Japanese American museum and programs, based in Portland, Oregon.Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center

Japanese American History Museum
A project of Oregon Nikkei Endowment

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

Exhibit 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

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Last updated:
April 12, 2014

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, speaking engagements for classrooms or other community groups, and research appointments at the Legacy Center are available. Learn more on our Resources and Services page.

To schedule or for more information:

Phone: 503-224-1458
email

 

Tour our exhibit:

Oregon Nikkei:
Reflections of an American Community


News and Events:

Nisei bowlingHit the Lanes at Hollywood Bowl
Sunday, April 13, 1:00 p.m.
at Hollywood Bowl, 4030 NE Halsey St, Portland
Cost: $10 (includes 2 hours of bowling, shoes, and food)
Free for Nisei!

Bring your family and friends for afternoon bowling with Oregon Nikkei Endowment at Hollywood Bowl. Go to our activities page for more information.
 

3rd Annual Strawberry Golf Tournament
Fundraiser for Oregon Nikkei Endowment
Friday, May 30, 2014
at Langdon Farms Golf Club, Aurora
Cost: $125 per person

Gather your friends, family and coworkers, and join us for a fun day of golf to support the Oregon Nikkei Endowment at the Strawberry Golf Tournament. Registration is now open!
 

Japantown PDX
iPhone Walking Tour of Historic Old Town
Free

Japantown PDXExplore Portland's historic Japantown with this walking tour of the Old Town/Chinatown neighborhood. The city's vibrant pre-WWII Japanese American community is archived in over 125 photographs and audio clips. Watch historic Japantown street life reappear in "then and now" photographic dissolves.

Japantown PDX documents the vitality of this once-thriving Nihonmachi as well as its sudden disappearance in the spring of 1942 when all people of Japanese ancestry were removed from the West Coast. In addition to telling Portland's Japantown story, this app explores the remarkably diverse Old Town neighborhood in tour stops that honor its African American, Chinese and LGBT roots. Open the iPhone App Store and search for "Japantown" or visit the Apple iTunes store for more information.
 

Evacuation noticeMuseum 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.
 

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

Phone: 503-224-1458
email

Current Exhibit

Capturing a Generation through the Eye of a Lens
February 1 June 15, 2014

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