Things To Do

Talk: Mooncakes & the Autumn Moon Festival

Friday, September 29, 2017

Join BeeBee Tan to learn more about and how to make mooncakes, a delicious pastry traditionally shared during the Autumn Moon Festival.

Story Time

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Pull up a chair and listen to classic Chinese stories. Great for all ages.

Mooncake Sale

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Celebrate the Autumn Moon Festival while learning about mooncakes with the Red Robe Teahouse & Café.

Chinese Folk Art Demonstration

Saturday, September 30, 2017

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

Cultural Performance

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Celebrate the Autumn Moon Festival with cultural performances throughout the weekend.

Red Lantern Family Craft Activity

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Make your own paper red lantern to take home in celebration of the Autumn Moon Festival.

Lion Dance

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Celebrate the Autumn Moon festival with a lively lion dance performance!

Autumn Moon Festival

Saturday, September 30, 2017 through Sunday, October 1, 2017

Celebrate the Autumn Moon Festival, one of the four most important holidays on the Chinese calendar. Lan Su Chinese Garden will host a weekend full of festivities, including lion dances, cultural performances, calligraphy demonstrations, craft activities and much more—great for all ages!

Story Time

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Pull up a chair and listen to classic Chinese stories. Great for all ages.

Mooncake Sale

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Celebrate the Autumn Moon Festival while learning about mooncakes with the Red Robe Teahouse & Café.

Today at the Garden

10:00 am - Yang Style Tai Chi

Join an instructor-led Tai Chi class.

11:00 am - Public Tour

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

11:00 am - Traditional Chinese Music

Enjoy a demonstration of traditional Chinese music played on the Zither, provided by a visiting student of the Wisdom Arts Academy.

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 - Traditional Chinese Calligraphy

Learn about Chinese calligraphy and watch classically-trained scholars from the Wisdom Arts Academy share techniques of this ancient art.

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Coming soon to Lan Su

A family visits Lan Su Chinese Garden

Nine Free Days

Saturday, December 9, 2017

From December 9 - 17, 2017, receive one free admission to Lan Su Chinese Garden for each non-perishable food item donated.


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Wei Chi - Lan Su Chinese Garden

Chinese Fun and Games

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

This January, come and learn how to play traditional Chinese games.


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Chinese New Year Lion Dance - Lan Su Chinese Garden

Chinese New Year

Friday, February 16, 2018

Chinese New Year at Lan Su Chinese Garden is one of the most popular things to do in Portland. Experience the most joyous two-week celebration for families and individuals with lion dances, glowing lanterns, cultural activities, and more. Plan for the most auspicious visit by ​purchasing admission tickets ahead of time online and arriving early for your favorite activities. The celebration ends with several nights of Lantern Viewing Evenings when the garden is illuminated with colorful lanterns and lively dragon processions.


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