In order to expand on Lan Su Chinese Garden's mission to inspire, engage and educate visitors in all aspects of Chinese culture, the program department has partnered with more than 50 community organizations in specific aspects of Chinese culture. These partnerships allow Lan Su to serve as a strong "cultural community center" of all-things Chinese in the Portland Metro area offering these rich cultural experiences.
Through the generosity of these partners and additional sponsors, Lan Su is able to offer each of these activities as part of your membership or admission. There is no additional cost to participate and registration is not required.
Practice Mandarin Chinese in a casual and fun setting with the Portland State University Confucius Institute.
Watch an expert calligrapher paint your name or Chinese zodiac sign.
Pick a character and watch as Rong Shao Feng creates a unique piece of art using the ancient cursive script techniques.
Get tips for integrating feng shui principles into your life with local expert Gwynne Warner of 10,000 Blessings Feng Shui.
Listen to music from students and teachers of the Wisdom Arts Academy as you enjoy tea in the Teahouse. Requires purchase of tea.
Learn from trained horticulturalists about the plants of Lan Su Chinese Garden with a weekly plant walk.
Join a trained docent for an interpretive tour of the garden.
Watch and participate in a group session of T’ai Chi Chih.
Join this fun hands-on Tangram activity! Great for all ages.
Join a qigong session led by instructors from the Wen Wu School of Portland.
Join an instructor-led Tai Chi class every Thursday morning.