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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 #8 of 309 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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Wade
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Very nice and quiet, if you have the time go spend some at this garden. I could have spent all day there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Beautiful garden right in the middle of a bustling part of town. It seems like the garden might not be much when you approach it, but it packs a huge punch once you get inside. So incredibly beautiful and features so much in a small space. Not to be missed if you love Asian gardens.

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San Diego
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This place is a gem in the middle of an tight urban neighborhood. It takes up an entire city block and every inch is awesome! We took the tour ad it was very informative..if you just want to chill out, plenty of places to do it here..great palms, cycads, tropicals and others...Very serene and relaxing...

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Jackson, Mississippi
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I was attending a conference in Portland and the company planned an event here. The area around it seemed kind of sketchy so I didn't know what to expect, but it is beautiful inside.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Lovely gardens to explore, learn about chinese history, drink some Mango Green tea and feel wonderfully relaxed - right in the middle of Portland.

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Greer, South Carolina
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My wife and I had a couple of hours to kill so we went to the gardens. They were very nice and well kept. We initially went through it all in 20 minutes, then we read the brochure they gave us with some background information about the different parts and then went back and enjoyed it all over again! It... More

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Florence, Kentucky, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Beautiful design, very peaceful. We visited in late afternoon and it was a bit crowded with several large groups that appeared to be college students in a class. Other than that the experience was very pleasant. The volunteers are very friendly and helpful with questions regarding the design. We did not visit the tea room on this visit, but suggest... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

on 7/23/2014. as part of my city tour. we stopped by to visit. i learned a lot about the chinese garden. the staff was very helpful. i practiced touch wen, the instructor was very helpful and knowledgeable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

What a special place. It is a small city block and that's all they need. What they did with this place is simply amazing. It was the best part of our trip. We also had tea and some food and I enjoyed it throughly. My wife wasn't to crazy about the food but I thought it was great. This is... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Its the best Ive seen. It's a WOW! Great design with a teahouse that served delicious noodles and dim sum . this is A MUST SEE. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the garden. I would fly to Portland just to be in this peaceful and beautiful garden!

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