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“Another must see!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Portland Japanese Garden

Portland Japanese Garden
611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205
+1 503-223-1321
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Ranked #7 of 279 Attractions in Portland
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Activities: Walking
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Owner description: Considered the most authentic Japanese Garden outside of Japan, the Portland Japanese Garden is a haven of tranquil beauty in all seasons. Throughout the year, the Garden offers arts and culture exhibitions, festivals, educational programs, and horticultural workshops. A must-see when visiting the Pacific NW United States.
Portland, Oregon, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Another must see!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

These gardens are like a scene out of a Japanese documentary. And the crowning glory is the breathtaking view of Mount hood.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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“Beautiful and serene”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

I've only been a couple times, but it is one of those places I've considered buying a membership so I can see it in all the different shades of the year. Well designed and maintained, supposed to be one of the best in the country. Its a very nice oasis very near the city.

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Kowloon
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41 attraction reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Well worth your time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

A lovely and authentic Japanese garden. The koi are beautiful and will keep you in rapt attention if you let them. There has been lots of rigorous pruning. to turn this garden into a work of art. If can accept this, you will be delighted. If you are into unimpeded nature then this is not the place for you.

Visited August 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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“This is a world class Japanese garden”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Portland has one of the finest traditional Japanese gardens in the world. It is easily walkable and most of it is accessible. There is a traditional Japanese house, a pagoda, a tea house, a shinto gate, a stone reflection garden, and gorgeous mature plantings. It is also impeccably kept. It is truly a peaceful place, and people often come here just to sit. Members are allowed in early, before the gates open to the public, when it's most quiet. This garden is a real jewel, right in the middle of Portland.

Visited November 2012
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“Gorgeous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Loved everything, especially the water features. The gazebos, fountains, landscaping and design seemed authentic. Our daughter lives in Portland and I hope to return many times as we visit her. There was nothing we did not like

Visited August 2012
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