South Tabor is a neighborhood located on the south side of Mt. Tabor, an extinct volcanic cinder cone in Portland. As of 2016, the population was 6,506.
Of the neighborhoods that surround Mt. Tabor (North Tabor, Mt. Tabor, and South Tabor), South Tabor and North Tabor are ideal location for younger families and singles. The median age of South Tabor neighborhood residents is 38. Homes are modest single family homes for the most part, and include ranches, cottages, and bungalows.
The South Tabor Neighborhood Association is a highly involved entity in continuously making the neighborhood a more enjoyable place to live. The South Tabor Neighborhood was formed by parents from several area elementary schools in 1972, when the construction of a freeway threatened the livability of the neighborhood. Today, they are involved in various projects throughout the neighborhood.
South Tabor Attractions
Mt. Tabor Park is among the preeminent features of the 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.
Clinton Park is nearby the South Tabor neighborhood as well. It includes a playground, soccer field, softball field, and more.
South Tabor is also home to a unique community gathering place, built by a Portland nonprofit called City Repair. The goal of City Repair is to help people organize, design, and implement new, people-friendly visions for their communities in order to “reclaim the notion of neighborhood.”
Zip Code: 97206
Some errands can be accomplished on foot
Many nearby public transportation options
Daily errands can be accomplished on a bike