The “Lents Grown” Story Yard is now open at SE 88th and Foster- a public art installation that uses photography and storytelling to celebrate the uniqueness of the Lents community. We believe that small business owners and farmers market vendors are part of what make our community unique- and we want to share their story! In the summer of 2014, neighborhood youth interviewed and helped photograph these community members for the Story Yard installation.

CLICK HERE to learn more about each story that is at the Story Yard

Project Background

The Lents Grown Story Yard was developed by ROSE CDC as a way to bring more art to the Lents neighborhood and involve youth in celebrating our multicultural business community. At PDC’s request, Propel Studio Architecture and ROSE Community Development created a joint plan for 8801 SE Foster Road. ROSE CDC will be working with local southeast Portland photographer Dawn DeAno to photograph local business owners and farmers market vendors, in order to support our local business community and celebrate our multicultural identity.

Propel Studio
Portland Development Commission
Regional Arts and Culture Council
The Kinsman Foundation
Lents Grown
Dawn DeAno Photography
Portland Youth Builders
Lents International Farmers Market
Mt. Scott Fuel Co
Pro Photo Supply

News stories covering the Story Yard:
Oregonian Story Yard’ art park enlivens vacant SE Portland lot while PDC seeks permanent development
Portland Business Journal Temporary art installation open in Lents
Foster United Pop-Up Public Plaza comes to Lents
PDC Lents Grown” Story Yard installation open Monday, August 18th
Pro Photo Supply Community Project- Lents Grown Story Yard

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