Portland’s Pittock Mansion – Going Back to the Early 1900s

PITTOCK MANSION: First time I visited Pittock Mansion was when we first moved to Portland back in 2007. Then when my mom visited us from Baltimore, I took her there knowing she would love to see something so Victorian and classic. All the pictures you see in this post are from my third visit to Pittock Mansion from last June of 2015. Summer just started here in Portland, Oregon and my uncle-in-law from Chicago was here to visit us.

Pittock Mansion in Portland, Oregon. The Pittocks spent somewhere from $190,000 to $350,000 building the mansion

Pittock Mansion in Portland, Oregon. The Pittocks spent somewhere from $190,000 to $350,000 building the mansion

“Pittock mansion is full of rich history and remarkable stories of one of Portland’s early families. It’s the perfect place to experience the story of Portland.” (Pittock Mansion) Every room in this mansion tells a story. Its 23 rooms are filled with stunning architecture, history, and innovations from that era. With five large bedrooms, two sleeping porches, and four servants’ bedrooms, its current value is approximately $5-8 million dollars. The Pittocks spent somewhere from $190,000 to $350,000 building the mansion and moved in with whatever furniture they already owned.

Some original decors and furniture inside Pittock Mansion in Portland, Oregon

Some original decors and furniture inside Pittock Mansion in Portland, Oregon

Born in London, Henry Lewis Pittock grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This former pioneer arrived in Portland on the Oregon Trail in the 1853. He found a work as typesetter at “The Weekly Oregonian” newspaper and eventually became the owner and publisher. Henry and his wife, Georgiana, Pittock moved into this home in 1914 with eight family members. By the way, this is the also the family who contributed to the construction of Vista House, a tourist attraction along the new Columbia River Highway.

Elegant interior of Pittock Mansion in Portland, Oregon

Elegant interior of Pittock Mansion in Portland, Oregon

Once you are done touring inside the mansion, spend some time to enjoy the vast ground of this place with panoramic view of Portland skyline, Mt. Hood, and its well-maintained garden. If you are a photographer, this is also a good spot to catch beautiful sunrise over Portland and the ground opens around 6am everyday.

View from Pittock Mansion garden in Portland, Oregon

View from Pittock Mansion garden in Portland, Oregon

Pittock Mansion is located in a beautiful setup near Washington Park which also houses International Rose Garden and Portland Japanese Garden. The mansion is open all year around from 11am to 4pm, little bit longer in summer. Members are free, adults pay $10 per ticket and children from 6-8 pay $7.

Pittock Mansion in Portland, Oregon. Built in 1914 by Henry Lewis Pittock, its current value is approximately $5-8 million dollars.

Pittock Mansion in Portland, Oregon. Built in 1914 by Henry Lewis Pittock, its current value is approximately $5-8 million dollars.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. MJF Images
    Nov 28, 2015 @ 09:05:20

    It brings back good memories my first time visiting Pittock. I didn’t even know you were from Oregon. Are you originally from B-more? If so, that’s two things we have in common!

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  2. Gypsy Bev
    Oct 24, 2015 @ 17:12:36

    Those old Victorian houses are real beauties. In our town, the winter celebration, Dickens Victorian Village, centers around Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol” and our Welcome Center is located in the oldest Victorian house, built in 1808 in Cambridge, Ohio. So we are very interested in Victorian times. Great post!

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