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Lan Su Chinese Garden

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Opened in fall of 2000, this is the largest Suzhou style garden outside of China.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
239 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209-3957
Old Town - Chinatown
+1 503-228-8131
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With sneaking pathways around a central pool, and so many koi and parents to look at, this was a treat for the senses, tucked behind a high wall. Something I did not expect in the city.

Thank Sherry J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So beautifully situated even in the midst of a bustling city. Loved walking through the Chinese garden and learning about its' history from well-informed tour guides. Clearly a labor of love and well worth the stop on a trip to Portland.

Thank cocoajean
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An oasis within the city. Check for special events that might be taking place as there are often art shows or performances. Be sure to visit the tea house for refreshment as there is a lovely assortment of teas and items to eat.

Thank KMfromNW
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small garden are that takes up a full city block right in the middle of downtown, but when you step inside you loose all touch that you are downtown. Very peaceful and beautiful. They offer free guided tours and I would highly...More

Thank ElConquistador000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the most beautiful Chinese Gardens I have ever seen. The thought and detail put into it are amazing, as it was created by a Chinese garden designer. There is lots of information in the tours or booklets. The day we visited...More

Thank Etchatmo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic hidden gem in downtown Portland. Gorgeous gardens, an escape from the heat outside. Cute little tea shop where you can have a drink with a view outside.

Thank RockPaperHairDesigns
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I often walk by this and have never stopped in - it's definitely not the best area of Portland if you are a tourist - but it is absolutely gorgeous and worth the entry fee.

Thank Connie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Chinese Garden is a beautiful oasis with unique pathways and tiles throughout. The garden is built around a pond filled lotus and koi. The plants are identified with markers and there are volunteers tour guides who can answer questions about the garden and its...More

Thank Soonkeum
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

These gardens are Beautiful place but better hurry. If the city of Portland has their way and a contractor has his way there will be a multi story building built next to the garden which will shade it. I don’t know how that will reflect...More

Thank Ruth F
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

I’ve actually been to China and been to several Chinese gardens. this is a small gem very much like the ones we saw in China. There seems to be a large volunteer group that helps here and they are quite nice and informative.

Thank apinnell
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Jessica C
July 1, 2018|
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Response from C B | Reviewed this property |
Street parking and it is not free— not real expensive though.
June 23, 2018|
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Response from Chinese_Garden | Property representative |
Lan Su has a wheelchair accessible route that travels throughout the garden. Almost every area of the garden can be accessed by those using mobility devices, and benches are available throughout the garden. Restroom are... More
Richard C
April 11, 2018|
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Response from Chinese_Garden | Property representative |
Lan Su Chinese Garden is open year-round (closed on New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day). Please check the garden's website for any updates before planning your visit.