Things To Do

Art in the Open: Old Town Performance Art Festival

Friday, August 18, 2017

Wisdom Arts Academy’s Orchid & Bamboo Ensemble performs in Lan Su’s courtyard on NW 3rd and Everett from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on August 18 & 19 as part of Art in the Open: Old Town Performance Art Festival. Art in the Open runs Friday, August 18th, 11 am – 4 pm, and Saturday, August 19th, 11 am – 8 pm with locations throughout Portland’s Old Town.

Garden Closing Early at 6 p.m.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Lan Su Chinese Garden as well as the Teahouse will close early today at 6 p.m. for a private event. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Art in the Open: Old Town Performance Art Festival

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Wisdom Arts Academy’s Orchid & Bamboo Ensemble performs in Lan Su’s courtyard on NW 3rd and Everett from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on August 18 & 19 as part of Art in the Open: Old Town Performance Art Festival. Art in the Open runs Friday, August 18th, 11 am – 4 pm, and Saturday, August 19th, 11 am – 8 pm with locations throughout Portland’s Old Town.

Chinese Seal Carving Demonstration

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Learn about Chinese seals and see how they are made.

Chinese Calligraphy & Music

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Enjoy a demonstration of traditional Chinese calligraphy with Dr. Jiyu Yang of the Wisdom Arts Academy accompanied by traditional Chinese Zither music.

Artist Member Hours

Monday, August 21, 2017

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

Garden Closing Early at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Lan Su Chinese Garden as well as the Teahouse will close early today at 6 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Chinese Paper Cutting Activity

Friday, August 25, 2017

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

Garden Closing Early at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Lan Su Chinese Garden and the Teahouse will close early today at 6:30 p.m. for a private event. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Summer Cultural Performance

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Enjoy the summer afternoon in the garden with cultural performances by local organizations. All performances will take place on the terrace over-looking Lake Zither.

Today at the Garden

10:30 am - Ba Gua Zhang Fundamentals

Join an instructor-led traditional martial art lesson. Great for all skill levels!

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.

11:00 am - Chinese Folk 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.

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

Autumn Moon Festival

Saturday, September 30, 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!


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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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