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“Just what you'd expect in a Japanese garden”

Portland Japanese Garden
Ranked #20 of 461 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
Reviewed March 9, 2013

Simple. Esquite. Peaceful. It's an idea place to spend time contemplating those things you never focus on in your hectic daily life.

Thank topsnoop
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Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

It was raining when I came to visit but the place is still beautiful and very peaceful. I came in past the closing time but they still let me in and take pictures. I definitely will be coming back when it's nice and sunny to take more pictures!

Thank Glacel Anne S
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

This site is just amazing. The garden is absolutely gorgeous, and a stroll through leaves you feelings relaxed and refreshed. It would have been even more amazing in the spring with flowers blooming or autumn with the leaves changing, but it was still beautiful in March.

1  Thank PhillyOn2Wheels
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

The Gardens were very nice considering it is February. It is a nice peaceful setting. BUT, please be very aware that these poor folks have a resident "Car Burglar" that spends a fair amount of time breaking out car windows and liberating objects from the parked cars while you are away. When we went to report it, the staff of the gardens had a form for us to fill out because it was happening so often.

2  Thank Tom B
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

You should go here. It's like taking a trip to Japan without leaving the USA.

Fresh air, rolling gardens - this place is so special and nice. Worth the trek to Forest Park to find this oasis garden in a lush environment full of peace and tranquility.

With the city's public transportation Portland makes it easy to get here. And this place is worth making plans and taking a trip to Oregon alone.

Thank Kid_Damage
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