We finally had the opportunity to visit the Chinese Gardens in downtown Portland. Exploring the Chinese Garden was so beautiful. You forget you are in the midst of the city. The Lan Su Chinese Garden or the Garden of Awakening Orchids is located in the heart of Chinatown. It has been called the most exquisite, authentic Suzhou-style garden outside China.

The weather couldn’t have been more perfect. The morning started out quite chilly but as the day wore on the weather got warmer. There was still quite a bit of color in the trees and the reflections in the water were stunning.

Everywhere you look there is beauty. Even the pathways are laid with precision and beauty in mind.

Every window you looked through framed something wonderful to look at. It was wonderful to see so many people enjoying this beautiful garden in the middle of Portland.

Each archway and pathway beckoned you to come see what was next.

The reflections in the water were so beautiful. The water was crystal clear and reflected the colors of the leaves.

There were several displays to look at inside. Imagine sitting at this desk to do your work?

Of course the morning was not complete without a visit to the Tea House.

It was the perfect time to enjoy a cup of Oolong tea.

If you ever find yourself in downtown Portland, take time to visit the Chinese Gardens. It is the most peaceful and beautiful spot in the city. Exploring the Lan Su Chinese Garden is well worth your time.

3 comments on “Exploring the Lan Su Chinese Garden

lisa lombardo on October 30, 2019 7:42 pm

What a beautiful garden! Thanks for sharing the photos with us!

nancy on October 31, 2019 12:52 am

We’ve been there a couple of time, great during different seasons! You should check out the Japanese Gardens too, in the west hills, gorgeous!

Nancy Wolff on October 31, 2019 3:19 am

I love the Japanese Gardens, I wish the library offered a free pass! 🙂

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