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“The perfect place to find serenity”

Portland Japanese Garden
Ranked #3 of 445 things to do in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Considered the most authentic Japanese Garden outside of Japan, the Portland Japanese Garden is a haven of tranquil beauty in all four seasons. In Spring of 2017, the Garden opened its new Cultural Village, complete with new garden spaces, classrooms, exhibition and gallery space, and the Umami Cafe.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Menlo Park, California
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120 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“The perfect place to find serenity”
Reviewed February 27, 2012

Admittedly, I'm far from a horticulturalist or Japanese garden expert. I just love coming here. It is always so peaceful and so beautiful - the staff does a tremendous job of maintaining it throughout the seasons. On a clear day it gives you a spectacular view of Mt Hood, but even on rainy days in winter it can be a good place to walk around and silently meditate. I haven't had a chance to go to any of the workshops they put on and I hear there are some great yoga classes that take place up there as well. This is one of the few places I recommend to all of the out-of-town visitors I run into.

Visited December 2011
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Portland, Oregon
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“Lovely garden”
Reviewed February 26, 2012

Visited in late spring and early summer when flowers/bushes were in bloom. It is well taken care of, small, but still very nice. Brought visitors from out of town and they thought it was a very nice garden. Their pictures came out quite nice and I would have thought it was someplace else if I did not know better.

Visited June 2011
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Portland, Oregon
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“Paradise”
Reviewed February 26, 2012

A not be be missed experience by both Oregonians and visitors alike. Very peaceful and beautiful place to visit

Visited August 2011
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Pasco, Washington
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273 reviews
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“Lovely gardens, a lot to see and photograph”
Reviewed February 26, 2012

The Japanese Gardens are very pretty and very relaxing to visit.

Visited October 2011
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Hastings
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“There are numerous picture perfect spots”
Reviewed February 26, 2012

Even the drive to the place is spectacular. I have been to this place on a couple of occasions and manage to find something new every time. There are numerous picture perfect spots located on grounds.

Visited October 2011
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