Events

JUNE 2019

EXHIBIT
FEBRUARY 1–JULY 14
10AM–4PM

CHANGING LANDSCAPES: The 100-year history of the Pittock Mansion Estate

Pittock Mansion has experienced some dramatic changes over the course of its history, and the same is true for the grounds surrounding the historic home. From a private family estate to a public garden and park, explore the changing perspectives and approaches to the landscaping and usage of the Pittock estate, and discover how the grounds were developed into the renowned garden and park it is today.

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY MASTER GARDENERS PRESENT
SATURDAY, JUNE 8
11AM–2PM
Free
Based on gardener availability.

Garden Tours

Featuring new perennial beds and roses. OSU Master Gardeners will lead tours and answer questions on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month through September. Thirty-minute strolls focus on plants and garden areas while providing a glimpse into the Pittocks’ contributions to Portland’s gardens.

MUSIC IN THE MANSION
JUNE–AUGUST
WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS
10:30AM–12:30PM

Free with admission
Based on volunteer availability.

SUMMER PIANO MUSIC SERIES

Join us for live piano music in the Music Room. Local volunteer musicians will play the 1887 Steinway grand piano that Henry Pittock’s children and grandchildren played.

Close up of turret molding.

SPECIAL TOUR
SATURDAY, JUNE 22
11:30AM–12:30PM
Regular Price $14
Member discount applies
Please note that half this tour is outdoors.

Immerse Yourself in Architecture

Discover the architectural significance of Pittock Mansion inside and out during this one-hour tour. Explore the materials used to build the home, and how the expertise of architect Edward Foulkes helped make Pittock Mansion a traditional yet modern home in 1914.

Purchase tickets at admissions or by calling 503.823.3624.

 

PITTOCK MANSION AND THE HORSELESS CARRIAGE CLUB PRESENT
SATURDAY, JUNE 22
10AM–2PM
Free
Parking is limited — Please consider using a ride share service

Antique Autos on the Lawn

Early automobiles took the country by storm, transforming the landscape and everyday life. The Horseless Carriage Club of Portland is dedicated to restoring, preserving, and—yes—driving these early examples of the budding automobile industry. Learn the fascinating history of these antique vehicles, how they were built, and what it takes to preserve them.

Henry Pittock owned a 1912 Pierce Arrow and then built a three-bay garage to house and care for it. We think he’d approve having these cars on his lawn.

SPECIAL TOUR
SATURDAY, JUNE 29
Tours run every hour from 10AM to 3PM
Regular Price $20
Member discount applies
Recommended for visitors age 14 and up.     

BEHIND THE SCENES

Have you ever wondered “What’s behind that door?” while visiting Pittock Mansion?

On Behind the Scenes Tours, tour guides lead small groups through areas of the Mansion not ordinarily open to the public including basement passages, the boiler room, the Otis elevator machine room, third floor servants’ quarters, Henry Pittock’s private den, and more!

Purchase tickets at admissions or by calling 503.823.3624.

 

JULY 2019

DAY CAMP FOR KIDS
TUESDAY, JULY 16
9AM–12:30PM
Regular Price $35
Member discount applies

LIFE IN 1914

Life in 1914 is an entertaining and educational half-day program for children ages 8–12. Campers go back in time and behind the scenes to experience what life was like 100 years ago through engaging, hands-on activities.

The day begins with a tour of Pittock Mansion’s 23 treasure-filled rooms and areas not ordinarily open to the public like the servants’ quarters and basement. Campers then try their hand at turn-of-the-century skills, like how to do laundry without a washing machine, and how to write with old-fashioned dip pens!

Reservations required. To make a reservation call 503.823.3624.
Learn more about our day camps for kids.

DAY CAMP FOR KIDS
WEDNESDAY, JULY 17
9AM–12:30PM
Regular Price $35
Member discount applies

LIFE IN 1914

Life in 1914 is an entertaining and educational half-day program for children ages 8–12. Campers go back in time and behind the scenes to experience what life was like 100 years ago through engaging, hands-on activities.

The day begins with a tour of Pittock Mansion’s 23 treasure-filled rooms and areas not ordinarily open to the public like the servants’ quarters and basement. Campers then try their hand at turn-of-the-century skills, like how to do laundry without a washing machine, and how to write with old-fashioned dip pens!

Reservations required. To make a reservation call 503.823.3624.
Learn more about our day camps for kids.

EXHIBIT
JULY 20–NOVEMBER 17
10AM–4PM

Portland’s World’s Fair: Souvenirs of the Lewis and Clark Exposition

In 1905, Portland welcomed visitors to the city’s first—and only—world’s fair. The Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition highlighted the area’s industrial innovation and growth, delighted visitors with exotic spectacles, and offered unique keepsakes—souvenirs that are coveted by collectors today. Discover some of the fair’s more fanciful objects from the private collection of Mike Cramer including souvenirs from former Governor Victor Atiyeh’s collection.

EXCLUSIVE MEMBER EXHIBIT OPENING

FRIDAY, JULY 19
6PM–7:30PM

Members can RSVP by July 16 to Dana Manners at 503.823.1651 or dmanners@pittockmansion.org. Light refreshments provided in part by Elephants Delicatessen and St. Josef’s Winery.

SPECIAL TOUR
SATURDAY, JULY 27
Tours run every hour from 10AM to 3PM
Regular Price $20
Member discount applies
Recommended for visitors age 14 and up.     

BEHIND THE SCENES

Have you ever wondered “What’s behind that door?” while visiting Pittock Mansion?

On Behind the Scenes Tours, tour guides lead small groups through areas of the Mansion not ordinarily open to the public including basement passages, the boiler room, the Otis elevator machine room, third floor servants’ quarters, Henry Pittock’s private den, and more!

Purchase tickets at admissions or by calling 503.823.3624.

 

AUGUST 2019

PITTOCK MANSION AND THE PORTLAND ROSE SOCIETY PRESENT
SATURDAY, AUGUST 3
12PM–3PM
Free with admission

ALL MINIATURE ROSE SHOW

Join us for the Portland Rose Society’s annual miniature rose show. All varieties of miniature roses will be on display in the Music Room as well as in the Social Room from approximately noon–3pm after the judging competition. This event is included with general admission.

DAY CAMP FOR KIDS
THURSDAY, AUGUST 8
9AM–2PM
Regular Price $100 (includes all materials)
Member discount applies
Recommended for children ages 8–15.

Interior Design Camp

This camp will introduce children to the creative world of shapes, colors, and textures, and teach them how to bring it all together into a finished design. After touring the Mansion, campers will draw upon what they’ve experienced to create their very own historic guidebook and design palette to take home.

Reservations required. To make a reservation call 503.823.3624.
Learn more about our day camps for kids.

SPECIAL TOUR
SATURDAY, AUGUST 31
Tours run every hour from 10AM to 3PM
Regular Price $20
Member discount applies
Recommended for visitors age 14 and up.     

BEHIND THE SCENES

Have you ever wondered “What’s behind that door?” while visiting Pittock Mansion?

On Behind the Scenes Tours, tour guides lead small groups through areas of the Mansion not ordinarily open to the public including basement passages, the boiler room, the Otis elevator machine room, third floor servants’ quarters, Henry Pittock’s private den, and more!

Purchase tickets at admissions or by calling 503.823.3624.

 

EXHIBITS

In addition to the permanent collection on display throughout the Mansion and Gate Lodge, Pittock Mansion’s rotating exhibits allow visitors to delve deeper into local history.

Corporate event at Pittock Mansion

Host an Event

As a benefit of Corporate Membership, businesses are allowed to host a one-time event based on availability and subject to approval.