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Footbridge Over Burnside Coming Soon

Pittock Mansion visitors often ask if they can walk to Washington Park from the Mansion and Forest Park. The answer? “Yes, but be careful crossing Burnside!” The warning is necessary; the [...]

Henry Pittock’s Outdoor Adventures

Like many Portlanders, the dream of outdoor adventure is part of what attracted Henry Pittock to the Northwest. As a young man in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he read an account of a rafting [...]

Portland’s 1905 World’s Fair

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, cities across the globe hosted elaborate “world’s fairs” to promote progress and showcase the industrial might, products, arts, and culture of their region and [...]

Henry’s 1910 Letter from Europe

Henry Pittock was an avid traveler, visiting regional destinations like San Francisco and more exotic ones like Hawaii and Mexico. In 1910, Henry traveled to Europe, stopping in Switzerland, [...]

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