High above the city, in the southwest hills of Portland Oregon, lies the stately Pittock Mansion. While visitors can pay to tour the inside luxury, most are content to explore the lovely grounds and expansive view of downtown Portland. The Pittock Mansion is a French Renaissance-style château originally built in 1909 as a private home for Oregonian publisher Henry Pittock and his wife, Georgiana. With impressive style, it has become the backdrop for beautiful wedding photography and engagement portraits. Portland photographers visit regularly to capture a new appreciation of the architectural masterpiece.