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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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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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Like being in China

I have been here before with family, and took my best friends there when they were visiting. We had all been to China, and commented that it felt just like being there. Such a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice Chinese garden and cultural experience. Garden is well put together and peaceful. Worth a quick stop. Watched a hawk swoop down and take a fish right out of the fish pools. Kinda surprised everyone.

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Oregon City, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been here before with family, and took my best friends there when they were visiting. We had all been to China, and commented that it felt just like being there. Such a beautiful, peaceful, and serene place. A woman was playing the Chinese zither and it was bauntingly beautiful. A man was demonstrating Chinese writing, and he did... More 

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We loved our visit here and we're entranced by all the vistas and lucky enough to be there for the once a week botanical tour. Learned a lot about the garden and the plant varieties. Spent two hours here but one would be ok or bring your sketchbook and stay longer. Good spot to meditate.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Walking around some parts of Portland can be a bit loud and hectic, but this garden is an oasis of calm. It is a lovely place to spend an hour or so appreciating the plants and architecture. They have plant guides they hand out if you are interested.

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Fair Hill, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband has visited Chinese gardens in China and he was amazed how carefully constructed these were - he kept remarking it was like being back in China. The staff was amazing and helpful. The authentic music was provided live and was excellent. Wish we had more time to have tea in the tea house.

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Orange, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Small in size in a very worn out side of town. Fee $9.50 EA. Maintenance team were working on Sunday caused it difficult to avoid while taking pictures. Note: I am Asian heritage.

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Medford, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lan Su gardens occupies one city block in Portland's Chinatown, a wonderfully peaceful garden oasis in the downtown area. The entry price is well worth the couple of hours you'll enjoy walking about -- and do walk about, the perspectives change, making the garden seem larger than it really is.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been coming to Portland since the mid 60's and never knew there was this peaceful, lovely place to walk and reflect in the midst of the City. I don't really know how long it's been here but it has become one of the places, if I have a little extra time, I go to. It is absolutely lovely... More 

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Madison, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did not have time to go out to the Japanese Garden, so we visited the Lan Su Chinese Garden. It was an easy 15 minute walk from our downtown hotel, and we were so glad we went. It fills one city block, but when you are inside, it is a world apart - beautiful, peaceful, serene. There is much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a surprise/delight. Like the Portland Japanese Garden, this is a bit of a duplication if you have seen the original models for this (in this case, in Suzhou), but this seemed somehow more perfect, in a way the Japanese garden didn't. It's in a run down corner of downtown Portland, which helps the "surprise/delight" part. It's a little... More 

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