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
email

 

 


News and Events:
 

Mochitsuki 2018Mochitsuki 2019
The Year of the Boar
Sunday, January 27, 11am-4pm
at PSU Viking Pavilion (930 SW Hall Street, Portland)
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Enjoy free mochi samples, demonstrations, and hands-on activities for all ages including: mochi pounding, mochi making, ikebana, origami, games, calligraphy, and much more! Please visit mochipdx.org for more information.
 

Minoru Yasui Essay Contest

High school and middle school students and teachers: did you know that March 28th in Oregon is Minoru Yasui Day? Help the Oregon Nikkei Endowment commemorate the legacy of Oregon's very own champion for justice, Min Yasui, through our annual Minoru Yasui Essay Contest (6th-12th grade)!

If you had the chance to talk to Min today, what social issues would you want to discuss? Cash awards for students and educators. Visit our education page or view the essay contest flyer for more information.
 

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Current Exhibit
A’misa Chiu:
mirror images/mere images
(re)remembering the generations through family photographs

Open to the public through February 3, 2019

First Thursday – January 3, 3-6pm
Free and open to the public

A'misa Chiu presents watercolor paintings based on photos of her family. There will be two images per generation (issei, nisei, sansei, yonsei, gosei).
 

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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Current Exhibit

A’misa Chiu —
mirror images/mere images

December 6, 2018 – February 3, 2019

mirror images/mere images
 

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Last updated:
January 2, 2019


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