Things To Do

Learn How to Play American Mahjong

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

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

Calligraphy Art Demonstration

Friday, September 4, 2015

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

Chinese Medicine Lecture Series with OCOM

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

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

Member Happy Hour Evenings

Wednesday, September 30, 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.

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, September 5, 2015

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

Chinese Calligraphy Demonstration

Sunday, September 6, 2015

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

Chinese Paper Cutting Activity

Friday, September 25, 2015

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

Chinese Seal Carving Demonstration

Sunday, September 13, 2015

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

Mindfulness to Nutrition Talk

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Learn more about the interaction between mindfulness and nutrition during this informative talk.

Meet & Greet with Artist Hsin-Yi Huang

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Meet artist Hsin-Yi Huang and view her mesmerizing porcelain work on display in the garden.

Closing Early at 2 PM

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Lan Su will close at 2 p.m. today Saturday September 12, 2015. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

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 - Calligraphy Art Demonstration

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

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.

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.

1:00 pm - Make an Accordion Bookmark

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

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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Coming soon to Lan Su

Under the Moonlight Fundraising Dinner at Lan Su Chinese Garden

Under the Moonlight Fundraising Dinner

Saturday, September 12, 2015

It’s not too late to support Under the Moonlight—Lan Su Chinese Garden’s premier fundraising event on September 12, 2015. Your gift—combined with the gifts of other members and supporters—will be matched that evening by Under the Moonlight dinner guests in effect doubling your support for Lan Su. Funds raised help Lan Su maintain and improve the garden and to support the hundreds of cultural programs that Lan Su provides to the community.

Double your impact by making a gift before September 12 at www.lansugarden.org/double.

Please note: Lan Su Chinese Garden will close at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 12, 2015 in order to prepare for the event.


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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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Essence of Tea

Thursday, October 1, 2015

In October, celebrate tea and tea art forms with a month-long series of events associated with tea drinking and tea culture, both historical and contemporary. With more than twenty different fun filled events, The Tao of Tea and Lan Su will guide you on the discovery of your new favorite tea and tea art.


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