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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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It was a really cool experience to see a small oasis in China Town. Amazing Chinese architecture, great little tea house and awesome plants and water features.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 April 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

It was a really cool experience to see a small oasis in China Town. Amazing Chinese architecture, great little tea house and awesome plants and water features.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

You have to pay to enter this garden, but in my opinion it was worth it. It isn't large but it is very beautiful. There are areas where they took small rocks and made patterns. If you are interested in plants they have plant guides you can carry with you. There is also a pond, with bridges, and some buildings.

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Shoreline, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

I visited Lan Su in the winter. It was lovely and quiet with many of the plants sleeping through this season. I enjoyed the individual vignettes that led me to wander along, with artful pavers designed to reflect a different feeling for each area I visited.I will definitely look forward to revisiting during the different garden seasons. I ended up... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Afternoon tea among the fountains and wandering pepple mosaic pathways was calming and centering. An oasis of peace and tranquility right in the heart of Portland.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

This small but impressive garden in the heart of Portland is worth a visit for those interested in Japanese garden design and contempletive spaces. It's even inviting on a rainy day.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Stunning foliage one the spring. Beautiful views from every angle throughout. A must-se experience. Intricate always and views. Numerous variety of plants and trees.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

We love to go to the Tea House in the Chinese Garden, to take a quiet break, to enjoy the visual changing of the seasons, and to appreciate the cultural richness of our sister city. The information available on a casual walk or a docent guided tour will enrich your understanding of one of the oldest cultures still on this... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

The visit to the Chinese Garden was a highlight of the trip. I strongly recommend taking one of the tours to truly understand the concept of this particular type of Chinese Garden. Our guide was so informative. The Garden is very beautiful and you forget that you are surrounded by an urban area. Don't miss a visit to the Tea... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

Step into the garden and step into another world and time. Take a quided tour and then wander through on your own. Do not miss!

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St. Petersburg, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

WOW!!! We unexpectedly walked past this place and had to go in. The admission is $7-9 depending on if you're a student/senior/general and it is so worth it. Definitely take an hour or 2 to stop by here after lunch and just enjoy the views and the relaxing environment. It feels like a world away from the city as soon... More 

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