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“Beautiful spot.”

Lan Su Chinese Garden
Ranked #10 of 412 things to do in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Opened in fall of 2000, this is the largest Suzhou style garden outside of China.
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Spent a couple hours there.This is a delightful surprise in the middle of the city. It is so well planned, with grace and beauty.
The cafe with a musician was a treat.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Susanlvg
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

This is, as others have noted, not a large garden, but it is beautifully laid out and a very peaceful place to have a slow wander through and enjoy. There are koi in the pond to watch, some really big, and the buildings have lovely displays inside. It was lovely in late October, and we would love to see it again in spring or summer for a different display from the plants. The staff are also very helpful and friendly. Only downside is that it's in a pretty rundown area, but well worth the visit. Make sure to check out the gift shop too - they have some really nice pieces.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank janett1957
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

Not large but a wonderful reprieve from the bustle of the city. Peaceful and very well done. Well worth the time to visit.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank REG1966MHS
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

Key is to go at the right time when the gardens are blooming. But even if not, take the guided tour and you will learn much about what to look for in a Chinese Garden that you would otherwise not know if left on your own. I enjoyed it as a way to pass a few hours, but again, if the flowers are blooming, it will be nicer. The Koi fish are beautiful, and again, take the guided tour and don't run through it.....look, listen and feel......

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

This garden is astonishingly beautiful and peaceful. The tours are interesting and engaging. The serene setting is a breath of fresh air and soothing water... in fact, I learned that Feng Shui means air and water while at this garden!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Michael E
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