One of Portland’s most iconic landmarks is Mt. Tabor, an extinct volcanic cinder cone in the heart of Southeast Portland. Those who live in the neighborhood have the best access of anyone in the city to Mt. Tabor, as the neighborhood surrounds both the mountain and the city park which encompasses it. Mt. Tabor is named after Mount Tabor, in Israel. Plympton Kelly, whose father Clinton Kelly was one of the first people to settle in Oregon, named the mountain.
As of 2016, the population was 10,052. The neighborhood boundaries are SE Division Street to the south, SE 76th Avenue to the east, Burnside Street to the north, SE 49th Avenue and SE 50th Avenue to the west.
Mt. Tabor Attractions
Mt. Tabor Park is the preeminent feature of the Mt. Tabor neighborhood. The park was at one point the largest in Portland until the creation of Forest Park. It offers spectacular views from multiple spots throughout the park, however the undeniable best view is from the very top, which has an elevation of 643 feet. The park also includes five water reservoirs which were built in the 1800’s and still continue to serve Portland to this day, as well as large, historic plant nursery. The park is self-sustaining as it generates its own electricity for the lampposts that line the hiking trails.
The Mt. Tabor neighborhood is near Hawthorne and Belmont Streets, which include popular restaurants, coffee shops, quirky boutiques, and more. Some well-known stops in this area include ¿Por Qué No?, one of the most famed restaurants in the city and most well-known for street-style tacos; Coava Coffee, one of Portland’s many independent coffee shops; and Dick’s Kitchen, a popular stop for enjoying a meal with friends.
Zip Code: 97215
Some errands can be accomplished on foot
Many nearby public transportation options
Biking is convenient for most trips