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“A Slice of Heaven in the Middle of the City”

Portland Japanese Garden
Ranked #3 of 452 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
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Absolutely beautiful! Artfully and thoughtfully designed; beautifully sculpted from nature, an absolute peaceful delight. If I lived in Portland I would be a yearly pass just to sit in these gardens and meditate.

Thank sctsdlmom
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

We recently visited here for the first time in several years while introducing an out of town guest to Portland. It was winter, a time we hadn't experienced before, yet as beautiful as ever. Our favorite times tend to be spring and fall, when added colors are more vivid. We love wandering through the place, taking time to sit here and there, and always feel refreshed even when spending not much more than an hour.

Thank DonnaPortlandOR
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Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

One of the best Japanese gardens in the country. It is beautiful at any season, but especially so in spring and fall. A quiet place to contemplate.

Thank Skimmer442
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

This garden is beautifully laid out and organized, and is a delightfully manageable size. There's a nice sense of spaciousness and privacy as well, a delightful aspect of Japanese gardens generally. Easy to see this while visiting the rose gardens.

Thank nancyye
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

Nice location and well tended gardens. A quiet oasis in a busy park. It can get crowded with bus tours.

Thank Chillie
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