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“beautiful views & interesting glimpse into history” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pittock Mansion

Pittock Mansion
3229 NW Pittock Drive, Portland, OR 97210
503-823-3624
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Ranked #18 of 262 Attractions in Portland
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: A historical home with wonderful views of downtown Portland.
Los Angeles, California
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“beautiful views & interesting glimpse into history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

I recommend visiting this place even if you're just going to appreciate the lovely gardens, flowers, and city views outside of the mansion. It's free to explore the grounds outside. The mansion itself was a very interesting glimpse into history. Free tours are offered with an admission ticket but we chose to just explore on our own. Keep in mind that this place is not easily accessible without a car. Overall, we were glad we made time for this. For history lovers this is a don't miss!

Visited June 2013
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“Beautiful setting and gardens as well as interesting resoration.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

It was a sunny day in June and the roses and other plants were as beautiful as the great view of the river and city. The home and its history is well presented; ask for the free tour to make it more interesting. It is not equal to the east coast and Cal. mansions because, probably, the wealth of Mr. Pittock and his determination to use local materials and craftsmen could not really compete with Europe. But, clearly worth the time and fee to see if you are in Portland.

Visited June 2013
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“Great view while learning about flora”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We enjoyed a recent drive up the hill to Pittock Mansion in Portland. We did not choose to tour the home, but instead enjoyed walking around the grounds (no charge). The drive up the hill is worth it because of two things: 1) the view of the city below (with the snow-covered top of Mount Hood rising into the clouds) and 2) the opportunity to learn about plants throughout the grounds. Rhododendron of all colors was in bloom in late May, as were beautiful roses and azaleas, all the size of plants you'd find in a tropical rain forest.

Beautiful grounds and a great opportunity for an afternoon stroll.

Visited June 2013
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“Wow, I could live here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

This is a 100 year old mansion with very nice gardens and a view of downtown Portland on a clear day. It is about a 10 min drive from City Center and a bit hard to find, but worth a visit. Only $7 to tour the house (the gardens are free). Well worth getting out of town to see it.

Visited June 2013
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“Awesome views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

High above the city is this huge mansion overlooking the rivers and the city. On a clear day, you can see for miles and miles. Tour the mansion at your own leisure, the guided tour is a bit overrated. The signage throughout the mansion is very detailed. Most amazing thing to see is the smoking room, which ironically was never used as such. Some of the plumbing features in the bathroom area must see.

Visited May 2013
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