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Portland Japanese Garden

611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5886
+1 503-223-1321
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A treasure in every season

Each time you visit the Japanese Garden some new aspect is discovered. Going regularly gives you a... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2016
anncpdx
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Portland, Oregon
A real piece of Japan in Portland

Beauty, history, friendship, and even reverence all in one special place. Take your time to explore... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2016
Franklin S
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Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
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Considered the most authentic Japanese Garden outside of Japan, the Portland Japanese Garden is a haven of tranquil beauty in all four seasons. In Spring of 2017, the Garden opened its new Cultural Village, complete with new garden spaces, classrooms, exhibition and gallery space, and the Umami Cafe.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5886
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

Each time you visit the Japanese Garden some new aspect is discovered. Going regularly gives you a profound sense of the passing seasons. And when the construction is complete there will be even more captivating aspects. How lucky we are to have this garden in...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2016

Beauty, history, friendship, and even reverence all in one special place. Take your time to explore and sense the specialness of this place. Beautifully cared for in the middle of the city, almost downtown. This is a very special place to enjoy and be inspired.

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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Our family enjoyed walking through the garden. It was a peaceful setting with multiple vistas to enjoy a glimpse of the city's downtown skyline. Parking was a challenge and I would not recommend this activity if you are traveling with anyone who has mobility or...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2016

This the most beautiful Japenese Garden in my opinion! I love it. It built on the mountain. One has to walk to the entrance! However, because of the construction, it is noisy, at least the day when we visited.

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Reviewed 10 October 2016

a fun place to explore but construction may distract you. And parking is not easy on week ends But worth it

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Reviewed 10 October 2016

This garden was beautiful and just beginning to show all the fall colors! Loved it! Very peaceful and an abundance of beautiful foliage!

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Reviewed 9 October 2016

The Portland Japanese Gardens are beautiful and definitely worth a visit. There are several sections, including a couple areas of gravel art, a koi pond, a natural garden, and lots of Japanese maples. The grounds are currently undergoing a serious expansion, which should be fantastic...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2016

A great spot for a relaxing day. I have been to a few Japanese gardens in the US, while I am not an expert , this garden is very ,very well done. The gardens are undergoing major expansion and improvement projects. The new buildings look...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Loved it! Boyfriend was a but skeptical about paying to walk in a garden but was totally won over by the end of our vitis. Calming and serene even with lots of other visitors, and lots of little nooks to sit on a bench and...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2016

If you appreciate Japanese style gardening, you will enjoy this tranquil spot near downtown Portland. Although the weather was changing, we found it lovely and peaceful.

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bouncebackmom
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Yes at certain scheduled times, not every day , all day.
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Response from Amanda A | Reviewed this property |
In terms of the drive, it depends on where your from. If your from Beaverton, Aloha, Hillsboro, Tigard, or cities of the metropolitan area the drive is pretty easy. If you're from further out, either from Washington or more... More
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Response from mbV8342CW | Reviewed this property |
Yes, TriMet bus #63 goes there and there are a couple other buses that drop within 1 mile.
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