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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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Pretty even on a cold, rainy winter day

While I'm sure this place is amazing when the sun is shining and all of the flowers are in bloom, it was also a neat visit in the winter. Take a tour - lots of interesting, good... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was there on a cloudy, drippy day but still. Walked through the place in 10 minutes and had enough. More interesting things to do and see in Portland.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We are big garden people and were excited to visit this Chinese Garden since we'd heard so much about it. It was a little crowded when we were there, but that didn't take away from the experience. Overall, I thought it was a decent garden - there are some really beautiful paths, and the stonework is very nice.

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Graham, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While I'm sure this place is amazing when the sun is shining and all of the flowers are in bloom, it was also a neat visit in the winter. Take a tour - lots of interesting, good info offered. One word of advice though: if you're planning on visiting the tea house, its very small and there was a wait... More 

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Greybull, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 3 months in China and seem many places, but honestly we were totally impressed with everything this place had to offer. The architecture, plants, ponds, and art were exquisite in every detail... we actually felt like we were back in China.... and this was in the middle Portland Oregon!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A truly unique experience in the middle of Old Town is this replica of a Chinese strolling garden, complete with tea house, koi ponds and gardens...

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We celebrated Chinese New Year at the Garden the other night. It was such fun to view the lanterns all around the pond and see the entertainment. The dragon dance was great. So was the dancing and singing. Our grandchildren loved the caligrapher who did their names in fancy script. He also added their traditional and simiplified Chinese names. His... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chinese New Year Chinese New Year - Year of the Rooster begins Saturday, January 28, 2017! Learn more about Chinese New Year, the most colorful and joyous of all Chinese festivals during Lan Su's two-week celebration, January 28 – February 12, 2017. The festivities continue throughout the two weeks with lion dances, cultural performances, martial arts, calligraphy, family-friendly activities and... More 

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Burbank, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Chinese Gardens are walled-in, and are in the Chinatown area of downtown. Once inside, the serenity and beauty transports you to another place. The Tea House is an amazing place to get a light snack (like moon cakes) and a wide variety of teas. Highly recommended as a place to unwind.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you take a city tour it may be included otherwise you may pay $9.5 the entrance fee. It is a lovely place which was built with Chinese material.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful & very special place. Friends visiting from China were appreciative of the attention to detail and the authenticity of the gardens. So peaceful. Definitely a must see when visiting Portland - I wish the city could expand upon what once was Portland's downtown Chinatown - incentivize Asian American owned businesses to move back in or open up and not... More 

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