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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Drinking, Group tours/walking tour
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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We passed this local on our bike tour (again the great Peddle Bike Tours of Portland). After the tour, we came back to this jewel. Carol conducted a tour and imparted more info... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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charleston
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We passed this local on our bike tour (again the great Peddle Bike Tours of Portland). After the tour, we came back to this jewel. Carol conducted a tour and imparted more info about Chinese culture than all of us ever knew. The peonies exhibit was awesome.

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Virginia Beach, VA, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The date is incorrect. I visited several years ago; however, remember it well. Although it is in the business district, it is completely enclosed by walls and very quiet. I went by myself and only a few other people came in while I was there. The landscaping is beautiful as are the buildings. A great place to relax and unwind.

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

A beautiful place to visit. Interesting artifacts. Traditional Chinese garden, as you'd expect. Parking was a small challenge, but not difficult. There were guided tours offered. The food and tea were expensive for what you received, in very cramped seating. Wifi existed, so I spent an hour in the tranquil setting working remotely.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This place changes every week. It's fascinating to be able to see that happen. Hard to believe that you're in the city as you walk around and see the lush plant life. If you're there at the right time, catch at least part of a tour. And by all means, leave time to linger in the tea house.

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Portland, OR
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I have visited the Chinese Garden several times. It is a great place to take visiting relatives or other guests, as well as a great place to spend a relaxing afternoon. Our non-profit organization also held a fundraising event there, and it was a very successful and enjoyable evening. While it is best enjoyed in the summer and in good... More 

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El Monte, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

A 2 hour visit to this land of sacred space in lan su garden always restores my soul. A few blocks from Amtrak union station is this pearl in the heart of urban Portland. Each season in the garden reveals an array of plant friends to give a boundary to the koi swimming in the waters that meaders throughout the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Although I went in January and it was drizzly day. I am so glad I went! The gardens are beautifully landscaped and I was surprised it was in downtown Portland. There is also two gift shop as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

It was overcast and cool as we were walking around the Pearl district when we stumbled upon this little gem! What a beautiful garden, I was amazed at the work that went in to the paths alone, much less all the gorgeous planting and buildings! Don't miss the Tea House! Wonderful experience, definitely recommend this!

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The garden is planned as an authentic Chinese home, very pretty on a cloudy or sunny day. Be sure to visit the tea room for tea and refreshments. You can even have a traditional tea ceremony. Great place for a first date.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This tranquil little spot is in the center of downtown, but the walls around the gardens drown out the city noise for the most part. Wonderful on sunny days. Very easy to wander around and get lost in the day. A must do while in Portland.

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