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Lan Su Chinese Garden

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Lan Su Chinese Garden is much more than just a beautiful garden. It’s a creative wonder — an authentically built, powerfully inspiring experience based on a 2,000-year-old Chinese tradition that melds art, architecture, design and nature in perfect...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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239 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209-3957
Old Town - Chinatown
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lan Su Chinese Garden was just beautiful. From the moment I stepped through the entrance I felt the calmness. The walkways were pavers with moss between each one. Everywhere you looked was beauty. There were many places to just sit and watch, or close your...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Barbara W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small, inner city garden with lots of interesting structures. Feels like a home in old China. Very well maintained with excellent ponds and interesting stone work.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank E3725GIrogerm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place. It is on the must see list in Portland as far as I am concerned. Inside, it is absolutely beautiful. Water features, stones from china, buildings to explore, very wonderful. Down side, and only downside, neighborhood it is in. Homeless all...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Burningwheels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Zen serenity in the heart of Portland, who knew? There's not a whole lot to see here, but what you do see is beautiful and poetic.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Pierre E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's so easy to forget you're in the middle of a city when you enter Lan Su Chinese Garden. We've never had any problem finding parking nearby. There are free guided tours with admission or travel through on your own. Different "rooms" and areas are...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank DisneyGramma
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have seen few other Chinese gardens to compare to this one. Montreal's botanical gardens contain a very large one; Fukushu-en in Naha, Okinawa is another that is well worth seeing. What sets this garden apart from the others is its overall integrity of architectural...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank BobandDenise1979
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As soon as you step inside this place you forget you are in the middle of a city! it was so peaceful and quiet. Beautifully laid out and maintained gardens and so many different colours and sizes of koi!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank mcallistar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The garden is relatively small, the size of one city block, but is very nice and tranquil. You can have a guided tour there (free with admission) or just walk by yourself.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank tanyaden2019
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Larger than it looks from the outside. Strange location for such a beautiful place. We went on a docent lead tour, and she was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Glad we went. A lot of homeless people in that area, so be aware.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Jaxnbrwn13
Reviewed October 9, 2019 via mobile

Don't miss this spot - slightly West of the Pearl - a little slice of heaven. The garden says 'care' in so many ways; the tea-house is lovely. Slow down just for beauty!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank MARSHAS165
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Wander824009
August 23, 2019|
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Response from Chinese_Garden | Property representative |
Only service animals are permitted in the garden.
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jessicacY2240CQ
July 1, 2018|
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Response from 731CB | Reviewed this property |
Street parking and it is not free— not real expensive though.
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slanza
June 23, 2018|
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Response from Chinese_Garden | Property representative |
Lan Su has a wheelchair accessible route that travels throughout the garden. Almost every area of the garden can be accessed by those using mobility devices, and benches are available throughout the garden. Restroom are... More
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