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Explore Portland Oregon’s historic Japantown with this user-friendly walking tour. The city’s vibrant pre WWII Japanese American community is archived in over 125 photographs and audio clips. Watch historic Japantown street life reappear in “then and now” photographic dissolves. Share content with built in Facebook and Twitter buttons.

This GPS-enabled app guides you through Portland’s eight block Japantown, a bustling community in the early decades of the twentieth century - better known today as the colorful Old Town / Chinatown neighborhood.

Japantown PDX documents the vitality of this once-thriving “Nihonmachi” as well as its sudden disappearance in the spring of 1942 when all persons of Japanese ancestry were removed from the West Coast and placed in America’s concentration camps during WWII. In addition to telling Portland’s Japantown story, the app explores the remarkably diverse Old Town neighborhood in tour stops that honor its African American, Chinese and LGBT roots.

Japantown PDX was designed by history educator, Peter Pappas and his students at the University of Portland. Archival content was provided by the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, a Japanese American history museum located in the heart of Portland’s Japantown.

Japantown PDX is powered by GammaPoint's App4Tour.com app builder platform. GammaPoint specializes in apps for wearable devices, sensors, GPS, connected cars.


GammaPoint LLC
77.3 MB
Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2014 Peter Pappas


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