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Pittock Mansion

3229 NW Pittock Drive, Portland, OR 97210
503-823-3624
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Ranked #17 of 312 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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Portland, Oregon, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We didn't take the guided tour, but there is one offered. We took our parents who were visiting from out of town to get a little culture. The grounds are amazing, and while most of the settings in the building are not original, they create a real picture of what the place must have looked like in its prime. Volunteers... More

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New Albany, Indiana
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8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We walked to this attraction from the Forest Park Trail and only viewed from the outside. There were plenty of signs that explained the family's origin and house's history, along with that of its occupants. The many flowers and shrubs were well identified and the grounds and view were beautiful!

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Leesburg, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

You may have visited many mansions, but none like this one. Built late in life, it incorporates many innovative concepts for 1914. A must see for Portland.

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Kansas City, MO
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334 reviews 334 reviews
45 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We went here based on TA reviews and were glad we did. The experience was made better by having a superb volunteer tour guide in Larry, who knew how to tell us just enough detail to make it interesting but still keep the tour moving. The home fell into disrepair before its restoration but now it is a showplace. Too... More

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Berkshire UK
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The history of this building is the history of the news media of the north west. Pittock rose from being a penniless Irish immigrant to becoming one of the most powerful newspaper tycoons owning among other titles, the Oregonian. Unless you have you own transport, this is not the easiest place to get too but it is worth the effort.... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I visited here with a friend and it was beautiful. They way the mansion has been kept in such great condition (including extensive renovations) is amazing. And I love how you can see which items are originals of the home by having the symbol displayed. And the view of Portland from the gardens is amazing!!!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This lovely historic home of a newspaper publisher was a treat. Although the home is small it is a gem and the grounds were very nice. The staff has done a very nice job on the exhibits. I saw pictures of their Christmas display and hope to go back to see it.

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Winter Park, FL
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This historic home shows very well. I have been in quite a few historic homes in different areas of the country but this one gives you a great tour and you can actually go in many rooms. Not to mention the views are great of the city of Portland

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Los Angeles
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81 reviews 81 reviews
5 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This old mansion has been extensively renovated, and it interesting to see how rich people lived 100 years ago or so in Portland. I would not compare the mansion to a museum , or to the Hearst Castle in San Simeon. The grounds are well kept and the view of Portland is fabulous.

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Portland, Oregon
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I enjoy learning more about local history and I LOVE old houses so the Pittock Mansion was a perfect outing for me. I can't believe I've lived here all this time and hadn't made it to this home yet! Now I plan to visit again when the mansion is decorated for Christmas. We did the Architecture Tour which was a... More

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