One post will not be enough to document my favorite park in Portland. Although it’s located in Southeast Portland, Mt Tabor is almost the geographic center of the city. It also has the badass quality of being a dormant volcano. Side note: Portland is one of only two cities in the US to have a volcano within city limits (the other is Bend in central Oregon).
This is a great place for hiking /jogging/walking. There are trails with elevation variation as well as flat paths. Many of the paved surfaces are even off limits to cars. On Wednesdays no cars are allowed at all. Don’t be fooled though, on Wednesdays Mt Tabor is not the peaceful car-free paradise you might expect. The City of Portland trucks are zooming up and down the roads doing maintenance work throughout the park.
Here’s a map I drew and some photos. I’ll post sketches soon.