Whispers from the past can be heard on Portland property. Trips to the Pittock Mansion transport visitors back into the early days of the 1900’s. True pioneers, Henry Pittock and his wife Georgianna journeyed to Oregon via covered wagon. Through hardwork and determination Henry amassed an empire with his hand firmly set into multiple businesses including the railroad, publishing, Portland real estate, banking, ranching and mining. One of the first power couples, the Pittocks devoted themselves to their community. Always out and about these two lived an active life hiking, climbing, gardening and bicycling around.
History Overflows on Picturesque Portland Real Estate
Today the Pittock Mansion sits serenely in Pittock Acres Park. Over forty acres sets the scene for hiking, walking and pondering life. Built in 1914 the house represents the success of the American dream. Falling into disrepair over the years the City of Portland bought and renovated the mansion in the 1960’s. Open daily from February to December the wonderful dwelling acts as a time capsule providing a glimpse back into an opulent past. Filled with authentic family heirlooms and genuine period pieces the rooms filling this Portland property are truly a historian's treasure trove. The character of the Pittock family easily comes to life through their belongings, biographies and cherished photographs. Discovery Tours are designed for third and fourth grade students living in the region. These youngsters get to explore three floors ripe with history. Field trip activities stimulate interest and encourage enthusiasm.
The beauty surrounding the Pittock Mansion inspires those trespassing through. The park welcomes the public onto the grounds every day until 9 p.m. weather permitting. Doors to the home open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily with increased hours during summer. During the month of January the mansion is closed however. Adult admission is $11 with discounts for youth and seniors. Membership packages assist in preservation of this magnificent site and includes complimentary admittance and member only events.