Portland Sights

Lan Su Chinese Garden

  • 239 NW Everett St. Map It
  • Old Town/Chinatown
  • Garden/Arboretum
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 01/25/2016

Fodor's Review

In a twist on the Joni Mitchell song, the city of Portland and private donors took down a parking lot and unpaved paradise when they created this wonderland near the Pearl District and Old Town/Chinatown. It's the largest Suzhou-style garden outside China, with a large lake, bridged and covered walkways, koi- and water lily–filled ponds, rocks, bamboo, statues, waterfalls, and courtyards. A team of 60 artisans and designers from China literally left no stone unturned—500 tons of stone were brought here from Suzhou—in their efforts to give the windows, roof tiles, gateways, including a "moongate," and other architectural aspects of the garden some specific meaning or purpose. Also on the premises are a gift shop and a two-story teahouse, operated by Portland's esteemed Tao of Tea company, overlooking the lake and garden.

Sight Information

Address:

239 NW Everett St., Portland, Oregon, 97209, United States

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Phone:

503-228–8131

Sight Details:

  • $9.50
  • mid-Oct.–mid-Apr., daily 10–5; mid-Apr.–mid-Oct., daily 10–6

Published 01/25/2016

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