Events

2024

Monarch Butterfly Lecture

LECTURE
June 21, 5:30pm-7:00pm
$10 per person
Member discount available 

Did you know that majestic monarch butterflies grace us with their presence on Pittock Acres? Over the past few years, the Portland Monarchs group has been working to build a safe haven for butterflies at the Pittock Mansion viewpoint. Join Ida Galash  for a lecture on these magnificent creatures while learning how to contribute to their conservation.

More information and registration  – coming soon! 

 

A Walking Tour of Jewish South Portland

GUIDED TOUR
June 15th 10:30am-12:30pm
$25 per person
Member discount available
In partnership with the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education

Join us for a walking tour of South Portland, once a thriving immigrant community. The tour will begin in Lair Hill at the original Neighborhood House (now an active Waldorf School) then proceed through what was once the heart of the multiethnic neighborhood. Along the way, you’ll learn about the people and places that contributed to the rich history of Portland’s Jewish community, including razed and relocated synagogues.

As you walk, you’ll hear about the city’s first urban renewal projects of the early 1960s, which irreparably changed the physical, social and cultural landscape of the neighborhood.

Limited accessibility. More information will be updated shortly.

 

A Walking Tour of Jewish South Portland

GUIDED TOUR
June 23rd 10:30am-12:30pm
$25 per person
Member discount available
In partnership with the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education

Join us for a walking tour of South Portland, once a thriving immigrant community. The tour will begin in Lair Hill at the original Neighborhood House (now an active Waldorf School) then proceed through what was once the heart of the multiethnic neighborhood. Along the way, you’ll learn about the people and places that contributed to the rich history of Portland’s Jewish community, including razed and relocated synagogues.

As you walk, you’ll hear about the city’s first urban renewal projects of the early 1960s, which irreparably changed the physical, social and cultural landscape of the neighborhood.

Limited accessibility. More information will be updated shortly.

 

From Near and Far Lecture, Ellen Eisenberg: Oregon Jewish History

From Near and Far Lecture, Ellen Eisenberg: Oregon Jewish History

LECTURE
June 25th 5:30-7:00
$15 per person
Member discount available

Join for a lecture by Dr. Ellen Eisenberg about the history of Jewish people in Oregon. Dr. Eisenberg’s presentation will expand upon the history of Jewish Portlanders featured in our current exhibit.

Dr. Ellen Eisenberg holds the Dwight and Margaret Lear chair in American History at Willamette University, where she teaches courses on the history of the U.S. since the Civil War, with an emphasis on immigration, ethnicity and race, particularly in the West. This year, she has developed several new courses in which she partners with local historical institutions as they work to diversify the stories that they tell.

 

monarch butterfly at the monarch butterfly garden at Pittock Mansion in Portland, Oregon.

Monarch Butterfly Talks

TALK
June 9th, July 11th, August 17th & September 7th
12:30pm – 1:30pm

Free program

Did you know that majestic monarch butterflies grace us with their presence on Pittock Acres? Over the past few years, the Portland Monarchs group has been working to build a safe haven for butterflies at the Pittock Mansion viewpoint. Join us this summer for Monarch Butterfly Tours and learn all about these magnificent creatures while actively contributing to their conservation.

Free informational talks on June 9th, June 11th, June 21st, August 17th & September 7th. 12:30pm – 1:30pm. 

Please email kwilliams@pittockmansion.org to RSVP.

Behind the Scenes Tours

GUIDED TOUR
Multiple Times
$23 for general admission
Member discount available

Pittock Mansion was a marvel of its day, built with technologically advanced features for its time that are not all visible during normal operating hours. Visitors have the chance to view behind closed doors at the Mansion on this intimate docent-led tour, as well as learn historical details about this unique home. Book your tickets now as space is limited to 10 people per tour.

 

Architecture Tours

GUIDED TOUR
Multiple Times
$23 for general admission
Member Discount Available

This fun new tour highlights the mansion’s story, focusing on design, craftsmanship, and decorative arts. In just an hour, discover the significance of Pittock Mansion and how architect Edward Foulkes modernized it in 1914.

 

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Corporate event at Pittock Mansion

Membership

As a member of Pittock Mansion, you help expand the ways the Mansion serves the community and ensure the legacy of this iconic landmark. All members support understanding and stewardship of Portland history through Pittock Mansion, its collections, and programs.

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.