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Lan Su Chinese Garden

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Neighbourhood: Old Town - Chinatown
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Address: 239 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209-3957
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+1 503-228-8131
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Opened in fall of 2000, this is the largest Suzhou style garden outside of...

Opened in fall of 2000, this is the largest Suzhou style garden outside of China.

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A must see Portland highlight

This is a gem in a funky city. Beautiful picture taking and a place to relax. Everywhere you look there is something to awe about. The tiling was gorgeous, the arches and other... read more

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Enola, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a gem in a funky city. Beautiful picture taking and a place to relax. Everywhere you look there is something to awe about. The tiling was gorgeous, the arches and other openings framing beautiful scenery. A very unique place.

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Roseville, California
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Patterned after a16th century garden of a wealthy family... The garden is collaborative effort of the City of Portland & it's sister city in China. Enjoy the beauty & tranquility of this garden!

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

So overall, this place was far better than what I was expecting. It's of extremely high quality and very tranquil. Definitely worth the cover charge and a great place to go if you really want to relax in the middle of the city. The only thing I'd recommend on improving on would be the gift shop collection--I love to collect... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Lan Su Chinese Garden is a great place to take photos, my favorite was to take photos of the stone flooring which turned out really well. It can get a bit crowded but I recommend this attraction when visiting downtown Portland.

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Westminster, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited on a drizzly day but still had a great time. Go slowly and really look at all the details. The visitor's guide booklet was very helpful. Gardens take up one city block and are mostly level with seating areas spaced around making this a good choice for older folks or those with minor mobility issues. Admission is $10 adult... More 

Thank Connie S
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 579 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This project between Portland and Suzhou was completed by 65 artisans from the Chinese City who lived in Portland for ten months whilst the garden was created. The whole experience is an absolute joy, a bubble of tranquility in a busy City. Whilst you can simply walk round, your visit will be greatly enhanced by one of the guided tours... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Small plot in the middle of the city. Garden is pleasant, needs a bit more maintaining. Tea shop had great variety of teas. Could have more snacks on menu. Go upstairs if you have tea, it is quieter.

Thank dbbarker
Sun City, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So Zen! People all quietly walking and viewing the different areas of the garden. There are large koi swimming in the pond and it is very relaxing. They have a little shop and they sell food and all kinds of tea. I would definitely go there again if I was in Portland.

Thank Carol4733
Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The garden is way too small and not a lot to see. Two stars because it does try to incorporate a lot of the elements in a Chinese garden, and you don't see a lot of such gardens in the US. But definitely not worth it if you've visited a Chinese garden before.

Thank Jane K
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visited the Lan Su Garden when it first opened many years ago and I cannot believe how beautiful it is now. The maturation of plants and trees along with the amazing landscaping make this a must-se in Portland.

Thank Dan W

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