Experience opulence once enjoyed by one of Portland’s most important families at this important cultural attraction. It sits on 46 acres (19 hectares) in the city’s West Hills.
Take the time to read about Henry and Georgiana Pittock, Portland pioneers who built the mansion, completed in 1914; their story is a classic rags-to-riches tale.
History enthusiasts will be in their element. The house is filled with antiques and artwork of the time, many of which belonged to the Pittock family. These include an 1887 Steinway grand piano and Henry Pittock’s ceremonial sword. A silver and glass collection includes many fine Tiffany pieces.
The architecture of the house is just as impressive as the ornaments it contains. Features include circular rooms, ornate plaster and marble work, and decorative hardwood furnishings. Modern in its day, the forward-thinking design of this home included a central vacuum system and an intercom.
Regular and informative tours of the house are available at an extra cost, though this is well worth it if you’re keen on finding out more about the house and its history.
The house is almost 1,000 feet (304 meters) above sea level and has what is often described as Portland’s best view. It looks back over the town towards Mount Hood and the Cascade mountains. Don’t overlook the gardens as Georgiana Pittock was a gardening enthusiast noted for starting Portland’s Rose Festival.
If you have the energy, take the popular hiking trail to the mansion, which begins at Lower Macleay Park and winds along the Wildwood Trail, a two-and-a-half-mile (four kilometer) walk to the top.
Would you like to make your visit to Pittock Mansion even more unforgettable? Don't forget to try out a few of these activities:
Would you like to make your visit a little more special? A Full-Day Portland City & Gorge Waterfalls Combo Tour and a Top Portland City Sights Tour are both worth considering.
Check out our Portland things to do page to learn about even more activities while you're here.
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Great food, comfortable beds, friendly staff, great outdoor seating and fires - very fun! Walking distance to almost everything downtown so great location!
The hotel is conveniently located near Max stops in downtown Portland. Clean rooms, comfortable beds, great food, and awesome staff! Each employee was very friendly and extremely helpful. I would definitely stay here again. No need to check out other hotels! My only disappointment was Expedia advertised ...
Perfect location for downtown Portland exploring. We found some fantastic restaurants and brew houses nearby. Comfortable bedding and plenty of quiet for a downtown location for a good night's sleep. Friendly staff too.
Outstanding location, very well-appointed room - except for the funky coffee maker - the second time I've run into this brand which is hard to use and produces half-cup sized watery results - and above all, outstanding concierge (thanks, John!)
Loved breakfast at my door at the time I set and my early checkin. Plus it was so close to the venue I attended.
This property is modern and beautiful! The cleanest hotel I have ever stayed in. Parking is $35 extra or you can park on the street.
Very convenient location. Welcoming and cozy. Cramped bathroom. Not able to take advantage of any "resort" amenities.
Beautiful restoration of a gem from one America's great periods. They seem to keep the homeless at bay around the hotel