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“Serene and quiet” 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 #3 of 415 things to do in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Considered the most authentic Japanese Garden outside of Japan, the Portland Japanese Garden is a haven of tranquil beauty in all seasons. This year, the Portland Japanese Garden is closed from September 8, 2015 – March 1, 2016 as part of our first-ever expansion project. In March 2016, the existing Garden will reopen just in time for cherry blossoms, while construction continues immediately outside the Garden’s gate until the project’s completion in Spring 2017.
Portland Oregon
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37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Serene and quiet”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Lovely green plush gardens. Nice quiet, easy walking. Parking can be tricky...go early.
Many Japanese native plants.

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Margate, Florida
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“worth the trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

A peaceful oasis in Portland. Although it is winter the scenery in the gardens and the sights are beautiful. Well worth the trip.

Visited January 2013
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 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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