In June 2017 Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education opened the doors of our new home at 724 NW Davis Street, on the North Park Blocks in downtown Portland. The museum’s main gallery features rotating exhibitions of national and international stature. Three core exhibits anchor the museum: Discrimination and Resistance, An Oregon Primer, which identifies discrimination as a tool used to affect varied groups of people over the history of this region; The Holocaust, An Oregon Perspective, a history of the Holocaust that employs the stories of Oregon survivors; and Oregon Jewish Stories, an installation focused on the experience of the Jews of Oregon. In addition the museum has a gift shop, a café, and a children's play area. OJMCHE also features a robust series of public programming including films, lectures, musical events, and programs in support of exhibitions.
Oregon Holocaust Memorial
The Oregon Holocaust Memorial situated in Portland’s Washington Park is free and open to the public from dawn until dark every day of the year and is ADA-accessible. The Memorial serves as a permanent reminder of the Holocaust, the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews and millions of others by the Nazi regime and its collaborators from 1933 to 1945. By teaching the lessons of the Holocaust and visiting the Memorial, we pay homage to those who lost their lives during that period.
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Oregon Holocaust Memorial
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Closed Holidays for 2017
New Year's Day
Rosh Hosanah (September 21st and September 22nd)
Yom Kippur (September 30th)
Passover (April 11th)
Students / Seniors (62+)*: $5
12 and Under: Free
Group Tours: $4 each with a minimum of $25
* Make sure to have your ID with you!
Wednesday Exhibition Tours
Every Wednesday at 1pm OJMCHE staff or curators lead a tour of current and core exhibitions—free with admission.
$4 each with a minimum of $25 — Request a Tour
Oregon Holocaust Memorial Tour
To schedule a tour of the Oregon Holocaust Memorial for your class or organization, request a tour here.
South Portland Walking Tour
OJMCHE offers walking tours of Portland with a focus on Jewish immigrant history. Participants will tour Old South Portland by walking through streets while hearing stories about the century old neighborhood. Request a tour here.
The Ron Tonkin Family Gift Shop
The Ron Tonkin Family Gift Shop at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education is dedicated to providing you with a unique selection of Judaica, jewelry, toys, gifts, and a diverse selection of books. Our inventory ranges from exquisite Venetian glass jewelry crafted by local artisans and ceremonial items like mezuzot, Seder plates and Kiddush cups, to books about the Oregon Jewish experience, Jewish cooking, and the Holocaust. You do not need to pay admission to visit the Ron Tonkin Family Gift Shop!
Lefty's is proud to offer traditional Jewish deli sandwiches, salads, and pastries sourced from local artisans and farmers.
You do not need to pay admission to the museum to visit Lefty's Cafe!
Tuesday - Friday: 11-3
Saturday and Sunday: 12-3
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- Photography is allowed in the exhibition galleries; flash photography is not allowed. OJMCHE may at specific times post signage for exhibitions that do not allow photography.
- We encourage visitors to tag us on social media! We'd love to see your thoughts and experiences.
- Animals are not permitted at OJMCHE. The only exception is for service animals on a leash and under their master's control as authorized by applicable law.
- No eating, drinking, or smoking, is permitted in the Museum, other than in the museum’s Lefty’s Café. Sealed food and drink containers must be checked in the coatroom.
- Books and gift shop items must be purchased prior to leaving the Gift Shop.
- Visitors will be asked to check large bags, umbrellas, and backpacks in the coatroom.
- Accessible public restrooms are located on the first and second floor.
- A gender neutral restroom is located on the first floor.
- OJMCHE strives to ensure that its facilities, exhibitions, and programs are accessible, and that all of our visitors feel welcome. The museum is wheelchair accessible and, if necessary, a wheelchair is available to guests.
- There is an elevator to second floor exhibits.
- Children may not be left unattended in the Anne and Goldie’s Children’s Corner