Situated in Portland's North East Historic Irvington District, Portland's White House was built as a summer home in 1911 by Robert Lytle, a wealthy lumber baron. The house was billed as the most expensive home built in the district for the period. This Greek Revival Mansion boasts a lifestyle of past years with 14 massive columns, circular drive and fountain to greet you. Enjoy the advantages of the neighborhood to jog, walk, and shop tax free at fabulous boutiques and Lloyd Center. The Pearl District, NW 23rd Avenue Shops, The International Rose Test Gardens, Japanese gardens, Portland Art Museum, Classical Chinese Gardens, Pittock Mansion, Washington Park are only minutes away. Wine Country, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Hood, the Oregon Coast, the Oregon Gardens and the Columbia Gorge are wonderful day trips.
In 1888, Georgiana Burton Pittock, wife of pioneer publisher Henry Pittock, invited her friends and neighbors to exhibit their roses in a tent set up in her garden. Thus began the annual rose show for Portland Rose Society. Jesse A. Currey, a former Rose Society president, convinced city fathers to inaugurate a rose test garden in 1917 with the support of the American Rose Society, City officials, and civic –minded citizens. At that time, Portland had 20 miles of rose-bordered streets – a strategy to draw attention to the 1905 Lewis and Clark Centennial celebration. As a result, Portland was dubbed “City of Roses”. The garden was a perfect opportunity for enhancing that reputation.
Founded in late 1892, the Portland Art Museum is the seventh oldest museum in the United States and the oldest in the Pacific Northwest. The Museum is internationally recognized for its permanent collection and ambitious special exhibitions, drawn from the Museum’s holdings and the world’s finest public and private collections.
This Oregon wine tour is a down to earth, very educational journey through several areas that make some fantastic Oregon wines. All wine tours begin with a stroll through a vineyard where you will be taught the different AVA's, soils, root stocks, grafting techniques, clone selections, canopy managements and the vast winemaking variables in use today making the best Oregon wines.
Whether you’re looking to rent a bike, buy a bike, find the latest bike accessory, or need your bike repaired or serviced come to Waterfront Bicycles, Portland’s downtown commuter and bicycle rental shop.
Waterfront Bicycles is Portland’s largest bicycle rental shop, with over 100 bicycles to rent. Our rental fleet includes comfort/hybrid, road, cyclocross, touring, tandem bicycles and children’s bikes and trailers.
The Home Tour is a special day where we show our pride in this wonderful neighborhood. The Home Tour is the sole source of revenue for the ICA, which uses the funds exclusively to support local charities and neighborhood projects.