The North Tabor neighborhood was originally part of the Mt. Tabor neighborhood. Like the Montavilla neighborhood, the development of the North Tabor neighborhood was heavily influenced by the streetcar line which was constructed in 1892. Years later, the North Tabor neighborhood is devoted to retaining a sense of historicity. It officially became the North Tabor neighborhood in 2008.
North Tabor is located on the north side of Mt. Tabor. As such, it borders closely the Mt. Tabor neighborhood, as well as the Laurelhurst, Sunnyside, and Montavilla neighborhoods.
Mt. Tabor Attractions
Mt. Tabor Park is the preeminent feature of the North 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.
In addition to Mt. Tabor Park, Laurelhurst Park is also a nearby attraction which includes apicnic area, a basketball court, an area for dogs to run freely without a leash, a horseshoe pit, a playground, a soccer field,a tennis court, and a volleyball court. There is also a lake at the park.
The neighborhood is well served by public transportation and is in close proximity to I-84, which gives residents easy access to surrounding neighborhoods and other parts of Portland.
North Tabor: 97215
Most errands can be accomplished on foot
Many nearby public transportation options
Biking is convenient for most trips