Visit the new museum

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

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Dream Refuge for Children Imprisoned

April 14-September 4

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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, JAMO 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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Latest news

Japanese American Museum of Oregon:

RT @HeartMountainWY: Please explore this fascinating website under development by Weston Koyama, which explores his family’s experience and incarceration. His sister, Kiki Nakamura-Koyama, was one of our @NEH_Education workshops participants in June. @JAMOpdx

Japanese American Museum of Oregon:

🧹Volunteer opportunity!🧼 This Sunday, we'll be with @pdxjacl at the Japanese American Historical Plaza to clean up and refresh the site. All are welcome to join us from 8am-12pm. We'd love to see you there! #volunteer #Portland

Japanese American Museum of Oregon:

RT @HRAssoc: Densho’s Tom Ikeda talks about his vision to make Japanese American history widely accessible to the masses