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Lan Su Chinese Garden

239 NW Everett Street, Portland, OR 97209 (Old Town - Chinatown)
503-228-8131
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Ranked #9 of 310 Attractions in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Drinking
Traveler Description: Lan Su Chinese Garden is the result of a collaboration between the cities of Portland and Suzhou, Portland's sister city in China's Jiangsu province... more »
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

We saw the real place in China a few years ago and recognized it immediately. They did an excellent job re-creating these gardens. Make sure you stay for tea. The tea room is beautiful, especially if you sit by the open doors that look out to the pond. We always stop here anytime we are in Portland. It is a... More

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Niskayuna, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Be sure to see this attraction if you are in Portland. We were fortunate to arrive just in time for the docent talk and it is not to be missed. The gardens are easily walkable and the information learned about the design was exceptional. Be sure to check to see if your arrival to the city coincides with their time... More

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Edmonds, WA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Really cool to have an oasis on the edge of downtown Portland. The architecture is beautiful along with all of the plants. They also have a scavenger hunt for kids.

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Methuen, Massachusetts, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I was lucky to pick the day of the End of Autumn festival to visit the garden. There were musicians and dancers in the garden, and it was very peaceful, relaxing, and entertaining. There is a traditional tea house with various cultural delights inside, as well. Very unique history and just a really beautiful place. Don't forget your student ID... More

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Bethesda, MD
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143 reviews 143 reviews
36 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Very different and much smaller than Japanese Garden but definitely worth a visit. The different stone work was the highlight for me.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This is right in the city and is very deceiving on the outside. When you enter tho, you'll be delighted. Very well maintained and lots to look at. I was impressed with the rock-designed courtyards. Must have taken hours and hours to design them. Waterfalls and features are everywhere. Beautiful, peaceful place! It's on the trolley tour, so you can... More

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Denver, Colorado
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52 reviews 52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This is a refreshing stop in Portland, conveniently located. The tea room is fabulous and the gardens are a nice place to just re-group and take in the beautiful surroundings. Staff is friendly and helpful.

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Los Angeles, California
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107 reviews 107 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The only reason why we went in was because someone had a deal for four people, but there was only three in their party: My cousin got in free. I would never pay $9.50 each for this venue - its not worth it. In fairness, if you haven't been to Asia, or if you haven't been to a US city... More

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Boise, Idaho
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The attention to detail is incredible; even though it's only one square block in size, you should plan to spend several hours if you want to have time to see and appreciate all the subtleties. The visitor's guide they'll give you when you start is an excellent way to learn about what you see.

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Canberra, Australia
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

One of the pearls of the Pearl District, no visit to No visit to Portland is complete without a visit and a cup of tea. If on business, take the time to sit and watch and absorb. Do not rush, relax.

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