Enjoy special extended hours in the garden from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. during Chinese New Year (February 5 - 19, 2019)X
Is it white, green, puer or oolong? Test your skill in identifying styles of tea. Staff from The Tao of Tea will be on hand in Lan Su Chinese Garden’s Hall of Brocade Clouds to facilitate this fun tea guessing game. There will be a chance to win prizes for correct guesses!
Included free with Lan Su membership or admission. Chinese New Year is the most popular time to visit the garden. Plan for the best visit by purchasing your tickets ahead of time and arriving early for your favorite activities.
The Tao of Tea is a Portland based tea company that promotes the art and culture of tea. Nationally recognized as specialty merchants of tea focusing on organic, Fair Trade certified teas, owner Verindeer Chawla travels to different tea growing regions in search of the best tasting teas. The Tao of Tea’s emphasis is to find teas still made in old-style methods and to help preserve the pure leaf art form. In China, they mainly work with tea farmers in Yunnan, Fujian, Hunan, Zhejiang, Anhui and Guangdong. Each area has its own tea culture, history and distinct flavor profiles which come through with each pot or cup.
Chinese New Year lasts for 15 days, and each day is packed with things to see and do. Download the full calendar of events here to start planning your visit.
Traditional lantern viewings close out Chinese New Year festivities, when the garden glows with hanging red lanterns and the lake reflects the light of large illuminated lantern sculptures. A dragon procession and special performances are all a part of these special evenings.
239 Northwest Everett Street, Portland, Oregon 97209
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Lan Su Chinese Garden
220 NW 2nd Avenue, Suite 1050, Portland, Oregon 97209
Members, donors and visitors help keep Lan Su healthy and growing. Lan Su is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all donations and memberships are tax deductible. Lan Su’s Federal Tax ID number (EIN) is 93-1296840.