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Mt. Tabor | Southeast Portland


Mt Tabor Homes For SaleMount Tabor is the name of an extinct volcanic cinder cone (the only one in the U.S. that is in a major city), the city park on the volcano, and the neighborhood of Southeast Portland that surrounds it. The name refers to Mount Tabor, Israel and was named by Plympton Kelly, son of Oregon City pioneer resident Clinton Kelly. Great and eclectic Hawthorne area shopping is just blocks away, not to mention some great eateries located down Belmont Street, making this suburb a desired area to reside,. The campus of Warner Pacific College (affiliated with the Church of God) is located just south of Mt. Tabor Park.


The Mount Tabor neighborhood lies between SE 49th Ave. (SE 50th Ave. south of SE Hawthorne Blvd.) on the west and SE 76th Ave. on the east, and between E Burnside St. on the north and SE Division St. on the south. It is bordered by Sunnyside and Richmond on the west, the Center Neighborhood on the north and west, Montavilla on the north and east, and South Tabor on the south. The neighborhood also marks the eastern end of the Hawthorne District.


The neighborhood of Mt. Tabor is quiet compared to the homes off Belmont & Hawthorne.  The homes are more desirable because of the view, quiet living, warm neighborly feel and convenience of the park.  Many of the older homes have been renovated to recognize their original character and others have held their age with little to no cosmetic changes. Overall, Mt. Tabor is a VERY desireable place to live. It's my favorite place to live actually. 

Mt Tabor Homes for Sale


Mt. Tabor Park
Mt. Tabor Park is the neighborhood's principal feature, and with everything from spectacular scenic views to trails to basketball courts, this is the perfect setting for family outings. How better to spend a day than to pack a picnic, rally your friends and enjoy the tennis courts, playground and water reservoirs? Or stay to watch the spectacular sunset over the amazing view of the city that you can't find anywhere else. You'll forget you're in the middle of a suburban neighborhood with the quiet and peace the park brings.

Mt. Tabor Art Walk
Held in May annually, this event showcases the many artists who live in the Mt. Tabor neighborhood. Promoting high quality visual art in a variety of mediums, artists display and sell their artwork at several locations around the neighborhood to be judged by a panel. Take a walk in one of Portland's most beautiful neighborhoods, drink some coffee, and expose the family to great artwork by their neighbors.

Portland Adult Soap Box Derby
Perhaps the one of the most entertaining things about Mt. Tabor is that it's the home of the Portland Adult Soap Box Derby, held annually in August at Mt. Tabor Park. Find the perfect viewing spot to watch dozens of people dress in outrageous costumes while they race downhill in their homemade vehicles!  Over the years some of the most original derby cars included a bathtub, a Winnebago, and an aluminum can.

Apple Tasting at Portland Nursery
Take your family to this completely free Apple Tasting Event held annually at the Portland Nursery. A weekend long event, you can taste around 60 varieties of apples and pears and mark your favorites on a helpful handout. Then step over to the market tent to pick and choose what to purchase and take home. Vendors and craftsman have small booths set up to show off and sell their wares also, in case fruit isn't enough for you.


Cooper's Coffee
It's not Portland if there isn't a neighborhood coffee shop! Cooper's Coffee serves some of the best coffee in the city, and as a bonus they're very pooch friendly. Mike, owner and operator, named the business after his chocolate lab Cooper and free dog treats are handed out at the register. Non-canines can enjoy quiche & pastries, sandwiches, bagels, lasagna, desserts & pies to die for. In the summertime sit outside on the patio and refresh yourself with a cup o' joe while man's best friend refreshes himself with a drink of water.

Mt. Tabor Belmont NeighborhoodBelmont Station
The perfect sandwich shop is a hidden gem in this neighborhood! Choose a sandwich, build your own, or enjoy a meal from a great selection of salads, soups, chips and amazing chocolate chip cookies. Everything is prepared using fresh ingredients, there's a great patio in the back, and tea and espresso round out the offerings. An added plus is beer on tap, wine and a nice choice of non-alcoholic drinks. Should you find yourself hungry, it's the perfect spot to stop when you don't want a big meal.

Just outside Mt Tabor Neighborhood
Only a few blocks beyond the Mt. Tabor borders, a few other places to check out include The Horse Brass Pub, Mt Tabor Fine Wines, Pied Cow, and the Red Square Café.



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