"Portland Classical Chinese Garden" Chinatown Tip by Gypsystravels

Chinatown, Portland: 14 reviews and 24 photos


I was determined to see as many gardens and parks as time and the "rain" would allow me to visit. The Classical Chinese Gardens are located in Chinatown with easy accessability. We decided to start our garden and park visit here.

The garden is touted as the largest Suzhou style garden outside of China and although we were pleasantly surprised with the garden's beauty, it was hard for us to believe that it is considered large. In my opinion the garden is quite small, about a square block according to the official handout. You can easily spend a lazy afteroon here, but you can also enjoy it in as little as 1 1/2 hours if you are short on time. While you're visiting the garden why not take some time for some tea at one of the many tea houses found here in the garden.

CAUTION!! Please watch your step!! As you enter the garden you are advised of various tripping hazzards. You can also opt to do a audio tour, but it really isn't necessary, the plants and flowers are well "labeled".

Address: Northwest Third & Everett
Directions: Chinatown - The entrance fee is a whopping $7
Phone: 503-228-8131
Website: http://www.portlandchinesegarden.org

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 7, 2006
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