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“Authentic Gardens” 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 #5 of 307 attractions in Portland
Type: Gardens
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.
Grass Valley, California
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“Authentic Gardens”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

What a beautiful place to walk and contemplate. We have a friend who works there part time and he gave us a guided tour. It is magnificent! It is the most authentic Japanese gardens in the U.S. and is stunning. There was an Art Show going on when we were there which was nice since it gave us a chance to warm up inside for a bit. The small streams, koi ponds, trails, plants are all placed with a purpose and represent certain ideas and elements. The view of Portland downtown from the top of the gardens is incredible. I would love to go back in the spring when all the trees and flowers are in bloom It must be just incredible that time of year.

Visited February 2013
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Cottage Grove, Oregon
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“Lovely, green and peaceful~”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

We have visited the Rose gardens many times over the yrs. and nearby saw the entrance to the Japanese garden but never stopped, and one day decided we should. We were not disappointed, the trails are perfect, the many different types of plants are wonderful. There are so many great photo ops here, it never ends, beautiful back drops. I would definitely go again.

Visited January 2013
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Astoria, Oregon
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“serene stroll”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

its cool, even on a warm day in the city. Calm, nobody is noisy ( didn't see one single person with headset, ear buds or texting!).

Visited July 2012
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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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“Authentic Japanese garden”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Having visited Japan many times to visit relatives, this garden is the one of the best, if not the best, outside Japan. Surely worth a visit for a nice walk.

Visited August 2012
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Sunriver, Oregon
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“Always a treat whatever the season”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Quiet and serene beauty. Having been to many gardens around the world I would rate this tops for it's year round beauty.

Visited February 2013
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