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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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Not what I expected in a very good way

I did not know an admittance fee was charged and the garden is walled and very private. Both made me happy because it's not in the best neighborhood. Lots of transients. Inside... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Jill B
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I did not know an admittance fee was charged and the garden is walled and very private. Both made me happy because it's not in the best neighborhood. Lots of transients. Inside, it a tranquil oasis. Very friendly staff.

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Medford, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Take time for a cup of tea and a moon cake - yummmm. It is so lovely and peaceful there. Travelers tend to miss it

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Rockville, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a beautiful place! This exquisite Chinese garden, completed in 2000, is a jewel set in the city of Portland, Oregon. From the moment I entered the garden, I felt as though I was in Suzhou, China, at the Master-of-Nets Garden, which the Lan Su Garden strongly resembles. The layout of the buildings and walkways is similar. Even the mosaic... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While the big garden draw in Portland is the Japanese garden, please don't overlook this small garden in Chinatown. It's just one square city block, but it's jam packed with beauty. There are regular tours of the gardens, try to join one as you'll learn so much more and will know all of the small details that give the garden... More 

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Bisbee, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In a shabby section of town, but then you enter a little Chinese gem. Small, quiet, great architecture, wonderful tea room. I preferred this to the Japanese Gardens, though to be fair, the latter are under repair just now.

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Gosford, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Chinese Garden is right in the middle of everything in Portland. Very pretty and serene. Definitely worth a visit if you are in Downtown Portland.

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Ewa Beach, Hawaii, Usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The garden is located near Chinatown, we were able to get street parking next to the garden. Plan to spend about 1-1 1/2 hours for this event. The garden is beautiful and tranquil and has many photo opts. We enjoyed a cup of tea and tea cakes in the tea house. I would recommend doing this. The hostess explain the... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Got there just in time to watch a local troop perform with the 'lions' for the fall festival. What fun! If you like hidden gardens in cities, then you should consider spending a little time at Lan Su. Coming from the Southwest, I found many of the plants fascinating. Doesn't necessarily require a long visit and is easily walkable from... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Chinese Garden is a beautiful tranquil experience. Lunch in the tea room was a real treat. The food and live music were wonderful. The moon cakes were delightful. The water, plants and rocks exude serenity.

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Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful area, yes it is small as others state and you do go thru rather quickly but it is worth the admittance. Just sit and enjoy.

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