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Lan Su Chinese Garden

Address: 239 NW Everett Street, Portland, OR 97209 (Old Town - Chinatown)
Phone Number: 503-228-8131
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Ranked #11 of 281 Attractions in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Drinking
Owner description: Opened in fall of 2000, this is the largest Suzhou style garden outside of China.
Attraction details
Type: Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Drinking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Opened in fall of 2000, this is the largest Suzhou style garden outside of China.

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

i stopped by here on my tour of the city. I didn't see any free tours available & that probably would've made a huge difference! I wondered around looking for fish in their coy pond but there were no fish!!

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Created by expert Chinese gardeners, 65 lived in Portland for almost 1 year while they assembled the gardens with material bought from China. It is an awesome treasure of history and culture along with the exquisite beauty. Paradise in the city environs. Do yourself a favor and take the tour...we learned so much that we would have missed on our... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

I arrived at the gardens in time to take the tour with a fantastic guide named Steve who was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Highly recommended.

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Bellevue, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

The garden is located in the China town area of Portland, not far from the Pearl district. It is a walled garden area with a lovely tea house that serves snacks. This is an oasis in the city. A wonderful way to enjoy nature while the cement city is outside.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Lan Su Chinese Garden accomplishes exactly what it sets out to do: create a place of respite from the busy-ness of the city. It was beautiful even in January, and I found the informational brochure to be incredibly valuable in explaining not just what elements are there (and where), but why they are incorporated and what their purpose is. I... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Even on a drizzly winter day, there were plants in bloom and the sculptural delights of rocks, bark, and structures. A fascinating tea room and gift shop are worth savoring.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Found this while walking around Portland. It was "free"-food or cash donation. Lots to learn if you can take a tour. We were a bit late but we're able to sit in on some of the descriptions. The guide was able to explain things that would be missed if you went on your own. Beautiful and relaxing either way. Would... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Everytime I posted pictures about Lansu. My Chinese friends thought I was in China. It's an authentic classic Chinese Suzhou garden. Yet small, it incorporates the key elements of Chinese gardens. It's so far the best Chinese garden I found in the US. As a native Chinese, it is an amazing place to reduce my homesickness. :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

It was amazing since we had actually been to China and flu d this place to represent the area exactly. Even the art is placed exactly as one would find it in China. Do go and enjoy the tranquility of the garden.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Went on a rainy cold Saturday. And still it was interesting and pretty. I bet in the spring it is great. We got in for free by providing a food donation. (I think that was a temporary holiday offering). The tea shop was too crowded to get in, but looked interesting. Sad that this is one of the last pieces... More 

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