Mount Tabor Park
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 98%Family Travelers
- 76%Budget Travelers
- 73%Green Travelers
- 63%History Buffs
- 63%Business Travelers
- 51%Local Culture
Member Reviews (14)
- Mount Tabor ParkMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersWellnessOct 18, 2013
Definitely the best nature park on the East side, this park atop an extinct reservoir has the rare distinction of being great for doing nothing and doing A LOT. There are playgrounds and picnic table areas, easy paved paths and intense rural trails, places to stroll and places to mountain bike. And best of all, there's a steep grassy hill that gives a fantastic view of the sunset. My cousins hosted their pre-wedding barbecue here, and for good reason.
- Mount Tabor ParkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Oct 01, 2013
Mount Tabor is a verdant park atop an old cinder cone volacno, with lots of old trees interspersed with green spaces. It has great panoramic views of Portland, beautiful old trees, and is super fun to ride bikes down really fast. It's also very close to Hawthorne Boulevard, which has some of the cutest shops in town. There are numerous events here in the summer, from fun runs to charity picnics, and the steep trails make for good short hikes.
- Mount Tabor ParkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Aug 30, 2012
Mount Tabor is the name of a volcanic cinder cone, the city park on the volcano, and the neighborhood of Southeast Portland that surrounds The name refers to Mount Tabor, Israel. It was named by Plympton Kelly, son of Oregon City pioneer resident Clinton Kelly. Before becoming part of Portland in 1905, Mount Tabor was a rural farming community dating back to the 1850s. It became a city-recognized neighborhood (encompassing a far smaller area than its historical boundaries) in 1974.
My son goes to school near hear and Mt. Tabor serves as my direction finder when I come to visit or head off to Hawthorne Avenue. It's also a beautiful park to a stroll (with or without Fido), talk to the Kid about how he's doing, or climb up the down stair case to the reservoirs. And you're still in the City.Recommended for:Family Travelers