Things To Do

Talk: Chinese Women in History

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Join us as we explore the intriguing lives of famous Chinese women throughout history in this lecture series every Thursday in June.

Silk Painting Demonstration

Friday, June 30, 2017

Cheryl Frances Cameron, of Cygnet Silks, demonstrates the art of silk painting.

Garden Closing Early at 6 p.m.

Friday, June 30, 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 Exhibition Opening Reception with M.C. Reardon

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Join artist M.C. Reardon for an opening reception of her exhibition on display in the garden through July.

Suzhou Summer

Saturday, July 1, 2017 through Thursday, August 31, 2017

Lan Su Chinese Garden comes alive this summer with the sights and sounds of China with Suzhou Summer in July and August. Enjoy a series of demonstrations and activities in the traditional arts of calligraphy, brush painting, and music.

Chinese Calligraphy & Music

Sunday, July 2, 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

Friday, July 7, 2017

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

Chinese Calligraphy & Music

Sunday, July 9, 2017

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

Jazz in the Garden: Summer Music Series

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Lan Su Chinese Garden and PDX Jazz present Jazz in the Garden, a summer music series held in the early evening splendor of Portland’s most intimate venue. The series showcases six concerts Tuesday evenings July 11 through August 15 featuring local, national, and international musicians. (Please note: This event occurs after the garden’s public hours and requires an additional ticket.)

Garden Closing Early at 6 p.m.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Lan Su Chinese Garden as well as the Teahouse will close early today at 6 p.m. The Garden Shop will remain open until 7 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Today at the Garden

10:00 am - Zen Tai Chi “Da Bei Quan”

​As a martial arts form, Da Bei Quan is characterized by softy flowing movements and deep body articulation. Join an instructor led class every Tuesday at Lan Su.

11:00 am - Public Tour

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

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 - Plant Walk

Learn from trained horticulturalists about the plants of Lan Su Chinese Garden with a weekly plant walk.

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Coming soon to Lan Su

Suzhou Summer

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Lan Su Chinese Garden comes alive this summer with the sights and sounds of China with Suzhou Summer in July and August. Enjoy a series of demonstrations and activities in the traditional arts of calligraphy, brush painting, and music.


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Under the Moonlight Fundraising Dinner at Lan Su Chinese Garden

Under the Moonlight Fundraising Dinner

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Guests at Lan Su’s annual fundraising event, Under the Moonlight, are treated to an intimate, lantern-lit dining experience in the emerald splendor of the garden at dusk.


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Mid-Autumn Festival

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Celebrate the Mid-Autumn 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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