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Lan Su Chinese Garden

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Neighbourhood: Old Town - Chinatown
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Address: 239 NW Everett Street, Portland, OR 97209
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+1 503-228-8131
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Portland's Lan Su Garden.

This is an urban garden, relatively small and surrounded by modern buildings. It is supposed to be an oasis in a busy urban area. Essentially the entire garden was built in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an urban garden, relatively small and surrounded by modern buildings. It is supposed to be an oasis in a busy urban area. Essentially the entire garden was built in Suzhou, China, then shipped over to Portland and reassembled by Chinese craftsman from Suzhou. It is the second such garden in the U.S. There is a pond with gold... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I felt like I was in China. Walls enclosing the entire gardens, such attention to detail and plant choice. And don't miss the little tea shop! Wonderful tea. When we were there, there was a very old man playing one of those one stringed Chinese instruments. This is a traditional Chinese enclosed garden. Don't expect the size of the rose... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I actually got to visit Lan Su Chinese Garden for free with my library pass. I am so glad that I did b/c I felt like it was not worth the cost of a ticket. It did have some interesting artifacts and it's amazing that it is located in downtown Portland. However, it is very small and there's really not... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Step inside this city block and travel to a beautiful Chinese garden and Teahouse. The plantings are carefully chosen and artistically placed. The pond, water plantings, and oriental bridges are lovely.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This masterful garden draws you though and somehow, a city block becomes countryside, hidden courtyards and a whole new mini kingdom. I really appreciated the Tea House which is beautifully constructed and serves great Chinese tea and snacks. When we arrived, we thought that we'd be through the whole thing in half an hour. Wrong! We took our time on... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As an acupuncturist, I am particularly drawn to Chinese places. But nothing prepared me for the beauty, quiet, and serenity of this little gem tucked into a small area in the midst of Portland, Oregon. You can take wander around the entire place, stopping to take photos, and never get lost. Yet, you feel as if you are alone in... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The garden isn't a big place but everything is very photogenic... very instagram friendly. Skip the tour. The overzealous volunteer loved to hear herself talk and kept everyone standing in the entry way for 20 minutes while talking about minutiae instead of showing everyone around. People were defecting left and right. The tea house near the back of the gardens... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Land Su Chinese Garden (Portland) is not worth seeing in the winter Cost was $18. We went late December and I did not find it to be worth the cost. Perhaps it is better viewed in the Portland Oregon summer. We did enjoy the Japanese restaurant that served many hot teas and some Japanese hors d’oeuvres. Plus there was a... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Chinese garden was designed by gardeners and architects from Portland's sister city Jiangsu. The entire garden was designed to be a work of art. It changes by the season. The teahouse does amazing teas and Chinese treats. For visitors, I would recommend a guided tour to uncover some of the hidden gems, followed by a stop in the tea... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely garden full of exciting textures, plantings, wood carving and a tea room right in the heart of Portland's old Chinatown and close to the Pearl District.You can take the streetcar or walk across the river. You'll find plenty of pleasant places in the neighborhood for a meal.

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