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“A special place.”

Portland Japanese Garden
Ranked #20 of 470 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 3 weeks ago via mobile

We live in nearby Washington and we love this garden. We try to visit every season as the place constantly changes. We nearly always take our out of town guests.

Thank Howard R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Japanese Garden is beautiful. With every turn in the paths, there is something awesome to look at. It is a very peaceful place to go. While we were there, everything was in full bloom. I especially enjoyed seeing the bonsai trees. This is a great place for all ages. However, if you are in a wheelchair or you have a stroller, you may be limited in some areas.

Thank Bethany S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been to several Japanese Gardens around the country. This might be my favorite. It beautiful, clean, and quiet. Parking is woefully limited and can be frustrating but worth it once you’re inside the gardens.

Thank 3112lulu12
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had no idea what to expect, but happened to arrive just as a tour was starting. If we hadn’t joined it, we would have had no idea what we were looking at. Instead, we learned so much that we plan to return in each of the four seasons for comparison. Just be careful in the parking lot to buy a ticket for more time than you might expect to stay: we paid for an hour but were fined for taking an extra 15 minutes. It’s worth while to take the free shuttle bus to and from the ticket office.

Thank Holly S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A peaceful and idyllic place to meander for an hour. The docents share interesting background information. We have seen some fabulous exhibits there.

Thank nancyhiser
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