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.
Office: Monday–Friday 9am–4pm
Bell Tower Coffee: Monday–Friday 8:00am–3:00pm & Saturday 8:30am–1:30pm
Events: Monday–Saturday 8:30am–9pm & Sunday 1:00–7:00pm
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.
Since 2009, Taborspace has partnered with a mixture of businesses and non-profits that offer a range of art and music, health and wellness, and community building services. Offices are located in the west wing of Mt Tabor Presbyterian Church. This collective of professionals work together to create connected community in our building and surrounding neighborhoods.