Throughout the year, Lan Su offers a series of events tied to larger multi-day and month events in addition to special programs geared for specific audiences and festivals. Unless otherwise noted, these events are free with membership or admission and do not require registration.
Explore the tea arts and culture of China with expert, Yin Na.
In Lan Su Chinese Garden, there is poetry everywhere—carved into rocks, inside and outside buildings. many are two-lined poems called couplets. These couplets often describe nature and aspects of the garden. Learn more about couplets in the garden and create your own!
This April, celebrate the classical Chinese arts of calligraphy, painting, poetry & music at Lan Su with weekly demonstrations, poetry readings and live music.
Join musician Vivian Zhu as she demonstrates how to play the guzheng.
A traditional Chinese festival of spring honors family and loved ones that have passed. Take part in the custom of honoring family by writing a fond memory or wish for your ancestors and tying it to the branch of the special memory tree at Lan Su as an expression of remembrance.
Lan Su invites donors at the $250 and higher level to an opening reception of new art exhibitions by Jill Torberson & The Han Collection. Enjoy nibble, wine, and meet the artists during this special donor evening. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join local poet Rick Jolly as he reads translations of classical Chinese poetry.
Admire Oregon Orchid Society’s display of orchids, Lan Su Yuan’s namesake flower.
Prolific poets share their work with garden visitors every Saturday in April.
Find out how food and the seasons can affect your mood and your nervous system. Learn simple food and preparation choices to soothe your nervous system based on Chinese medicine and the 5 Elements.
Join the students from the NW Chinese Academy as they perform in the heart of Lan Su Chinese Garden.
Join the string orchestra from Interlake High School as the students play classical music in the heart of Lan Su Chinese Garden.
Be one of only 70 guests to join Lan Su for an exclusive party in one of Portland’s most prestigious historic homes! All proceeds benefit Lan Su Chinese Garden.
Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with Lan Su this May with exciting performances from local cultural organizations and dance troupes.
Performances include groups representing the cultures of India, Thailand, China, Indonesia, Cambodia, Hawaii/Pacific Islands, and Japan.
Learn more about holistic Chinese medicine and the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine.
In celebration of Asian Heritage Month, storytellers take us down memory lane by sharing their family stories and experiences.
Celebrate Asian Heritage Month with cultural performances at 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday in May.
Lan Su celebrates Asian Heritage Month with three exciting special after-hour events. Performances include the Sichuan Vocational College of Art, Portland’s Gay Men’s Chorus, and a showcase of Korean Fan Dance, Japanese Taiko drumming alongside a Chinese Dragon procession!
PLEASE NOTE: This event takes place after the garden’s public hours and requires an additional ticket.
Lan Su Chinese Garden sheds the cold and gray of winter to “drink in the fragrance” of spring with a month of plants, flowers and everything blooming! Lan Su in Bloom finds the garden filled with sights and scents of special floral arrangements and unique plant displays, as well as plant walks and plant talks led by experts.
Lan Su Chinese Garden sheds the cold and gray of winter to “drink in the fragrance” of spring with a month of plants, flowers and everything blooming!
Lan Su in Bloom finds the garden filled with sights and scents of special floral arrangements and unique plant displays, as well as plant walks and plant talks led by experts.
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 93-0511171.