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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
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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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Fabulous urban garden with many small space ideas in a historical replication of a Chinese Scholars Garden

My adult daughter and I went to see a fall Chrysanthemum Show and enjoyed all the intimate spaces created over this city block sized garden surrounding a "lake". We are in love... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My adult daughter and I went to see a fall Chrysanthemum Show and enjoyed all the intimate spaces created over this city block sized garden surrounding a "lake". We are in love with plants and noticed all the layers of foliage with interest at different times of the year. The architecture is exquisite and the tea house is a marvelous... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Entrance fee is $10 per person. It doesn't take long to walk around, maybe 15-20 mins. Nicely landscaped and designed. Some plants in bloom in March. Sounds of the city (sirens, car alarms) detracted from tranquility. If you are limited on time, this may be a good option but personally I thought the Japanese Gardens had more bang for buck.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lan Su Chinese Garden is a hidden gem in Portland's China Town. Quite a surprise when one takes into account China Town is a little underwhelming. I like this city, but Portland's China Town isn't exactly exciting (lots of homeless people in this area). Lan Su Garden, however, is one of my new favorite places in town. Especially during spring... More 

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Thank Ellen S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The garden was small and you could see/hear the city (and not the best parts either) through the plants and outer wall. The garden was also quite small, and it seemed like the focus was on displaying artwork (done by... enthusiasts? members?) and mediocre "cultural displays" than the garden. Wouldn't recommend. Go see the Japanese Garden instead.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely loved it. I want to go to China now and see a real one. Also, the dumplings at the tea cafe inside are amazing!!! Highly recommend.

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Serene and delightful! Wonderful tea house. Great use of water. Intricate design in woodwork, patio stones, bridges and water connect you with Chinese culture and thought. Fabulous gift shop. Local artisans!

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El Cerrito, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is almost like a hidden garden in the city. It's within walking distance of many of the downtown hotels. I saw it at the beginning of March which was still winter in Portland and even though many of the plants were not fully blooming or leafed out it was still beautiful. Our guide was excellent and knowledgeable, but you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I wish I could, like Willie Wonka, create a smell-o-vision experience for you. I can tell you that when you enter the gates of this lovely place, you forget you are in the middle of the city. I can tell you that the colors and richness of the flora will make you want to write poetry. However, the smells. They... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a classical Chinese garden, only one square block in the heart of downtown Portland. The garden is serene with places to contemplate the beauty of your surroundings. It changes with the seasons and my favorite is the Chrysanthemum show in fall-The Festival of the 9th Moon. The garden is filled with hundreds of plants in full bloom and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tucked in around high rise buildings. Tour guide said the employees around the area use the gardens during their lunch hour. Very nice place to visit.

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