ensoOregon 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

Upcoming Activities for Oregon Nikkei Endowment

Current Exhibit
Lynn Yarne:
Stories from Nihonmachi

On display March 7 - May 5, 2019

First Thursday – May 2, 3-6pm
Free and open to the public

Portland artist and educator Lynn Yarne explores the history and culture of Portland's Japantown/Chinatown district through the stories of nine elders in her multi-media exhibit, Stories from Nihonmachi.
 

Resources & Services
Check out our Resources page to learn more about the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center's programs, which provide tangible reminders of the richness and vitality that ethnic minorities can bring to societies that hold sacred the rights of its citizens and regard as a blessing the diversity of its people.
 


Other Community Events
Please visit Discover Nikkei for more information about upcoming events in the area and around the world:

Portland Chinatown Museum
Beyond the Gate: A Tale of Portland’s Historic ChinatownsBeyond the Gate: A Tale of Portland's Historic Chinatowns
Grand Opening: December 15, 2018
at Portland Chinatown Museum (127 NW 3rd Avenue, Portland)

Beyond the Gate was originally created as a temporary exhibit for the Oregon Historical Society by Dr. Jacqueline Peterson-Loomis with the help of Carey Wong, Jennifer Fang, and the Portland Chinatown History Foundation. This expanded version of Beyond the Gate is the new permanent exhibition for the Portland Chinatown Museum. Visit www.portlandchinatownmuseum.org to learn more.
 

Lan Su Chinese Garden
Lan Su Chinese Garden Scholar's Arts
April 1-30, 2019
at Lan Su Chinese Garden (239 NW Everett Street, Portland)

This April at the Lan Su Garden, celebrate the classical Chinese arts of calligraphy, painting, poetry & music. Learn about traditional Chinese scholar's arts with weekly demonstrations, poetry readings and live music throughout the month. Events are included with Lan Su admission unless otherwise noted. Visit www.lansugarden.org to learn more.
 

PSU Center for Japanese Studies
 

Architectural Heritage CenterThe Artistic and Eclectic Will Martin
The Artistic and Eclectic Will Martin
On display through July 27, 2019
at the Architectural Heritage Center

This original, comprehensive exhibition about the Portland and Oregon architect Will Martin (1930-1985), best known as the designer of Pioneer Courthouse Square, captures the full range of Martin's creative work as an architect, artist, and imaginative thinker. This exhibition demonstrates the vibrant fusion between art and architecture as it played out in Martin's built and unbuilt work, from his earliest projects in the late 1950s, his modernist suburban work, his playful and experimental designs for private residences, to his forays into postmodernism prior to his untimely death in 1985. Visit visitahc.org to learn more.
 


Past events:

7th Annual Cherry Blossom BazaarCherry Blossom Bazaar
A Rummage Sale of Japanese Treasures
Saturday & Sunday, March 30 & 31, 2019, 10am-4pm
139 NW 2nd Avenue, Portland

Shop 'til you drop! This is a unique sale of Japanese collectibles, artwork, dishware, furniture, and more. Items start as low as 25 cents! Something for every age, taste, and budget! All proceeds benefit Oregon Nikkei Endowment.

Special Preview Night to Benefit Oregon Nikkei Endowment
Friday, March 29, 5:30-7:30pm
Early Shoppers Admission: $50 (general public), $25 (Friends of O.N.E.)
RSVP required

Min Yasui Day 2019
 

Day of Remembrance 2019

Mochitsuki 2018Mochitsuki 2019
The Year of the Boar
Sunday, January 27, 11am-4pm
at PSU Viking Pavilion (930 SW Hall Street, Portland)
mochipdx.org

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.

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Lynn Yarne —
Stories from Nihonmachi

March 7 – May 5, 2019

Stories from Nihonmachi
 

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