Lents is a neighborhood in Portland, Oregon with a population of 20,466. Lents is in Multnomah County. Living in Lents offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lents there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Lents and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Lents are above average.
Median Home Value
Sponsored Mortgage Options for Lents
- $0 Lender Fee on Home Loans Limited Time Only
- Biggest Home Loan Sale Ever. Low interest rates. Get a quote today!
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.
Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.
Crime & Safety
Crime & Safety
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
Families with Children
Our adorable little neighborhood is quickly changing and I couldn't be happier about it! Lents is easily walkable and fantastically quirky. Its residents are close-knit and are usually planning some community event. I'm happy owning my home in Lents.
This is not the nicest area in Portland. Crime rate can be high. The city often forgets about us, because we are so far east. Cost of living is fairly expensive. There is currently a large rat population, pollution from the 205 freeway, and a large homeless population. Many unimproved roads, many streets lacking sidewalks, and lots of litter. There are also a lot of drug addicted people in the neighborhood. That being said- many lower middle class families have into the area and take pride in their home ownership. Many people are working hard to clean the neighborhood up on a grass-roots level.
This area is getting nicer by the week. Lot's of the negative reviews on Lents are from a while back, and I don't think they are still true. We absolutely love living here. We can WALK to Pickles baseball games, the farmers market, multiple coffee shops, bakeries, and food carts. It's everything that inner SE has, but at half the price :). Lents doesn't suck.