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Upcoming Events in the Park

February 2020

February 16, Sunday - FREE Tree I.D. Walk

Join Bob Rogers on the third Sunday of every month as he leads visitors on a tour of some of the park's most notable trees. Meet at the Visitor Center at 2:00 rain or shine. 

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 are volunteers who 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!

March 2020

March 15, Sunday - FREE Tree I.D. Walk

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Join Bob Rogers on the third Sunday of every month as he leads visitors on a tour of some of the park's most notable trees. Meet at the Visitor Center at 2:00 rain or shine. 

March 28, 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. What is orienteering? It's a competitive international sport that combines racing with navigation where participants use a specially created, highly detailed map to select routes and navigate through diverse terrain and visit control points in sequence.

March 28, Saturday - Weed Warriors Habitat Restoration

9:00 a.m.–noon - Join us on the last Saturday of the month from May–October 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. Plan to come 5–10 minutes early to sign-in. If you arrive late, we’ll have information at the sign-in table regarding our whereabouts. Join the Weed Warriors on facebook.

April 2020

FREE Wednesday Morning Songbird Guided Walks

The Audubon Society of Portland meets at the main parking lot at 7:00 a.m. every Wednesday starting

April 3, rain or shine. Register at Meetup.com, bring binoculars if you have them, stay at long as you wish. Visit the Audubon Society of Portland for more details.

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

April 18, 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.

April 19, Sunday - FREE Tree I.D. Walk

Happy Easter! Join Bob Rogers on the third Sunday of every month as he leads visitors on a tour of some of the park's most notable trees. Meet at the Visitor Center at 2:00 rain or shine. 

April 25, Saturday - Weed Warriors Habitat Restoration

9:00 a.m.–noon - Join us on the last Saturday of the month from May–October 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. Plan to come 5–10 minutes early to sign-in. If you arrive late, we’ll have information at the sign-in table regarding our whereabouts. Join the Weed Warriors on facebook.

May 2020

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 May, rain or shine. Register at Meetup.com, bring binoculars if you have them, stay at long as you wish. Visit the Audubon Society of Portland for more details.

(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 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)

May 17, Sunday - FREE Tree I.D. Walk

Join Bob Rogers on the third Sunday of every month as he leads visitors on a tour of some of the park's most notable trees. Meet at the Visitor Center at 2:00 rain or shine.

May 30, Saturday - Weed Warriors Habitat Restoration

9:00 a.m.–noon - Join us on the last Saturday of the month from May–October 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. Plan to come 5–10 minutes early to sign-in. If you arrive late, we’ll have information at the sign-in table regarding our whereabouts. Join the Weed Warriors on facebook.

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.

June 2020

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.

June 21, Father's Day Sunday - FREE Tree I.D. Walk

Join Bob Rogers on the third Sunday of every month as he leads visitors on a tour of some of the park's most notable trees. Meet at the Visitor Center at 2:00 rain or shine. What a great way to celebrate Father's Day!!!

June 27, Saturday - Weed Warriors Habitat Restoration

9:00 a.m.–noon - Join us on the last Saturday of the month from May–October 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. Plan to come 5–10 minutes early to sign-in. If you arrive late, we’ll have information at the sign-in table regarding our whereabouts. Join the Weed Warriors on facebook.

July 2020

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 in 2020. 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.

July 19, Sunday - FREE Tree I.D. Walk

Join Bob Rogers on the third Sunday of every month as he leads visitors on a tour of some of the park's most notable trees. Meet at the Visitor Center at 2:00 rain or shine. 

July 25, Saturday - Weed Warriors Habitat Restoration

9:00 a.m.–noon - Join us on the last Saturday of the month from May–October 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. Plan to come 5–10 minutes early to sign-in. If you arrive late, we’ll have information at the sign-in table regarding our whereabouts. Join the Weed Warriors on facebook.

July 25, Saturday - Mt. Tabor Downhill Challenge

Daddies Board Shop presents the 9th Annual Mt. Tabor Downhill Challenge, a day of downhill skateboard racing right in the heart of SE Portland, Oregon. This year's classes include Open, Groms (15 and under), Masters (40 and up), and Women's skateboard class. Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners, including $500 for the open skateboard class. Register at Daddies Board Shop.

August 2020

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.

August 15, Saturday - PDX Adult Soapbox Derby

Thrills, chills, and plenty of spills. Spend the day cheering for homemade race cars and enjoying food and beverages from local vendors. Note: This popular annual event draws upwards of 5,000 spectators to the park. As usual, all dogs MUST be leashed while in the park. Visit the PDX Adult Soap Box Derby web site for more details.

August 16, Sunday - FREE Tree I.D. Walk

Join Bob Rogers on the third Sunday of every month as he leads visitors on a tour of some of the park's most notable trees. Meet at the Visitor Center at 2:00 rain or shine. 

August 29, Saturday - Weed Warriors Habitat Restoration

9:00 a.m.–noon - Join us on the last Saturday of the month from May–October 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. Plan to come 5–10 minutes early to sign-in. If you arrive late, we’ll have information at the sign-in table regarding our whereabouts. Join the Weed Warriors on facebook.

September 2020

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.

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

Join Bob Rogers on the third Sunday of every month as he leads visitors on a tour of some of the park's most notable trees. Meet at the Visitor Center at 2:00 rain or shine. 

Sept. 26, Saturday - Weed Warriors Habitat Restoration

9:00 a.m.–noon - Join us on the last Saturday of the month from May–October 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. Plan to come 5–10 minutes early to sign-in. If you arrive late, we’ll have information at the sign-in table regarding our whereabouts. Join the Weed Warriors on facebook.

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! Register online and help support our efforts.

October 2020

October 18, Sunday - FREE Tree I.D. Walk

Join Bob Rogers on the third Sunday of every month as he leads visitors on a tour of some of the park's most notable trees. Meet at the Visitor Center at 2:00 rain or shine. 

Oct. 31, Saturday - Weed Warriors Habitat Restoration

9:00 a.m.–noon - Join us for our last work party of 2019 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. Plan to come 5–10 minutes early to sign-in. If you arrive late, we’ll have information at the sign-in table regarding our whereabouts. Join the Weed Warriors on facebook.