Events

OCTOBER 2019

EXHIBIT
ON VIEW THROUGH NOVEMBER 17
10AM–4PM
Free with admission

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.

SPECIAL TOUR
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26
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!

NOVEMBER 2019

Victorian woman making a disgusted face

TASTING
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7
7–8:30PM
Regular Price $32
Member discount applies
On sale through November 4
Space is limited.

They Ate What? Sampling Unusual Victorian Foods

Many of the ingredients and preparation methods popular during the Gilded Age seem unconventional today—cold pressed meats, sweet or savory mushes and puddings, and jellied delights of all flavors. Come taste samples* of authentic recipes and learn about 19th-century food trends, from the appetizing to the off-putting.

* Guests receive bite-size tastings. Due to the authenticity of the recipes, we are unable to accommodate dietary restrictions.

SPECIAL TOUR
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16
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!

A PITTOCK MANSION CHRISTMAS
ON VIEW MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25 THROUGH SUNDAY, JANUARY 5
10AM–4PM
Free with admission

Wonderful World of Books

From children’s classics to modern-day mysteries, this year’s Pittock Mansion Christmas explores the wonderful world of books. Experience the literary visions of local decorators as they transform the Mansion’s rooms into magical storybook settings.

Community Action Book Drive
Monday, November 25th through Sunday, December 8th

Pittock Mansion will be hosting a book drive in collaboration with Community Action for Head Start children, aged 0–5. View full donation guidleines here.

DECEMBER 2019

SPECIAL EVENT
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12
7–9PM
21+ event
Regular Price $47

Member discount applies
On sale through December 5
Space is limited.

Gingerbread Dream Home

Join us for a joyful evening of architectural history and gingerbread house-making fun while experiencing the magic of a Pittock Mansion Christmas. After learning about some of Portland’s historic homes and getting inspiration, you will get a chance to build a gingerbread dream home. Will your home win a “best of” prize? Get your tickets today and find out!

Ticket price includes one complete gingerbread kit, museum entry for up to two people, two hot cider cocktails per person, and light refreshments.

Read our program policies here.

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.