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Portland Japanese Garden, Portland

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Portland Japanese Garden sits nestled in the hills of Portland, overlooking the city and providing a tranquil, urban oasis for locals and travelers alike. Designed in 1963, it encompasses eight separate garden styles and includes an authentic Japanese tea house, meandering streams, intimate walkways, and a spectacular view of Mt. Hood. In 2017, the garden created the cultural village, a place where visitors can immerse themselves in traditional Japanese arts through seasonal activities, performances, and demonstrations. Finally, visitors can relax and refresh while at the umami cafe. Here, visitors can experience the pairing of Japanese tea with traditional gracious, attentive service, and delicious edible delights. Plan to visit Portland Japanese Garden and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Portland attractions using our Portland online trip builder.
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  • I love visiting different gardens while traveling and this one did not disappoint. Traditional Japanese garden in the middle of the city. I enjoyed the winding paths up and down as opposed to... 
    I love visiting different gardens while traveling and this one did not disappoint. Traditional Japanese garden in the middle of the city. I enjoyed the winding paths up and down as opposed to...  more »
  • It had been years since I visited the gardens and was so impressed. Even in early winter it is a wonderful serine place. The garden is naturally divided into several sub gardens, each of which is a... 
    It had been years since I visited the gardens and was so impressed. Even in early winter it is a wonderful serine place. The garden is naturally divided into several sub gardens, each of which is a...  more »
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  • The garden was beautiful! It was a little smaller than I expected, but it had nicely paved paths, nice spring blooms and a peaceful vibe. The queue for the Japanese cafe inside is super long, so make sure to reserve your spot first thing when you get in. Would be even more beautiful if the cherry blossoms weren't at the end of their bloom.
  • At first I thought the price for entry was a bit on the pricey side, but I think it was well worth it. The garden was very peaceful and relaxing. Went in the morning when it was still cool and crisp out. The sounds of the flowing streams and the few small waterfalls while staring at the zen garden make all the difference. 10/10

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