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Kamm House

Location: The Historic Kamm House in Goose Hollow

The Alliance Française uses office and classroom space on the ground floor of the historic Kamm House in southwest downtown Portland. The building is located a half-block up the hill behind the Goose Hollow Max station (just a few blocks south of Providence Park and the MAC). There is free parking (about 30 spots) in front of the Kamm House (students should also inquire about other parking options).


1425 SW 20th Avenue, Suite #102
Portland, OR 97201-2485

Phone: 503.223.8388
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The Alliance’s email address is: Two administrators review all emails and respond quickly to your inquiries.

The Kamm House was built in 1871 by steamboat captain and financier Jacob Kamm and is said to be the only remaining French Second Empire style house in Portland. The Alliance occupies five rooms on the ground floor and rents space in the adjacent church (FUMC).


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Coming into town on Hwy 26, arriving from the West:

• Take Exit 73 – Jefferson Street, Providence Park.
• Merge onto SW Jefferson Street (the BMW dealer will be on your left).
• At the first red light, turn right onto SW 20th Ave. (just before the Goose Hollow Max station and just before the Jefferson roundabout).
• Go to the end of the cul-de-sac, the Kamm House is the Victorian building on the right.

Coming into town on I-5, from the South:

• Go north on I-5.
• Keep left to take 1-405N via Exit 299-B toward US26W/City Center/Beaverton.
• Take exit 2A toward Salmon St./Providence Park.
• Turn slight right onto SW 14th Ave.
• Take the first right onto SW Salmon St.
• Take the 1st right onto SW 13th Ave.
• Turn right onto SW Jefferson Street and pass through the roundabout.
• Turn left onto SW 20th Ave (at the light at the Goose Hollow Max station.)
• Destination will be on the right (Victorian building at the end of the cul-de-sac.)

Coming into town on I-5, from the North:
• Head south on I-405.
• Take exit 2A for Couch St toward Burnside St.
• Merge onto NW 15th Ave. Stay on 15th Avenue as it crosses Burnside, until the road ends at SW Salmon.
• At SW Salmon, turn right.
• At the light at SW 18th Avenue, turn left.
• At the traffic circle (roundabout at SW Jefferson), take the 1st exit onto SW Jefferson St.
• Turn left onto SW 20th Ave.
• Destination will be on the right (Victorian building at the end of the cul-de-sac.)

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