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“Serene and quiet”

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: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Portland Oregon
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44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Serene and quiet”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

Lovely green plush gardens. Nice quiet, easy walking. Parking can be tricky...go early.
Many Japanese native plants.

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Margate, Florida
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“worth the trip”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

A peaceful oasis in Portland. Although it is winter the scenery in the gardens and the sights are beautiful. Well worth the trip.

Visited January 2013
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Another must see!”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

These gardens are like a scene out of a Japanese documentary. And the crowning glory is the breathtaking view of Mount hood.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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58 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Beautiful and serene”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

I've only been a couple times, but it is one of those places I've considered buying a membership so I can see it in all the different shades of the year. Well designed and maintained, supposed to be one of the best in the country. Its a very nice oasis very near the city.

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Kowloon
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242 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Well worth your time”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

A lovely and authentic Japanese garden. The koi are beautiful and will keep you in rapt attention if you let them. There has been lots of rigorous pruning. to turn this garden into a work of art. If can accept this, you will be delighted. If you are into unimpeded nature then this is not the place for you.

Visited August 2012
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