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Japanese American Historical Plaza

Location Information

2 Northwest Naito Parkway
Portland, OR 97209
USA

Relief columns grace the formal entrance of this solemn site located at the south end of the Japanese Memorial at Waterfront Park. Haiku-engraved broken stones and 100 cherry trees line the walk. The plaza recalls the 110,000 Japanese-Americans who were put in internment camps during World War II, and the broken stones represent the broken dreams of these people. Although the stroll or bike ride is a sobering journey, the year-round beauty of the memorial is a testament that we may still learn from our mistakes.

Location
Tom McCall Waterfront Park

Contact

Phone: (503) 823-2525
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