Mt. Tabor Park

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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.

In February 2021, a monument to York, the only Black member of the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery, appeared mysteriously at the to of Mt. Tabor. York, was an enslaved Black man, played a pivotal role in Lewis and Clark’s journey to the Pacific, hunting and gathering food, caring for the ill and building relationships with Native Americans.