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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Japanese American Museum of Oregon:

Please join us May 28 for an activation of the Expo Center, site of the Portland Detention Center in 1942 (only 6 prior to the flooding of nearby Vanport), Valerie Otani's Voices of Remembrance installation in 2005, and many @vanportmosaic gatherings!

Japanese American Museum of Oregon:

Thank you to One Sunny Day Initiatives, @OregonTrees, @ORDeptForestry, Tyler Roth, Linda Tamura, Hiroshima Club of Oregon, and Betty Jean Harry for the beautiful dedication. Photos by Betty Jean Harry. #PeaceTrees #HiroshimaTrees #OregonNikkei

Japanese American Museum of Oregon:

Snider herself is a survivor of the Hiroshima bombing and her One Sunny Day Initiatives educates the public about the consequences of the use of nuclear weapons and plants seeds of peace, hope and reconciliation. You can read more about her program here: