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Portland Japanese Garden

611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5886
+1 503-223-1321
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Remembering Kyoto, Japan while in Portland.

Excellent garden with outstanding docent to explain the design goals of the garden design purpose... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Charles J
Huntsville, Alabama, United States
Only getting better

The recent additions to the Japanese Garden only adds to the charm that has always been a highlight... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Launie L
Portland, Oregon
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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5886
+1 503-223-1321
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent garden with outstanding docent to explain the design goals of the garden design purpose. The garden meanders around the hill with each section flowing from one area of emphasis to another, while shielding the area you just visited as well as the next are...More

Thank Charles J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The recent additions to the Japanese Garden only adds to the charm that has always been a highlight for visitors. Since my wife & I live only about 3 miles from the garden we most often walk to & from it. We always visit 3...More

Thank Launie L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't spend a ton of time there (just about an hour). But we walked the gardens, enjoyed the views and felt like it was worth the short trip to the gardens. They are incredibly relaxing and tranquil. Nicely done.

Thank badkittyj
Reviewed 1 week ago

The recent update has made a beautiful garden even more beautiful. The tea house is a nice bonus. The grounds help you have an authentic Japanese experience. This a wonderful starting off place with out of town guests who want to explore the venues of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

You will love the beautiful garden and the displays. My wife and I stumbled upon this hidden paradise while we were trail-walking one beautiful day. We hadn't planned on visiting the garden that day, so we were walking with minimal cash between us. Not even...More

Thank GdaddyO
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the most Beautiful gardens I’ve ever seen. And I’ve been to a lot of gardens. Beautifully laid out. Incredible flowers and trees. Love to go there at least once per year.

Thank ddeckerdds
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are looking for a relaxing spot in the non stop city then stop here. Great spot for a quiet stoll thru the gardens. Lots of great picture taking spots its easy to spend about 2 hours here walking thru the gardens and taking...More

Thank Jeffrey D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Smaller than expected but very beautiful. It would have been nice if all the sites were better labeled on the map.

Thank alexandria123928
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite the garden!! It was a hike up to the top but the experience was worth it especially the koi fish pond.

Thank Austine O
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the gardens. Parking is a nightmare and the area is incredibly congested. It was a Sunday afternoon so you might want to plan a mid-week visit. It wasn't the zen experience I had hoped for but it's a charming outing close to other...More

Thank AsEyeSeizeIt
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15 October 2017|
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Response from Bair3384 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the bus lines are usually the 32,33, or 34 lines run daily.
15 October 2017|
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Response from Kate O | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Public buses go there
2 October 2017|
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Response from Projournalist | Reviewed this property |
The Japanese garden doesn't have a lot of deciduous trees. There are some (like Japanese maples, which don't offer a lot of fall color). I think Fall is a nice time to visit the Japanese Garden, because crowds will likely be... More