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Portland Japanese Garden

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Address: 611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205
Phone Number:
+1 503-223-1321
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10:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Mon 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Considered the most authentic Japanese Garden outside of Japan, the...

Considered the most authentic Japanese Garden outside of Japan, the Portland Japanese Garden is a haven of tranquil beauty in all four seasons. In 2016 and 2017 the Garden is undergoing a major expansion project which will add a Cultural Village -- complete with classroom, exhibition, and gallery space and an authentic Japanese Tea Cafe -- outside the original Garden's gates.

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Beautiful but expensive

I live in Portland so had it on my todo list to go here. It was very beautiful but won't be worth my money for a second visit. If you like Japanese gardens then check it out but... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Takapuna, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I live in Portland so had it on my todo list to go here. It was very beautiful but won't be worth my money for a second visit. If you like Japanese gardens then check it out but otherwise save your money

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Portland Japanese garden may be one of the loveliest places I've had the pleasure to visit. We joined the tour with a volunteer guide, an elderly Japanese American gentleman. It took me a little time to slow down and appreciate how he paced our visit through the garden. We learned so much from him and I shudder to think... More 

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Monterey, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Located just above downtown Portland lies the Japanese Garden and a little piece of heaven. So close to the big city action yet hidden in a upscale residential neighborhood, the visitor will first be challenged with finding a place to park (visitor center renovation) but soon rewarded with a the quiet serenity of a beautifully manicured garden rich with traditional... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a cold and grey day in Portland but our trip to the Japanese garden made it very special. It's big enough to get lost but not tired. Very refreshing and inspiring - you just want to sit down and meditate. A beautiful garden.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The garden is such a beautiful place to walk around and relax. If you're looking to slow down your pace definitely go here. I believe they have an option to take you on a tour

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Under construction now and still beautiful. One of the really great quiet spots in Portland you must visit.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Part of Washington Park. Beautiful setting and lovely trails throughout the garden not hard to do. Feel like you're in Japan.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've been to Japan, so this place took me back. I loved strolling the acres of beautiful plants, pagodas, flowers, and birds. It's a very quiet, serene and shady place, nice for wandering when time is no issue.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a few hours to explore and decided to visit this garden. It was a beautiful mid-week day. Gardens were beautiful; crowd was manageable. Definitely worth the trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This Japanese garden is beautiful! It is well designed, easy to navigate, and lovely. Each part of the garden has its own unique feature. Entrance fee and gift shop are a little pricey but it is an attraction after all. Good place for any age. Not terribly wheelchair friendly due to stone steps and narrow paths. Definitely worth seeing!

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