Japanese American Historical Plaza

Location -
Waterfront Park at N.W. Naito Pkwy & Couch St., Portland, OR 97204
Neighborhood - Old Town Chinatown

Categories - Attractions, Parks/Gardens

Features - Near a MAX stop

In downtown Portland’s Waterfront Park, the 13 stone markers in the Japanese American Historical Plaza commemorate the history of the people who were deported to inland internment camps during World War II. The stones are engraved with short poems, and from March-April, 100 stunning cherry trees bloom around the award-winning monument, which was designed by Portland landscape architect Robert Murase. Guided tours are offered by the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, 503.224.1458.