Montavilla, Portland, Oregon, USA
Welcome to Montavilla! Yes, it’s prounced “monta-villa” which rhymes with “zilla”. Montavilla is a syllabalic abreviation of Mt. Tabor Village.
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. Streetcar service to Montavilla ended in 1948 (from Wikipedia, read more).
OregonLive: Portland neighborhood named one of the top 10 to visit in the country
The Tragic Story of the Montavilla Neighborhood in PDX
This East Portland district features family-friendly shops, tasty treats and a historic movie theater.
Where to Drink and Dine in Historic Montavilla
Montavilla Neighborhood Association
Community & Civic Life
Board of Directors
Neil Mattson—Executive Director/Chair
Ryan Meagher—Programming Director
Aaron Hayman—Art Director
Hobie Bender—Bipartisan Cafe
Stephen Blackman—Brownstein Rask
Deborah DeMoss Smith—KMHD
Pete Emerson—Bipartisan Cafe
Don Lucoff—DL Music Media
Pancho Savery—Reed College