Things To Do

Artist Member Hours

Friday, September 5, 2014

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

Watch a Game of American Mahjong

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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

Suzhou Summer: The Art & Music of China

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Lan Su Chinese Garden comes alive this summer with the sights and sounds of China with Suzhou Summer: The Art & Music of China 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, original Chinese paintings created by Suzhou artists will be on display and for sale in a partnership with The Han Collection.

Calligraphy Art Demonstration

Friday, August 29, 2014

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

Suzhou Summer Artist Demonstrations

Saturday, August 23, 2014

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

Artist Demonstration with Sunjae Lee

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Meet artist Sunjae Lee and learn more about his paintings and process.

Chinese Seal Carving Demonstration

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Learn the uses of Chinese seals and see how they are carved at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

Lan Su is Closed 10 am -12 pm

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Lan Su will be closed from 10 am -12 pm on Thursday August 28th.

Mid-Autumn Festival

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, one of the four most important holidays on the Chinese calendar, at Lan Su Chinese Garden this September 6 & 7!

Chinese Story Time

Saturday, September 6, 2014

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

Meet & Greet: NW Miniature Horse Club

Saturday, September 6, 2014

After your visit to the garden, see the prize-winning miniature horses of the Northwest Miniature Horse Club.

Calligraphy Art Demonstration

Saturday, September 6, 2014

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

Today at the Garden

11:00 am - Bubbling Spring Tai Chi

Every fourth Saturday, learn the fundamentals of tai chi at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

12:00 pm - Public Tour

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

12:30 pm - Public Tour

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

1:00 pm - Public Tour

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

1:00 pm - Suzhou Summer Artist Demonstrations

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

2:00 pm - Public Tour

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

2:00 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.

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Coming soon to Lan Su

Mid-Autumn Festival

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, one of the four most important holidays on the Chinese calendar, at Lan Su Chinese Garden this September 6 & 7!


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Under the Moonlight Fundraising Dinner

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Under the Moonlight is Lan Su Chinese Garden’s premier fundraising event on Sept. 13, 2014. An intimate, lantern-lit dining experience in the emerald splendor of the garden at dusk. Under the Moonlight features a three course meal prepared exclusively for a small table by one of Portland’s elite chefs. Also on the menu: cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, live music and a fabulous auction.

All proceeds from Under the Moonlight directly support Lan Su and its mission in the community.


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Ninth Moon Floral Design Showcase

Friday, November 7, 2014

On November 7-9, 2014, Lan Su Chinese Garden will host the Ninth Moon Floral Design Showcase, Lan Su’s first floral design exhibition created in partnership with the Floral Design Institute. Ninth Moon is presented in conjunction with Mum-vember, an annual celebration of the chrysanthemum.


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