Montavilla, Portland, Oregon

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Montavilla is located in Portland, Oregon
Coordinates: 45°31′35″N 122°34′45″W / 45.52642°N 122.57904°W / 45.52642; -122.57904Coordinates: 45°31′35″N 122°34′45″W / 45.52642°N 122.57904°W / 45.52642; -122.57904
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Country United States
State Oregon
City Portland
 • Association Montavilla Neighborhood Association
 • Coalition Southeast Uplift
 • Total 2.18 sq mi (5.64 km2)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 16,287
 • Density 7,500/sq mi (2,900/km2)
 • No. of households 6,579
 • Occupancy rate 95% occupied
 • Owner-occupied 3,817 households (58%)
 • Renting 2,762 households (42%)
 • Avg. household size 2.48 persons

Montavilla (a syllabic abbreviation of "Mt. Tabor Village[2]) is a neighborhood in the Northeast and Southeast sections of Portland, Oregon, United States, and contains an area from the Banfield to SE Division.

The neighborhood was originally, in the 1890s, named Mount Tabor Village, and was a stopping point for travelers going from Hood River into Portland. The name "Montavilla" originated from the abbreviations used on the streetcar destination signs when streetcars served the area starting in 1892. The name was first abbreviated as "Mt. Ta. Villa", then later as "Monta.Villa". Residents soon adopted the latter name for the neighborhood, written as Montavilla.[3] Streetcar service to Montavilla ended in 1948.[4]


  1. ^ a b Demographics (2010)
  2. ^ Nelson, Grant. "The early years of Mt. Tabor". Mount Tabor Neighborhood Association. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  3. ^ Thompson, Richard H. (2010). Portland's Streetcar Lines. Arcadia Publishing. p. 108. ISBN 978-0-7385-8126-2. 
  4. ^ Thompson (2010), pp. 98–99.

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