Things To Do

New Year Feng Shui Presentation

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Feng shui expert Gwynne Warner of 10,000 Blessings Feng Shui presents a talk on Making the Most of Chinese New Year. Learn easy and fun ways to influence your luck for the entire year.

Chinese New Year

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Chinese New Year at Lan Su Chinese Garden is one of the most popular things to do in Portland. Experience the most joyous two-week celebration for families and individuals with lion dances, glowing lanterns, cultural activities, and more. Each guest visiting on February 19 will also receive a hong bao—a traditional lucky red envelope.

Music in the Teahouse for the New Year

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Listen to music from students and teachers of the Wisdom Arts Academy as you enjoy tea in the Teahouse. Requires purchase of tea.

Chinese Calligraphy Demonstration

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Calligraphy is a high art in Chinese culture. See why the writing of beautiful characters is so revered while watching an expert calligrapher at work.

Chinese Seal Carving Demonstration

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Learn the uses of Chinese seals and see how they are carved.

Poetry Reading

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Meet poet Daniel Skach-Mills and hear him read from selections of his work.

Exploring the Elements of Lan Su: Poetry Tour

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Learn about the poetry in Lan Su Chinese Garden as well as the historical and aesthetic traditions of poetry in Suzhou-style Chinese gardens.

Tai Chi for the New Year

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Participate in an instructor-led tai chi session.

Tai Chi Talk and Practice

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Practice tai chi and learn more about this healing martial art.

Calligraphy in the Teahouse for the New Year

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Learn about the classical Chinese art of calligraphy while sipping tea. Requires purchase of tea.

Qigong Five Element Movement

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Practice Qigong with the Portland Shaolin Center.

Chinese New Year Lantern Viewing

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Experience Lan Su Chinese Garden at its most enchanting. Tickets sell out every year; buy yours now for an unforgettable evening of beauty.

Today at the Garden

10:00 am - Chinese Seal Carving Demonstration

Learn the uses of Chinese seals and see how they are carved.

10:00 am - Chinese Calligraphy Demonstration

Calligraphy is a high art in Chinese culture. See why the writing of beautiful characters is so revered while watching an expert calligrapher at work.

10:30 am - Public Tour

Join a trained docent for an interpretive tour of the garden.

12:00 pm - Public Tour

Join a trained docent for an interpretive tour of the garden.

12:00 pm - Music in the Teahouse for the New Year

Listen to music from students and teachers of the Wisdom Arts Academy as you enjoy tea in the Teahouse. Requires purchase of tea.

1:00 pm - Public Tour

Join a trained docent for an interpretive tour of the garden.

1:30 pm - Public Tour

Join a trained docent for an interpretive tour of the garden.

2:00 pm - Public Tour

Join a trained docent for an interpretive tour of the garden.

2:00 pm - Poetry Reading

Meet poet Daniel Skach-Mills and hear him read from selections of his work.

3:00 pm - Exploring the Elements of Lan Su: Poetry Tour

Learn about the poetry in Lan Su Chinese Garden as well as the historical and aesthetic traditions of poetry in Suzhou-style Chinese gardens.

6:30 pm - Chinese New Year Lantern Viewing

Experience Lan Su Chinese Garden at its most enchanting. Tickets sell out every year; buy yours now for an unforgettable evening of beauty.

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Chinese New Year Lion Dance

Chinese New Year

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Chinese New Year at Lan Su Chinese Garden is one of the most popular things to do in Portland. Experience the most joyous two-week celebration for families and individuals with lion dances, glowing lanterns, cultural activities, and more. Each guest visiting on February 19 will also receive a hong bao—a traditional lucky red envelope.


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Chinese Fun and Games

Friday, March 6, 2015

The fun doesn’t stop when Chinese New Year ends—come back to Lan Su this spring for Chinese fun and games, including wei chi, mahjong, ping pong and more.


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Lan Su in Bloom

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Lan Su Chinese Garden sheds the cold and gray of winter to “drink in the fragrance” of spring with a month of plants, flowers and everything blooming!

April will be filled with sight and scents of special floral arrangements, unique plant displays plant walks and talks on each of the four featured plants by experts. In addition, visitors will be able to tour Lan Su with plant guides for each of the featured plants.


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