Many of Portland’s best skyline views are from the grounds around the historic Pittock Mansion in the West Hills.
This year, the Pittock turns 100! To celebrate this milestone, admission will be free to visitors for the first 10 days of February.
The impressive mansion was originally built in 1914 for Oregonian publisher Henry Pittock and his family. In 1964, Portlanders rallied to save the home, which had fallen into disrepair. Now, Pittock is owned and enjoyed by the public. Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R), in partnership with the Pittock Mansion Society, maintains the home and its grounds.
In 2012, PP&R committed over $500,000 to help renovate the historic structure. With additional funding from the Pittock Mansion Society and private funders, the iconic terraces around the building are now in shape to welcome visitors for the next 100 years.
Nick was proud to sit on Pittock’s Centennial Council, working with other community leaders to ensure a celebration worthy of Portland’s best-known home.
You can read more about Pittock’s Centennial, and the history of Henry Pittock and the early days of The Oregonian, online.
Pittock Mansion Centennial
Free Admission February 1 – 10, 2014
3229 NW Pittock Drive
Portland landmark Pittock Mansion turns 100 with free admission and special tours
Rebecca Koffman in The Oregonian
Photo courtesy of the Pittock Mansion Society