Lents Neighborhood – Your New Home
The Lindley Team at Mortgage Express | 503.517.8641
One of the older areas of Portland, Lents is located in East Portland and divided by the I-205 Freeway. It is a fairly large East Portland area, and has over 20,000 residents! While it isn’t too close to downtown, it is on a light rail. Apparently, it takes about 30-40 minutes to get downtown on the MAX. Happy Valley is fairly close by also. Residents will likely find themselves shopping at the nearby Clackamas Town Center. Lents tends to feel a bit suburban and has some affordable housing options.
Public transportation is good as the Green line goes through the town and the Springwater Corridor makes bike riding and walking easy. There are several nice parks in Lents and they also have a nice community garden. During the Summer there are movies in the Park. Lents also hosts the Ramona Street Fair, which has music, food and crafts. If you’re looking to live in Lents, expect a mix of suburban and urban spaces, from modest homes to tall apartment buildings.
It’s popular among young couples and others looking to buy their first house. It has been the focus of recent attention by the city of Portland, and has been deemed an Urban Renewal Area, which has brought new homes and businesses to the area. All in all, it’s a community that has a ways to go, however progress is being made. Lents does have a strong sense of community and many residents are working to improve its reputation and make it a better place to live.
- PlayHaven Park
Includes accessible play area, accessible restroom, basketball court, paths – paved, paths – unpaved, picnic tables, and playground.
- Glenwood City Park
Includes accessible play area, accessible restroom, baseball field, horseshoe pit, paths – paved, paths – unpaved, picnic tables, playground, and soccer field.
- Beggars Tick Wildlife Refuge
Named after a species of native sunflower, Beggars-tick Wildlife Refuge is a unique urban park. This 20-acre wetland requires at least two visits to fully appreciate once in winter and again in summer. It’s two completely different experiences. The seasonal changes in animal and plant life are dramatic, and the natural diversity of this park makes each visit a refreshing outing.
- Bloomington Park
Includes accessible restroom, baseball field, basketball court, paths – paved, picnic tables, playground, soccer field, and softball field.
- Lents Park
Includes accessible picnic area, accessible play area, accessible restroom, baseball field, basketball court, BEECN – basic earthquake emergency communication node, dog off-leash area, football field, horseshoe pit, paths – paved, paths – unpaved, picnic site – reservable, picnic tables, playground, soccer field, softball field, stage – outdoor, synthetic turf, tennis backboard, tennis court, and tennis court – lighted.
- Ed Benedict Park
Includes accessible play area, accessible restroom, basketball court, paths – paved, paths – unpaved, picnic tables, playground, skate park, soccer field, statue or public art, and wedding site – reservable.
- Earl Boyles Park
Includes accessible play area, horseshoe pit, paths – paved, paths – unpaved, picnic tables, playground, splash pad, and volleyball court.
- K-Town Korean BBQ Restaurant
Upbeat eatery specializing in Korean-style DIY BBQ, with all-you-can-eat options, plus beer & soju.
- Zoiglhaus Brewing Company
Warehouse-style space for pairing hearty pub eats with house-brewed beers, plus TVs & trivia nights.
- Bun Bo Hue Restaurant
Rough-&-ready Vietnamese eatery specializing in a spicy soup made with beef, herbs & blood cubes.
Sushi & Japanese standards served in a charming, homey eatery decorated with antiques & folk art.
The Lindley Team is the top rated Mortgage Lender in Lents Neighborhood! The Tammi Lindley Team is proud to help you achieve your dreams of owning your own home, by offering various finance and loan options, and using our years of experience to make sure you are getting the best mortgage possible.
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