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Lan Su Chinese Garden

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Opened in fall of 2000, this is the largest Suzhou style garden outside of China.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
239 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209-3957
Old Town - Chinatown
+1 503-228-8131
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wandered by this place last time and thought it looked small. But decided to visit with some time on our hands after an appointment was cancelled. Somtimes good things come in small packages. Everything fits so well together. Would like to come back and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An oasis in the middle of the city. Beautiful gardens with an interesting assortment of plants. A great tea room, too.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a chilly day in November, my adult daughter and I visited the Lan Su Chinese Garden (the Garden of Awakening Orchids). A few years before, we had visited this garden, and it was a pleasure to do so again. This garden is patterned after...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank SECh694
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely oasis in a somewhat gritty neighborhood, this is definitely worth seeking out. Though smaller than the better-known Japanese Gardens, it's more accessible, affordable, and compact--just the respite you want after a day on the go.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely and peaceful experience. Not only gorgeous displays of art, architecture, and botany, but a really good tearoom as well. Well worth the trip.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DorasCuilTravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was an autumn morning when I took my (adult) ESOL students to the garden. Prior to coming, we’d talked about its origin and the symbolism of what they would see in its design, architecture and plants, Once there, we each wandered at will, following...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank oziyanki
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The grounds are small but nicely maintained. Guided tours are available but feel free to roam at your leisure. Tai-chi lessons are offered in the morning.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank WestCoastChick604
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small but intimate garden in downtown Portland features many Chinese structures, gardens, and fish. The path through the park is very relaxing. There are even classes for TaiChi during the morning.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank S. B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

10$ entrance, buy the tickets at the gift shop if the line is long. We took the tour at noon, it lasted approx 45min, very informative re: Chinese culture, the guide was Henry and he was a super friendly guy. Then we had tea in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dew b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice to visit, it’s small place but it’s worth to visit you will enjoy, very good maintained and you will get free coffee in the entrance

Date of experience: November 2018
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Jessica C
1 July 2018|
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Response from 731CB | Reviewed this property |
Street parking and it is not free— not real expensive though.
23 June 2018|
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Response from Chinese_Garden | Property representative |
Lan Su has a wheelchair accessible route that travels throughout the garden. Almost every area of the garden can be accessed by those using mobility devices, and benches are available throughout the garden. Restroom are... More
Richard C
11 April 2018|
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Response from Chinese_Garden | Property representative |
Lan Su Chinese Garden is open year-round (closed on New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day). Please check the garden's website for any updates before planning your visit.