Like surrounding neighborhoods in Portland, Lents is going through a resurgence. As one of the largest and oldest neighborhoods in the city, Lents offers the chance to experience a slice of Portland history while on the forefront of an exciting phase of neighborhood and community development. Affordable living and a strong sense of family and community are hallmarks of the Lents neighborhood.
The city’s main thoroughfare, Foster Road, was at one point part of the Oregon Trail. Lent was originally a town of its own, separate from the city. It was annexed into the city of Portland in 1912, but retained and continued to develope a strong sense of its own ownership and culture. Today, the neighborhood offers a thriving community atmosphere with the urban and quirky appeal of Portland’s culture.
The population in 2016 was 20,231 people, and the average home was built in 1960. The majority of homes are craftsman bungalows or Tudor.
Clackamas Town Center is Oregon’s largest indoor shopping center. With more than 162 stores, it has become a one-stop shopping center for clothing, electronics, gifts, and more. It includes a Nordstrom, Macy’s, Sears, J.C. Penny’s, and more.
The Springwater Corridor is part of a 40-mile loop inspired by the 1903 Olmsted Plan. It includes great biking and walking trails as well as equestrian accessible areas. It connects park sites in the area and is a great area within the neighborhood to experience the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest within the setting of a city. It includes three ponds and numerous nature trails.
Lents is a remarkably diverse neighborhood, perhaps one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the city. This is reflected in the number of ethnic and varied eateries and shops, which offer a taste of the variety of cultures within the neighborhood.
Zip Code: 97266
Some errands can be accomplished on foot
Many nearby public transportation options
Biking is convenient for most trips