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Lan Su Chinese Garden

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Neighborhood: Old Town - Chinatown
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Address: 239 NW Everett Street, Portland, OR 97209
Phone Number: 15032288131
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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Tranquility in the center of a busy City

We went to the Gardens not knowing what to expect, and we were pleasantly surprised. There were ponds with large colorful fish and Lilly pads with various colors, An Artist... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Delray Beach, Florida
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Delray Beach, Florida
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to the Gardens not knowing what to expect, and we were pleasantly surprised. There were ponds with large colorful fish and Lilly pads with various colors, An Artist teaching a class. A musician playing a Chinese Zither. Many different plants and flowers and rock formations. We sat for awhile, after doing a bit of walking through the Gardens... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The tour is excellent, but if you miss a tour group, don't be deterred - the experience is still beautiful and contemplative. I think it's better than the Japanese tea garden in many ways (including fewer crowds). This was created with a real focus on authenticity, and it shows - the panel woodwork, the stones, the calligraphy, the furniture inside... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had no idea that there was such a lovely garden behind the white stucco walls. The guide was very knowledgeable but mostly I enjoyed the serenity of the environment. Enjoyed the special tea at the small tea house. Will definitely return.

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Thank Judy M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautifully detailed gardens. Very relaxing. The tea house was a joy to find. Easily seen in a hour or you could spend several hours meditating because it is to peaceful and calming.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was recommended to us by the staff at the Portland Saturday Market, so we walked to it and it was a nice little garden in the city. They had some nice activities and displays, including a Chinese artist who designed a nice artwork for our little daughter.

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Pittsford, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went here after visiting the Japanese Garden. Visit this one first, (it's smaller) and be sure to take the free docent tour. This is a gem and has beautiful art works for sale

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Columbus, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very unique attraction. $10 to get in was a bit steep. Place is cared for extremely well and you'll learn quite a bit about Chinese culture. The building details are exquisite.

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Satellite Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place. Admission price a little steep for the time you can actually spend there. Still worth the time while visiting Portland. Not good for a rainy day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This classic Chinase Garden is a must whenever I am in Portland. Always on a weekday. Take a guided tour... You'll come away so much smarter. Visit the tea house and chill overlooking the garden. Those are some real big koi.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you want a break from it all, this is a wonderful place to relax, walk through the beautiful gardens and Chinese architecture and enjoy tea and culinary delights. Don't know if teen boys would enjoy, but our teen and tween girls loved taking pictures all over to post on Instagram of course! Great little family outing to do something... More 

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