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Lan Su Chinese Garden

Opens in 4 min: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Opened in fall of 2000, this is the largest Suzhou style garden outside of China.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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 19 January 2011

i have been here several times at different times of the year. in fact, whenever i am in portland i make a point to come here. u r transferred to another world of beautiful art, flora and peace. this time my partner and i had...More

Date of experience: January 2011
2  Thank markroy53
Reviewed 12 November 2010

It's Autumn, and the fallen leaves and blossoms that are allowed to create an interesting tableau on the plant beds (and the plants themselves) shows that the garden is adopting a more Taoist approach toward nature. Rather than treating the naturally sloughed off leaves and...More

4  Thank MenciusSchmencius
Reviewed 3 November 2010

Lan Su Chinese Garden is tucked into Portland's Chinatown, and it's very pretty, definitely worth going. There's a lot of great details in the flooring around the garden, the landscaping and the buildings are beautiful. I took my time walking through and it took about...More

1  Thank TravelGirlATC
Reviewed 2 November 2010

There's quite a few cities with lovely Japanese gardens. But Portland's the only one with an authentic Ming Dynasty Chinese garden, complete with five impressive buildings and a sizable water garden. Designed to reveal itself slowly as you walk along the impressive pebble-tiled paths (a...More

2  Thank jeane00
Reviewed 19 October 2010

Small in size, but don't be fooled. This garden is worth a visit. Bring your camera and enjoy the great scenery and relaxing water features. The gift shop is also one of the more reasonably priced ones I have seen.

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Reviewed 11 October 2010

Wow, don't miss this jewel in the center of Portland. Walk there from anywhere, and give yourself time to take in the beauty.

Thank jan7colorado
Reviewed 6 October 2010

My wife and I spent a too-short visit to this amazing, walled-off, hidden gem in downtown Portland. The Garden is a group of buildings arranged around a small, man-made lake. All the buildings and sculpture were created in China and shipped to Portand, where everything...More

1  Thank RalphSchmitt
Reviewed 5 August 2010

The gardens and buildings are lovely. We also really enjoyed the teahouse, which has an amazing selection of teas. While inside the tea house we could look out at the gardens. The admission price is a little higher than average but we found it worth...More

Thank LJHAustinTX
Reviewed 11 July 2010

I visited this garden yesterday and loved it. Compared to the chinese garden in Vancouver, this garden is more lush, well-kept and pleasing to the eye. It was easy to find and the staff is very friendly. A very nice guide brochure is given upon...More

Thank an3082
Reviewed 28 June 2010

Asian gardens are usually tidy..this garden is full of debris ..plants are not pruned properly ....it is a mess and seems as if the director does not know what an Asian garden is supposed to look like??? It is an insult to the Asian community!!!!!!

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Jessica C
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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
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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.