Things To Do

Learn How to Play American Mahjong

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

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

Calligraphy Art Demonstration

Friday, July 10, 2015

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

Member Happy Hour Evenings

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Member Happy Hour Evenings offer Lan Su members the ability to enjoy the garden after-hours with your guests at your own pace and embrace the tranquility of the garden without crowds.

Learn About the Han Collection

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Find out more about the Chinese folk art on display in the garden during this presentation by Han Collection owner, Judy Han.

Photography Workshop

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Join photographer Ray Pfortner for a series of three photography workshops.

Suzhou Summer: Art in the Garden

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Lan Su Chinese Garden comes alive this summer with the sights and sounds of China with Suzhou Summer: Art in the Garden 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, artists Sunjae Lee and Tsin Yi will fill the pavilion walls with original work on display through September.

Chinese Brush Painting Demonstration

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Visiting artists demonstrate their practice and answer your questions about their work at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

Chinese Seal Carving Demonstration

Sunday, July 5, 2015

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

Chinese Calligraphy Demonstrations

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Visiting artists demonstrate their practice and answer your questions about their work at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

Book Reading with Elizabeth Pilar

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Join author, Elizabeth Pilar, as she reads from her new book “Blue Moon in China,” chronicling her time as a young woman traveling through Communist China.

The World of Chinese Silk

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Learn about the process of cultivating silk and the many varieties of silk used.

Feng Shui Presentation: Exploring Color in Your Life!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Get tips for integrating feng shui principles into your life with local expert Gwynne Warner of 10,000 Blessings Feng Shui.

Today at the Garden

10:00 am - Public Tour

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

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 Seal Carving Demonstration

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

12:00 pm - Wei Chi (Go)

Come learn the traditional Chinese game of Wei Chi.

1:00 pm - Public Tour

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

1:00 pm - Chinese Calligraphy Demonstrations

Visiting artists demonstrate their practice and answer your questions about their work at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

3:00 pm - Book Reading with Elizabeth Pilar

Join author, Elizabeth Pilar, as she reads from her new book “Blue Moon in China,” chronicling her time as a young woman traveling through Communist China.

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Coming soon to Lan Su

An Intimate Evening with Storm Large: A Benefit for Lan Su

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Portland native and garden favorite Storm Large returns to the garden this summer for an intimate, two night experience. As a benefit for Lan Su, the show will showcase Storm’s amazing range featuring songs from French chansons to jazz standards, heavy metal to smokehouse lounge within the captivating beauty of Lan Su Chinese Garden in the fading light of a warm, summer evening. Seating is limited and tickets will sell out fast, so order now!


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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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Mid-Autumn Festival

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, one of the four most important holidays on the Chinese calendar, at Lan Su Chinese Garden this September 26 & 27!


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