Lan Su Chinese Garden

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 8 publications
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8 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

A lovely place to regain some inner peace and admire the gorgeous gardens. Full review →


Condé Nast Traveler

Stroll through the Pearl District and Old Town Chinatown to reach Lan Su Chinese Garden, a pristinely preened Japanese garden built in 1999 by denizens of Portland’s sister city of Suzhou, China. Full review →


Fodor's Tick Choice

It's the largest Suzhou-style garden outside China, with a large lake, bridged and covered walkways, koi- and water lily–filled ponds... waterfalls, and courtyards. Full review →


Frommer's 34

This classically styled Chinese garden takes up an entire city block and is the largest of its type outside of China. Full review →

Be sure to stop and have a cup of tea and maybe a snack in the garden's tearoom.

Lonely Planet

This classical chinese garden is a one-block haven of tranquillity, reflecting ponds and manicured greenery. Guided tours are available with admission. Full review →


Michelin Guide 54

This 2000 addition to Portland's small international district is a highly stylized retreat whose high-walled courtyards, pools, walkways and meditation rooms are designed to mute the bustle outside. Full review →


Not For Tourists

Kind of like China! (Except without the smog and communism...). Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Plenty of passersby walk by this tranquil sanctuary... without even noticing it’s there; one doesn’t expect to find a garden amid the concrete and bustle of Old Town. Full review →

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