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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: 15032288131
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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Step out of the rain

Any downtown can be hectic and loud. Here is peace and tranquility. It can be busy in the summer, but step in and rejuvinate on a rainy day. A light lunch is possible, but at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Klamath Falls, Oregon, United States

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Klamath Falls, Oregon, United States
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Any downtown can be hectic and loud. Here is peace and tranquility. It can be busy in the summer, but step in and rejuvinate on a rainy day. A light lunch is possible, but at least stop, relax and enjoy a cup of tea, or get truely in tune with your inner soul and celebrate a fulll tea service.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

On the one hand, I Iike that they squeezed a Chinese gardens in a really urban downtown environment, but on the other, I felt a little like a rat in a maze, looking for the cheese. I agree with one of the reviewers ... it's overpriced!

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Chester, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We arrived here in early afternoon, having visited the Japanese Garden earlier where the guide suggested comparing these two gardens. Lan Su Chinese Garden is nicely squeezed into a block in downtown Portland. Tall buildings surround the garden but the design of the garden effectively blocks that view. Whereas the Japanese Garden has sections for each landscape theme that sprawl... More 

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niceplanet
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Right smack dab in the middle of old town... another world. Imported rock specimens, amazing plantings that change from every vantage point with every passing minute. This is a very special place.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Its a nice chinese style garden but it isn't worth the $10/pp admission. Its not as big as the pictures make it out to be, tends to be crowded even in off hours. Definitely something to be skipped.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had visited the Japanese Garden (exquisite) as well as the rose test garden (nice) so figured "enough with gardens!" But we decided to go to the Chinese garden anyway and were so glad we did. It was different from the Japanese garden (both were great) and we had an outstanding guide named David (who works on Wednesdays) who made... More 

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Glendale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

An easy visit near downtown, occupying a full city block in an otherwise seedy neighborhood. You can see it in 30 minutes or spend the day, but either way, now that it has grown in, one of the better examples of Chinese gardens on this side of the Pacific.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

When people come to Portland, they are more likely to hear about the famous, and older, Japanese Garden. They should see it, of course, but they should do a "compare and contrast" visit to the Chinese Garden. The two are VERY different, and each representative of their cultures. The architectural details of the Chinese Garden stand out. It was constructed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Give this visit a couple of hours. Take a free tour, where every detail is explained. You'll enjoy a richer experience if you know the significance of what you're looking at. And yes, last season's Falling Skies filmed a few episodes here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

It is nice to know there are places in our cities where buildings and nature are in harmony. Lan Su is one of these fine places. For me the highlight was being around the pond and sitting at the different balconies, walking along the inlaid rock paths, and observing the many rock formations and columns.

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Additional Information about Lan Su Chinese Garden

Address: 239 NW Everett Street, Portland, OR 97209
Phone Number: 15032288131
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Old Town - Chinatown
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 9 - 9

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