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What’s next for the Portland Expo Center?

By JAMO Category:Blog Post

Originally published August 2022; updated October 15, 2022. The Portland Expo Center, a site of great significance to a number of different communities, will be undergoing some major changes in

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Lava Ridge Wind Farm encroaches on Minidoka Historical site

By JAMO Category:Blog Post

Update, August 2022: Act now to project the Minidoka National Historic site! The National Trust for Historic Preservation and Friends of Minidoka are asking people to contact the Bureau of

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A look back at the history of Obon in Portland, Oregon

By JAMO Category:Blog Post, From the Archives

Obon is a Japanese and Japanese American Buddhist summertime festival for celebrating one’s ancestors with Bon Odori (dances), lanterns, and food offerings at temples or Butsudan (home altars). This tradition

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In the Library: Paintings by Shiuko Sakai

By JAMO Category:Exhibits, From the Archives, Uncategorized

Shiuko Sakai was a beloved elder in the Japanese American community, a world traveler, a decorated civilian administrator for the US army, and a painter. Once Shiuko moved back to

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JAMO Joins Central PDX Cultural Partners

By JAMO Category:Blog Post

Within easy access of downtown, Portland has a rich array of intimate cultural and historical institutions. The Central PDX Cultural Partners invite you to explore the Architectural Heritage Center, Japanese

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In the library: Day of Remembrance

By JAMO Category:Blog Post, Exhibits, From the Archives

Day of Remembrance Mini Exhibit February 19 is the Japanese American Day of Remembrance, a time to reflect on the impact of the incarceration of Japanese Americans in the United

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