Things To Do

Learn How to Play American Mahjong

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

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

Calligraphy Art Demonstration

Friday, July 31, 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.

Photography Workshop

Sunday, August 30, 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, August and September.

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 Hsing-Yi Huang will fill the pavilion walls with original work on display through September.

Chinese Brush Painting Demonstration

Saturday, August 1, 2015

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

Chinese Seal Carving Demonstration

Sunday, August 2, 2015

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

Chinese Calligraphy Demonstrations

Sunday, August 2, 2015

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

Feng Shui Presentation: Exploring Color in Your Life!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

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

Cultural Performance

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Celebrate Suzhou Summer: The Art & Calligraphy of China with cultural performances the last Saturday in July and August.

Paper Cutting Activity

Friday, August 28, 2015

Join this hands-on paper cutting activity and explore new ways to learn Mandarin. Great for all ages and language levels.

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!

Today at the Garden

10:30 am - Public Tour

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

10:30 am - Ba Gua Zhang Fundamentals

Join an instructor-led session every Wednesday in June.

12:00 pm - Public Tour

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

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.

12:30 pm - Public Tour

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

1:00 pm - Public Tour

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

1:00 pm - Feng Shui Presentation: Exploring Color in Your Life!

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

2:00 pm - Public Tour

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

6:00 pm - Member Happy Hour Evenings

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.

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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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