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Lan Su Chinese Garden

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Neighbourhood: Old Town - Chinatown
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Address: 239 NW Everett Street, Portland, OR 97209
Phone Number: +1 503-228-8131
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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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A Great Hidden Gem

From the outside you might miss it due to the high walls. But you enter a different world inside. There are art displays, tai chi, beautiful plants, a gift shop and a tea room... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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LIHUE, KAUAI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

From the outside you might miss it due to the high walls. But you enter a different world inside. There are art displays, tai chi, beautiful plants, a gift shop and a tea room (our favorite). Membership is $40 per year (seniors) with unlimited access for 2. The Trimet Redline stop is half a block from the garden which eliminates... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Portland friends told us not to miss the Lan Su Chinese Garden, and I'm so glad we went! It's located in "down on its luck" Chinatown, but this one cordoned-off block is exquisitely planted, built, decorated and informative. Colors burst off trees and bushes despite it being late November. What a charming and beautiful respite in the big city! Grab... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pleasant visit with my 13 y/o daughter. Luckily caught the tour which was about 20 minutes informational and interesting. The restaurant had the best tea ever.

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soongroom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very artistic. A lot of symmetry that is very pleasing to the eye. You could probably spend about 1 hour 30 minutes enjoying the koi pond, the structure, the plant life, the tea house and even the gift shop.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This garden is really quite tiny, and because of that the entrance fee of $9.50 pp is a bit steep. Unless you are looking for a place to hang out you'd see it all within half an hour, and since it's small and there are a lot of people about, it's not that peaceful either. Worth a look obviously if... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even though you are right downtown you feel like you are in a private paradise. Very relaxing. Always something blooming and great local artists work on display

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lan Su Chinese Garden is well done. There is a tea house for tea and light fare inside. Peaceful. Easy to find. In the city. No trouble parking. Terrific gift store.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice artificial Chinese garden with 9.5USD entrance feefrom. However, most of the guest are still the States. It explains it can be not as Asia people expect.

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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take a break from the city and enjoy these beautiful gardens and temples. If possible, do one of the docent tours. You'll get so much more from the experience. I went on a cloudy/rainy/moody day (easy to come buy in Portland) and it made the peaceful and quiet experience so much more wonderful. Inexpensive and worth it. Plan on having... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a magnificent spot to relax in the city. Flowing water, a tea house, an awesome trail, and so much to enjoy here makes this a spot to enjoy during a warm Portland day. I recommend Lan Su Highly, and suggest seeing an evening concert there. I have visited here multiple times, and have checked Dec 2015 as the... More 

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