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Portland Japanese Garden

611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, United States
Cultural Center



Considered the most authentic Japanese Garden outside of Japan, the Portland Japanese Garden is a haven of tranquil beauty in all four seasons. Considered the most authentic Japanese Garden outside of Japan, the Portland Japanese Garden is a haven of tranquil beauty in all four seasons. In Spring of 2017, the Garden opened its new Cultural Village, complete with new garden spaces, classrooms, exhibition and gallery space, and the Umami Cafe.

Opening Hours

12:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00


Photographer Members, join us tomorrow evening, February 26 from 4-6pm, to capture the Garden in winter’s evening light. Stone lanterns will be lit for these special Photographer Member-Only hours.

Weather Alert for February 23, 2018: Due to some residual ice patches, the Garden will open late at 12:30pm today and the shuttle will not be running. With inclement weather projected for the weekend, please check before visiting on Saturday or Sunday. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Weather Alert for Thursday, February 22: The Garden will be open from noon-4pm today. A small amount of snow and ice remain in the hills of Washington Park, so stay safe on the roads! Learn more at Photo: William Sutton

Members and their guests are invited to a behind-the-scenes tour of Hanakago: The Art of Bamboo and Flowers this Saturday. A member of the Garden’s curatorial team will be on hand to guide members through this one-of-a-kind exhibition and provide exclusive insight.

Although we're closed today, that doesn’t mean we can’t all enjoy the peaceful beauty of the snow throughout the Garden. Thank you to Garden employee, Megan Gyoerkoe, for sharing these beautiful photos.

Did you know? Heavenly Falls was named as such because Professor Takuma Tono, the designer of the Garden, felt that it appeared to flow down from the Milky Way, known as the “River of Stars” in Japanese. #WaterfallWednesday Photo: Joanna Ceciliani

CLOSURE ALERT: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - Due to snow and ice in Washington Park, the Garden is closed. We will keep updated to reflect the latest news, so please check our website before visiting.

The Garden is closed Monday, February 19 because of snow & icy conditions. We wish everyone a good, safe President's Day.

Join us today from 1-2pm for an interactive bonsai presentation session on our Cultural Corner by Andrew Robson, Director of the Portland Bonsai Village.

Share with us in the comments below your own haiku about this lovely wintry scene in the Garden courtesy of photographer Michel Hersen.

Thank you to Instagrammer @jacob_monty for sharing this fun photo of our delicious tea sets at the Umami Café! View the full menu or make a reservation here: #FeatureFriday

As part of our Garden Expressions Lecture Series, world-renowned garden designer Hoichi Kurisu is giving a sold-out talk today at the Garden. Discover how Kurisu's latest partnership with the Oregon State Penitentiary will provide restorative experiences for prisoners.