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The Kamm House facade
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Book a private appointment to shop with us in our Studio & Showroom located in the historic Kamm House in Portland, OR.

APPOINTMENTS
We take appointments Wednesdays — Sundays

LOCATION
1425 SW 20th Avenue Suite 203
Portland, OR 97201

About ourHistoric HomeThe Jacob Kamm Mansion is a French Second Empire style mansion built in 1871.

Probably the city’s first mansion, Kamm House is on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built for railway transportation businessman Jacob Kamm, who emigrated from Switzerland to New York and then moved West with the Gold Rush. He made his fortune on steamships and trains, but died at after a tragic accident in which a kid ran over him on a bicycle. Strange but true. Now we occupy the top floor, which has floor-to-ceiling original details: the wall paneling, ceiling frescoes, and gas lighting were all restored to perfection.

The historic Kamm House
From New Yorkto PDXA Legacy of Weiners in Portland

The Weiner Family has always been entrepreneurial. Her paternal grandfather was born in Eastern Europe but fled persecution and made it to America where the family settled in Portland. He eventually moved to New York, where he built a career importing furs from his contacts in the Pacific Northwest. One of his nephews stayed behind in Oregon and opened the delightfully named “Joe Weiner’s” department store in downtown PDX, which only survives through this picture. The identities of these customers are unknown.

unidentified men at Joe Weiner's store, mid-20th century