Shop at the Montavilla Farmers Market
Starting May 5th, the market is open every Sunday through October from 10 am to 2 pm. Buy local fresh produce and farm-based products. The market is located in the parking lot across from Mr. Plywood on Stark Street.
Stop by the METBA Spring Block Party May 18th
This annual event is an afternoon of music, art, food, wine, and family-friendly activities. The fun begins at 3 pm and goes till 9 pm on 81st Ave between Stark St. and Oak St. Check out our Montavilla.biz events page for more details.
Join a Neighborhood Clean Up
Participate in an existing event or even organize a clean up for your area. The city of Portland has neighborhood resources like SE Uplift to help you get started. Love Mt.Tabor? The nonprofit Friends of Mt.Tabor offers volunteer opportunities throughout the year.
Behold a Mt. Tabor Sunrise or Sunset
Bring your camera and take in spectacular views of the Portland cityscape or Mt.Hood. Be on the look out for the beautiful mid-May rhododendrons blooms. The park gates open at 5 am and close at 10 pm. Note the park is closed to motor vehicles on Wednesdays.
Participate in the Local Arts Scene
Attend an art walk, hear local music, or attend some live theater. Here are a few ideas:
- Mt. Tabor Art Walk, May 18th & 19th
- Portland Metro Arts, The Firebird, May 4th , Les Ruses d’Amour ballet starting May 4th
Remember Your Mom
Score major Mom points with these gift ideas for Mother’s Day:
- Paint some pottery at Pottery Fun
- Frame some art for her at KB Custom Frames
- Gift a massage from our local businesses: Cocoon Massage, Genuine Movement, Serenity Therapeutic Massage
Hop on your bike
A bike ride is a great way to find some of our neighborhood gems:
- Find a Little Free Library near you. Use LittleFreeLibrary.org’s map locator to plan your route.
- Treat yourself with Cold as Ice ice cream at Heartbreaker Neighborhood Kitchen
- Stand in an extinct volcano at the caldera on Mt.Tabor
- Find the Stone Obelisk Mile Markers/ Baseline Mile markers on Stark St. (was once called Baseline) that date back to 1854.
Get out and enjoy springtime in Montavilla!