AboutHistoryParish House Partners

TaborSpace is your neighborhood gathering place. The coffee house is like your community living room; and the many spaces for rent, your creative work studio.

Everyone is welcome — in our 36,000 square foot historic church building, parents socialize over coffee while their children play, students study, entrepreneurs dream and develop, professionals work, holistic healers make well, musicians practice and perform, creatives make and teach and everyone finds their niche. We give you access to the space and the community to help you find the connections you need.

We are a nonprofit organization committed to creating a connected community, partnered with Mt Tabor Presbyterian Church in Portland, Oregon.

The mission of the TaborSpace Program is to create connected community, by providing a welcoming and nurturing gathering place, as a collaboration between the church and the neighborhood.

Safer Space Agreement: As a community space, we are shaping a culture that encourages the well-being of all people from every race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, faith/religion, ability, age, access to resources, and life situation.

What began in 2008 as a conversation between a few visionary Mt Tabor neighbors and leaders of Mt Tabor Presbyterian Church, all of whom valued connectedness, inclusion and safety within community, has grown into a vibrant and diverse active community gathering place, TaborSpace.

The bell tower doors on the NE corner of 55th and Belmont were opened in June of 2009 to welcome TaborSpace’s new Coffee House. The original chapel was transformed into a large inviting common space, where neighbors started coming to meet new and old friends while enjoying the warmth of a handmade beverage. The little-used wings of the church building were quickly filled with creative, educational and healing activities.

We’ve come a long way and are still committed to the original concept of creating a collaborative community space that actively involves anyone wanting to participate and contribute. We’re excited to develop a model that can be re-created in other communities! We hope you reach out to us if you’re interested in learning more about our organization.

TaborSpace partners with a diversity of small businesses, including holistic healing practices, the arts, and community non-profits. Their offices are located in the Parish House, the west wing of Mt Tabor Presbyterian Church, historically where the preschool rooms were located.

Annalisa’s Violin & Fiddle Studio (rm 18)
Annalisa Tornfelt – 503.984.7079

ASAP Mac and PC Services
Scott Buntin – 503.683.ASAP or 503.255.2419

Capacity Builders (rm 22)
Grant Writing Consultant
Ann Blaker – 360.904.2380

Confluence Environmental Center (rm 26)
Director, Lara Jones – 503.719.6779

Earthtones Music Therapy (rm 07 & 08)
Director, Jodi Winnwalker – 503.284.6794

Int’l Feldenkrais Federation Distribution Center (rm 23)
Preserving and producing the somatic works of Dr. Moshé Feldenkrais
Allegra Heidelinde, Lauren Stackhouse – 503.243.3353

Luminous Reflexions (rm 11)
Interfaith Ministry and Sacred Companioning
DeeDee Mariam Simmons – 503.939.2711

Mount Tabor Cooperative Preschool (Russell Wing, lower level)
Celebrating 60 years

Rolfing + Massage (rm 21)
Eli Benjamin Eichenauer, CAR, LMT – 503.280.5665

Singing Crane Acupuncture (rm 28 & 29)
Cynthia Hoff, MAT, MAcOM, L.Ac – 503.233.2549

Smashing Color Studio (rm 22)
Maggie Maggio – 503.381.6975

VIA Artistica (rm 24)
Adult Art Classes, Retreats and Open Studios

VIBE of Portland Studio (rm 01)
Art and Music Education for Children
Director, Laura Streib – 503.560.3592