Things To Do

Learn How to Play American Mahjong

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Learn how to play American-style mahjong with a group of experienced players.

Classical Chinese Medicine Series with NCNM

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Join presenters from the National College of Natural Medicine for a 12 week lecture series every Thursday at noon through June.

Calligraphy Art Demonstration

Friday, May 29, 2015

Watch an expert calligrapher paint your name or Chinese zodiac sign.

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

Friday, May 1, 2015

Celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month with Lan Su this May with exciting performances every Saturday and Sunday from local cultural organizations and dance troupes.

Performances will include groups representing the cultures of India, Singapore, China, Indonesia, Cambodia, and Hawaiian/Pacific Islander.

Cultural Performances

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month with cultural performances every Saturday and Sunday in May.

Chinese Medicine Lecture Series with OCOM

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Learn more about holistic Chinese medicine and the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine.

Acupuncture Demonstration

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Hands-on acupuncture demonstration with an overview of acupuncture for mental and emotional well-being and chronic health conditions.

Foot Reflexology Demonstration

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Reflexology is a natural healing art based on systematic application of pressure techniques. This demonstration will focus on the foot as the primary area of application.

Artist Talk Series –The Impressions of China Art Exhibition

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Join artists from Lan Su’s current art on display, The Impressions of China Art Exhibition, as they discuss their work and experience participating in the 2014 photography cultural exchange to China.

Peony Display

Saturday, May 23, 2015

View a stunning display of peonies, a beautiful and culturally significant flower in China.

Cuisines of China

Monday, June 1, 2015

Learn the history, art and stories behind some of China’s most famous foods with talks and tastes from more than a dozen local Chinese restaurants throughout the month.

With talks and tastes every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday in June, prepare your taste buds for a tour of Chinese delights. Talk topics include the history and art of dumplings, potstickers, Lanzhou-style noodle pulling, dim sum, marbled tea eggs, Chinese tea ceremonies and more.

Gongfu Tea Ceremony

Monday, June 1, 2015

The Gongfu tea brewing style is the most traditional way to brew tea in China. Learn the techniques to master this authentic tradition.

Today at the Garden

10:30 am - Learn How to Play American Mahjong

Learn how to play American-style mahjong with a group of experienced players.

11:00 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 - Chinese Medicine Lecture Series with OCOM

Learn more about holistic Chinese medicine and the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine.

12:00 pm - Music in the Teahouse

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.

2:00 pm - Plant Walk

Learn from trained horticulturalists about the plants of Lan Su Chinese Garden with a weekly plant walk.

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Cuisines of China

Monday, June 1, 2015

Learn the history, art and stories behind some of China’s most famous foods with talks and tastes from more than a dozen local Chinese restaurants throughout the month.

With talks and tastes every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday in June, prepare your taste buds for a tour of Chinese delights. Talk topics include the history and art of dumplings, potstickers, Lanzhou-style noodle pulling, dim sum, marbled tea eggs, Chinese tea ceremonies and more.


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Suzhou Summer: The Art & Music of China

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Lan Su Chinese Garden comes alive this summer with the sights and sounds of China with Suzhou Summer: The Art & Music of China in July and August.

Visitors to Lan Su will enjoy a series of demonstrations and activities in the traditional arts of calligraphy, brush painting, seal carving and music. In addition, original Chinese paintings created by Suzhou artists will be on display and for sale in a partnership with The Han Collection.


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Under the Moonlight Fundraising Dinner

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Under the Moonlight is Lan Su Chinese Garden’s premier fundraising event on Sept. 12, 2015. An intimate, lantern-lit dining experience in the emerald splendor of the garden at dusk. Under the Moonlight features a three course meal prepared exclusively for a small table by one of Portland’s elite chefs. Also on the menu: cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, live music and a fabulous auction.

All proceeds from Under the Moonlight directly support Lan Su and its mission in the community.


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