Traffic Advisory: Paving on Foster: May 10 – May 18, 2019

The paving of SE Foster from SE 82nd Avenue to 92nd Avenue, the final stage of the Foster Streetscape Project, begins Friday, May 10, 2019. 

This means that from Friday, May 10, at 8 p.m. until Saturday, May 18 at 6 a.m., SE Foster Road will be closed nightly from SE 92nd to SE 82nd Avenue in both directions Monday through Friday from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.. 

Westbound traffic on SE Foster Road will detour at SE 92nd Avenue north or south to SE Holgate Boulevard or SE Flavel Street. Eastbound traffic will detour at SE 82nd Avenue north or south to SE Holgate Boulevard or SE Flavel Street. TriMet bus line 14 heading westbound on SE Foster Road will detour to SE Ellis Street. Local access will be maintained during the detour.

For more details, click here.

Updated speed limit on Holgate Boulevard

Today the Portland Bureau of Transportation is updating the speed limit on SE Holgate Boulevard. The new speed limit will be 25 mph from SE 28th to 91st avenues and from SE 122nd to 136th avenues. (The segment between SE 91st and 122nd avenues will remain at 30 mph.)

The reduced speed limit supports the City of Portland’s Vision Zero goal to eliminate traffic deaths and serious injuries. Speed is a factor in nearly half of deadly crashes that occur in Portland. Lower speeds result in fewer crashes. When crashes occur, lower speeds make it more likely that people will survive (see image below). You can learn more about the City of Portland’s Vision Zero work at

LNA Board Meeting Agenda for May 9, 2019

Action items:

  • Approve minutes from Board Meetings: April 2019, October 2018
  • Set agenda for May 2019 General Meeting
  • Sabina proposal: LNA to take position in support of changing the city form of government and creating city council districts

LNA events (Transportation Forum; “Dumpster” cleanup)


  • Dissolving the Lents Neighborhood Association 
  • How are we measuring the success of our organization?
  • Format of general meetings
  • Elections Committee: September board elections and recruitment


PGE bills; LNA events sponsorship (Memory Garden “Spring Fling”, Pet Parade, History Committee; Lents Garage Sale); Lents Territory Acknowledgement; Sabina to turn in check from Bureau of Planning and Sustainability for Lents Community Closet expenses from January 2019

Executive session: current litigation or litigation likely to be files

Executive Meeting Notice: April 19, 2019

8940 SE Reedway Street, Portland, Oregon 97266
7:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Executive Session: current litigation or litigation likely to be filed

This is a closed (not open to the public), executive session, limited to members of the governing body and others reporting to the body on the subject of the executive session, at the board’s discretion.  Any information revealed in an executive session is considered privileged and may not be reported. 

Agenda for General Membership Meeting, April 23, 2019

April 23, 2019

8835 SE Woodstock Blvd.

General Membership Meeting Agenda for April 23, 2019

7:00 PM: LNA Meeting Opening

Introductions. Recognition of time keeper and note taker. Code of conduct.

7:10 PM: Announcements

Community announcements

Upcoming LNA events

7:25 PM Discussion: Portland’s commission form of government: Is it time to restructure?

A presentation and conversation with Portland Forward and City Club of Portland. As Portland rapidly grows and changes, does the current commission form of government equitably represent all people who live in this city? How should we choose our representatives? What would a more representative and equitable form of government and elections look like for Lents and East Portland?

8:25 PM: Action items

March General Meeting minute approval

8:30 PM: Meeting Adjourned

LNA Board Meeting Agenda for April 11, 2019

April 11, 2019

8940 SE Reedway St

Board Meeting Agenda

Start: 6:30 PM

  1. EPCO funding changes (Angela Previdelli)
  2. Approve March 2019 Board Meeting minutes (Marci)
  3. Reimbursements and payments: Web hosting, flyers, etc.
  4. Committee reports: Finance, Events, Transportation, Land Use
  5. Agenda for April 2019 general meeting
  6. *Executive Session: current litigation or litigation likely to be filed

Adjourn: 8:00 PM

Upcoming LNA meetings

General Membership Meeting: 7:00 PM, April 23, Lents Community Center, 8835 SE Woodstock Blvd. LNA Board Meeting: 6:30 PM, May 9, 8940 SE Reedway St.

Over $130,000 awarded to Lents in Prosper Portland Community Livability Grant (CLG) Program

Prosper Portland is awarding $1.49 million in Community Livability Grants for fiscal year 2018-19 to 23 projects in five urban renewal areas or neighborhoods — and five of those are in Lents!

The goal of the Community Livability Grant (CLG) program is to foster vibrant and healthy neighborhoods and improve the prosperity of area residents and businesses. 

One of the largest projects to be funded in Lents is a partnership between the Lents Neighborhood Association and the Seventh-Day Adventist Church to make $30,000-worth of improvements to the Lents Activity Center. The Activity Center currently houses monthly community meetings and events, such as neighborhood association general membership meetings and the Community Clothing Closet. The money will go toward facility improvements, such as upgrading the existing lighting system to energy efficient, long-lasting LED technology and fixing the doors so that the Activity Center can be used more efficiently by more people. 

“We are grateful to be able to bring this money to Lents and hope this success will energize and inspire others here to dream up their own projects and partner with us to make them happen, knowing that funding is possible for work that benefits our community,” said Lents Neighborhood Association Chair Sabina Urdes.

Other projects in Lents that have received funding from Prosper Portland: Junior Achievement Exterior Improvement Project ($45,500), Rose CDC’s 91st Ave Street Mural ($9,500), White Phoenix Acupuncture’s Safety, Comfort, and Visibility Project ($18,143), and Wisdom of Elders’ Workforce Development Initiative ($30,000).

Another area in East Portland receiving Community Livability Grant money from Prosper Portland is Gateway: $15,000 for the creation of a District Asset Map; $200,000 for Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization’s Africa House; and $300,000 for DePaul Treatment Center’s Campaign for Hope & Recovery.

The full list of awards is available on Prosper Portland’s website.

OPEN HOUSE: Let’s talk about Lents!

What improvements do you want to see happen in Lents? Are you interested in working toward making them happen?

At our upcoming monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 26, starting at 7 PM at the Lents Activity Center, we will devote a considerable portion of the agenda to exploring our committees and what they’re currently working on, as well as what might be coming up. 

This will be OPEN HOUSE style. You can walk around and check out each committee and join any work session(s) that seems appealing to you. OR you can bring your own project and receive help with obtaining funding to make it happen!

Angela Previdelli, Grant Specialist with East Portland Community Office will be there as a resource.

So far, we have the following committees:

Public Safety
Land Use
Events (Community Closet, Lents Fair, Pet Parade, Memory Garden)
Lents History Project

This meeting is open to the public. Everyone is welcome to attend! We serve food and offer childcare and interpretation at no charge to the community.