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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 #7 of 262 Attractions in Portland
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
22 helpful votes 22 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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“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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“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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“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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