Pittock Mansion reopens in Portland

The Pittock Mansion in Portland, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes)

After an extended closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Pittock Mansion in Portland’s West Hills has reopened to smaller capacities. Tickets are timed and available online. Wearing masks during visits and distancing are required.

Henry and Georgiana Pittock built the French Renaissance mansion on 46 acres with a sweeping view of Portland. On clear days, you can see Mount Hood rising behind the Portland skyline, Mount Hood and Adams to the northeast, and Mount Jefferson to the southeast.

The couple arrived in Portland in the 1850s, after crossing the Oregon Trail in separate wagon trains. They were married shortly after settling there. Henry took a job as a typesetter at The Weekly Oregonian newspaper and became the owner and publisher. He expanded his business ventures into banking, paper and pulp, railroads, real estate, sheep ranching, silver mining, and steamboats. Georgiana raised the children and kept active in many local charities.

The mansion’s address is 3229 NW Pittock Drive. Check out the reopening guidelines and buy tickets at pittockmansion.org.

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