High in the West Hills above Northwest Portland and surrounded by Forest Park, the historic turn-of-the-century Pittock Mansion offers picture-perfect views of the city and its surroundings and insights into Portland history.
Tips to Visit Pittock Mansion
How do I get there?
You can also get to Pittock Mansion using public transportation. Take TriMet bus 20 (Burnside/Stark to Beaverton TC) to the West Burnside at Northwest Barnes Road stop. Then, walk half a mile uphill following the signs.
Is parking available?
Parking costs $2 per hour up to an $8 daily maximum.
When is it open?
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
opens at noon on Tuesdays
Summer Hours (June–Labor Day)
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
opens at noon on Tuesdays
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and January maintenance days
How much does it cost to tour Pittock Mansion?
Seniors (65+): $12.50
Youth (ages 6–18): $10.50
Children (under 6): FREE
Details are subject to change; please check the Pittock Mansion website for current information.
While you’ll need tickets to go inside the mansion, exploring the grounds and taking in the views of Portland’s skyline flanked by Mt. Hood is completely free.
Do I need to reserve tickets in advance?
The mansion is characterized by its impressive architecture and 23 art- and antique-filled rooms, where you can learn about the fascinating success story of early Portland moguls Henry and Georgiana Pittock, instrumental in the city’s development.
Henry and Georgiana arrived in Oregon separately in the mid-1800s and, over the next 60 years, dedicated themselves to hard work, community service and pride in their home. In 1860, Henry Pittock took over the city’s newspaper, eventually becoming The Oregonian that Portlanders read today. He built a business empire in industries as diverse as real estate, banking, railroads, ranching, mining and pulp and paper.
The mansion hosts rotating historical exhibits showcasing art, artifacts, photographs and more that inform visitors about period life in Portland, Oregon, and the U.S. Every holiday season, the mansion is decked with Christmas trees, and features a spectacular exhibit, like 2020’s “Critters Make Merry.” Learn about current exhibitions and upcoming events at Pittock Mansion.
Portland may seem like a young city, but you can still find plenty of history everywhere you look. Discover the historic sites of Portland from public art to public parks, and the sites nearby that bring historic value to the city of roses.
Experience Portland’s history without breaking your budget.
The Oregon Historical Society collection includes thousands of historic artifacts (including the “Portland Penny") that shaped the land now known as Oregon, with permanent and rotating exhibits and an extensive research library.
Pittock Mansion Hike
If you’re in the mood for a lush wooded walk before your ascent to Pittock Mansion, take a swing at this Forest Park hike. The trailhead begins at Lower Mcleay Park, a wide grassy area dotted with benches and picnic tables and crowned by the Thurman Street Bridge. This trail is great for beginners, and on sunny days you’ll see many families with young kids and pets. If it’s rained recently, you’ll want to bring a good pair of walking or hiking shoes. On your way to the mansion, be sure to snap a picture at Stone House, known locally as the Witch’s Castle. Continue on the Wildwood Trail, and after about an hour or so, you will arrive at Pittock Mansion where you can roam the grounds, enjoy the city views, and peruse the giftshop.
Pittock Mansion is currently open every day from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., opening at noon on Tuesdays. From June through Labor Day, the mansion is open an extra hour each day until 5 p.m. Pittock Mansion is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and several days in January.
Days and hours of operation are subject to change; please check the Pittock Mansion website for current information.
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