Lents is a neighborhood in East Portland located on the southwest tip of East Portland, bordering Powellhurst-Gilbert to the north, Pleasant Valley to the east, Foster-Powell, Mt. Scott-Arleta, and Bretwood-Darlington to the west and a Clackmas County neighborhood West Mt. Scott and Sunnyside, OR to the south. Lents is located directly south of SE Powell Blvd between SE 82nd Ave and SE 111th Ave all the way down to the boundary line of City of Portland and Clackamas County. Lents neighborhood offers a lot of parks including Lents Park, Bloomington Park, Ed Benedict Park (includes a skate park), Earl Boyles Park, Beggars Tick Wildlife Refuge, and PlayHaven Park.
Lents is an old neighborhood with lots of diversity. It is home to various immigrants and working class families. The neighborhood is undergoing a lot of revitalization in recent years. City of Portland has deemed the neighborhood as an Urban Renewal Area, which brought lots of businesses and new home developments around Lents Town Center. It is an up-and-coming neighborhood that has a lot to offer including lots of green space. In a few years, there will be some significant positive changes to this neighborhood. Community here is also very involved in improving the neighborhood. Overall, Lents is quite family-friendly and on its way to be a very desirable East Portland neighborhood.
The location of Lents neighborhood allows an easy access to Clackamas County. Although it is somewhat far from Downtown Portland, having MAX stations in the neighborhood helps ease some of the commuting burden.
Neighborhood Data for Lents, Portland, OR
|Walkability Score||50||Minutes by Car to Downtown Portland||23 min|
|Population||20,105||Population Density (per sq. mi.)||7,162|
|Median Age||35||Home Ownership %||53%|
|Parks (% of Neighborhood)||7%||% of Homes within 1/2 Mile of Parks||93%|
|Average Commute Time||29 min||% Commuters by Public Transit||9%|
|% of Commuters by Bike||2%||% of Commuters by Walking||2%|
|Number of Transit Lines||1||Number of Bus Lines||7|