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Portland Japanese Garden

611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5886
+1 503-223-1321
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Beautiful but very busy

This is an absolutely beautiful Japanese garden, although a slightly more enjoyable experience... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2016
San Francisco, California
a real beauty

This place was great for a short visit. I did not feel crowded or rushed. It was just enough asian... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2016
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Considered the most authentic Japanese Garden outside of Japan, the Portland Japanese Garden is a haven of tranquil beauty in all four seasons. In Spring of 2017, the Garden opened its new Cultural Village, complete with new garden spaces, classrooms, exhibition and gallery space, and the Umami Cafe.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5886
+1 503-223-1321
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Reviewed May 29, 2016

This is an absolutely beautiful Japanese garden, although a slightly more enjoyable experience would have been with less people and without children running screaming around the zen garden ! I would highly recommend visiting on a weekday when it is quieter, so you can appreciate...More

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Reviewed May 29, 2016

This place was great for a short visit. I did not feel crowded or rushed. It was just enough asian beauty and none of the pretension these places can get into.

Thank bruce128
Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Very serene. Worth the walk through Washington park. It has a few peaceful streams and a bonsai garden.

Thank Aaron Z
Reviewed May 26, 2016

I visited the Portland Japanese Garden on a Saturday when it was raining lightly. It was a wonderful experience. I felt myself relaxing as I walked slowly up the entry path to the entrance. There are many places to sit down and enjoy the carefully...More

Thank Jeffrey W
Reviewed May 26, 2016

Lovely garden. A little tricky to get to (but only runs once an hour) but a great experience. Free tour was quite interesting.

Thank knittingwithT1
Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

I have to admit that I visited this attraction because of one tree. There's a maple here that is often photographed. Based on many photos of that spectacular tree, I decided to take advantage of some downtime at a conference and drive up the hill...More

Thank gwmullis
Reviewed May 25, 2016

You really think you are in Japan walking around these gardens! It was so pretty and interesting to see. It cost two of us $18 to get it. There is a bit of construction at the entrance but every exhibit except the bonzai one was...More

Thank juliegeorge06
Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Nice to loose yourself in another world for a time. Beautifully laid out, but will be even better when the expansion is complete.

Thank robertcyjones
Reviewed May 24, 2016

We visited the Japanese Gardens over the weekend. Was a great display and some amazing Bonsai Trees on show. It takes about 45 mins to walk around the gardens which wasnt bad. We went after the rose gardens which was close by a little hilll...More

Thank Rich131
Reviewed May 24, 2016

Beautiful gardens and tranquil surroundings. Be prepared to walk as there is a decent amount of construction. Worth the walk.

Thank Michael K
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Glenda T
What is in bloom in early August
May 13, 2017|
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Response from K J | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately my mind escapes me and I am not sure what the flowers or plants were called.
Glenda T
Is there transportation from Amtrak station to the gardens.
May 13, 2017|
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Response from Susan C | Reviewed this property |
Unsure of the route, but there are Trimet/MAX trains, bus, & trolley routes that well connect the city pretty much anywhere you need to go. Check the Trimet website for routes.
Maureen C
Is the park dog friendly
April 23, 2017|
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Response from JapaneseGardenPDX | Property representative |
Hi Maureen - Great question! The Garden allows service animals, but, unfortunately, does not allow pets. We hope this helps you plan your visit.