Events

AUGUST 2019

EXHIBIT
ON VIEW THROUGH 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.

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.

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 503-823-3587.
Learn more about our day camps for kids.

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY MASTER GARDENERS PRESENT
SATURDAY, AUGUST 10
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.

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.

 

SEPTEMBER 2019

Close up of turret molding.

SPECIAL TOUR
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
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.

 

SPECIAL TOUR
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
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.

 

OCTOBER 2019

HANDS-ON LEARNING
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13
1–3PM
Free with admission

Harp Demonstration

The circa 1900 concert harp in the Music Room is a favorite of Pittock Mansion visitors. But what kinds of harps are there, what do they sound like, how do you play them? Join us for a hands-on harp experience with local musician Misty Williams. Visitors will learn about different types of harps, listen to different techniques, and pluck the strings of a harp themselves!

 

 

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.