Mount Tabor, Portland, Oregon


Mount Tabor, Portland, Oregon

Coordinates: 45°30′46″N 122°35′33″W / 45.5128968°N 122.5925937°W / 45.5128968; -122.5925937

Mount Tabor, Portland, Oregon
Mount Tabor, Portland, Oregon

Downtown Portland, Oregon, from on Mt. Tabor Park.

Neighborhood representation
Association Mount Tabor Neighborhood Association
Coalition Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Program
Neighborhood geography
Area 4.14 km² (PDF map)
Location Interactive map
Demographics (2000)
Population 10037 (density 2424/km²)
Households 4316 (96% occupied)
Owned 2808 (65%)
Rented 1508 (35%)
Size 2.33 persons (average)
Race Distribution: White 84.6%, Asian 6.4%, Hispanic 3.5%, Black 1.3%

Mount Tabor is the name of a volcanic cinder cone, the city park on the volcano, and the neighborhood of Southeast Portland that surrounds it, all in the U.S. state of Oregon. The name refers to Mount Tabor, Israel. It was named by Plympton Kelly, son of Oregon City pioneer resident Clinton Kelly.[1]

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Neighborhood

Mount Tabor Reservoir

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 North Tabor on the north and west, Montavilla on the north and east, and South Tabor on the south.

Mount Tabor Park is the neighborhood's principal feature. The campus of Warner Pacific College (affiliated with the Church of God (Anderson)) is located just south of the park. The neighborhood also marks the eastern end of the Hawthorne District. The campus of Western Seminary is located on the western slope, overlooking downtown Portland.

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.[2]

See also


References

  1. ^ McArthur, Lewis A.; Lewis L. McArthur (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (Seventh Edition ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. ISBN 0-87595-277-1 (trade paperback), ISBN 0-87595-278-X (hardcover). 
  2. ^ "Mt Tabor Neighborhood Association - History: The early years of Mt. Tabor". Mttaborpdx.org. http://www.mttaborpdx.org/history_early_years.html. Retrieved 2008-11-04. 

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