Step Back in Time at the Pittock Mansion in Portland, Oregon
November 3, 2017
The Pacific Northwest is full of surprises. During your getaway to Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins, you can experience everything from gorgeous scenery to incredible historical homes. When looking to learn a bit about the history of the area, one of our favorite places to tour is the Pittock Mansion in Portland, Oregon. This gorgeous 46-room, 46-acre estate was originally built as a private home in 1914 but is now open to the public for touring. Come see this gorgeous mansion to learn about its history of scandal and even see where some popular movies were filmed!
Pittock Mansion History
The history of the Pittock Mansion in Portland Oregon is filled with grandiose and scandal. Built in 1914, the estate was created for one of the most influential families in Oregon, Henry and Georgiana Pittock. After moving up the ranks of the newspaper world, Henry Pittock became the owner of The Oregonian and established a real estate empire along with some other business ventures. While the family was loved and admired, scandal occurred when a councilman released that the family had illegally brought a water line to their home at the city’s expense.
Pittock Mansion Restoration
In 1958, the last of the Pittocks moved out of the home and put it on the market. There was both contemplation to tear it down due to damages it faced in bad weather as well as talk to turn the property into a subdivision. However, the citizens of Portland decided instead to band together and start a fundraising campaign to save the property. After raising more than $67,000, the City of Portland decided to purchase the property and work on its restoration. 15 months later, the Pittock Mansion in Portland, Oregon, is back to its original grandeur. It is now open to the public to tour!
Touring the Pittock Mansion in Portland, Oregon
Stepping into the Pittock Mansion is like stepping back in time. You will be left in awe by this gorgeous estate. See the incredible architecture and furnishings just as they were when the Pittocks first moved in! The French Renaissance-style chateau has 46 rooms and breathtaking furnishings and decorations. It even includes the top-of-the-line technology from the time it was built such as a central vacuum system and elevator. The beauty of the interior and surrounding grounds will take your breath away! The property is usually open from 10-4 daily, but there are a few exceptions throughout the year.
Stay at Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins
Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins is located right on the border of Washington State and Oregon, so it’s near many of the attractions of both of the gorgeous states! See incredible historical spots like the Pittock Mansion in Portland, Oregon, during your stay. Between sightseeing, relax in your own private cabin. Cozy up by the fireplace with your sweetheart or soak in the Jacuzzi tub. Plus, you’ll get to start off each day with a delicious breakfast! We look forward to seeing you at Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins!