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Tabor Hill Clinic is a Natural Health Center specializing in Naturopathic Medicine, Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Clinical Nutrition, Lifestyle Counseling, Spinal and Joint Manipulation.

It is located in the heart of Portland at the foot of Mt. Tabor in the Hawthorne district of Southeast.

Contact Tabor Hill Clinic: 503-233-0585
2002 SE 50th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97215


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Russell B. Marz received his premedical degree in "Food and Nutrition" from Buffalo State University College at New York in 1979. In 1983 he received his naturopathic doctorate from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Upon graduating from medical school he completed a 10,000 mile bicycle tour, around North America with a group of naturopathic physicians, where he appeared numerous times on radio and TV giving over 120 lectures on nutrition and naturopathic medicine. In 1985 he founded Omnivite Nutrition Inc., a company that specializes in unique nutritional formulas. In 1988 he moved to Portland, OR where he became an assistant professor of nutrition at The National College of Naturopathic Medicine (he is currently in his 19th year teaching). Dr. Marz has taught both basic science and clinical nutrition as an assistant professor of nutrition at NCNM from1988-2004, at Western States Chiropractic College in 1994-95 and at OCOM from 1994-99 and SW College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ from 1993-2001. He published his first book in 1992, Medical Nutrition from Marz and the 2nd edition in 1997 & 99, a 600-page textbook in nutritional medicine that is currently used by many universities and colleges around North America.

He is currently an adjunct professor of nutrition at SW College of Naturopathic Medicine, Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine, and the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, OR. He earned a master's degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 1994. He is currently the medical director at the Tabor Hill Clinic in Portland, Oregon and founder and & president of Omnivite Nutrition Inc. also in Portland, OR.


Dr. Marz has a very eclectic practice where he has several areas of expertise.  He specializes in the treatment of digestive disorders, metabolic disorders (such as diabetes, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, immune difficulties and allergies, both environmental and food).  Other areas of his practice include weight loss, stop smoking, detox programs, back pain, sports injuries, and hormonal disorders such as thyroid, adrenal and female imbalances.  He treats all ages from new newborns to elderly and both acute and chronic disorders including minor surgery problems.  He uses a wide variety of healing modalities including acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, western herbs, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, homeopathics, manipulative therapy (similar to chiropractic), minor surgery, hydrotherapy amongst many others. 


To my Patients,

    In the treatment of your condition, I have you fill out an extensive “
Health History Summary”.  Unless there are extenuating circumstances, we usually spend a significant period of time going over in detail everything in your history to give me a better understanding of who you are and what other factors may be related to your problem. There are always things that you might not consider relevant that may play a significant role in your health problems.  Furthermore, I am usually thinking not only about what you are immediately coming in for but also for longer-term health issues.  Knowing your nationality (where your parents and grandparents are from) and their health history will give me clues as to what is going on with you. In addition, any blood work that you have had done in the last 3 years is also very helpful as it gives me a snapshot of your biochemistry.  If it has been more than one year since your last blood test I will usually recommend that get some done.  Here at the Tabor Hill Clinic, we can do a vast array of conventional and unique lab tests.  I do all of my own blood draws and results often come back in as little as 24 hours for much of what we do.  I never do any blood work or lab tests without first consulting with you about them. I will gladly share with you how much they might cost and what I think is the most useful for your particular condition.  In addition, there are various other tests that I might refer you out for further evaluation like bone density or cardiovascular ultrasound etc.
    The first visit will usually take one hour to 1 1/2 hours with the cost between $225.00-$250.00. Return visits are ½ hour and cost $85.00 as well as abbreviated first visits.  Sometimes visits include acupuncture or physical manipulation.  There is an additional charge for these therapies.  Acupuncture alone is $75.00 and manipulation is $45.00.  When acupuncture or manipulation is done as part of a visit the cost is about half of the normal charge.  Any lab tests or pharmacy items are in addition. We take pride in handing back copies of your lab work and explaining to you the significance of their results.  There is no normal or abnormal, there is optimal, good, OK, not so good and bad when it comes to lab results and we like to give you as much information concerning your labs as possible.
    We at the Tabor Hill Clinic are here for your health and medical needs.  I take great pride in teaching all of my patients/clients everything that I know about health, nutrition, diet, exercise, supplements and environmental issues.  I almost always recommend books or videos specific to your health care needs so you can read up and advance your knowledge about the subject.  In addition, we offer a wide array of information concerning other physicians, clinics, medical equipment and offer these as a resource for you.  Please don’t hesitate to ask questions and we will do everything we can to help you out. 
    Lastly we offer an extensive pharmacy of the highest quality nutritional supplements that have been screened for optimal quality by our physicians and staff.  We sell these products at a reasonable cost.   We ship pharmacy to places all around the world and coming soon will be the ability to order our products online.


The clinic is located on the west side of Mt. Tabor in S.E. Portland on 50th  Ave. between Hawthorne Ave and Division St.  The clinic is in a white and blue house on the corner of S.E. Harrison and 50th Ave.  We are located exactly one block north of S.E. Lincoln Ave. and 3-4 blocks south of Hawthorne Ave. on the east side of the street.
Get Directions to Our Location
Directions from downtown Portland
Take the Hawthorne bridge and go all the way up to 50th Ave. and turn right.  Go down 3-4 blocks (one block before the light at Lincoln) turn left onto the dead end street and you can usually park right next to the clinic. 

Directions from I-5 North (from South)
Take the Ross Island Bridge onto Powell Bvld. (also known as Hwy 26).  Take Powell Blvd all the way up to 50th Ave. and turn left.  The next light you will come to is Division and 50th. Go thru the light and the very next light is Lincoln.  Go less than one block down on the right side and you will be directly in front of the clinic.

Directions from I-5 South (from North)
As you approach the Rose Quarter basketball arena keep to the right side.  Exit onto 84 east out to troutdale.  Get off at the 2nd exit 39th St.  Upon exiting, turn right and go down about 3-4 miles past burnside and Stark St.  Upon coming up on the big Fred Meyer’s on the right get in the left turn lane.  You will be making a left turn at the light which will be Hawthorne Ave.  There will be a Jiffy Lube on the left and a Washington Mutual Bank across the street and to the left.  Go down to 50th Ave. and turn right at the light. Go down 3-4 blocks and the clinic will be on the left side one block before the light at Lincoln.

Directions from Vancouver, WA
Take the 205 bridge and exit at S.E. Division St.  Turn right onto Division and go down past Mt. Tabor Park on your right all the way to 50th Ave. Turn right and go down past the light at Lincoln. Go less than one block down on the right side and you will be directly in front of the clinic.

Directions from Clackamas

Get off at the Division St. exit and go west (left).  Follow the directions as above from Vancouver.