The Lents Neighborhood Association (LNA) is one of Portland’s 95 officially recognized neighborhoods. Established in in 1892 by Oliver P. Lent, the community quickly grew after being connected to Portland by streetcar.
The LNA’s goal is to enhance the livability of the neighborhood and Portland by establishing and maintaining and open line of communication and liaison among the neighborhood, government agencies and other neighborhoods, and to provide an open process by which all members of the neighborhood may involve themselves in the affairs of the neighborhood.
Any resident or property owner 18 years or older located within the Lents neighborhood boundaries may be a member upon requesting membership via e-mail. Membership is also open to licensed businesses and non-profit organizations within the boundaries, who request membership in writing.
Board: The day-to-day operations of the LNA are managed by a 10-member board, chosen by the membership at September elections.
Projects: The LNA tackles several projects, including education issues, transportation projects, economic development and cultural celebrations.
Meetings: LNA general membership meetings are the fourth Tuesday of each month, at the Lents Seventh-day Adventist Church (8835 SE Woodstock Boulevard). LNA board meetings are the second Thursday of each month, at the New Copper Penny (5932 SE 92nd Avenue). Board meetings are oriented toward board discussion and updates.
Bylaws: The LNA is governed by a set of bylaws, which are updated periodically.
Calendar: There’s always something happening in Lents. Find out what and where.