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Lan Su Chinese Garden

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Neighbourhood: Old Town - Chinatown
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Address: 239 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209-3957
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+1 503-228-8131
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Opened in fall of 2000, this is the largest Suzhou style garden outside of...

Opened in fall of 2000, this is the largest Suzhou style garden outside of China.

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Quiet beauty

So Zen! People all quietly walking and viewing the different areas of the garden. There are large koi swimming in the pond and it is very relaxing. They have a little shop and... read more

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Sun City, Arizona
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So Zen! People all quietly walking and viewing the different areas of the garden. There are large koi swimming in the pond and it is very relaxing. They have a little shop and they sell food and all kinds of tea. I would definitely go there again if I was in Portland.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The garden is way too small and not a lot to see. Two stars because it does try to incorporate a lot of the elements in a Chinese garden, and you don't see a lot of such gardens in the US. But definitely not worth it if you've visited a Chinese garden before.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited the Lan Su Garden when it first opened many years ago and I cannot believe how beautiful it is now. The maturation of plants and trees along with the amazing landscaping make this a must-se in Portland.

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Agoura Hills, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This garden was small, with a few structures and a beautiful pond with koi fish, but it only takes a few minutes to see everything in here.

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Lan Su has excellent guides. Though the garden is not huge, it is very tranquil, lovely and fascinating to visit. The guide explained the plants, flowers and the layout of each garden area. There is an admission price, and there is a small discount for seniors.

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Portland OR
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went on a rainy day with some guests from Europe. Enjoyed the tour, had some tea, lots of photos. Perfectly Portland.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This lovely Chinese zen Garden located in Chinatown Portland was probably one of my favorite attractions while visiting Portland. They really kept the garden in a clean state that made the garden even more beautiful. It's like a nice slice of heaven in the middle of a busy American city. I think this garden was better than the Portland Japanese... More 

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Cuyahoga Falls
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a gem! So happy that I ventured out in the rain to see the gardens. That did not detract from my experience. It is beautiful and so worth a visit.

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Thank Shannon T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visit the Lan Su Chinese Garden by yourself, with a loved one, or to have an adventure with family or friends. There is so much to see and experience. The garden provides tranquility in its winding walkways, trees and flowers, Koi pond, and many birds. Whether you want to sit and stare, write or draw, or cuddle close- this Chinese... More 

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Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lan Su Garden is now 17 years old and is maturing beautifully. Classic Chinese garden sits behind walls with several pavilions around a shallow pond. This is an oasis in the city, and makes for a charming spot. In the neighborhood are several contemporary art galleries, so if that is of interest, this can make for a great afternoon in... More 

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