View from the grounds of Pittock Mansion, looking across the city to Mt. Hood
The DH and I recently visited Pittock Mansion, an historic landmark and city park in Portland. The grand old home sits high on a hill in Forest Park, overlooking the city and its rivers, and on a clear day, with views of five mountains.
The mansion was built in the early 1900's and was home to Henry and Georgiana Pittock. I admire these two visionaries. Henry worked his way from poverty to owning the Oregonian (the local paper). He was an avid hiker and bicyclist, riding until the very end of his life. In addition to hosting some of the earliest rose shows in the region, Georgiana dedicated herself to improving the welfare of women and children. Clearly, they were a power couple dedicated to improving the lives of those in the community. "With great power comes great responsibility." ~Voltaire
Mt. St. Helens
We enjoyed a picnic with this customized blanket from my sister. It's from the Thirty One company.
The blanket is just the right size for two adults to share. The backing is lined so that it's moisture-resistant, while the inside is soft fleece.
We enjoyed apple-walnut lettuce wraps. Super simple and super fast to pull together. Chop apples, walnuts and celery and dress with honey and lemon. Serve with fresh leaf lettuce (lucky me, ours from the garden.) Yummy, fast and healthy!
View from our picnic spot
Now let's go inside the mansion...
The marble staircase
View of the back lawn
Ready for tea in the sewing room, where Georgiana and her friends worked to raise funds for various causes.
If you're in Portland on a sunny and clear day, Pittock Mansion is worth it! You can enjoy the grounds and the views for free. The entrance inside is $8.50.