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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

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:

RT @R_A_C_C: Reminder! PDX artists who identify as under-served or under-represented can apply for grant $ via the new Urgency/Stability Support Grant: #ArtCreatesHope #RACCGrants This digital illustration is "2020 Objects" by Kiana Kinchelow.

Japanese American Museum of Oregon:

RT @vanportmosaic: On Memorial Day 1948 a flood destroyed Vanport- once Oregon’s second largest city- built in 1942 between VANcouver and PORTland as a temporary solution to Portland housing shortage and racist housing policies. Remember/Repair/Reclaim/Reimagine:

Japanese American Museum of Oregon:

RT @chinesegarden: 🎎 Join us for a fun family craft activity with our friends from Japanese American Museum of Oregon (@JAMOpdx) today at 1:00pm 🎏 and meet Carolyn Woody of Lunarcat Studio to make decorate your very own origami tiger. Learn more at