7.9 out of 10

Mount Tabor

45.5141287406489 -122.598259898451
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Schools
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
  • Cost of Living
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"A Highly Desirable, Family Community"

Mt. Tabor is a wonderful Southeast Portland community that really has a neighborly, old-fashioned feel. For many, this quiet suburb offers everything one could need: unique shopping, restaurants and the always popular coffee houses that populate most neighborhoods in Portland.

Homes here are some of my favorite. Grander, older residences of Portland’s yesteryear are here, and many have been lovingly restored. With beautiful views and rolling lawns, this is a highly desirable to establish your roots. Mt Tabor hosts several family events, but one of the more popular is the Portland Adult Soap Box Derby held annually in August at Mt. Tabor Park. Crazy costumes, homemade cars and lots of laughs make this a summer highlight. There is also fall apple tasting (free mind you) and the Art Walk held every May. There always seems to be something to look forward to.

Of course, Mt Tabor park is the anchor of this community. It has everything one needs to enjoy a family day with walking trails, sports fields, playgrounds and tennis courts – it’s all here. Just pack a lunch, pray for sunshine, and you are good to go!
Pros
  • Community Spirit
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Friendly Neighborhood with Amazing Park Surrounding a Volcano"

This neighborhood's best-known feature is Mt. Tabor Park, a huge park on the site of an extinct volcano.

This incredibly popular park features picnic areas, sport courts, and miles of paved and unpaved paths. If you visit on a weekend during the summer, it's not unusual to see weddings taking place here. Climb up Mt. Tabor (a short and easy hike) for stunning scenic views. Once at the top, you'll find plenty of runners, dog walkers, cyclists, and birdwatchers enjoying the summit; it does tend to get crowded on sunny summer days.

Just south of the park lies Warner Pacific college, a small religious college. On the western slope of Mt. Tabor is Western Seminary, another religious school. This Southeast Portland neighborhood is also home to Mt. Tabor Middle School, a highly rated school with high test scores.

The Hawthorne district offers a number of bars, restaurants, cafes, and shops that give the area a lot of local color. There are tons of great coffee shops in the neighborhood; on rainy days, stake out a table to people watch or get some work done on your laptop. Everyone seems to friendly in Mt. Tabor, even the baristas.

Homes surrounding Mt. Tabor tend to be on the pricier side because this neighborhood is considered desirable. This is a popular neighborhood for families and singles who love the outdoors. Strolling the tree-lined streets, you're bound to see plenty of dog walkers, bicyclists, and moms pushing strollers. You'll find that residents tend to be artistic, locally conscious, and full of personality.
Pros
  • Schools
  • Great local cafes
  • Friendly neighbors
  • Mt. Tabor Park
Cons
  • Park can be crowded during summertime
  • Pricey
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Just Picture Mansions Overlooking a Gigantic Park"

One of the first things to know about the beautiful Mt Tabor area is that it surrounds the fantastic Mt. Tabor Park. That means that every part of the Mt. Tabor neighborhood is just a short walk from this park. Interestingly enough, Mt. Tabor park is home to a non-active volcano! Within the park, there are tons of hiking trails and you really feel as though you are quite removed from the city.

You will find a variety of large old home, some meticulously restored. Not surprisingly, home prices in Mt. Tabor tend to be expensive. The combination of the large homes, proximity to the park and convenient setting in SE Portland amounts to pricey homes. You can find some beautiful Victorian style homes and also English cottage style homes. There is definitely a small town vibe going on. There are some events throughout the year that are specifically for Mt. Tabor residents like the Mt. Tabor Art Walk.

The Mt. Tabor area has a lot of little coffeeshops as well as some restaurants and shopping. You can also find some additional parks like Clinton Park. You can also easily walk to the Belmont/Hawthorne district, which has even more restaurants and shops as well as tons of entertainment.
Pros
  • Mt. Tabor Park
  • Small town vibe
Cons
  • Pricey
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish

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