About

 
 
 

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 cultivating connected community, partnered with Mt Tabor Presbyterian Church in Portland, Oregon.

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

Hours
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.

 

The History

Taborspace is located within Mt Tabor Presbyterian Church’s 110 year old building and dedicated to community. We welcome all! We host over 3000 guests every week. People come to enjoy a warm cup of quality coffee, served by coffee experts along side barista volunteers who are acquiring a high level of free job training; to sit and study, visit, work, or just rest in the inviting stained glass light of the Copeland Commons; to attend a class, gathering, or appointment in one of our 12 affordable event spaces; or to meditate, light a candle, or silently pray in the solace of our intricately beautiful Sanctuary.

All of this is the result of a conversation that began in 2008. Pastor Carley of Mt Tabor Presbyterian Church was reading about how 19th century monasteries were the neighborhood gathering place of their day and wondered why that couldn’t be done today.  With the devoted and outstanding work of Lauren Moomaw (founder of Revive Community Commons), the conversation between neighborhood and church began to make manifest along with a vast number of individuals who value connectedness, inclusion, and safety within community and has now grown into a vibrant and diverse active community gathering place. The conversation is still going!

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, the historic wings of the church building were quickly filled with creative, educational, and healing activities.

Taborspace has come a long way and we are still committed to the original concept of cultivating a collaborative community space. We are deeply grateful for the community that has formed and is still forming in the midst of this conversation. We believe that life is better together and we are extremely fortunate to see this being lived out every day.

 
 

Our Staff

Josh Pinkston Program Director

Josh Pinkston
Program Director

Lisa Ann Community Events Coordinator

Lisa Ann
Community Events Coordinator

Nguyet Bui Office Admin Assistant

Nguyet Bui
Office Admin Assistant

Marv Johnson Lead Barista

Marv Johnson
Lead Barista

Kjirsten Tornfelt Lead Barista

Kjirsten Tornfelt
Lead Barista

Michael Aycock Lead Building Host

Michael Aycock
Lead Building Host

Craig Raymond Building Host

Craig Raymond
Building Host

Natasha Stille Bookkeeper

Natasha Stille
Bookkeeper