Located near the International Rose Test Garden in Washington Park, the 5.5 acre Portland Japanese Garden features a ... More
Portland Japanese Garden
Located near the International Rose Test Garden in Washington Park, the 5.5 acre Portland Japanese Garden features a Strolling Pond, Natural Garden, Sand and Stone Garden, Flat Garden, and Tea Garden. Many events are observed in the gardens, including Children's Day, the Tanabata Star Festival, and the Obon Spirit Festival. Garden curators also offer classes in Japanese culture and gardening techniques.
I spent a hot afternoon here wandering around. The grounds are beautiful with lots of shade and water features to make you forget the heat. Lots of spots for meditation or just watching the people. Even though there were many people around, it was quiet and serene. The gift shop had lots of cute souvenirs and other japanese items. Great place to take pictures!
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