Things To Do

New Year Feng Shui Presentation

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Feng shui expert Gwynne Warner of 10,000 Blessings Feng Shui presents a talk on Making the Most of Chinese New Year. Learn easy and fun ways to influence your luck for the entire year.

Chinese New Year

Thursday, February 19, 2015

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. Each guest visiting on February 19 will also receive a hong bao—a traditional lucky red envelope.

Make Your Own "Happy New Year" Greeting Card

Friday, February 27, 2015

Share the fun of Chinese New Year by making your own “Happy New Year” card.

The Chinese Wishing Tree

Friday, February 27, 2015

Make a wish for Chinese New Year 2015, the Year of the Ram! Available to the first 300 visitors.

New Year Calligraphy Art Demonstration

Friday, February 27, 2015

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

Lion Dance Performance

Friday, February 27, 2015

See lion dancers up close as they welcome the Year of the Ram!

Music in the Teahouse for the New Year

Friday, February 27, 2015

Listen to music from students and teachers of the Wisdom Arts Academy as you enjoy tea in the Teahouse. Requires purchase of tea.

Chinese Story Time

Friday, February 27, 2015

Listen to classic Chinese stories about the zodiac calendar and the Year of the Ram.

Learn American Mahjong in the New Year

Friday, February 27, 2015

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

Ping Pong Open Play

Friday, February 27, 2015

Warm up with a game of ping pong at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

Wool Pavilion

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Explore all things wool in celebration of Chinese New Year 2015—Year of the Ram!

Chinese Calligraphy Demonstration

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Calligraphy is a high art in Chinese culture. See why the writing of beautiful characters is so revered while watching an expert calligrapher at work.

Today at the Garden

10:00 am - Tai Chi for the New Year

Participate in an instructor-led tai chi session.

12:00 pm - Public Tour

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

12:00 pm - Tai Chi Talk and Practice

Practice tai chi and learn more about this healing martial art.

12:00 pm - Calligraphy in the Teahouse for the New Year

Learn about the classical Chinese art of calligraphy while sipping tea. Requires purchase of tea.

1:00 pm - Public Tour

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

1:30 pm - Qigong Five Element Movement

Practice Qigong with the Portland Shaolin Center.

2:00 pm - Public Tour

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

3:00 pm - Qigong Talk & Movement Program

Participate in an instructor-led Pang Family Style qigong session.

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Chinese New Year Lion Dance

Chinese New Year

Thursday, February 19, 2015

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. Each guest visiting on February 19 will also receive a hong bao—a traditional lucky red envelope.


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Chinese Fun and Games

Friday, March 6, 2015

The fun doesn’t stop when Chinese New Year ends—come back to Lan Su this spring for Chinese fun and games, including wei chi, mahjong, ping pong and more.


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Lan Su in Bloom

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Lan Su Chinese Garden sheds the cold and gray of winter to “drink in the fragrance” of spring with a month of plants, flowers and everything blooming!

April will be filled with sight and scents of special floral arrangements, unique plant displays plant walks and talks on each of the four featured plants by experts. In addition, visitors will be able to tour Lan Su with plant guides for each of the featured plants.


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