Win Tickets ($22): Pittock Mansion presents Forces of Nature: Historic Portland Floods, Fires, Ice & Snow!

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Forces of Nature on display at Pittock Mansion through July 8. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, February 19.



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From our sponsors:
Forces of Nature: Historic Portland Floods, Fires, Ice & Snow
February 1-July 8, 2018
See website for hours
Adults: $11
Seniors (65+): $10
Youth (ages 6–18): $8
Children (under 6): FREE
More info: pittockmansion.org

Pittock Mansion
3229 NW Pittock Drive, Portland, OR 97210
Phone: 503.823.3623

Portland is known for its mild climate and beautiful natural surroundings, but the city has felt nature’s fury during its 170 year history. From a downtown submerged in water, to a waterfront in flames, to a city immobilized by ice and snow, explore how Portland residents have survived and recovered from natural disasters.

Photo courtesy of Oregon Historical Society, #43943.

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95 Responses to Win Tickets ($22): Pittock Mansion presents Forces of Nature: Historic Portland Floods, Fires, Ice & Snow!

  1. Tyler Bradford February 2, 2018 at 7:54 pm #

    Pretty sure my 8 y/o would really dig this

    • Gary Ferguson February 15, 2018 at 4:30 pm #

      I find this stuff Fasinating.
      I remember seeing the story of the Columbia River at the Grand Coolie Dam Visitors Center. It is so amazing how strong the forces of nature are.
      Cheers

    • Monica February 19, 2018 at 9:10 pm #

      It’s my birthday! And it sounds really interesting.

  2. Julia February 3, 2018 at 3:13 pm #

    For Valentine’s Day I bought my boyfriend so many portland history books! This would just be icing on the cake!!

  3. Auj February 5, 2018 at 8:23 am #

    I’ve never been INSIDE!!!

  4. Chris Webb February 5, 2018 at 8:59 am #

    Sounds informative and fun!

  5. Mollj February 5, 2018 at 4:41 pm #

    I’d love to go because this sounds like a fascinating event!

  6. Toby February 5, 2018 at 7:48 pm #

    Looks really neat and would love to see this!

  7. Kathi Hinkle February 6, 2018 at 6:42 am #

    Would like to show my 89 year old father, he lived through a lot of it.

  8. Krystina February 6, 2018 at 8:34 am #

    I’d love to take my mom, as we first went years ago together and it was so beautiful. Plus, I am just moving over there and it would be cool to learn more about the history with the climate and weather.

  9. Earl Dizon February 6, 2018 at 9:14 am #

    It’s going to be my 10 year anniversary living in Portland and I still haven’t gone to Pittock!

  10. Sascha February 6, 2018 at 12:12 pm #

    This sounds really interesting!

  11. Denise February 6, 2018 at 12:20 pm #

    I love Portland history!

  12. Elizabeth February 6, 2018 at 12:31 pm #

    This looks fascinating!

  13. Shelby February 6, 2018 at 12:33 pm #

    I’ve never been inside Pittock mansion and this exhibit sounds so interesting!

  14. Jason February 6, 2018 at 12:36 pm #

    This sounds like a fun exhibit. My wife and I have yet to visit the mansion.

  15. Jamie Veira February 6, 2018 at 12:43 pm #

    Please and Thank You!

  16. Elizabeth February 6, 2018 at 12:45 pm #

    I would love love love this!! I love history and especially our local history!

  17. Marco February 6, 2018 at 12:46 pm #

    This exhibit underscores a disturbing reality:

    Living in Portland sometimes comes at a fearful price.

  18. Robert February 6, 2018 at 12:48 pm #

    sounds like a swell time!

  19. Brad February 6, 2018 at 12:49 pm #

    I haven’t been to the Mansion in years!

  20. Deborah Lusk February 6, 2018 at 1:07 pm #

    This would be a great history lesson!

  21. AJ February 6, 2018 at 1:20 pm #

    I’ve lived in PDX for over 10 years, but haven’t yet made it to Pittock Mansion. I’d love to finally go!

  22. Faith O'Malley February 6, 2018 at 1:50 pm #

    This is right up my alley!

  23. Jessica February 6, 2018 at 2:35 pm #

    I love history and winning free tickets!

  24. Melissa February 6, 2018 at 4:50 pm #

    Thanks!

  25. Jodi February 6, 2018 at 4:54 pm #

    looks cool!

  26. Wil Stevens February 6, 2018 at 5:24 pm #

    history is good!

  27. Brittany February 6, 2018 at 6:17 pm #

    Yes, please. Thank you!

  28. Kevin February 6, 2018 at 10:16 pm #

    I moved here when I was 2, and sadly have not seen it yet >_<

  29. Amy February 6, 2018 at 10:57 pm #

    I liove Portland and Pittock Mansion holds s very special place in my heart. Would really enjoy this.

  30. Stephanie February 7, 2018 at 5:53 am #

    This would be amazing to take my son to for sure!

  31. Kelsey February 7, 2018 at 8:26 am #

    I need some education in my life!

  32. Maggie February 7, 2018 at 8:36 am #

    Just went to the Historical Society for the first time, and this seems like a great way to keep the Oregon history going!

  33. Linda S February 7, 2018 at 10:03 am #

    This would be fun and educational to attend. I would like to go.

  34. Sally February 7, 2018 at 11:26 am #

    I’m a history nerd and I love obscure stories and photos that you may not otherwise hear/see

  35. amcmurry February 7, 2018 at 12:49 pm #

    As a Girl Scout Leader I am always looking for new ways and new information to teach our Girl Scouts about local history. This sure would help!

  36. Elise February 7, 2018 at 3:06 pm #

    I’ve lived in Portland for a decade and never been inside the mansion!

  37. Joel February 8, 2018 at 6:09 am #

    This would dope for a date night with my partner coming up soon! Our one year anniversary and we got screwed financially due to being struck by.m a car and me under going multiple surgies so we are unable to afford anything really to celebrate our anniversary. I am currently on crutches and recovering from more knee surgery.

  38. Jill February 8, 2018 at 11:45 am #

    This sounds super cool & educational.

  39. Jeannie Pruett February 8, 2018 at 12:35 pm #

    Very interesting!!

  40. Dave G. February 8, 2018 at 2:43 pm #

    They don’t call me the Master of Disaster for nuthin’

  41. Galatea February 8, 2018 at 2:50 pm #

    History is necessary

  42. Bree February 8, 2018 at 2:54 pm #

    Me please

  43. Ed February 8, 2018 at 3:27 pm #

    Fantastic, the Pittock is always great to see!

  44. Kimberly B. February 8, 2018 at 3:58 pm #

    I love visiting Pittock Mansion and seeing this display sounds interesting.

  45. Kristen February 8, 2018 at 4:29 pm #

    This sounds fantastic.

  46. Aurelia February 8, 2018 at 4:29 pm #

    Cool – I’ve hiked to the mansion, but never been inside!

  47. Angela February 8, 2018 at 4:49 pm #

    Been up to see the views, but never inside the mansion. This would be a great chance to go!

  48. Keni Todd February 9, 2018 at 12:27 am #

    Would love to take my niece!

  49. jamey billig February 9, 2018 at 8:44 am #

    As a history teacher, this is right up my alley!

  50. Matthew February 9, 2018 at 10:16 am #

    Sounds very interesting! Count me in

  51. Jessie Webber February 9, 2018 at 10:51 am #

    The Pittock Mansion has long been on my bucket list!! Would love to go soon!

  52. christine February 9, 2018 at 2:35 pm #

    We love hiking around the trails after a great visit to Pittock Mansion. The grandkids have never been inside!

  53. Kait Park February 9, 2018 at 10:48 pm #

    This would be a fun thing to do with when my mom when she gets out of the hospital.

  54. Nicole HEIDEN February 10, 2018 at 9:14 am #

    I used to come here as a kid and would love to bring my own to see it. My son especially would love to visit Pittock mansion!

  55. Victoria Gantz February 10, 2018 at 12:48 pm #

    I have lived disaster history since I tool geology at Portland State. This is right up my alley.

    • Victoria Gantz February 15, 2018 at 4:21 pm #

      Bad keyboard! I’ve loved disaster history, having taken geology class at PSU. The Missoula Floods were a big part of our ancient history. I want to know more. I remember Mt. St Helens vividly.

  56. Shadow Rose February 11, 2018 at 12:19 pm #

    I’ve been meaning to go to Pittock Mansion. Send me there for the first time!

  57. Jim Scantlen February 11, 2018 at 9:58 pm #

    My pregnant wife and I would love to learn about Portland’s past on our last trip traveling before we welcome our own little force of nature into this world.

  58. Christine February 12, 2018 at 9:00 am #

    Love to hear more about Portland history

  59. Julie February 13, 2018 at 11:33 am #

    Family in town, this would be great opportunity for them to learn about the Mansion and Portland!

  60. Amy February 13, 2018 at 12:13 pm #

    This would be such a great event.

  61. Caroline McBride February 13, 2018 at 12:15 pm #

    This would be a great bonding experience my my son and me…..

  62. Josh G February 13, 2018 at 12:16 pm #

    Great bike ride to Pittock! Try it.

  63. Megan February 13, 2018 at 12:27 pm #

    I’m genuinly interested in the history of Portland’s weather/natural disasters to learn of the impact in order to be more knowledgable of protective efforts going forward such as storm water management, earthquake protection features, etc

  64. Kathy Rankin February 13, 2018 at 12:34 pm #

    In all the 29 years I have lived in Portland, I have NEVEr been inside the Pittock mansion. This sounds so interesting.

  65. Susan Corbett February 13, 2018 at 12:55 pm #

    I love Pittock Mansion and the intriguing history on display.

  66. Kelly February 13, 2018 at 1:22 pm #

    I love the Pittock Mansion and will use any excuse to go again.

  67. Morgan February 13, 2018 at 1:44 pm #

    Looks very cool! As a native Portlander with a geography degree, this is right up my alley!

  68. Anna February 13, 2018 at 2:05 pm #

    Would love to win this for my mom, who walks up to Pittock at least a few times a week.

  69. Donielle February 13, 2018 at 4:54 pm #

    I would love to win this, sounds like something informative and fun!

  70. Heidi February 13, 2018 at 4:55 pm #

    I’d love to take my kids to this!

  71. Cindy B February 13, 2018 at 9:24 pm #

    This sounds like a really interesting and informative exhibit. I’d love to check it out.

  72. Brenda K February 13, 2018 at 10:36 pm #

    I have been to the Pittock Mansion a couple of times. I have never been inside. This would be a perfect opportunity!

  73. Melanie February 14, 2018 at 8:06 am #

    I have never been to Pittock!!

  74. Melanie February 14, 2018 at 8:06 am #

    Would love to go!!

  75. Melanie February 14, 2018 at 8:07 am #

    Would love to attend!

  76. Courtney February 15, 2018 at 3:20 pm #

    I would love this!

  77. Vanessa February 15, 2018 at 3:27 pm #

    I love learning!

  78. Kate February 15, 2018 at 4:34 pm #

    We promise to HIKE there (and back).

  79. Christie February 15, 2018 at 5:33 pm #

    Would love to win!

  80. Lisa February 15, 2018 at 7:01 pm #

    I’ve never been inside and would love to see the exhibit

  81. Cheri Clark February 15, 2018 at 8:51 pm #

    I have such happy memories of visiting Pittock Mansion with my Grandma Belle. My husband has never been, and I would love to win the tickets and take him

  82. JP February 15, 2018 at 10:26 pm #

    Natural disasters and Portland history–sounds edumacational!

  83. Ron T. February 16, 2018 at 2:00 am #

    I would enjoy a bit of Portland history, especially at the Pittock Mansion.
    Many tellers have suggested events and such, but, this would be a thrilling opportunity
    to seek and find some truth.

  84. Lynn Elsdon February 16, 2018 at 8:10 am #

    This sounds very interesting. I would love to check it out.

  85. Nicole February 16, 2018 at 12:55 pm #

    This sounds like a good history lesson. Sign me up!

  86. Victoria Gantz February 17, 2018 at 2:41 am #

    I really want this!

  87. Steve Colburn February 18, 2018 at 8:23 am #

    What could be cooler than an exhibit about Portland & Natural Disasters? Epic!

  88. Toby February 18, 2018 at 11:36 am #

    I would love to go! THANKS PDX pipeline

  89. Kristin February 18, 2018 at 4:29 pm #

    Lived here for 7 years and still haven’t been to Pittock Mansion.

  90. Joseph February 19, 2018 at 5:43 am #

    The Pittock Mansion has been calling to me for years and I am finally ready to answer. If these passes come into my hands, my entire future will change as I cast off my ignorance and become the nation’s foremost authority on destructive forces in and near this beautiful building. My voice will cascade through my workplace and all public institutions as I regale my learning to the minions daily!

  91. Kristina C February 19, 2018 at 5:51 am #

    I’d love to go, I haven’t been in years!

  92. Kayla February 19, 2018 at 3:09 pm #

    I am taking my fiance to Portland for the first time during our spring break and would love to take him!

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