Plan Your Visit
The Gate Lodge
Visitors are welcome to take photos of Pittock Mansion as well as casual commemorative photos of each other. No flash photography indoors.
Visitors seeking to use the Mansion as a backdrop or “set” for portraits, artistic photography, or a film must submit a commercial photography & filming request. All requests are subject to approval, include facility rental fees, and must take place outside of Pittock Mansion’s normal hours of operation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Bus + Walk
Take Trimet bus 20-Burnside/Stark to Beaverton TC* to bus stop at W Burnside and NW Barnes (stop ID #687). Walk the half mile uphill following “Pittock Mansion” street signs to reach the Mansion.
*Note: Some #20 buses end service before Pittock Mansion’s stop. Be sure the bus’s electronic sign says “to Beaverton TC” or ask the driver.
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 on Burnside.
- From Downtown
Travel West on W Burnside. About 2 miles past NW 23rd you will see a sign for Pittock Mansion at a yellow flashing light. Turn right at the light onto NW Barnes road. Follow the green and white signs to Pittock Mansion.
- 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. Turn left at the light onto NW Barnes Rd. Follow the green and white signs to Pittock Mansion.
- 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 turn 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.
There is a 60-stall parking lot designated for both Pittock Mansion visitors and park users with additional overflow parking available in designated turnouts along the park access road. In addition, there are two designated handicapped parking spaces by the Pittock Mansion Museum Store located in the Garage.
Please note: During peak use, the parking lot and additional overflow parking may be completely full at times. Peak use is June through August and mid-November through December—especially on weekends. We encourage visitors during those peak times to use alternative transportation such as cabs, car sharing services, Trimet, or hiking up.
Pittock Mansion has a designated accessible entrance and elevator. The Gate Lodge is currently not wheelchair accessible.
Please note: Motor scooters and larger wheelchairs will not fit in our original 1914 Otis elevator. The Mansion has two standard size wheelchairs for visitors who are able to move from one chair to the other either by themselves or with assistance from a caretaker available on a first-come-first-served basis. Our elevator is over 100 years old and requires routine maintenance and repairs. Please call Visitor Services at 503.823.3624 prior to visit if you have any questions regarding accessibility.
Pittock Mansion is a historic house museum and not designed for stroller use. Please consider leaving strollers behind. Strollers can be used, but visitors will need to be able to carry them up and down the stairs. Visitors also have the option of checking their strollers at admissions or the main entrance to the Mansion.
No pets are allowed in Pittock Mansion, The Gate Lodge, or Garage. Pets are allowed on the Mansion’s grounds, but owners must adhere to all City of Portland ordinances regarding pets in public spaces.
Pittock Mansion does allow service animals as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Under the ADA, Pittock Mansion staff are allowed to ask the following questions:
- Is the service animal required because of a disability?
- What work or task has the dog been trained to perform?
Please note: Emotional support, therapy, and service-dogs-in-training are not recognized as legal service animals under the ADA and are therefore considered to be pets.
Learn more on the Americans with Disabilities Act website.
Visitors are welcome to take photos of the interior of Pittock Mansion as well as casual commemorative photos of each other.
Visitors seeking to use the Mansion as a backdrop or “set” for portrait or artistic photography or as a set for a film must submit a commercial photography or film request. All commercial and film requests are subject to approval, include facility rental fees, and must take place outside of normal hours of operation. Learn More
Light snacks are available for purchase in Pittock Mansion’s Museum Store. Please enjoy your food/beverages before entering the museum.
For a list of nearby restaurants, visit Travel Portland’s website.
No visit to Pittock Mansion would be complete without stopping in the Pittock Mansion Museum Store. Our Museum Store is located in the Garage building and offers items including period-inspired men’s and women’s accessories, décor, toys and games, history books, and holiday decorations.
Pittock Mansion is a historic house museum and is not available to rent for weddings or private events.
As a benefit of our Corporate Membership, businesses are allowed to host a one-time event based on availability and subject to approval. Learn more about Corporate Membership.
To request a donation for a charitable cause, contact Visitor Services.