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Mount Tabor Park, Portland

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Mount Tabor is an extinct or dormant volcanic vent, the city park on the volcano, and the neighborhood of Southeast Portland that surrounds it, all in Oregon. The name refers to Mount Tabor, Israel, part of Portland's distinct Jewish culture and past. It was named by Plympton Kelly, son of Oregon City pioneer resident Clinton Kelly.Cinder coneThe peak of Mount Tabor is 636ft in elevation; about two-thirds of this is prominence since the surrounding land is about 200ft elevation.Near the peak, where a basketball court and outdoor amphitheater are now situated, part of the cinder cone has been cut away, and the rock is visible to park visitors. The remaining cinders were used to pave the nearby parking lot.The Tabor cinder cone is part of the Boring Lava Field, an extensive network of cinder cones and small shield volcanoes ranging from Boring, Oregon to southwest Washington, and dating to the Plio-Pleistocene era. The lava field has been extinct for over 300,000 years. Three other cinder cones from this field also lie within the city of Portland: Rocky Butte, Powell Butte, and Kelly Butte.
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  • Being at the end of our visit to Portland, we didn't get out of the car to walk around, but our daughter gave us a little driving tour of Mt Tabor to get the feel of the area. It is a beautiful oasis ...  more »
  • hiked, walked in a liter free, sunny day with lots of shady trees, and a fabulous 96 stair almost vertical outdoor staircase that will help get one in aerobic shape asap.... there's a non-leash dog pa...  more »
  • this is a beautiful park. cool and shady trails and roads, playgrounds, views, plenty of parking, good restrooms, and free. what more could you ask?? we brought our dog and climbed to the top of the m...  more »