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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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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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The Daphne was fantastic, but the lines too long

I took three kids to the garden today for the festivities associated with the Chinese New Year. It was advertised on the local kids event calendar. We got there 20 min before... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
mountainsara
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Portland, Oregon

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

I took three kids to the garden today for the festivities associated with the Chinese New Year. It was advertised on the local kids event calendar. We got there 20 min before opening and the line was already wrapped part way around the block. About five minutes after getting in line, I was told by an employee/volunteer that we had... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An amazing and beautiful garden with historically accurate Chinese buildings, and a tea house-- When they are open. It is magical and charming. Unless you paid for 12 months of membership and then they were closed for 4 months from Nov To Feb this year.. NOT HAPPY.

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chinesegarden, Communications Coordinator at Lan Su Chinese Garden, responded to this review

Lan Su Chinese Garden is now reopen to the public after being closed for renovations needed to maintain the garden and ensure its future. With the renovations now complete, Lan Su is excited to celebrate the reopening and Chinese New Year – Year of the Monkey. We sincerely apologize that your membership benefits were affected during this time. Please contact... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here twice, and if I lived in Portland would have an annual membership and drop by regularly. Idyllic, interesting, lovely, mysterious, friendly staff, rustic tea room with great tea and food. Especially on a hot day downtown, pop in here and go to another place of coolness and peace. Tours are very informative. On Chinese new year week,... More 

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Ashland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Chinese Garden is a beautiful square block in Portland. Created by Chinese artisans, it is "the most genuine Chinese garden outside of China." Lovely tea house, quiet paths, stunning art. Don't miss it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very enjoyable and peaceful place to visit. I think a one hour visit is plenty. There is much to learn here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I went they were having their Chinese New Years Festival. If you go to this, go early or buy a ticket early. It is also worth the little extra to get in early due to you can get a hot drink walk around and still have time to find a good seat to watch the show. They had some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This seems much larger inside than you would imagine from the exterior. A cleverly laid out gardens that bely the surround office buildings. Beautifully laid out, well worth a visit. Avoid first Sundays in the month which tend to be busier

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This garden exemplifies many Chinese characteristics in its designs throughout, including the walking paths, plants, water, pagoda, etc. Several components are imported from China. The setting is tranquil and enjoyable in any season. Admission is reasonable and location is near downtown with public transportation available. We enjoy spending couple hours there sometimes getting cups of excellent teas in its tea... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A true Chinese garden, designed, materials imported from and built by chinese people. There are moon gates, "foot stone" paving (cobbles that traditionally you walk on barefoot to improve circulation in your feet); seasonal plants and a large koi pond. It's closed for maintenance (Jan 2016) but will be open by Chinese New Year (Feb. 8).

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Portland offers a glorious bunch of gardens to visit and I encourage you to research them before you visit. All native Portlanders including myself are partial to the Rose Garden when its in bloom. The rest of the year my spot for a peaceful walk and a fill of beautiful plants is the Chinese Garden. Gardeners from Portland's Sister City... More 

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