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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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Bit of paradise amid the blight

A friend who lives in PDX recommended this to us. We visited on an unusually hot day so were glad the garden was mostly in shade and had nice cross breezes to help cool us down... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

A friend who lives in PDX recommended this to us. We visited on an unusually hot day so were glad the garden was mostly in shade and had nice cross breezes to help cool us down. We did stop at the tea house for both its A/C and refreshment and enjoyed our choices. The garden is not big and you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We visited Lan Su Chinese Garden during a recent visit to Portland, Oregon. We arrived in foot having walked from our hotel on SW Alder Street. Two adult tickets cost $9.50 and included an informative visitor guide, a sum that was well spent. Although small, the garden is beautifully laid out and kept. It is said to be the most... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

My nephew and I were quite impressed. The grounds are lovely and make the most of their city space. We enjoyed a cup of tea from their extensive collection in the tea house. I live within walking distance and had not visited it before this....so glad I finally made it! My 20 year old nephew really enjoyed it, too!

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Jackson Heights, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This place is small but really nice we went after going to the Saturday Market. It won't take you long and it's worth it to see the Koi.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Very tranquil. Many different paths. Not a large area. Plenty of seating to just sit and relax. It is a couple blocks away from the red and blue Max line. We went when it was very hot out, so going to the gardens cooled us off. They offer student discounts including college students, with ID.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

i've been to the Chinese Garden several times--a wonderful oasis for calm contemplation--plus a nice place for tea, either by your lonesome or with a friend. Beautiful to walk through, nice artwork for sale. Don't miss it!

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Happy Valley, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A most relaxing and peaceful little garden in the middle of the city. We visited in the fall. Depending on what time of year you visit, it will always have a seasonal vista. There were others, but not crowded. We took part in the tea ceremony, most interesting. It is very compact and well maintained always. You will enjoy this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The garden takes up a city block in the heart of Portland. It is so beautiful and peaceful that you don't know that you are in the city. It was interesting learning about the difference in a Chinese garden and a Japanese garden. They also have a delightful tea room for tea and snacks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Exactly like the garden in Sister City China. Fun any time of the year from rain to summer evenings. Concerts in the summer, Tea House open for light snack. Plant sales exotic varieties in the Spring. An oasis in the midst of the city, ENJOY !!

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Philadelphia, Mississippi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a very small garden downtown close to the business district. We walked down Burnside from 12th street and were a bit put off by all the homless people so would suggest an alternative walking path. The garden is lovely and the guide book is very helpful in aiding your appreciation for its finer points. If you have to... More 

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Address: Address: 239 NW Everett Street, Portland, OR 97209
Phone Number: 503-228-8131
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Old Town - Chinatown
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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