Things To Do

A Series of Summer Adventures

Friday, July 1, 2016 through Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Discover a summer of adventure at Lan Su Chinese Garden with a series of events and activities for the whole family. From weekly tai chi lessons to feng shui lectures to guided poetry tours in the garden, make a plan to try everything Lan Su has to offer.

Brush Painting Demonstration

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Learn about Chinese painting techniques from scholar Dr. Jiyu Yang.

Chinese Paper Cutting Activity

Friday, August 26, 2016

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

Brush Painting Demonstration

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Learn about Chinese painting techniques from scholar Dr. Jiyu Yang.

Photography Workshop

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Join photographer Ray Pfortner for a series of photography workshops in the garden.

Learn How to Play Mahjong

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Learn how to play mahjong with a group of experienced players.

Member Happy Hour Evenings

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Member Happy Hour Evenings offer Lan Su members the ability to enjoy the garden after-hours with your guests at your own pace and embrace the tranquility of the garden.

Brush Painting Demonstration

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Learn about Chinese painting techniques from scholar Dr. Jiyu Yang.

Artist Member Hours

Friday, September 2, 2016

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

Brush Painting Demonstration

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Learn about Chinese painting techniques from scholar Dr. Jiyu Yang.

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 - 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 - Public Tour

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

7:30 pm - An Intimate Evening with Thomas Lauderdale & China Forbes: A Benefit for Lan Su

Portland’s own Thomas Lauderdale & China Forbes perform under the setting sun in the beauty of Lan Su Chinese Garden.

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Under the Moonlight Fundraising Dinner at Lan Su Chinese Garden

Under the Moonlight Fundraising Dinner

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Lan Su hosts its premier fundraising event, Under the Moonlight, September 10, 2016. Guests at the event 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

Thursday, September 15, 2016

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


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Tea Month at Lan Su

Saturday, October 1, 2016

In October, celebrate tea and tea art forms with a month-long series of events associated with tea drinking and tea culture, both historical and contemporary. With more than twenty different fun filled events, The Tao of Tea and Lan Su will guide you on the discovery of your new favorite tea and tea art.


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