The Montavilla neighborhood has been making great strides in the past years towards becoming a prime spot in southeast Portland. It borders the Mt. Tabor neighborhood in southeast Portland, as well as the Hazelwood and Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhoods in northeast Portland. As of 2016, the population was 16,725.
The neighborhood’s original name was Mt. Tabor Villa, but it was shortened to Montavilla. The neighborhood was at one point an unnamed tract of land, home to a rural farming community. A total of 1,209 acres that formed what is now the Montavilla neighborhood between Rocky Butte and Mt. Scott were used for farming and orchards. In the mid 1880’s, some of the local farmers began auctioning off their land. From there, the neighborhood only grew. The Montavilla neighborhood celebrated its 100 year anniversary in 1989.
Homes are typically smaller in the Montavilla neighborhood and reflect architectural styles from the year they were built. The average home was built in 1941.
Like several neighborhoods in Southeast Portland, the Montavilla neighborhood is a strong community. The Neighborhood Association offers volunteer opportunities and other ways to get involved and meet neighbors.
Montavilla is nearby Mt. Tabor, a popular location for hiking, running, and more. Mount Tabor is a volcanic cinder cone in southeast Portland that has been incorporated into a City of Portland park. The hike up to the top of Mt. Tabor is relatively easy, with paved paths and plenty of spots to stop, take a breather, and enjoy the beautiful view. Those who persevere to the top are rewarded with one of the most stunning viewpoints in the city of Portland.
The Bipartisan Café is an innovative coffee shop in the Montavilla neighborhood, designed to facilitate debate over delicious Stumptown Coffee and handcrafted sandwiches.
Zip Code: 97213
Most errands can be accomplished on foot
Many nearby public transportation options
Biking is convenient for most trips