Oregon Nikkei Endowment

Japanese American History Museum
A project of Oregon Nikkei Endowment

121 NW 2nd Ave
Portland, OR  97209
(503) 224-1458

Museum hours:
Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday, noon to 3 p.m.

$5 admission,
free for Friends of Oregon Nikkei Endowment

Sharing and preserving Japanese American history and culture in Portland's Old Town neighborhood, where Japantown once thrived.

Japanese American history museum

Group tours of the museum and/or the Japanese American Historical Plaza, speaking engagements for classrooms or other community groups, and research appointments at the Legacy Center are available. Learn more on our Education and Resources and Services page.
 

To schedule or for more information:

Phone: 503-224-1458
email

 

 


Announcement

The Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center will be closed on Sunday, December 25, and Sunday, January 1, 2017.

News and Events:

Omiyage

Omiyage Holiday Shop
Open through December 24th
Tuesday-Saturday 11am-6pm; Sunday noon-5pm
at the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center

Shop and support Oregon Nikkei Endowment at our holiday gift shop, Omiyage! Celebrate the tradition of gift giving and choose from Asian inspired gifts and crafts created by local artisans, designers and authors. Omiyage will feature jewelry, fashion and home accessories, cards, origami ornaments, arts and crafts, Anime-inspired merchandise, books, and a selection of curated vintage items.

Proceeds from Omiyage sales will support our local vendors and the programs, exhibits, and mission of Oregon Nikkei Endowment. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Oregon Nikkei Endowment:

Phone: 503-224-1458
email
 

Minoru Yasui: Roots to Results
Teacher Workshop
December 10, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
at the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center

Teachers are invited to join us for a workshop that explores the experiences of Japanese Americans in Oregon during World War II and the work of Minoru Yasui, an Oregonian who challenged the discriminatory laws of that time. Visit our activities page for more information.
 

Osechi Ryori
Osechi RyoriWinter fundraiser for Oregon Nikkei Endowment
Cost: $140 (or $110 if you provide your own jubako box)

Enjoy traditional Japanese New Year's food (as well as items from the Pacific Northwest) prepared by our Nikkei community cooks, displayed in a three-tiered box (jubako), while supporting the Oregon Nikkei Endowment!

The cost is $140 for the entire osechi ryori (or $110 if you provide your own jubako), $60 of which is tax-deductible. Order online here.

More details will be available very soon. Please contact Oregon Nikkei Endowment to pre-order or if you are interested in volunteering:

Phone: 503-224-1458
email
 

Minidoka Center Field Project
Field-In-A-Day
Saturday, May 28, 2016
at the Minidoka National Historic Site

Minidoka baseballBaseball played a key role in sustaining the Japanese Americans who were incarcerated at the Minidoka War Relocation Center from 1942-45. Many camp residents—youth and adults, male and female—played baseball or softball on one of the many fields throughout the camp.

Field-In-A-Day is based on the 1952 Farm-In-A-Day event on property that was part of the historic Minidoka site. Approximately 1500 volunteers built a two bedroom home, dug irrigation canals, built corrals, and planted crops — all in a single day. On Saturday, May 28th, individuals and groups are invited to join Friends of Minidoka and park staff in rebuilding one of the baseball fields that were interspersed among the 44 residential blocks.

Support the Minidoka Center Field Project by volunteering for Field-In-A-Day, making a donation, or purchasing a special commemorative baseball (a portion of sales supports the Center Field Project). The baseball ($10, case costs extra) is available for purchase at the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center. Please visit www.nps.gov for more information.

Evacuation notice
Museum in a Suitcase

Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center has developed a teaching aid for use in classroom presentations called Museum in a Suitcase. Our speakers will share the Japanese American experience in Oregon with your students by bringing exhibits (visual images and artifacts) in a suitcase to your classroom. The exhibits cover the following topics: immigration, life in Portland's Japantown, and the internment story. For more information, contact Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center at 503-224-1458.
 

 


 

Tour our permanent exhibit:

Oregon Nikkei:
Reflections of an American Community

 

To get involved in these activities, please contact Oregon Nikkei Endowment:

Phone: 503-224-1458
email

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