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Pittock Mansion

3229 NW Pittock Drive, Portland, OR 97210
503-823-3624
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Ranked #16 of 308 attractions in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites
Traveler Description: Pittock Mansion is a treasure-filled historic house museum 1,000 feet above Portland's skyline. A century-old symbol of Portland's dramatic... more »
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I love taking pictures. The surrounding garden and the look outs into the city were breath taking. Ur group decided not to go in the mansion, since we didn't know much about the mansion and we didn't want to learn about a family that we didn't know existed before doing research on Portland. We are in a budget conscious group,... More

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Ashford, CT
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We got there too late for a tour, but the grounds were open until 9pm (in July anyway) and it is worth the trip just to see the gardens and the view on a clear day. It was a great way for us to "see all of Portland" on a quick visit. There is no fee to park the car... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The grounds are lovely and have amazing views. The building has been restored with period pieces, some of which are original to the house. I especially enjoyed the bathrooms which have showers whose pipes look like medieval torture devices.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We did the self guided tour and spent about 2 1/2 hours walking around the mansion. I wasn't expecting to get a lot out of a self guided tour, but there were plenty of information cards in every room explaining unique details, family history, etc. There is also a carriage house that can be toured and is worth detouring to.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

on 7/23/2014. i made my first visit to pittock mansion. i was very impressed by the place. the staff was very knowlegeable and helpful. thanks agaIN

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San Francisco, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The contributions of the Pittock Family to Portland is facinating. The house, gardens and views gives you a deeper understanding of this part of the country. HINT: For tourists, it's best to come here by car. The zig-zag roads/ trails, uphill and downhill, are not for the faint of heart---especially in hot weather. Also, W. Burnside is like a major... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Built by a wealthy publisher, this lovely home manages to be both grand and very welcoming. Unlike so many great houses, you get the impression of a happy place to live. The views out over Portland are spectacular - on a clear day you can almost touch Mt Hood. The gardens, though not large, are lush and inventive. Pittock Mansion... More

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Vancouver, Washington
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Really enjoyed seeing history. Saw it on a Sunday afternoon and it was not too crowded at all. The Mansion was really nice and worth visiting. The view of Portland was great too!!!

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Lower Mainland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Okay, we didn't pay the admission fee and go through the mansion and wish that we had had time for that, but you can drive up there, park in lot, and walk around the grounds enjoying the amazing views of Portland and the surrounding area for free. The plants in the gardens were all labelled so I enjoyed checking out... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A beautifully restored historic mansion. The attention to detail in the restoration is amazing and a credit to the people of Portland. Each room is in pristine condition and has interesting narratives that inform the visitor about the times and the family who built and lived in this cherished treasure. The views from the grounds over Portland and beyond, taking... More

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