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

 

 


News and Events:

George Takei25th Anniversary of the Japanese American Historical Plaza
Celebratory Event and Cruise, with George Takei and Thomas Lauderdale
Sunday, August 2, 2015
4pm Public Event at the Plaza (NW Naito Parkway and Couch Street)
5:30pm Dinner Cruise on the Portland Spirit
Cruise Cost: $100 general, $85 Friends of O.N.E., $50 children 12 & under
SOLD OUT

We are proud to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Japanese American Historical Plaza and Bill of Rights Memorial! From 4:00-5:00pm on Sunday, August 2, Oregon Nikkei Endowment will honor all those who were instrumental in creating and maintaining the Japanese American Historical Plaza. The keynote speaker will be actor and activist George Takei, and music will be provided by the Minidoka Swing Band. Following the Plaza event will be a celebratory cruise on the Portland Spirit. George Takei will be the special guest for this celebratory cruise, and music will be provided by Thomas Lauderdale of Pink Martini. Visit our activities page for more information.
 

Yosegaki Hinomaru

Exhibit Opening
Yosegaki Hinomaru:
Souvenir, Heirloom or Art?
Opens to the public July 25, 2014

Every day across America, from deep within our family closets and attics, we discover artifacts from World War II, such as small Japanese flags inscribed with family names. What is this? Who made it and why? How did they get to America? This exhibition explores a time seventy years ago when families sent their sons off to war carrying personal items, and neither the son nor the property returned.

First Thursday – Thursday, August 6, 4-7pm
Free and open to the public

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.
 
 

Omiyage
Our holiday pop-up shop, Omiyage, has expanded to our museum gift shop! Celebrate the tradition of gift giving and choose from Asian-inspired gifts and crafts created by local artisans and designers, as well as books, cards, DVDs and other gifts. Omiyage also features exclusive cherry blossom jewelry designed by CME Jewelry.


 

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
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Yosegaki Hinomaru
July 25 - September 27, 2015

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Last updated:
July 31, 2015


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