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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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  • We lived near this park for over 25 years and have experienced all types of activities from the children's playground, tennis, walking, sightseeing, exercising on the steps to the top of park. Lots of...  more »
  • No need to drive for hours to see incredible beauty. Google Map this place and go drive or hike up the trails. Be sure to make it to the top and check out the look out points. Take some zoomed picture...  more »
  • I usually come here in Spring/Summer with my mom or niece. It has a sweet little park smack dab in the middle of the hill for kids to play. Plenty of stairs or paths to walk to get some exercise and o...  more »