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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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Alexandria, Virginia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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Vancouver, Washington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Visited twice within the past week; first by trail from Lower Maculeay Park with 11 y.o. kids then via auto. The trail route is at first along a creek the up a fairly steep hillside that would be difficult for those who are not in excellent shape. Half way up your can visit an interesting Audubon facility. The road route... More

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Bellevue, Washington
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I love this mansion, super awesome history and the garden is perfect for picture taking! Took us about an hour to get through the whole place, there are bathrooms but not conveniently placed!

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England
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104 reviews 104 reviews
59 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

A beautiful old house in a lovely area near Washington Park. $10 entry and if you want to go on the tour you can at no extra charge. The staff were really friendly and informative.

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Hong Kong, China
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

It was nice driving there with the windy roads and the giant trees. The mansion tells the development of the city with lots of history and told the story of how the Pittock family prospered and pitifully declined. Admission was 9.5 per person with additional 1 dollar donated to the foundation. I thought it was well spent because keeping up... More

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The whole story of the Pittock's is very interesting and inspiring. The volunteer guide did a fantastic job pointing out the little things- the "liver washer" in the shower, the mirrors installed to allow for constant views of Mt. Hood. My only complaint is that there's no limit to the amount of people in the group. Our group was large-... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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165 reviews 165 reviews
17 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We arrived in time to take a guided tour, but should have opted for a walk around on your own tour. In fact, after having the dull guide forget basic facts and figures, we jettisoned the tour all together. The house is interesting, but not nearly as big or fancy as I thought it would be. Just OK overall.

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