming year. To find out more or to schedule a meeting, please contact Christine Grimando, Senior Planner, at cdg@portlandmaine.gov or 207-874-8608.



    We're excited to announce the completion and presentation of the MHNO's 2017 comprehensive sidewalk audit. This in-depth study was accomplished through the generous volunteer support of Portland's Centerpoint Church. Volunteers canvassed every street of the entire Munjoy Hill community, geo-tagged faults, captured photographs of each one, compiled the data by percentages, severity. priority etc. We're very proud of it all. The audit was presented to and reviewed with City Manager Jon Jennings this week just in time for the City's FY 2017 budget process.  The entire report is available here as File 1 and File 2one file containing the scope and narrative for the data gathered, the other a spreadsheet of each street's fault issues by type, priority and location. Take a look! 


    MHNO's Position on Fort Sumner Park & Protection of Our Scenic Spaces

    On October 10th, the MHNO Board of Directors voted unanimously to adopt the following position statement regarding Fort Sumner Park and the potential impact posed to it by the proposed development at 155 Sheridan Street. To view the full text, please click the link here. We very much welcome your feedback and opinion on this or any other matter related to Munjoy Hill. To contact us, please email: Info@MunjoYhill.Org


Save a bottle and Help a Neighbor!

  • Empty cans and bottles can work magic, right here on Munjoy Hill! MHNO's Heating Assistance Program is funded completely by neighbors like you who use our specially tagged Clynk bags to drop off those used cans and bottles you collect. It's a big deal for needy neighbors who need a little extra help paying the heating bill during the winter months or putting food on the table. 100% of those dimes and nickles add up to stay right here on the East End, helping neighbors who can use it. Please pick-up your bag from out front of the MHNO Hill House today. Or, message us at Info@MunjoyHill.org and we'll drop them off, rolled, tagged and ready to fill! You've got a big heart Munjoy Hill, and you're warming others with those used cans and bottles! Love lives here!

Representing the residents of Munjoy Hill for more than 35 years.