InterACT! The Art of Creating Together

Participate in this collaborative community art exhibition in January

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Visit the new museum

Visit us at our new location at the Naito Center in northwest Portland!

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Oregon’s Nikkei: An American Story of Resilience

View our permanent exhibit.

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Visit the Japanese American Historical Plaza

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JAMO Museum

Sharing and preserving Japanese American history and culture in Portland’s Old Town neighborhood, where Japantown once thrived.

Formerly known as the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, the Japanese American Museum of Oregon at Naito Center is a venue for culture and research as well as an invaluable resource for exploring Nikkei experiences and their role in Oregon's multicultural community. Our permanent exhibit space highlights Issei immigration and early life in Oregon, Nihonmachi (Japantown), life after Executive Order 9066 (including the Portland Assembly Center), and contemporary Nikkei life.

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Join the movement to preserve and honor the history and culture of Japanese Americans in the Pacific Northwest.


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Japanese American Museum of Oregon:

You can even work with and learn from her during her visit. Come to Portland Center Stage on Sunday, January 22 at 1pm for her workshop with another iconic artist and activist, traci kato-kiriyama:

Japanese American Museum of Oregon:

You can meet Nobuko, experience her performance, and hear her read from her book on Saturday, January 21 at 7pm at the Reed College Performing Arts Hall. Reserve your free tickets here:

Japanese American Museum of Oregon:

Her book Not Yo' Butterfly, which captures her life story, was released just last year.