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Pittock Mansion, Portland

(4.4/5 based on 1,700+ reviews on the web)
Nestled in the hills and commanding a wonderful view of the city, Pittock Mansion is a window into Portland’s affluent past. The 22-room chateau with surrounding gardens was built in 1909 for Henry Pittock, a successful publisher, pioneer, businessman, and politician, and his wife Georgiana, a skilled fundraiser, philanthropist, and the founder of the Portland Rose Festival. After the couple passed away, the house went through a period of dilapidation until the City of Portland acquired it. Today, you can tour the fully restored home. Take in the interior's large collection of vintage furniture and artwork, as well as some of the most innovative technical solutions of the period. On a nice day, you can have a picnic in the gardens and enjoy the view of the city skyline. Keep an eye out for ghosts who are rumored to haunt the house. Plan to visit Pittock Mansion and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Portland attractions using our Portland tourist route planner.
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  • Not only is his place a preserved mansion from the early 1900's, this place offered the best views of the Portland area. Looking around the property is free but you have to pay to walk around inside (...  more »
  • Pittock Mansion is one of those places that are often on a 'must see' list when visiting Portland, but locals really enjoy too.. It is an easy loop from a visit to Washington Park, has one of the best...  more »
  • This is an amazing location for views of the city and to learn about the history of Portland in a personal way. The house is preserved in a way that visitors can walk into the rooms and touch many of ...  more »
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  • A must visit for visitors. You can tour the mansion and grounds at your own pace. The view of downtown is worth going since it's free and makes for a nice picnic spot as there is a large yard or nearby picnic tables. The ticketed, self guided tour is not too overpriced as if you take your time to really take in the history, you can spend at least an hour or two.
  • An absolutely gorgeous mansion with great views of Portland. You can walk around the house and gardens for free or you can buy a ticket to enter the house. The Portland Regency Society has its annual Pittock Picnic there and you can see members picnicking in the gardens wearing period costume. Try to arrive early as the parking lot and overflow parking fill up quickly.
  • Much more fun than I thought it would be. The guided tour was well worth it; my guide was pleasant and informative. A great way to start learning about the history of Portland.
  • It is a historic site that has been refurbished with authentic pieces. It tells a tale of Portland's great successes and it's rise in prominence over the years. There is a grand view of the city as you stand higher than the tallest tower! It is accessible to the disabled and it is beautiful from the inside out.
  • We didn't go inside. Other Google reviews convinced us that it wasn't worth the cost. We did really enjoy the grounds and view though. It is well worth the short drive.