Pittock Mansion is an absolutely gorgeous estate in Portland. After its inhabitants vacated the premises many years ago, it sat vacant for years and years. As it was about to be torn down, the residents of Portland gathered together to raise funds in hopes of saving the building. Their efforts worked and the building was restored to its original beauty. I looove hero stories like that — when a community can come together to rally behind something that means something to each of them. Because of their efforts, we were able to enjoy the lovely grounds on a beautiful, sunny day! If you're ever in Portland and these kinds of things are up your alley, I highly recommend you check Pittock Mansion out for yourself. xo, R.