Pittock Mansion, Portland
Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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Fun to visit with great views of the city from the property. If you enjoy visiting historic homes The Pittock Mansion is fun.
We actually walked there from downtown. Mind you it is on the top of the mountain. For such a healthy life style city we were surprised at how many people were surprised that we walked. We even had a ... read more »
We stopped here briefly before closing and did the inside museum viewing. I would give yourself at least 45 minutes for the inside. The grounds are incredible and very worth visiting if only for the v... read more »
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.
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.
The road to get to the parking lot was a bit scary, curvy and narrow. We thought it was a one-way because it seemed wide enough for only one car. So be careful when driving up there. If you are just going to check out the grounds or enjoy a hike or picnic it is free. However to go inside the Pittock Mansion there is a $10 fee per person. The grounds are beautiful filled with different types of flowers. The hilltop view is amazing! We thought the entrance fee was a little too much, but we wanted to experience it. It was a great experience. Most of the items are not original to the home though. We did the self guided tour and I enjoyed reading about the history of the mansion and the owners. I wasn't too impressed with the decor, I suppose it was because I expected it to have more original furnishings, so it was a bit of a let down when I found out it was recreated. Some rooms weren't recreated to show the original decor, but to be more pleasing for the people touring. Overall I enjoyed my visit. And would recommend it. I don't think I would pay to tour again, but I would go for a hike and to enjoy the grounds.
The views are amazing! To tell the truth the mansion is only a little perk is the views of the city and surroundings that make it worthy of taking some time! Try just around sunset and bring a small picnic
Great view. The interior is cool to see once. The grounds are a cool place to hang out on a nice day and enjoy a great view of the city and Mt. Hood
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