Pittock Mansion

Pittock Mansion

Pittock Mansion - NW Portland, Oregon - Drone Flight/Pittock Mansion Pittock Drive Northwest, Portland, Oregon, United States/The Pittock Mansion museum store’s mission is to offer gifts that educate, entertain and heighten public awareness about one of Portland’s most beloved cultural treasures while raising funds to support it. The cozy store is located next to the Mansion in a quaintly refurbished building that once served as the family’s garage.We are pleased to offer items from over 20 new vendors, including items handcrafted by local artists, hand-blown glass, porcelain and jewelry as well as a variety of books, cards, toys, textiles and decorative items.The Pittock Manson museum store is perfect for unique and elegant gifts. We’re ideal for the holiday season since shopping crowds can be avoided, and we feature charming Christmas decorations, and many other festive gifts.As the Visitor Services Manager is constantly looking for new and tantalizing items, our store is filled with a revolving host of wondrous items throughout the year.English-born Henry Lewis Pittock journeyed on a wagon train from Pennsylvania to Oregon in 1853 where, at the young age of 19, and in his own words, “barefoot and penniless,” he began working for Thomas Jefferson Dryer’s Weekly Oregonian newspaper. In 1860, at the age of 26, he married 15-year-old Georgiana Martin Burton of Missouri. Six years prior, Georgiana had crossed the plains from Keokuk, Iowa to Oregon Territory with her parents. Georgiana’s father E.M. Burton was a flour mill owner and one of early Portland’s well known building contractors.Together, Henry and Georgiana began a long life of work, community service, and devotion to family, which would last 58 years and celebrate six children and eighteen grandchildren.A consummate businessman, Henry Pittock took ownership of the Weekly Oregonian in 1860, changing its format to the daily paper we read today. He went on to build an empire incorporating real estate, banking, railroads, steamboats, sheep ranching, silver mining, and the pulp and paper industry.Georgiana dedicated herself to improving the lives of the community’s women and children. She helped found the Ladies Relief Society in 1867, whose Children’s Home provided care, food, and shelter for needy children. Georgiana also worked with the Woman’s Union, and played a key role in building the Martha Washington Home for single, working women.The couple was known for their quiet reserve, helpful demeanor, and love for the outdoors. Georgiana cherished gardening, and kept a terraced flower garden at the mansion covered with every kind of flower imaginable. She frequently adorned her house with cut flowers, and is recognized for originating the tradition of Portland’s annual Rose Festival.pittockmansion.org

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