Things To Do

Artist Member Hours

Friday, August 1, 2014

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

Watch a Game of American Mahjong

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Ask questions and learn about American-style mahjong while a group of experienced players demonstrate the game in the garden.

Suzhou Summer: The Art & Music of China

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

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, 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, original Chinese paintings created by Suzhou artists will be on display and for sale in a partnership with The Han Collection.

Calligraphy Art Demonstration

Friday, July 25, 2014

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

Suzhou Summer Artist Demonstrations

Saturday, July 26, 2014

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

Artist Demonstration with Sunjae Lee

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Meet artist Sunjae Lee and learn more about his paintings and process.

Chinese Seal Carving Demonstration

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Learn the uses of Chinese seals and see how they are carved at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

Tuesdays by Twilight Summer Concert Series

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Lan Su Chinese Garden’s summer concert series features five unforgettable summer nights of live music in a tranquil, intimate setting. Inspired by the magic of the garden at dusk, Tuesdays by Twilight is a rare chance to enjoy live music in the garden after hours. This summer’s series features jazz star Sara Gazarek and The Portland Cello Project with Patti King, plus world music, retro hot jazz and a new, neo-country outing featuring alt-music artists from Portland’s favorite bands.

Hong Kong Children's Symphony Orchestra Performance

Thursday, July 31, 2014

See a special performance by the Hong Kong Children’s Symphony Orchestra within the tranquil space of Lan Su Chinese Garden.

Herb Walk & Talk: Medicinals Plants of Lan Su

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Join OCOM for this informational talk and walk on common Chinese herbs found in Lan Su.

Mahjongg Under the Stars

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Play Mahjong after hours while supporting Lan Su Chinese Garden in Portland, in partnership with the Lake Oswego Mah Jongg Club.

Under the Moonlight Fundraising Dinner

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Under the Moonlight is Lan Su Chinese Garden’s premier fundraising event on Sept. 13, 2014. 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.

Today at the Garden

10:00 am - Natural Health Arts Tai Chi

Watch and participate in an instructor-led tai chi session every Thursday.

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 - Calligraphy in the Teahouse

Learn about the classical Chinese art of calligraphy while sipping 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.

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Coming soon to Lan Su

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Tuesdays by Twilight Summer Concert Series

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Lan Su Chinese Garden’s summer concert series features five unforgettable summer nights of live music in a tranquil, intimate setting. Inspired by the magic of the garden at dusk, Tuesdays by Twilight is a rare chance to enjoy live music in the garden after hours. This summer’s series features jazz star Sara Gazarek and The Portland Cello Project with Patti King, plus world music, retro hot jazz and a new, neo-country outing featuring alt-music artists from Portland’s favorite bands.


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Under the Moonlight Fundraising Dinner

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Under the Moonlight is Lan Su Chinese Garden’s premier fundraising event on Sept. 13, 2014. 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.


Find out more »