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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
Phone Number: 15032288131
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 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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Peaceful and quiet

The buildings are surrounded by so many lovely plants and water spots. We sat a few times and soaked in the beauty and calm.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The buildings are surrounded by so many lovely plants and water spots. We sat a few times and soaked in the beauty and calm.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It looks pretty small from outside, but once you enter it's like a different world. Loved the architecture and the quiet there!

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This block of downtown Portland is an oasis from the busy city that surrounds it. The tea house is great for a break but every step is a visual surprise and a wonderful balm for our busy lives.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Lan Su Chinese Garden is located in the center of China Town in Portland, and it truly is a paradise in the middle of the city. Perfectly maintained, this tranquil garden is breathtaking.

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Chicago, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a lovely, peaceful garden, smack dab in the middle of urban Portland. The grounds are magnificent, with different "vignettes" to behold. My four-year old daughter enjoyed it very much - there is a scavenger hunt activity for the little ones, so be sure to ask for it if it is not offered. She was so excited to look for... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Lan Su Chinese Garden covers a full city block of Chinatown/ Old Town. It has been an attraction in Portland for 16 years, since 2000. Lan Su is modeled after the Ming Dynasty garden of China.. A wonderful garden with pagodas, bridges, a large lily and koi pond. In Chinese Lan is the word for Orchid. And Su is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A very nice, albeit small, Chinese garden designed around classic lines, this is a good way to spend 30 minutes. Be sure to stop in the Tao of Tea restaurant and have a snack. Good food, cheap, and great views. There is often live Chinese music.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Highly recommend taking the free, 1 hour tour. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and very enthusiastic. We learned a lot about Chinese landscaping and enjoyed the quiet peacefulness of the gardens. Also we recommend the tea house for an authentic Chinese tea ceremony.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love these gardens in the centre of Portland, Oregon's Chinatown. Beautiful vista's, gorgeous water lily's and lotuses. Such a quiet enclave in the middle of downtown Portland!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing how much beauty they managed to get into one small block of garden. Several of the "rooms" are so secluded, it seems they are not part of a larger garden. Nice to wander around and see how gardens can seem to be a part of a room's decoration.

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