7.4 out of 10

South tabor

45.5013851859229 -122.593300083849
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Cost of Living
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Medical Facilities
  • Pest Free
  • Resale or Rental Value
  •  
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
2yrs+

"Affordable, Family Community in Southeast Portland"

South Tabor is a largely residential neighborhood that gets its name due to its location near Mt. Tabor, an extinct volcano and one Portland’s most popular parks.

More affordable than other Southeast neighborhoods in Portland, South Tabor has a wide range of home styles that sit on quiet, tree lined streets which make this a very popular and sought after residential community. There are some decent shopping and restaurants as well, however, they are located along the borders of South Tabor. You won’t consider this commercial section of town as quaint or charming though. Also, there are some dangerous intersections here that many consider unsafe.

Of course, being so close to Mt. Tabor is a huge plus. Easily within walking distance, you will find everything under the sun here to spend a quality day. With over 200 acres you can enjoy play and picnic areas, horseshoes, tennis courts, volleyball courts, and even reserve your next wedding site here.
Pros
  • Affordable Housing
  • Friendly neighbors
  • Mt. Tabor Park
Cons
  • Dangerous Intersections
  • Heavy traffic along outer edges
  • Not very walkable
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A Nice Part of Town Complete with Nature and Views"

Unsurprisingly, the South Tabor neighborhood is just south of Mt. Tabor Park.. and that is a very good thing! This park is one of my favorites in all of Portland. It is 200 acres and even has the distinction of having a extinct volcano within its boundaries. There are tons of pretty open spaces and this area is ideal for picnicking, hiking, or for just hanging out and relaxing. Also Mt. Tabor offers a gorgeous view of downtown.

You can walk to Mt. Tabor Park from South Tabor. Also some of the homes have impressive views of Mt. Hood. There are some mansions in South Tabor as well as a variety of other home styles including bungalows and even some new developments. Not all homes have been renovated yet. Therefore, there is definitely still some opportunity in South Tabor to buy a grand old house and fix it up! While there are, of course, some pricey homes, you can still find some affordable options in this area.

There isn't too much in the way of shopping right in South Tabor. You will have to head West on Powell or Division to find more options. There are some furniture stores, used clothing stores and (unfortunately) some strip malls. There are some great dining options, however, including Bete-Lukas Ethiopian Restaurant, Powell's Seafood Restaurant and Beijing Hot Pot. There also are a variety of other Asian restaurants on Powell and on 82nd.
Pros
  • Friendly neighbors
  • Mt. Tabor Park
  • Restaurants
Cons
  • Heavy traffic along outer edges
  • Not very walkable
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Beautiful, Convenient Residential Neighborhood"

South Tabor is named after Mount Tabor, an extinct volcano lying directly north of this neighborhood. Just north of the neighborhood's northern boundary, SE Division, lies Mt. Tabor City Park. This park is popular among hikers, bikers, and joggers. Though it tends to get a bit crowded during the summer months, all of this activity doesn't seem to spill over into South Tabor much, leaving its southern neighbors free to enjoy their quiet neighborhood.

Warner Pacific College, along the northern boundary of the neighborhood, is a small religious school. Other schools in the neighborhood include Atkinson Elementary, Kellogg Middle School, and Franklin High School.

The restaurants and other businesses of South Tabor are concentrated along the outer edges, particularly along SE 50th ave to the West, Powell Blvd to the South, and SE 82nd ave to the east. South Tabor is known for a diverse array of restaurants; everything from seafood to Ethiopian food can be found here. While these streets are located within easy walking distance of the residential parts of South Tabor, I wouldn't recommend walking here, as they are major streets that don't feel safe for pedestrians.

The houses here are set into large lots. These modest family homes are affordable when compared with other Portland homes, and there are plenty of rentals too. This is a great option if you are a first-time homebuyer or want a nice family home in a comfortable neighborhood.
Pros
  • Mt. Tabor Park
  • Friendly neighbors
  • Restaurants
Cons
  • Heavy traffic along outer edges
  • Not very walkable
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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