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:

Get ready to ~MOVE~ with our monthly creative aging class before Ikoi no Kai lunch. The next session is coming up on Thursday, July 7 at 10:30 am. Join Living Arts Creative Director Chisao Hata for 45 minutes of movement and expression. #LivingArts

Japanese American Museum of Oregon:

The @gfbnec essay contest for high school and college students has been extended! Read all about the contest and instructions for your 400-500 word essay here: #scholarships #essaycontest #veterans

Japanese American Museum of Oregon:

Visit a Blue Star Museum this summer! The Japanese American Museum of Oregon and several other museums in Portland offer free admission to active duty military personnel and their families May 21-Sept 5. Go to to see all participating museums. #BlueStar