October 26, 2008

Portland, Oregon: Portland Japanese Garden; things to do

bridge in Portland Japanese Garden in Portland, Oregon

Portland Japanese Garden  

611 SW Kingston Ave., in Washington Park, (503) 223-1321.  M noon-4, Tu-Sun 10-4; to 7 in summer; tours available.  $14.95, 65+ $12.95, students $11.95, 6-17 $10.45.  No pets. 

Opened in 1967 and recently expanded, this serene 5.5-acre formal garden is considered the most authentic Japanese garden outside of Japan.  It features eight garden styles across 12 acres, including the Tea Garden (with an authentic Japanese tea house), Strolling Pond Garden, Natural Garden, Sand & Stone Garden, and Flat Garden.  Each invites lingering, and a visit in any season is a treat.  The garden also includes, streams, colorful koi, and a superb view of Mt. Hood.









The Umami Cafe serves an unusual Japanese lunch and snack menu.

interior of Umami Cafe at Portland Japanese Garden in Portland, Oregon
interior of Umami Cafe at Portland Japanese Garden in Portland, Oregon


More things to do in Portland.

More gardens around the world.

More ideas for travel adventures in California and the U.S. and around the world.

top image c2008 John Briggs
bottom image and videos c2018 Carole Terwilliger Meyers
updated 3-20-18

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