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 @StreetRoots: Street Roots compiled a list of cooling shelters and other available resources during the heat wave. Know of any we should add to the list? Let us know!

Japanese American Museum of Oregon:

The Nisei Veteran's highway dedication is coming up Aug 13! We'll hear from Nisei vets, Portland Taiko will perform, and the exhibition at the Hood River Museum will be opening. Plus more TBA! Follow the link to find out how to attend:

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All photos here are gifts of the Frank C. Hirahara collection.