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Lan Su Chinese Garden

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Neighborhood: Old Town - Chinatown
Gardens, Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
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Address: 239 NW Everett Street, Portland, OR 97209
Phone Number: 503-228-8131
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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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Overrated.. Generous giving it 1 star..

Lots of opportunity for better things to do in Portland, rose garden, OMSI, Japanese garden, the zoo to name a few.. I guess I just expect more for $9.50, even with Chinese New... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Reno, Nevada
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Reno, Nevada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Lots of opportunity for better things to do in Portland, rose garden, OMSI, Japanese garden, the zoo to name a few.. I guess I just expect more for $9.50, even with Chinese New Year celebration was EXTREMELY DISSAPOINTING..

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Spanaway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

So we dont normally travel for lunar new year but this year we did. And it was here... they have everything teahouse with delicious food and tea, lion dances, fortune boxes, rollin of the wreath, clagraphy, lucky wishing tree, making cards and much more. Never mind the garden is beautiful an oasis in an urban jungle.so many wonderful smelling flowers... More 

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San Francisco, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

A great experience in a very compact location. Definitely worth the visit. Exhibitions and activities are rather varied, so quite a lot to get involved with.

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I just loved this little oasis in the middle of city buildings. So peaceful and picturesque. Took some beautiful photo's. Beautifully designed, tranquil to sit in. Worth the visit.

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Denver, Colorado
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

It's a nice area in the middle of the city. A quick retreat in the middle of the day, but much smaller than I thought it would be. A nice stop, but some of the roads we walked on were in sketchy neighborhoods. Drive if you can.

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Portland, Oregon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I have seen the garden from its beginning years and my latest visit just confirms what I have always feared: that the work of art that was the Chinese Garden has been destroyed by a management that has no sensitivity to art, and by a staff that is untrained in preserving the original design of the garden. The attached photos... More 

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Ellensburg, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Nice enough place to visit... The garden is relatively small - the size of one city block. Pretty things to see but lots of people everywhere and in every frame if you are trying to take pictures. I didn't find it particularly peaceful, but it was nice enough to see once for my $9.50 ... I probably wouldn't go back.

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Winter Park, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The Chinese Garden is an amazing relaxing getaway in the heart of Portland. The boyfriend took me here on Valentine's Day and this place was busy. The scenery, even in winter, is beautiful. It was amazing the different just walking through the gate. The noise and thoughts of being in the middle of a city were gone. This place is... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Take a break from your busy schedule and visit this quiet, lovely garden. Developed with Portland's sister city Suzhou, China and built in conjunction with Suzhou artisans, the garden is visual treat that includes beautiful architecture, art and design. Be sure to take off you shoes and experience the texture of the mosaic stones under foot. Save time for tea... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I love the Chinese and Japanese Gardens in Portland. We went to a concert one night in the Chinese Gardens, it was magical. Try to go on a weekend off season when its not so busy.

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