NW 2nd Ave
$5 adults, $3 students/seniors
Japanese American Museum of Oregon
Located in Portland's Old Town neighborhood, between Couch and Davis Streets. One block from the Old Town/Chinatown light rail stop.
Japanese American Historical Plaza
Guided tours of the museum and plaza, speaking engagements, and research appointments
are available. Please visit our Resources & Services page to learn more.
Wheelchair access to the museum is available through the Merchant Hotel courtyard. To schedule or for more information, please contact us:
Nikkei: Japanese emigrants and their descendants.
Japanese American Museum of Oregon is located in the Merchant Hotel building built 1880-1885, and is of
historical interest, being located in the oldest part of Portland in
the heart of what was once Portland's Japantown (Nihonmachi) until
World War II. The building housed a laundry, bathhouse and barbershop
run by Japanese families in the early years.
Collections Up Close 2019/20:
Japanese American Museum of Oregon's gallery has become an archival processing center to inventory, catalog, and photograph our permanent collection. This 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 rotating exhibitions.
The winter collection focus will be sports, including Jim Onchi's kendo gear.
Upcoming at the Japanese American Museum of Oregon
A Night of Poetry and Prose with Brandon Shimoda
Monster Colored Glasses, Poetry with Ken Yoshikawa
Read more about upcoming events on our activities page.
For information on administrative hours,
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