It’s true – you can find a French Renaissance-style château in the West Hills of Portland. The Pittock Manor was built in 1901 for pioneers Henry and Georgiana Pittock, who lived in the house from 1914 to 1919. Today it’s open to visitors who are curious about how a small town turned into the iconic city Portland is today.
There’s much to see on the daily, self-guided tours of the museum, including an interesting blend of Turkish, English, and French designs. It’s recommended that visitors put aside 30–60 minutes to see the entire mansion.
And aside from being simply a beautiful historic building, the Mansion also represents a long-standing Portland love of all things local – Oregon craftsmen and artisans built the home using Northwest materials. The grounds the Manor sits on – 46 acres in total – also draw tourists who enjoy fragrant gardens, hidden hiking trails and picnic on the lawn (Pacific NW weather permitting!)
Admission is $10 for adults, with discounts for seniors and youths. They can be purchased at the admission desk in the mansion’s garage on the day of your visit. For guided tours call ahead - times vary according to the season.
For more information, call the Mansion’s information line at 503.823.3623. or visit: http://pittockmansion.org/