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Portland Japanese Garden
Ranked #20 of 464 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 2 April 2018 via mobile

We have a Japanese Garden in Chicago as part of the Botanic Gardens that the kids love. The Portland garden blew away the Chicago version. It was so well laid out and taken care of. There was a map for the kids to find things around the garden. There were so many great photo options. We didn’t take the time to check out the tea room, but it also looked nice. The biggest watch out is the parking. It was crazy by noon. We got there a few minutes before 10 and had no issues. Also nice that it’s by the Rose Garden.

Thank Brian T
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

A few species like cherry blossoms, hibiscus, and camellias have bloomed, but many trees have not, so I guess we were a week early. The entrance has moved to street level, so there is some uphill walking. However, I noticed there is a shuttle service to take those unable to walk from the parking area up the hill.

Thank Helen C
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

The Japanese Garden is very soothing and peaceful with beautiful landscapes, waterfalls and sculptures. Also had beautiful exhibit of intricate baskets.

Thank Ann Q
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

This is a very peaceful garden. There are lots of steps and uphill walking for the size of the garden. Comparing it to the Japanese Garden in Hawaii, this garden is much smaller. But it is well maintained and the scale is appropriate. And it is quiet and allows an escape from the city rush.

Thank Earlen
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

I try to get to the Japanese Garden at least with each season. A beautiful serene way to let your worries go and be with nature.

Thank ruffem26
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