Visit: Portland Japanese Garden, 611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5886
In Japanese gardens, everything you see is intentional. Consider this along your stroll through Portland Japanese Garden’s 12 acres. Notice each plant and stone’s placement and how the paths change and guide your experience. A Japanese garden isn’t meant to evoke strong emotions, but rather quiet reflection.
Designed with plants that naturally mark the passage of the seasons, Portland Japanese Garden is beautiful throughout the year. Spring brings new blooms that gradually fade into the summer’s tapestry of greens. Autumn sets the Garden ablaze, while winter reveals its stunning bones.
The recent expansion added a modern Cultural Village just outside the historical Garden’s gates. Home to three buildings and several new Garden spaces, including a Bonsai Terrace, the expansion has added much to the attraction’s offerings.
The Umami Café offers an array of authentic tea and light snacks for you to enjoy while reflecting on your experience.
Art exhibitions and cultural demonstrations occur throughout the year and provide cultural context for the Garden.