Pittock Mansion and Forest Park


If you’re looking for a lovely hike within city limits, I’d recommend the Pittock Mansion hike. It can be crowded on weekends and sunny days but that’s pretty much standard. Portlanders swarm outside at any hint of sun. 
Pittock Mansion was originally the private residence of The Oregonian Publisher, Henry Pittock and his wife, Georgiana but is now owned by the city. Dogs are allowed on the grounds but not inside. 

The window behind Mr. N leads to the music room. You can see the harp through the window.

The mansion is also known for its spectacular view of Portland’s skyline and Mt. Hood.

Mr. N and Sage are wondering when photo time is over and hiking time begins.

We did the hike backwards because there’s more parking available at the mansion than the trailhead. All the green things are blooming early in Portland due to the mild weather including the trilliums.

My phone died mid-way through the hike and we got drenched in a sudden downpour so I didn’t get any photos of the Stone House which was built as a rest station as a WPA project. I’d do the hike again but in better weather!

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22 Responses

  1. K9s OverCoffee

    March 27, 2015 1:56 pm

    You posted the important pics ~ I LOVE the ones of Mr. N & Sage posing on the balustrade! I'd frame the one of Mr. N in front of the music room ๐Ÿ™‚ What a great location for pics & a hike!

  2. Beth

    March 27, 2015 4:46 pm

    It looks like Mr. N was an especially good model at this location! I love the music room photo. Hope you get a chance to go back during prettier weather ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Janet Keefe

    March 31, 2015 10:47 pm

    That looks like such a great hike! Your weather looks so beautiful there (other than the downpour you got caught in!)….I can't believe how green everything is, and the flowering trees are gorgeous. I think it's going to be a long time before we see the Trilliums here.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  4. joellecuprak

    July 21, 2018 1:48 pm

    Mr. N looks a bit offended that heโ€™s not allowed in the mansion! Heโ€™s fancy, heโ€™s a gentlemen! Looks like a beautiful property with some good exploring!


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