PORTLAND The Belmont goats will soon be Lents goats after officials approved the use of three vacant sites for the popular farm animals.

On Monday, the Portland Development Commission said the goats could use three PDC-owned sites at Southeast 93nd Avenue and Woodstock Boulevard.

All of us are excited for the next phase of Portland s original resident urban herd, said Christopher Frankonis, the goats owner and caretaker.

The goats had previously called a lot on Southeast Belmont Street between 10th and 11th Avenues home but development plans ousted the animals.

The friendly goats had become a popular Belmont Street tourist attraction, which the PDC hopes will continue at the Lents location.

Background: Belmont goats looking for new home in Portland

The new site in the Lents neighborhood will also include a multimedia installation called Lents Grown Our Stories.

We re pleased to see these Lents sites activated with community-driven projects, said PDC Executive Director Patrick Quinton.

The goats will reside at the new Lents location for one to three years.

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