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Lan Su Chinese Garden

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Opened in fall of 2000, this is the largest Suzhou style garden outside of China.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
239 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209-3957
Old Town - Chinatown
+1 503-228-8131
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Traveled by plane for 4 hours to Portland in order to participate in the Chinese New Year activities. What an absolute disappointment. The facilities are extremely small and the activities were greatly exaggerated. The only enjoyable part was having tea in the tea house. The...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tonymaynard
Chinese_Garden, Marketing Assistant at Lan Su Chinese Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Tonymaynard, Thank you for taking the time both to visit Lan Su Chinese Garden and for providing us with your feedback. We are so sorry that your time was not enjoyable. We especially appreciate your feedback as it helps us identify ways to improve...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had some time to kill and were in the neighborhood. It was really cold outside and because it was winter, nothing was blooming. The garden is interesting. I especially enjoyed the different stone pathways throughout the garden.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank hollym520
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely garden, even in winter. I was lucky enough to get a tour from a friend who is very involved in the garden- not sure if formal tours are available. It really improved the experience. Some things she said were to look...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Traci S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited while we were waiting to get into our hotel. It's really pretty and worth spending some time here. It's very peaceful and there are places where you can sit and relax. The area nearby isn't the greatest but worth visiting if you're in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MissL219
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I live in Portland but I still come here often and always bring my out of town guests. I have been to Chinese gardens in China and Vancouver, BC. Portland’s Garden is authentic, well done and well curated. Take the tour.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Larry M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

These gardens are quite a nice example of Suzhou Chinese style gardens. Quite peaceful despite being so accessible from downtown. They weren't very busy when we went so we had a very nice experience. My only gripe is that 10 dollars felt a bit pricey...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mei A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must-see while you are in Portland. Really beautiful gardens with fountains and koi. Authentic tea house, great for a break in your travels around downtown area.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank hankypanky505
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful garden. It is so peaceful you forget you are in a noisy city. Even though it was cold and overcast during our visit and most things weren't in bloom I still enjoyed the layout and the serenity of the gardens. They provide...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked here from our hotel-very accessible. It was very nicely done, and a good spot to take photos. Unfortunately we missed the tea room, which would have been a nice rest and a warm break from the chill

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank peggymom1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Portland Lan Su Chinese Garden was built by artisans from Suzhou China. It is as authentic as it gets! A beautiful Chinese garden which combines a small lake, planted areas, architectural features, and living spaces. Definitely a must see for visitors to Portland... and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Jessica C
2 July 2018|
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Response from 731CB | Reviewed this property |
Street parking and it is not free— not real expensive though.
24 June 2018|
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Response from Chinese_Garden | Property representative |
Lan Su has a wheelchair accessible route that travels throughout the garden. Almost every area of the garden can be accessed by those using mobility devices, and benches are available throughout the garden. Restroom are... More
Richard C
11 April 2018|
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Response from Chinese_Garden | Property representative |
Lan Su Chinese Garden is open year-round (closed on New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day). Please check the garden's website for any updates before planning your visit.