Pittock Mansion

The Pittock Mansion is one of Portland, Oregon’s most iconic landmarks. It is located at 3229 NW Pittock Dr, Portland, OR 97210.  With its breathtaking views of Mount Hood and the city skyline, this historic mansion has grown into a popular wedding venue and event space. The Hill-Toutant Family who built the home in 1912 used it as an estate until 1947 when they turned it into a private residence. In 1949, the estate was inherited by their daughter Jeanette Hill-Toutant who began renovations and restoration works to convert it back into a family home. After many adaptations, remodels, and expansions over the years, the current 18-room mansion now houses the Portland National Historic Landmark Museum which opened its doors to public visitors in 2016.

Where is the Pittock Mansion?

Located on the west side of SW Broadway in the historic district of Portland, Oregon, the Pittock Mansion is easily accessible by car, public transportation, or walking. It can be reached by crossing the Broadway Bridge and heading west on the west side of the Willamette River. The current mansion was built between 1912 and 1914 by the Pittock family. They originally purchased the 2.5-acre lot in 1909. The family constructed the mansion out of stone, wood, and concrete materials. The home was completed by 1915. The original home was a three-story, 8,946 square-foot mansion with 59 rooms and two staircases, one inside and one on the riverside. As the family expanded their estate, they eventually outgrow their original home. In the 1920s, the home was turned into a private estate with a wall dividing the home into two separate estates. At some point, the house was subdivided again into two separate residences.

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History of the Pittock Mansion

The history of the Pittock Mansion is a study of the importance of family, culture, and history in the evolution of Portland, Oregon. The city of Portland was founded in 1841 by former employees of William K. Laidlaw, a Canadian confederate of the Hudson’s Bay Company. At that time, the area around the confluence of the Willamette River and the Columbia River was populated by Native Americans. In 1847, the Oregon Trail was opened allowing settlers to travel west. The settlers moved into the area by the early 1850s, many of whom were former employees of the Hudson’s Bay Company. At this time, the Pacific Northwest was a British territory. The Hudson’s Bay Company was the de facto ruler of the territory, but in 1849 the United States Congress passed the Oregon Boundary Treaty, making the country the dominant power in the region. In 1857, the United States acquired the entire territory of Oregon. The United States was now the dominant power in the area.

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Inside the Pittock Mansion Museum

The interior of the mansion has been transformed into a museum showcasing the history of Portland, Oregon. The tour begins with two rooms that were restored and decorated with period furniture. On display are bronze sculptures, paintings, and photographs from the city’s past. Following the rooms of the Pittock Mansion Museum is a patio overlooking the river and Mount Hood. On the river side of the patio is a long stone bench where visitors can sit and enjoy the view. A pathway leads visitors to the front porch. There is also a rose garden where visitors can see the different varieties of roses that have been developed and maintained by the Portland Rose Society. The rose garden includes a section of 15-foot arched roses that often bloom in May and June. At the back of the rose garden is a view of the river where visitors can sit and take in the view.

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