Things To Do

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Sunday, May 1, 2016 through Tuesday, May 31, 2016

May is national Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, celebrating Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with Lan Su this May with exciting performances from local cultural organizations and dance troupes.

Performances will include groups representing the cultures of India, Nepal, Thailand, China, Indonesia, Cambodia, Hawaii/Pacific Islands and more.

Origami Craft Activity

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Take a break for creativity and create a memento of your trip to Lan Su.

Cultural Performance

Saturday, May 7, 2016

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

Make a Flower Art Card

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Make a Mother’s Day card with fun stamps!

Cultural Performance

Sunday, May 8, 2016

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

Mother’s Day at Lan Su

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Share Lan Su in full spring bloom with Mom, Grandma and the other important women in your life.

Learn How to Play Mahjong

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

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

Chinese Medicine Lecture Series with OCOM

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

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

Classical Chinese Medicine Series with NCNM

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Join presenters from the National College of Natural Medicine for a 8 week lecture series every Thursday at noon in April and May.

Origami Craft Activity

Friday, May 13, 2016

Take a break for creativity and create a memento of your trip to Lan Su.

Today at the Garden

8:00 am - Artist Member Hours

Create art in the garden during special hours just for Artist Members.

11:00 am - Public Tour

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

11:00 am - Wild Goose Qigong

Join a qigong session led by instructors from the Wen Wu School of Portland.

12:00 pm - Public Tour

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

12:00 pm - Family-Friendly Chinese Lessons

Start learning basic conversation and travel Mandarin Chinese with lively lessons focus on tone production by non-native speakers with games and kazoos!

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.

1:00 pm - Chinese Conversation Circle

Practice Mandarin Chinese in a casual and fun setting with the Portland State University Confucius Institute.

2:00 pm - Public Tour

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

3:00 pm - Public Tour

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

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Mother's Day at Lan Su Chinese Garden

Mother's Day at Lan Su

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Share Lan Su in full spring bloom with Mom, Grandma and the other important women in your life.


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Cuisines of Asia

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

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

With talks and tastes every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday in June, prepare your taste buds for a tour of Asian culinary 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: Art & Music

Friday, July 1, 2016

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


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