The Mount Tabor neighborhood was named after 636-foot extinct volcano that is home to the highly popular and visited Mt. Tabor Park. The volcano is part of the neighborhood’s culture and framework, as its cinders were used to pave the park’s parking lot and parts of the cinder cone can be seen near the basketball courts. The 196-acre Mt. Tabor park is a popular urban hike, bike and jogging destination and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Homes in the neighborhood tend to be single-family and many were built in the 1900s in a mixture of styles including Bungalows, Colonials, English Cottages, Tudors and new construction homes in the modern style. According to data supplied by Portland Monthly Magazine’s Real Estate division, within the last five years home value have increased by nearly 50%.
The area is popular for its proximity to Division and Hawthorne, and both destinations are an easy walk from each other. Residents tend to be young, active families and couples drawn to its blend of nature and urban entertainment nearby.
In 2016, the average median home price in Mt. Tabor was: $514,000.