Artists of Resilience

Join the artists and curator of the exhibition online December 1

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Shop the Omiyage Holiday Store

Opens Friday, November 25

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Resilience—A Sansei Sense of Legacy

October 2-December 22

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Visit the new museum

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

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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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Join the movement to preserve and honor the history and culture of Japanese Americans in the Pacific Northwest.


Latest news

Japanese American Museum of Oregon:

Join us on Zoom for this very special evening with Jerry Takigawa, Kristine Aono, and Na Omi Judy Shintani. We'll explore the exhibition's themes, their art and activism, and what it means to them as artists to be Sansei Japanese Americans. Register at

Japanese American Museum of Oregon:

Tomorrow, we will be back at Epworth Church before Ikoi no Kai lunch with some fun and creative movement exercises. All ages and experience levels welcome. Join us for group-created choreography and basic warm-ups every first and third Thursday:

Japanese American Museum of Oregon:

Thank you to everyone who donated on #GivingTuesday! We have so much to look forward to in 2023 and are excited to have you join us in our work to tell the story of the Japanese American Experience in Oregon. It's not too late to double your impact today: