Portland, OR. There’s a Darcelle-themed Turkish smoking room at the Pittock Mansion’s special Christmas display this year. The theme is “A Very Portland Christmas” and the display is on through December 31st. You can explore 20 decorated rooms, and see over 30 Christmas trees large and small. Iconic places, people, and events of Portland are featured like Powell’s Books, Packy the elephant, and Peacock Lane.
From the Pittock Mansion:
PTTOCK MANSION | With picture-perfect views of rivers, forests, bridges, and mountaintops — and 23 treasure-filled rooms — no other place in town offers a more breathtaking view and more revealing glimpse of Portland’s past. Portland pioneers Henry and Georgiana Pittock built Pittock Mansion in 1914 and it now stands as a living memorial of the family’s contributions to the blossoming city of Portland and its people. Situated on 46 acres of land almost 1,000 feet atop downtown Portland, the Pittock celebrated its centennial year in 2014.
Volunteers have always been key to Pittock Mansion’s holiday season. Over the years hundreds of people have donated their time and talents into transforming the Mansion into a festive wonderland.
Thank you to A Very Portland Christmas‘s volunteer decorators for all their creativity and hard work!
Room themes and decorators in tour order:
Library “Forest Park,” Anne Runde, Anne Runde Interiors, and Angie Morse, The Room Stylers.
Formal Entry “Bud Clark,” Nancy Kurkinen and Alison Chapman. Thanks for help from: Annie Bottinelli, Beard’s Framing Downtown, City of Portland Archives, John Helmer Haberdasher, Linda Jensen, and Mayor Bud Clark.
Music Room “Mount Hood,” Rosanne Sachson, The Sachson Group Architectural Interior Design.
Turkish Smoking Room “Darcelle,” Alison Chapman and Nancy Kurkinen. Thank you to Darcelle XV for loaning artifacts.
Dining Room “Celebrating 100 Years of Portland’s International Rose Test Garden,” Suzanne Barthelmess. Special thanks to Kim Foren, Kimberly Bown, Mary Suzanne Garvey, Marla Kazell, Harry Landers, and Rex Sustello.
Kitchen “Dragons of Portland,” Cate Anderson, Lee Brixius, Elaine Durst, Yoko Fukuta, Louise Jones, Judy Lyons, MaryAnne Nance, Jeannie Prindle, Burt Reif, Sue Reif, Caroleigh Robinson, Lewis Sprunger, Jean Weigant, Mary Ann Wish, and Sally Woolley. Special thanks: Larry Titensor, Portland Kaohsiung Sister City Association, DragonSports USA, Fire Breathing Blowfish, Tom & Cara Lee
Crowder, and Marla Baker.
Breakfast Room “Rose Festival,” Barbara Masterson. Thanks to Jill Hrdlicka.
Writing Room “Adventure Bound: Find Your Favorite Book at Powell’s,” Cheryl Kennedy, Patt Lewis, & Jessie Smith. Special thanks to Powell’s Books, Leah Kohlenberg, Chris Quevedo, Christy Simon, and Jerry “Woody” Woodbury.
South Bedroom “Portland’s Iconic Transportation,” Portland Rose Society.
South Sleeping Porch “Meier & Frank,” Claudine Stock, Rita Devlin, Holly Fowler, Gayl Hauzenberger (26 years at Meier & Frank), and Tommie West (24 years at Meier & Frank).
Nieces’ Bedroom “Packy the Elephant,” Denise Chapman and Michelle Lamorie.
Henry’s Bathroom “Peacock Lane,” Eileen Giskaas.
Sewing Room “Two Portland Icons,” Gúy Holady, Holady and Holady Designs and Productions. Assisted by Kim Baggett, Jill Holady-Rauch, Kaye Holady, Patti Diebel, Barbara Zink, and Pamela Miller.
Georgiana’s Bedroom “Portland Art Museum,” Beth Clark of B. Clark Interior Design, LLC; Deb Zsori with Fabius Grange; and Framed By Design, Lake Oswego.
West Bedroom “Bridgetown: Portland, Oregon,” Jennifer Ballard, Jennifer Ballard Interiors.
West Sleeping Porch “Rainy Days,” Katie Walker.
Child’s Bedroom “Zoolights,” Rasheeda Webber, Interior Designer.
Social Room Car Nooks “Postcards: Celebrating Portland Landmarks,” The American Sewing Guild – Columbia River Sewing, Sharon Sink, Lynn Towers, and Megan Garvey.
Social Room Display Cases “Mary Suzanne Garvey: Muse on the Loose,” Suzanne Barthelmess. Special thanks to Kim Foren, Kimberly Bown, Marla Kazell, Harry Landers, and Rex Sustello.
Grand Staircase & Landing Eileen Giskaas.
Grand Hallway Console Table Anne Dewing, DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen.