Find your zen at Portland’s Lan Su Chinese Garden. Formerly known as the Portland Classical Chinese Garden, the authentic, intricate garden grounds draw in visitors with a mix of nature, art, design and architecture. Inspired by the Ming Dynasty, the site was built by Chinese artisans hailing from Portland’s sister city of Suzhou.
Explore Chinese history and spirituality through numerous activities such as calming tai chi or a rousing game of mahjong. Learn calligraphy, discover the art of ancient tea tasting, or attend a musical performance while visiting the garden. Those craving more culture can attend one of the range of classes the garden hosts, from Chinese medicine and acupuncture to cooking.
Lan Su Chinese Garden is located in the Old Town Chinatown neighborhood in Portland, Oregon. Admission tickets are $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors, $7 for students, $28 for families, and free for members and children 5 and younger. Usually it is open daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. during winter and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. during summer.