Book a private appointment to shop with us in our Studio & Showroom located in the historic Kamm House in Portland, OR.
We take appointments Mondays — Fridays
1425 SW 20th Avenue
Portland, OR 97201
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 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.