The Mazamas offers a variety of classes for all ability levels. Learn new skills in mountaineering, rock climbing, first aid, ski mountaineering, and more.
The Mazama Mountaineering Center is a vibrant hub of activity for the outdoor community in Portland, Ore. We are open year round and host a variety of classes, camps, and public events at our facility.
Key features include:
- Space for our numerous committee meetings, education and activity programs
- Storage, display and research space for the extensive library, museum and historical archives
- Neighborhood visibility to further the outreach of our programs to our community
- Space to provide for the use by like-minded non-profits and collaboration
- On-site parking, street level visibility and ADA access to ensure our inclusive welcome to the community
- Large Auditorium for first aid training, cultural & scientific presentations
- Modern office facilities, including appropriate internet and computer connectivity
- Two instructional rock climbing walls
- One instructional foam ice climbing wall
A bit of Mazama History
- 1914 - first meeting and office space at American Bank Building, Portland
- 1919 - move to Chamber of Commerce Bldg., SW Third Avenue
- 1926 - move to Pacific Building, at SW 5th & Yamhill Street
- 1957 - move to NW 19th & Kearney
- 1978 - remodel to improve layout
- 1999 - added 1st floor and 'annex' space
- 2002 - new owner purchases NW 19th & Kearney
- 2005 - purchase of the old Mt. Hood Masonic Lodge at SE 43rd and Stark
- 2006 - remodeling begins to create the Mazama Mountaineering Center
- 2007 - move into the new Mazama Mountaineering Center, or MMC
We installed solar panels on the MMC in July of 2017. See how much energy the panels are producing.