Founders Day: A Celebration of our Community, celebrates the diversity and history of the Lents Neighborhood in Portland, OR. August 21st, we’re celebrating the 119th Anniversary of Lents!
Lents has overhauled its signature summer event, and is set to unveil the re-imagined Founders Day: A Celebration of Our Community.
Aug. 21 at Lents Park.
Attendance had been flagging at recent Founders Days, and the Lents Neighborhood Association
, which organizes the event, looked at new ways of attracting visitors.
“There was a call from this community to celebrate Lents’ cultural richness,” said LNA president Nick Christensen. “Lents’ volunteers really stepped up to, very quickly, turn an idea into reality.”
Lents is one of Portland’s most diverse neighborhoods. According to the 2010 Census, the neighborhood is 60 percent white, 16 percent Latino, 14 percent Asian and 4.5 percent black.
Free African, Mexican and American food will be offered; the event will feature music and dance performances from China, Mexico, Russia, Indonesia and more.
We look forward to seeing you there!