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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...more
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Urban sprawl is in full effect in Portland. And while it’s tough to find a parking spot... once you do- you are in for a zen full treat. Enjoy!! Various gardens... not quite Victoria BC, but we’ll worth the stop. Make sure the kids are...More
I had a short time to visit Portland and wanted to see the Japanese Gardens before work. I purchased a membership so I could go early at 9:30 but what a disappointment. Instead of birds, trickling water and quiet, there were half a dozen gardeners...More
Date of experience: March 2019
JapaneseGardenPDX, Guest Relations Manager at Portland Japanese Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and comments. We are sorry to hear the Garden did not meet your expectations. Gardeners may use leaf blowers during mornings on Wednesdays and Fridays to maintain our paths and preserve the garden environment and...More
The Japanese Garden is a beautiful spot in Portland, no matter the season. Wander along the paths, find a spot to sit for a moment, listen to the breeze rustling through the bamboo, and enjoy moment of zen. The waterfall and pond area is my...More
People. They're on a timeline. They gotta get through the garden and hustle off to some next thing. (Which kinda defeats the purpose of visiting this place.)
Put your phone away, follow the signs and chill the hell out. Sit for a while. Breathe the...More
While visiting family, we were taken to the Portland Japanese Garden. WHAT A DELIGHT. Beautiful walkway takes the visitor past architectural details, koi ponds, placid ponds, and trickling waterfalls. You almost forget that you are in the middle of a bustling city.
What a joy, a must see any time of year! This is a walking experience with stairs. You can spend as long as you want but give yourself at least 1 hour to see all of the gardens, the views, the art center and deffenatly...More
This was a nice side trip for us. So glad the weather was good and no rain. We went at the opening at 10 am so there wasn't many people and we could take our time and enjoy the peaceful environment and take some nice...More
This visit was worthwhile because we happened to arrive and enter in time to have a tour guide guide us through and add interesting explanations. There was a sign inside listing those free tours at 12 and 2. If you want to get the most...More
Response from JapaneseGardenPDX | Property representative |
We predict that our cherry trees will blossom soon, in the last days of March or likely into early April depending on weather. Other flowering plants, like camellias, are beginning to bloom now also. Leaves have not appeared... More
We predict that our cherry trees will blossom soon, in the last days of March or likely into early April depending on weather. Other flowering plants, like camellias, are beginning to bloom now also. Leaves have not appeared on our deciduous trees yet, but we do see many buds. As mentioned by others, blossoming and leafing out here is slightly delayed compared to the rest of the city due to the higher altitude of our location here in Washington Park.