Kent is an unincorporated community in Sherman County, Oregon, United States. Although it is unincorporated, Kent has a post office with a ZIP code of 97033. Kent lies at the intersection of U.S. Route 97 and Dobie Point Road, between Grass Valley to the north and Shaniko to the south.
Kent was the site of a railway station, originally called Guthrie, on the Columbia Southern Railway. The name of the community stemmed either from a drawing from a group of names submitted by local residents or was chosen directly by Kent's first postmaster, according to differing accounts of the matter. Milton H. Bennett was that postmaster, who ran the post office beginning in about 1887.