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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

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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:

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

Japanese American Museum of Oregon:

Quote from Manzanar National Historic Site Collection. Images: 1. View from Block 26. Watercolor on paper. Gift of Shiuko Sakai. 2. Shiuko Sakai on tour of Kasuga Shrine in Nara, Japan, March 1947. Gift of Shiuko Sakai 3. JAMO Volunteers Lily Kajiwara and Shiuko Sakai, 2014.

Japanese American Museum of Oregon:

Visit the Japanese American Museum of Oregon today to view Shiuko's paintings, as well as items made by other artists while in camp. Learn more about Shiuko in our blog post: