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Lan Su Chinese Garden

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Neighborhood: Old Town - Chinatown
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Address: 239 NW Everett Street, Portland, OR 97209
Phone Number: 503-228-8131
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Drinking
Description: 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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Peaceful oasis in the center of downtown Portland

Unique in filling a square block with a space of reflection, calm, and nature. The Lan Su garden serves as a historical link between Portland and its sister city of Suzhou... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Barcelona, Spain
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Unique in filling a square block with a space of reflection, calm, and nature. The Lan Su garden serves as a historical link between Portland and its sister city of Suzhou, China, which can be explored here: http://www.portlandsuzhou.org/. Out of the exchange came a water irrigation system for Suzhou built with advice from Portland's engineers, and the Lan Su garden,... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I had the pleasure of touring this beautiful serene and tranquil part of down town Portland. Step back and relax , a small walk around the gardens( wheelchair access ) , enjoy the beautiful trees and gardens. Stop in and have a cup of tea ( many various choices) ... A little gift shop as you leave the premises ,... More 

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Weymouth, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My husband and I visited the garden during a long weekend in Portland and even in the rain it's stunning. The landscape is incredibly serene and perfect for reflection. We also went to the tea house in the garden and had a lovely journey through a selection of white teas.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Nice window into the Chinese culture and architecture. Enjoyable once inside, but it is located in an older part of town with a lot of homeless people sleeping on the streets or begging.

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Prairie Village, Kansas
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125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

this beautiful Chinese Garden is like stepping back into a private Chinese courtyard. It is beautiful with characteristic rocks, gardens , music and an iconic tea house with sumptuous teas of all types. The pecan cookies and peppermint tea was my favorite. The horticulture was truly amazing with beautiful blooms, bushes and trees. The Chinese paper and Chinese fringe bushes... More 

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Central Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Considering that Lan Su Garden sits near the entrance to Portland's Chinatown, once inside it's as though the city bustle goes away. Whether you choose a guided tour or simply wander through the different areas of the Garden, it is a wonderful place to spend time. There is foliage of all kinds, different blooms depending on the season, and an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Beautiful small Chinese garden in the Old Town district at Chinatown. Traditional old Chineese house-rooms with its Asian flowers.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A most unlikely location for this wonderful enclosed garden. Once inside, you really feel away from the city, and although it is small, there is a broad variety of experiences and landscapes. Beautifully maintained, there are events scheduled throughout the year. A memorable visit in an urban locale.

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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

the Lan Su Garden is located on a large city block close to old town. The site is a walled garden with a meander through beautiful Chinese style architecture, ponds and paths. A couple of the structures are whole rooms with intricate wood carving and artwork. The gardens are especially nice for folks with limited endurance, as the paths are... More 

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Auburn, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

What a delightful surprise to find a beautiful Chinese garden in downtown Portland. I found this gem after researching the Tao of Tea Cosmic Reflection Tea House. This garden is a "must see" when visiting Portland. A self guided tour throughout the gardens culminates with a traditional tea tasting or light lunch in the open air tea house. I will... More 

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