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3229 NW Pittock Dr, Portland, OR | Directions 9721045.524713 -122.717028
Monday To Sunday From 11:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Hillside, Neighbors West - Northwest
Long before gluten-free diets, bike commuting to work, and the arrival of the "creative class," Portland was a lumber town. There exists no greater reminder of this than Pittock Mansion, built by Henry Lee Pittock. Pittock was the ultimate businessman, owning newspapers, logging companies, and paper mills, and this mansion, bulit in for him in 1914, stands as a testament to his wealth. The exterior grounds are as breath-taking as the English, Turkish, and French-inspired interior. Explore the interior for an affordable fee, or picnic in the gardens for free.
Tour this regal turn-of-the-century mansion and soak up its fascinating history (rumor has it there's even a ghost or two floating around), stroll the resplendent gardens and then enjoy a picnic on the back lawn, with free panoramic city and Mt. Hood views.
Well, maybe it's haunted, but I love the stories about each object. There's a piano-like instrument in one of the upstairs rooms that's interesting to check out and also realize that, for the ladies living there at the time, though they had servants, they were 'stuck'. It's far enough away from town that they would have had literally no freedom whatsoever. Pretty interesting story in general. Also, strangely small closets. I love it there. The big picture window in the living room is ridiculous.
Few pleasant Residual Presences, but no real negativity or ghosts "haunting" this residence – About Pittock Mansion in SW Portland, OR-
There are rumors that every old home just about everywhere has its' ghosts, especially the larger the house. This is a beautiful home and the overall feeling is one of calm and completion. My personal experience as a local sensitive/clairsentient who has visited Pittock Mansion many times times - though not taking the tour until my 4th visit to confirm what I "know" - is this: the 2 sisters' energy lingers as light and joy at the south side on the 2nd floor, they were very happy living here, but there is no male ghost in the middle bedroom - only a photo exists there, and there is a faint but definite energetic "memory imprint"of a baby who died at the north end bedroom upstairs. I can feel the grief, but the baby is not there, nor is the older sister. It is one of the more peaceful homes I have experienced, full of residual energies. But I still want to visit the downstairs, as there feels an heaviness from there, but since they do not allow for tours there, I can only feel the draw to get down there. The other place I feel an heaviness with an unusual history not normally known and told is of the caretaker who lived with his family in the little house below the mansion to the south, esp. 1920-30s. haven't had a chance to check it out yet. If anyone has similar "vibes", I would love to hear about that.
Pittock Mansion is truly a gorgeous home and lovely just for its' own sake - I encourage anyone interested in historical architecture (check out the stairs) to visit, and take a notebook and jot down impressions if you are so inclined to cultivate your own sensitive skills, afterwards you can research the known information of the residents and the home. It is the best way to hone those inner skills.
Mira S, Garden Home OR
Horrible Holiday Experience – We were so sadly disappointed at the Holiday decorations. It was downright cheesy and detracted from the elegance of the original decor. There were dolls in the beds and paper crafts hanging everywhere. Cheap looking mannequins standing around looking a bit spooky and outdated. Save your time and money and visit any other time to really see the mansion without the terrible and cheap looking decorations. The grounds are spectacular!
Great place to propose – Not only does the Pittock Mansion have the best view of Portland, it is the perfect place to propose. I would know. I proposed to my girlfriend last Friday, May 11th, 2007 (she said yes!), inside this beautifully preserved and restored home. To make things even better, the staff were very kind and accommodating--they even brought out champagne for us--and were able to help plan the event with me. So, if you are looking to propose, or just want to visit a place that demands the beauty and specialness of young, and timeless, love, do not miss the Pittock Mansion.
Experience An Elegant 1900 Life – A visit to the Pittock Mansion is to escape to the past and grasp the elegant lifestyle of Portland's privileged, but active wealthy class. The restored mansion is decorated with period furnishings, china, and selected household items. Strolling the grounds slows down the pace of life, as you move among the shrubbery or look out of the city of Portland. A visit to the Mansion at the holidays is very special, as it is lovingly theme-decorated.
Perched high above the city, this turn-of-the-century mansion provides a peek into Portland's past. – In Short
Located in the West Hills with a spectacular city view, it has been a local landmark since its construction in 1914 by Henry Pittock, founder of "The Oregonian." The mansion, which incorporates Turkish, English and French design, was built by Oregon craftsmen and artisans using Northwest building materials. Now a museum, it provides visitors with a glimpse into the luxuries--and hardships--in the lives of Pittock, his wife, Georgiana, and their family.
What a Cool Place! – The Pittock Mansion is a historic site in Portland that should not be missed. Not only was I in awe of the building and grounds, but the view is TO DIE FOR! On a clear day you can see all of Portland and the surrounding mountains. My sons loved it because it reminded them of someplace a ghost might like to live. It was worth the trouble to find it - check it out.
Incredible – The Pittock Mansion is always fun. It's quite an experience to go and see the house and grounds. Fun and interesting for kids too!
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