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Japanese American Historical Plaza
Southwest Front Avenue and Davis Street
At Couch Street
Portland, OR 97204
tel: +1 503 823 7529 (Portland Parks & Recreation)
24 hours daily
Relief columns grace the formal entrance of this solemn site located at the south end of the Japanese Memorial at Waterfront Park. 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.