Things To Do

Chinese Calligraphy & Music

Sunday, July 23, 2017

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

Meet the Artist: Shu-Ju Wang

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Meet artist Shu-Ju Wang and view an exhibition of her work currently on display in the garden.

Book Launch with Daniel Skach-Mills

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Join Lan Su Chinese Garden docent and award-winning author Daniel Skach-Mills for the launch of his latest work, “The Beyond Within: The Downtown Dao of Lan Su Chinese Garden.”

Jazz in the Garden: Summer Music Series

Tuesday, July 25, 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 25, 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.

Chinese Paper Cutting Activity

Friday, July 28, 2017

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

Summer Cultural Performance

Saturday, July 29, 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.

Garden Closing Early at 6 p.m.

Saturday, July 29, 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.

Chinese Calligraphy & Music

Sunday, July 30, 2017

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

Photography Workshop

Sunday, July 30, 2017

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

Today at the Garden

11:00 am - Public Tour

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

11:00 am - Wild Goose Qigong

Join a qigong session led by instructors from the Wen Wu School of Portland.

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.

3:00 pm - Public Tour

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

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Coming soon to Lan Su

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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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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