Directions and FAQs
About the Mansion
Constructed between 1909 and 1914 in Portland’s West Hills by Oregon pioneers Henry and Georgiana Pittock, Pittock Mansion is a meticulously preserved architectural landmark that symbolizes Portland’s transformation from a small lumber town into a bustling city. Home to the Pittocks and their descendants until 1958, the Mansion was nearly destroyed in the early 1960s when plans surfaced to turn the site over to developers. Spurred by community activists to preserve the historic home, City of Portland officials bought the estate in 1964. The house opened to the public as a museum in 1965. Today, the nonprofit Pittock Mansion Society and Portland Parks and Recreation collaborate to operate the museum and the surrounding 46-acre public park. The Pittock Mansion Society is an independent, federally-recognized, 501 (c) (3) charitable organization.
The Pittock Mansion is located two miles west of downtown, off West Burnside, at 3229 N.W. Pittock Drive. For directions, please visit Google Maps. Some GPS systems have incorrect directions to a dead-end street. The best way to find Pittock Mansion is to follow the street signs off Burnside.
Self-guided tours of the museum are available during normal operating hours. We recommend you set aside 30–60 minutes to tour the inside of the Mansion. Admission tickets can be purchased at the main entrance of the Mansion, on the day of your visit.
Guided tour times vary according to the season and attendance levels. For guided tour information please call our information line at 503.823.3623.
Group tours of 20 or more receive a discounted rate when paying with a single group payment, and require reservations in advance. Please call 503.823.3623 to make a reservation.
See our students page for information about the special student group “Discovery” tours.
Find out about upcoming special tours, events, and exhibitions here.
Pittock Mansion is situated on 46 acres of land 1,000 feet above sea level and commands a view of five mountains in the Cascade Range. Enjoy the fragrant gardens, miles of hidden hiking trails, sweeping city views and feel free to bring a picnic to enjoy on the lawn. Keep in mindthat the weather in Oregon can quickly change; we recommend bringing an umbrella and a coat along with you (just in case).
The Mansion is located within Pittock Acres Park, and is part of the Portland Parks and Recreation system. The grounds are open on weekdays from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m and on weekends from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
No visit would be complete without stopping in the Museum Store. Open daily from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, the store is situated in what once was the Pittock family garage, and offers gifts and keepsakes that education, entertain, and heighten public awareness about one of Portland’s most beloved cultural treasures while rasing fund to support it.
The opportunity to hold an event at Pittock Mansion is only available as a benefit of Corporate Membership at the Gold level. Private personal events such as weddings, birthday parties or anniversaries are not permitted. For further information about hosting your business event in a classic, elegant atmosphere, please go to Become A Member.
Casual handheld snapshots (without flash) are permitted inside and outside of the Mansion. Equipment such as tripods, monopods and lights are not permitted inside the museum during normal operating hours. Professional photo sessions may be arranged inside the Mansion outside normal operating hours; for more information contact 503.823.3623.
Commercial photography on the grounds outside of Pittock Mansion requires a permit that must be obtained through Portland Parks & Recreation. Find permit information here.
Pittock Mansion is partially wheelchair and stroller accessible, via the ground floor entrance on the right (East) side of the home. Volunteers and staff members will assist visitors in using the Mansion’s original 1914 Otis elevator to access the 3 floors open for touring.Due to the limited size of the Mansion elevator, motorized wheelchairs and scooters may not fit inside it. Visitors are welcome to borrow one of two wheelchairs, which are available on a first come, first serve basis.
Nearby Attractions/ Accommodations
Portland is full of a variety of notable attractions. For detailed information on what not to miss and where to stay, visit http://www.travelportland.com/.
Directions to Pittock Mansion
Go to Google Maps for a detailed map and directions.
Please note: If you plan to use Tri-Met, there is a half mile, uphill hike from the bus stop on W. Burnside to the entrance of the Mansion.
Travel West on W Burnside. About 2 miles past NW 23rd you will see a sign for the Pittock Mansion at a yellow flashing light. Turn right here onto NW Barnes road. Follow the green and white signs into the Pittock Acres Park.
From the West (Hillsboro, Beaverton, etc.)
Travel East on Hwy 26. Take the Sylvan exit and cross over the freeway, placing you on Skyline Blvd. Take Skyline to Burnside, turn right onto Burnside and go through a small tunnel. Look for the yellow flashing light and the Pittock Mansion sign, and take a left onto NW Barnes Rd. Follow the green and white signs into the Pittock Acres park.
From the East (Gresham, Fairview, etc.)
Take I-84 Westbound into downtown Portland. Take the City Center exit, turn right onto SW 2nd or SW 4th, and then take a left onto W Burnside. Take Burnside West and follow the above directions from downtown.
From the North (Vancouver, Seattle, etc.)
Take I-5 South to I-405, follow the signs carefully to the W Burnside exit. Turn right onto W Burnside and follow the above directions from downtown.
From the South (Salem, Wilsonville, etc.)
Take I-5 North and take the City Center exit to 12th street. Turn left on W Burnside and follow the above directions from downtown.