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Lan Su Chinese Garden
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Photos from Lan Su Chinese Garden's Under the Moonlight Evening in September. Photos courtesy Scott Steele.
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239 NW Everett St Portland, OR 97209
239 NW Everett StUSORPortland97209
$$Botanical GardenToday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am – 6:00 pmTuesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pmWednesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pmThursday 10:00 am – 6:00 pmFriday 10:00 am – 6:00 pmSaturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pmSunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Lan Su Chinese Garden is one of Portland's greatest treasures and most interesting sites to see while visiting Portland. A result of a collaboration between the cities of Portland and Suzhou (our sister city in China's Jiangsu province, famous for its beautiful Ming Dynasty gardens) Lan Su was built by Chinese artisans from Suzhou, and is one of just six authentic Chinese gardens in all of North America. 

Much more than just a beautiful botanical garden, Lan Su is a creative wonder -- a powerfully inspiring experience based on a 2,000-year-old Chinese tradition that melds art, architecture, design and nature in perfect harmony. Enter the wonderland.

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Tranquil botanical garden featuring rare plants native to China, decorative stonework & a tea shop.- Google
People talk about city block, chinatown, oasis, cup of tea and portland classical
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Zorin Dobson
reviewed 2 months ago
Initially, I did not think that I would enjoy Lan Su Chinese Garden at all because from the outside, the garden seems very small, almost too small for me to justify the entrance fee of nearly ten bucks. I was very wrong though. Even with all the people walking around snapping pictures, self-included. The garden is very peaceful and tranquil. I got a chance to take a lot of good pictures inside of the garden it was very serene and calming. I even had a really cool “look, a squirrel” moment.
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Jorge Weiss
reviewed 3 months ago
An escape from city life. The fee to get in may seem high at first but you quickly realize its worth every penny if you care even a little bit about your mental health. You leave this place feeling refreshed and ready to face whatever life throws at you.
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Nicholi Miller
reviewed 2 months ago
I went here for the Chinese new year to see the dragons. They had two and were a bit smaller then I had imagined but it was still fun to see them.
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Jonathan L.
reviewed 2 months ago
The Chinese Garden is near the Waterfront area. The seven dollar price tag is reasonable if you remember to bring your student I.D. The garden is significantly smaller than the Japanese Garden but it’s just as beautiful. Test out your skills in Chinese calligraphy at one of the exhibits (or just have fun drawing). A teahouse is located in the center of the garden which offers an array of teas and pairings (tea cookies anyone?). If you still aren’t feeling satisfied with the tea and cookies, walk on over to…VooDoo Doughnuts.
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Ladawn Edgin
reviewed 10 months ago
Incredible, beautiful, serene, breathtaking, none of these really express how amazing this place is for the soul. Relaxing here comes as easily as breathing. The tours are wonderful and incredibly educational, the staff is fantastic, its inexpensive at $10 for a day pass with all the expensive and rare plants and architecture they have preserved. The only place that compares is the Japanese gardens, but its hard for me to say which would be better. Visit them both!
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Jackson Howa-Morrow
reviewed a year ago
Lan Su is a beautiful and serene oasis in the middle of bustling downtown Portland. Despite the city traffic, this authentic Chinese scholar's garden offers a place to relax, watch wildlife--we saw a heron, a duck, and several ornamental carp on our visit--and learn about Chinese culture. I recommend the guided tour, offered several times daily at no additional charge.