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Mt. Tabor Open House: Help Us Tell the Story of the Mt. Tabor Reservoirs

Mt. Tabor Reservoir Historical Photo

PCC Southeast Campus MapJoin us for an open house exploring ideas for interpretive displays about the historic reservoirs and Portland’s water system.

Mt. Tabor Reservoirs Interpretive Displays Open House
Time: 10 a.m. - noon
Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018
Location: Portland Community College SE Campus, Community Hall Annex, 2305 SE 82nd Ave.
Coffee and pastries will be provided.

About this Project

For more than a hundred years, Mt. Tabor formed a major part of Portland’s water system, with most of the city’s water passing through reservoirs on its slopes.

To comply with new drinking water regulations, the Portland Water Bureau disconnected Mt. Tabor’s uncovered reservoirs from the drinking water system in 2015. As part of the disconnection, the Water Bureau agreed to create interpretive displays honoring Mt. Tabor’s important place in the city’s water system.

The Water Bureau is working with stakeholders, including the Mt. Tabor Neighborhood Association, to design interpretive displays and mobile app content that will tell the story of the reservoirs to park visitors.

More Information

Visit the Mt. Tabor Reservoirs Preservation Project to find out more about this project and others.

For more information, contact Tom Carter at

Please contact us for translation or interpretation, or for accommodations for people with disabilities: 503-823-7432 (TTY: 503-823-6868, Relay Service: 711).