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Mt. Tabor Park

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In Oregon, a bicycle is legally considered a vehicle, and the same Oregon road laws apply. Please “be seen” and practice safe riding. Vehicle traffic, farm equipment and narrow shoulders exist on many Oregon roads, and you may find that construction projects, traffic or other events may cause road conditions or signage to differ from the map results, ride descriptions and directions. For travel options plus weather and road conditions, visit tripcheck.com, call 511 (in Oregon only), 800.977.6368 or 503.588.2941. Routes listed on this website are for informational purposes and intended as a reference guide only.

Mt. Tabor, another volcanic butte, is one of the best places in the Portland area to view large flocks of mixed warblers, vireos, and flycatchers during spring migration in late April and May. Breeding species include Band-tailed Pigeon, Hutton’s Vireo, and Lesser Goldfinch which can be found throughout the park. Common migrants include Rufous Hummingbird, Pacific-slope, Hammond’s, and Olive-sided Flycatchers, Orange-crowned, Black-throated Gray, Nashville, MacGillivray’s and Wilson’s Warblers, Cassin’s Vireo, and Swainson’s Thrush. Rare but annual migrants include Townsend’s Solitaire, Hermit Warbler, and Chipping Sparrow. Winter residents include Townsend’s Warbler, Varied and Hermit Thrushes, and Sooty Fox and Golden-crowned Sparrows. Park hours are 5 AM to midnight. The park is closed to motor vehicles on Wednesdays, and from 10 PM to 5 AM all other days.

From US Hwy 26 (Powell Blvd) 0.7 mi W of I-205, turn R on Hwy 213 (SE 82). Go N 0.5 mi, then L (W) on Division St for 1.1 mi. Turn R (N) on SE 60th Ave and go 0.6 mi. Turn R (E) on SE Salmon St. and go 0.1 mi to park entrance gate. Continuing uphill 0.6 mi through a R bend and sharp L switchback, park at amphitheater and basketball courts or continue 0.2 mi farther to a smaller parking lot and gate. To reach the summit from here either walk up paved road or take steps that ascend to R about 50 yards beyond gate. Transit: Take TriMet Bus 15 to SE 69th & Yamhill to North entrance.

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  • Phone:
    (503) 823-7529
  • Address:
    Portland, OR 97215
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