The Belmont Goats are Arriving in Lents This Sunday Morning

"Goats being goats, times are subject to change."

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We knew this day would come. And now it has: The Belmont Goats are going to Lents this Sunday, October 5. The caretakers for the 14 Belmont Goats—including boss lady Duchess, daredevil Cooper, and thieving Chester—announced today that the Belmont Goats will depart their longtime home at Southeast 11th Avenue and Taylor Street for an empty lot in the heart of Lents, at Southeast 91st Avenue ...   More
 
Friday, October 3, 2014 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Portland Development Commission Trying to Sell Six Vacant Acres in Lents

But what about the New Copper Penny?

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The Portland Development Commission has spent more than $96 million in the past 16 years trying to resurrect the East Portland neighborhood of Lents. As WW reported in January, the PDC wound up sitting on 12 acres, most of them vacant because the city's urban renewal agency tore down the buildings.Today, the PDC announced it's trying to sell half that property to developers.The PDC has issued a request ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 AARON MESH

Assurety NW, an Urban-Renewal Success Story, Will Leave Lents

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The East Portland neighborhood of Lents is losing one of its few success stories from 15 years of urban renewal.The Portland Development Commission has poured more than $96 million into Lents since 1998. As WW reported in January, that money has resulted in little commercial revitalization. The PDC did recruit insurance agency Assurety NW in 2007 to relocate its corporate headquarters from Gresham ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 AARON MESH

Murmurs: Still Learning From “Marge Vs. The Monorail.”


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Botched anesthesia at the Oregon Zoo contributed to the death of Sumatran orangutan Kutai in January—and triggered an investigation and the firing of zoo director Kim Smith (“12 Mammals That   More
 
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

The Belmont Goats Will Become the Lents Goats

Portland Development Commission also approves photo installation and outdoor furniture for its empty lots.

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Lents may not have the business district it's been expecting for 15 years. But Lents has gotten your goats.The Belmont Goats, a herd of 14 goats forced to leave its urban pasture at Southeast 10th Avenue and Belmont Street by a new apartment complex, has been OK'd by the Portland Development Commission to move to an empty lot in the East Portland neighborhood of Lents.The PDC has agreed to locate the ...   More
 
Monday, February 10, 2014 AARON MESH

Lents Leader: Police Homelessness Plan Ignores East Portland

Jesse Cornett blasts Chief Mike Reese for displacing homeless camps east of 82nd Avenue

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Portland Police Chief Mike Reese roused the sleeping debate over homelessness for another year Tuesday by announcing a new initiative, "Prosper Portland," to clear downtown sidewalks. He also awakened the ire of East Portland residents, who say police are just shoving homeless camps to the edges of the city. Lents Neighborhood Association chairman Jesse Cornett sent Reese a blistering letter Tuesday, ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 AARON MESH

Razed & Confused

The city poured $96 million into reviving Lents. Where’s the rebirth of this East Portland neighborhood?


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In the past few months, Mayor Charlie Hales has talked about changing the way the city of Portland tries to bring struggling, rundown neighborhoods back to life. He calls it “place-making.”   More
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 AARON MESH

When The Portland Beavers Last Tried to Move to Lents


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An Oct. 26, 1960, article from the Oregon Journal reveals the Portland Beavers have considered moving to Lents before -- to a Southeast Portland farm site once owned by A.V. and Robertina Folkman. That farm site eventually became Eastport Plaza, the shopping center now on Southeast 82nd Avenue between Holgate and Powell boulevards. Jim Running, an Oregon Journal staff writer in 1960, writes: "With ...   More
 
Friday, May 15, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Randy Leonard vs. Lents Neighbors


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The cafeteria of Lent Elementary School near the site of Merritt Paulson's proposed baseball stadium was crowded Wednesday night with Lents neighbors who had questions about the proposal and its funding as well as the stadium's possible impact on the Southeast Portland neighborhood. And, oh man, was it heated. Commissioner Randy Leonard was one of the first people to speak at the meeting convened ...   More
 
Thursday, May 21, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

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