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 adults, $3 students/seniors
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
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News and Events:

Annual Banquet
Benefit for Oregon Nikkei Endowment
Honoring the 30th Anniversary of the Civil Liberties Act
Friday, August 10, 2018
Cocktails 5:30pm, Dinner 6:30pm
at the Multnomah Athletic Club (1849 SW Salmon St, Portland)
Cost: $125 per person

Please join us for our annual benefit banquet in support of Oregon Nikkei Endowment, this year honoring Kay Endo and Bob Shimabukuro.

The Special Keynote Speaker for the evening is John Tateishi — National Redress Director of the Japanese American Citizens League.

Activities will include a dessert dash and silent auction. The meal choices are beef, salmon (gluten free), or vegetarian (gluten free). Contact Oregon Nikkei Endowment for more information, to volunteer, or to learn more about table sponsorships:

Phone: 503-224-1458
email
 

Current Exhibit
Collections Up Close 2018Collections Up Close | 2018
A Soldier's Story: The Photo Album of Yukimori Okimoto Who Served during WWII with the 522nd Field Artillery, Liberators of the Subcamps of Dachau
Open to the public June 14 August 5, 2018

Beginning in 2018, the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center's gallery has become an archival processing center to inventory, catalog, and photograph Oregon Nikkei Endowment's permanent collection. This year is an opportunity to observe collections staff and volunteers at work during the collections process, as well as to view never-before-seen artifacts from our collection that will be displayed in small exhibitions throughout the year. Visit our exhibits page to learn more.

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
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Current Exhibit

Collections Up Close — A Soldier's Story: The Photo Album of Yukimori Okimoto Who Served during WWII with the 522nd Field Artillery, Liberators of the Subcamps of Dachau
June 14 August 5, 2018

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Last updated:
July 12, 2018


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