Blog Stories The Giant in Our Backyards

The Giant in Our Backyards

By Natalie Tracy, September 18, 2020

Is it me or are you also starting to get cabin fever too? Don’t get me wrong though – quarantining is something I still feel passionately about so we all can protect ourselves, our loved ones, and each other. However, there are just some moments where I just need to get out and take a socially distant walk to remind myself there is a world outside my house.

That’s when I go visit the giant in our backyard.


Mt. Tabor of course!

Mt. Tabor is often forgotten about even though it’s this massive hill and park in the backyard of many SE people’s homes. It’s been my go to spot for venturing out in the world while being cognizant and mindful of the pandemic we’re in.

There is SO much space to take a light hike and get your steps in. I’ve had socially distant picnics with my family here. Gone on bike rides around the area. I even had a little sunset yoga session here to clear the mind.

I honestly know it’s rough being inside all the time having to isolate yourself from your friends, family, and community. Small things like visiting Mt. Tabor has kept me sane and reassured that this is just our new normal for a little bit. Recognizing everyone needs to lead their homes eventually for their own sanity, I highly recommend visiting Mt. Tabor where there is so much space to spread out and be outside but also distant from others!

Natalie Tracy

Broker | OR & WA


I purchased my first Portland fixer 17 years ago, and was immediately hooked on Portland homes and neighborhoods. I bring that passion to helping my clients buy and sell their own perfectly Portland homes! I pride myself on meeting every client exactly where you are - whether you’re a first time buyer, a seller looking for more room, or anywhere in between, I’m here to help. I listen to your needs, and take the time and patience to create a stress-free process for you. I’m licensed in Oregon and Washington, so if you’re on the fence, I can help you in Portland and Vancouver. I’m also fluent in American Sign Language, and have been involved with the local Deaf community for more than 15 years. I ensure all of my clients feel informed and involved throughout the entire process, and I genuinely love what I get to do everyday. Drop me a text or give me a call - I’d love to buy you coffee/tea and chat about how I can help you!
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