Pittock Mansion

#8 in Best Things To Do in Portland, OR
Pittock Mansion
Pittock Mansion
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Key Info

3229 NW Pittock Drive

Price & Hours

$11 for adults; $8 for kids 6-18; free for kids 5 and younger
Hours vary seasonally

Details

Historic Homes/Mansions, Sightseeing Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
4.1scorecard
  • 3.5Value
  • 5.0Facilities
  • 0.0Atmosphere

The 16,000-square-foot Pittock Mansion is one of Portland's few historic attractions and definitely one of the most unique. Commissioned in 1912 by Henry Pittock – the owner of The Oregonian newspaper – and designed after the French Renaissance style, this 23-room mansion contains a Turkish smoking room, a library, a music room, and two sleeping porches, among other features.

Guided tours of the mansion are included in the price of admission, allowing you to learn how the wealthy lived here in Portland. But you'll need to call the mansion to check on the availability of the volunteer tour guides. Also, stop by the gift shop, which sells handcrafted items made by local vendors. You can also take a self-guided tour during visiting hours; maps are available at the front entrance and interpretive panels are stationed throughout the mansion. 

Even if you're not interested in exploring the house (or paying the entrance fee), consider taking a stroll around the spectacular grounds for free. Recent visitors said the mansion sits on a steep hill above downtown Portland and offers some of the best views of the city. What's more, the grounds surrounding Pittock Mansion are a public park open daily through 9 p.m. The woods behind the mansion are a part of Forest Park, offering a variety of hiking trails.

You'll find the mansion west of downtown, just north of Washington Park. Parking is free. The mansion is also serviced by TriMet bus No. 20 Burnside/Stark to Beaverton TC. From the bus stop, you'll have to a walk a half-mile uphill to the mansion. The Pittock Mansion is open every day, but hours vary by season. Generally, the mansion is open from 10 a.m. to 4 or 5 p.m. daily. Note that the mansion is closed the entire month of January. Admission costs $11 for adults, $8 for kids ages 6 to 18 and is free for children 5 and younger; discounts are also available for senior citizens and students. For more information on hours and special events at the mansion, visit the attraction's website

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