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Portland Japanese Garden

611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5886
+1 503-223-1321
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Other worldly, magical, beautiful

A beautiful example of the harmony that can be created between man and nature. A beautiful place to... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2016
Deer Island, Oregon
via mobile
Very beautiful and serene

We went there on memorial day weekend, the gardens are beautiful and the scenery is very calming... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2016
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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5886
+1 503-223-1321
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Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

A beautiful example of the harmony that can be created between man and nature. A beautiful place to visit any season and in almost all types of weather. The beauty of the gardens are breathtaking and the architecture of the buildings exquisite. You feel as...More

Thank DeerDiane
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

We went there on memorial day weekend, the gardens are beautiful and the scenery is very calming. You can see everything is about an hour but there's lots to see around Washington park like rose test garden, etc...

Thank Sally_ThatGirl84
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Wonderful place to wander around, bit crowded when we visited (it was Memorial Day) but you can still appreciate the beauty and serenity created by the harmonious planting and layout.

Thank ZestiGlass
Reviewed 12 June 2016

We liked everything about this attraction from the winding, hilly pathways to the koi ponds and waterfalls, Zen garden and Bonsai demonstration. It was worth the $20 admission.

Thank harry w
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Surprisingly very much enjoyed by myself, hubby and a 23 and 16 year old! We walked the Rose Gardens first and than visited the Japanese Gardens.

Thank TempeAZfamily
Reviewed 11 June 2016

This is truly an amazing spot. Many great places for cool photos and fun for just wandering around. Whole place is not stroller accessible.

Thank Heather G
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

I did enjoy the Japanese garden but did think the admission was a bit much for the size of the garden (it takes about 20 to walk through). On the flip side, it looks like they may be adding on and they do have many...More

Thank Ashley K
Reviewed 10 June 2016

The Japanese garden in Portland is suppose to be the most authentic Japanese garden outside of Japan. We came to the Japanese Garden and then went to the international rose garden. It doesn't take long at all to go through. Honestly I'm not into the...More

Thank Audra W
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

We were glad to have visited the Japanese Gardens in Portland. But after so much hype, it was a little bit disappointing. The hike in the park to reach the Gardens is quite an uphill trek. You walk through the lovely Rose Test Gardens, which...More

Thank Bonnie T
Reviewed 9 June 2016

We were with Susan, a volunteer docent. She was part of our great experience. Portland can be so proud of such a magnificent garden! We were there in the morning, to avoid the crowds.

Thank Susan R
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Glenda T
What is in bloom in early August
13 May 2017|
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Response from K J | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately my mind escapes me and I am not sure what the flowers or plants were called.
Glenda T
Is there transportation from Amtrak station to the gardens.
13 May 2017|
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Response from Susan C | Reviewed this property |
Unsure of the route, but there are Trimet/MAX trains, bus, & trolley routes that well connect the city pretty much anywhere you need to go. Check the Trimet website for routes.
Maureen C
Is the park dog friendly
23 April 2017|
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Response from JapaneseGardenPDX | Property representative |
Hi Maureen - Great question! The Garden allows service animals, but, unfortunately, does not allow pets. We hope this helps you plan your visit.