A neighborhood non-profit organization here to help our neighbors!


how we're helping

We are a nonprofit organization focused on helping make the neighborhood around us a better and happier place to live. With the help of our tireless volunteers, we organize fundraisers, community-building events and informational meetings held on a monthly basis.

“Lents Neighborhood Livability Association has helped neighbors make their homes and neighborhoods more livable”

What We've Achieved

  • We have cleaned up several miles of roadways, removing tons of trash and garbage on 92nd Avenue from Woodstock to Johnson Creek Road as well as around the campsites along the multi-use path around the Flavel MAX station.

  • We have also provided bags to the homeless who live in the neighborhood, be it in RV’s or tents so they could keep their own area clean.

  • We have helped neighbors who couldn’t get the job done. We removed a burned down garage that caught fire last year due to homeless individuals living it to stay warm. This homeowner was being fined by the City and contacted by the fire department to have this unsafe structure removed.

  • We applied for and received a City grant to clean up along the multi-use path which runs from NE Portland to the SE Flavel MAX station. The area we cleaned was near Oliver P. Lents Elementary School. We cleaned both the West and East side of the walking bridge that crosses I-205.



  • We have done fundraisers by cleaning up yards for neighbors who needed assistance in landscaping and partnering with the Community Connection center to hold a yard sale.

  • In 2017 we gave away 22 Christmas turkeys to needy families.

  • Held a neighborhood cleanup for the Lents neighborhood in the Teen Challenge Thrift Store parking lot. Potbelly Dogs came out and served their delicious Hebrew hot dogs.

  • We assisted with weeding at the shelter opening up at 92nd & Tolman for homeless families.

  • Built new stairs for a disabled couple.

  • In 2018 we gave away 25 full Thanksgiving turkey dinners to needy family from Oliver P. Lents and Earl Boyles grade schools. We were also able to help 6 other families by providing them with turkeys for their holiday.

  • We formed the Alley Angels to focus on cleaning alleys in and around Lents

  • We cleared the area of Trees of Paradise around the Lents Monument on the West side of Lents across from the Asian Health Center.