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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: 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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A very pleasant way to spend the afternoon attempting tranquillity

This is not an "authentic" Chinese garden, but rather what a wealthy scholar might construct for his garden. Rocks, water, pavillions, plants, and literature were all necessary... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Natick, Massachusetts

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Natick, Massachusetts
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225 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is not an "authentic" Chinese garden, but rather what a wealthy scholar might construct for his garden. Rocks, water, pavillions, plants, and literature were all necessary. Beautiful carvings for walls, gates, entrances, etc. With few exceptions, the plants in the garden--such as water lilies and lotuses--are Chinese. The most wonderful part is the tea house. Many teas are available... More 

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los angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed my hr long visit to the garden. Regular admission is $9.50 and for seniors it's $8.50. They have guided tours, a tea house, and a fun turn with the fortune sticks. Plenty of street parking with maximum of 1.5 hrs for around 2 bucks. Reminded me of the one in the Huntington library in Los Angeles. The grounds were... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This garden is very tranquil and beautiful. The tea room is good for an authentic meal. The garden is pretty and the little fish in the pond are a nice feature. There is a very lovely feel to the structures. This garden is pretty wheelchair friendly.

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Ridgefield, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 373 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This garden was designed based on a 2000 year old tradition that combines art, architecture, design and nature in harmony with one another. Artisans from China came over to build the garden and brought much of the materials with them. When we visited a cooking class was going on in one pavilion, a tea house was open and people were... More 

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Livingston, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

What a nice surpise! Great guides and interesting architecture and history. Peaceful and Serene and most memorable.In the midst of Portland's Chinatown which needs some TLC.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Located in the center of Chinatown is this gem and it just like you would find in Guangzhou. It is a place to slow down, so turn off your smartphone, look at the detail in the plantings and architecture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The gardens aren't very big, but they are so beautiful. The price is right, all the Portland gardens are free or reasonably priced.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

When we saw the outside of the Lan Su Chinese Garden and realized how small it was, we hesitated to go in, but it was our last day in Portland, and we needed to find some places to go to fill the day. Of course, we were comparing it to the Chinese Garden in Singapore, which was quite a beautiful... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

What a treasure and such a surprise - lovely and educational. We will always remember the 16 different patterns of tile and stone floors - all hand made and each different.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

It's a small enclosed city block but man is it beautiful. I spent an hour alone just sitting in the tea room enjoying Jasmine tea and listening to music. This place will sweep you away to another place and time.

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