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Lan Su Chinese Garden

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Neighborhood: Old Town - Chinatown
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Address: 239 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209-3957
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+1 503-228-8131
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Opened in fall of 2000, this is the largest Suzhou style garden outside of...

Opened in fall of 2000, this is the largest Suzhou style garden outside of China.

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Serenity and beauty in the midst of a busy city

As an acupuncturist, I am particularly drawn to Chinese places. But nothing prepared me for the beauty, quiet, and serenity of this little gem tucked into a small area in the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As an acupuncturist, I am particularly drawn to Chinese places. But nothing prepared me for the beauty, quiet, and serenity of this little gem tucked into a small area in the midst of Portland, Oregon. You can take wander around the entire place, stopping to take photos, and never get lost. Yet, you feel as if you are alone in... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The garden isn't a big place but everything is very photogenic... very instagram friendly. Skip the tour. The overzealous volunteer loved to hear herself talk and kept everyone standing in the entry way for 20 minutes while talking about minutiae instead of showing everyone around. People were defecting left and right. The tea house near the back of the gardens... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Land Su Chinese Garden (Portland) is not worth seeing in the winter Cost was $18. We went late December and I did not find it to be worth the cost. Perhaps it is better viewed in the Portland Oregon summer. We did enjoy the Japanese restaurant that served many hot teas and some Japanese hors d’oeuvres. Plus there was a... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Chinese garden was designed by gardeners and architects from Portland's sister city Jiangsu. The entire garden was designed to be a work of art. It changes by the season. The teahouse does amazing teas and Chinese treats. For visitors, I would recommend a guided tour to uncover some of the hidden gems, followed by a stop in the tea... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely garden full of exciting textures, plantings, wood carving and a tea room right in the heart of Portland's old Chinatown and close to the Pearl District.You can take the streetcar or walk across the river. You'll find plenty of pleasant places in the neighborhood for a meal.

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Wilsonville, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This garden is a little place where you dream of peace. The Tea house let the visit enjoy what a historic Chinese Garden would have looked like a hundred years ago. A must see for the visitor to Portland.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The garden is a quiet oasis in the middle of Portland. It has a lot of hidden gems to see and a lot of plants and flowers. Make sure to participate in a tea ceremony in the lea house!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you appreciate Chinese art, you need to go here. The gardens, the architecture, the art on display is not to be missed.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful garden in the spirit of the traditional Japanese gardens with an interesting history. Friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such beautiful gardens in the middle of the NW section of the city. Peaceful. Nearly impossible to stay stressed out in this gem

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