Upcoming Events in the Park

Month Year

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Feb. 29, Saturday - Weed Warriors Crew Leader Training

9:00 a.m.–noon at the Visitor Center - The Friends of Mt. Tabor Park Weed Warriors remove invasive plant species and restore native habitat in the park on the last Saturdays of the month, March–October, as well as occasional work parties on other days. We rely on Crew Leaders to help facilitate volunteer work. Crew Leaders are truly the heroes of Mt. Tabor Park restoration, and we can’t do this job without them. Become a crew leader!

FREE Wednesday Morning Songbird Guided Walks

The Audubon Society of Portland meets at the main parking lot at 7:00 a.m. every Wednesday in April and May, rain or shine. Bring binoculars if you have them, stay at long as you wish. Registration is required and space is limited due to COVID-19.

(Black-throated Gray Warbler photographed in Mt. Tabor Park, image by Bing Wong)

Date T.B.D. - Run Mama Run

It's the annual Mother's Day Run Mama Run, with proceeds going to Family Forward Action Family Forward Action was founded by a group of Oregon mothers 2009 to advocate for an economy that works for mothers and the families who depend on us. 

 

May 30, Saturday - Donate Life Tabor Trot

9:45 a.m.–noon - Presented by Community Tissue Services, the pet- and family-friendly Tabor Trot brings together the unique Donate Life family—Donor Families, Transplant Recipients, Living Donors, and Community Supporters—to celebrate and honor the gift of life made possible by organ, eye and tissue donors. It's also a fundraiser for Donate Life Northwest programs. Visit tabortrot.com to register.

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February 6, Sunday - Mt. Tabor Reservoir History Walk

Part of the FREE FMTP Urban Nature Series, 2 pm–4 pm - We will walk to the Mt. Tabor Reservoirs and point out the key features and talk about the history of the reservoirs. Old photographs of the reservoir construction will accompany the talk. The system for bringing water to Portland neighborhoods will be covered. Register here.

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February 13, Sunday - Ivy Basket Making

Part of the FREE FMTP Urban Nature Series, 2 pm–4 pm - Using simple techniques, learn to make invasive English ivy into something unique and wonderful. We will be harvesting our materials and working outdoors in a covered area, so please dress warmly and wear clothes that can get a little muddy. Register here.

February 20, Sunday - FREE Tree I.D. Walk

Part of the FREE FMTP Urban Nature Series, 2 pm–4 pm - We will walk to several areas in the park and talk about the general biological characteristics of specific trees and some of their cultural history. Register here.

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February 26, Saturday - Weed Warriors Habitat Restoration

9:00 a.m.–noon - Join us on the last Saturday of the month from Jan–Nov as we restore health to the park by removing invasive plant species. Meet at the Visitor Center by the main parking lot, and wear durable long pants and long sleeve shirt. If you have heavy-duty gardening gloves and supplies, please bring them; otherwise, we have loaner items. Register here.

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Wednesdays from 12-2pm - Longboarding Classes

Learn to longboard in a safe, permitted area. All classes are organized by Eastside Longboards. Visit their website for details and registration.

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April 9, Saturday - Tabor Challenge 5k

Honor the memory of LTJG Thomas Cameron, who lost his life in 2012 when his helicopter went down during a Coast Guard training mission. All funds go to Grover Cleveland High School college scholarships. Details and registration at taborchallenge.com.

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April 23, Saturday - Orienteering Event

11:00 am– 3:00 p.m. - Exercise your body and your brain at The Columbia River Orienteering Club's FREE orienteering event. Courses are available for all experience levels. Beginners, families, pets and non-CROC members are welcome. Orienteering is a competitive sport that combines racing with navigation; participants use a detailed map to select routes and navigate through diverse terrain and visit control points in sequence.

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March 13, Sunday - Native Plants Walk

Part of the FREE FMTP Urban Nature Series, 2 pm–4 pm - Get to know some of the Pacific Northwest native plants you see in Mt. Tabor Park. We’ll take a walk to look at plants that are just emerging in early spring, and talk about some of the restoration efforts we’re using to help improve the ecological health of the park. Register here.

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March 14, Monday - FMTP Annual Meeting

6:30 p.m. via Zoom - This is a great opportunity for members to learn more about FMTP's accomplishments in the last year, announce and celebrate our Friend of the Year volunteer with us, and help elect new Board members. Look out for information on how to join the Zoom meeting in your inbox the week before March 14th!

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March 27, Sunday - Volcanic History Walk

Part of the FREE FMTP Urban Nature Series, 2 pm–4 pm - Why there are RIVER ROCKS at the top of Mt Tabor, a volcano? Portland is one of only three cities in the United States that has a volcano within its city limits. Do you worry that it might come back to life? Find out the answers to these and other questions you and others may have when we talk about the geological features of Mt Tabor Park. Register here.

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May 16 & 17, Saturday and Sunday - Mt. Tabor Art Walk

The 12th annual Mt. Tabor Art Walk showcases the many artists who live in our beautiful neighborhood. It is designed to promote high-quality visual art in a variety of media within the unique setting of the Mt. Tabor neighborhood. Visit mttaborartwalk.com for artists' profiles and a tour map.

(Artwork by Mila Raphael)

Wednesday Evening Circuit Races

Sponsored by River City Bicycles. The course is a tough, 1.3-mile hilly and curvy circuit that encircles the upper reservoir and passes by the caldera of the ancient volcano that formed Mt. Tabor. Each lap has 136.6' of climbing. Nightly cash and/or product prizes in every race! Visit the Mt. Tabor Series facebook page for details.

FREE Tuesday Evening Summer Concerts

We have a committee working on raising funds to bring back this popular event to Mt. Tabor Park. Stay tuned for further details. Donate here!!!

 

Kids’ activities start at 6:00 p.m., concerts start at 6:30. ARRIVE EARLY FOR BEST PARKING. PARKING IS LIMITED. Lots of bike racks. Purchase dinner at one of the many local food vendors. Alcohol is allowed (in moderation) in the caldera only. Dogs are allowed in the canine balcony only. Sponsored by many generous businesses and Portland Parks and Recreation. Get more details and the lineup of musicians at PP&R.

August 8, Saturday - Get Your Rear in Gear 5k

Join the Colon Cancer Coalition's grassroots movement to raise awareness and screening rates for colon cancer. Details and registration here.

September 1, Tuesday - Friends of Mt. Tabor Park Picnic

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Come meet the Friends of Mt. Tabor Park at our annual potluck picnic; learn about what we do and how you can help. Meet at Picnic Area A next to the main parking lot.

Date T.B.D. - Tar 'n' Trail Park Benefit Run

Join this annual family-friendly 5k/10k run/walk, where ALL entry fees go directly to the Friends of Mt. Tabor Park! Details and registration coming soon. . .

October 2022

Date T.B.D. - Tar 'n' Trail Park Benefit Run

Join this annual family-friendly 5k/10k run/walk, where ALL entry fees go directly to the Friends of Mt. Tabor Park! Details and registration coming soon. . .

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Wednesdays from 12-2pm - Longboarding Classes

Learn to longboard in a safe, permitted area. All classes are organized by Eastside Longboards. Visit their website for details and registration.

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April 9, Saturday - Tree Survey

With Hap Pritchard - Participate in a survey of the trees of Mt. Tabor Park (note that parking may be a problem that day). Register here.

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May 14, Saturday – Mount Tabor in 2100

With Julio Escarce - Use your imagination to draw what you would like to see Mt Tabor to look like in 2100. Register here.

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May 14, Saturday - Beginners Bird Walk

With Bing Wong and Hap Pritchard - Observe and hear some of the spring migrants at

Mt. Tabor Park (bring binoculars if you have them – not required). Register here.

Photo by board member Bing Wong

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April 23, Saturday - Origami Birds

With Dianne Wessel - learn to make origami birds. Register here.

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April 30 - What Kids Can Learn About Mt Tabor’s Trees

With Rick Sany and Hap Pritchard - Examine several common evergreen trees in the park
and see how they are different. Register here.

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April 30, Saturday - Post Cards from the Park

With artist Georgina Ottoviano -Create your own post card inspired by the natural beauty of Mt. Tabor Park. Register here.

Artwork by Georgina Ottoviano