The 1962 Columbus Day Storm nearly destroyed the then privately owned Pittock Mansion. A fundraising effort by concerned citizens spurred the City of Portland to purchase the mansion in 1964 (for $225,000!). It was restored and in 1965 the historic house opened as the museum we know it as now.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the storm this year, in partnership with Oregon Historical Society, whose exhibit, The Mightiest Wind, examines the 1962 Columbus Day Storm’s effects throughout Oregon, Pittock Mansion’s members will receive free reciprocal admission to OHS between October 12 and 31. Non-member visitors receive $2 off OHS admission and OHS visitors receive $2 off Pittock Mansion admission too (don’t forget your receipt!).