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Lan Su Chinese Garden

Lan Su Chinese Garden

239 NW Everett

Portland, OR


Today I’m sharing a few photos from the Portland Lan Su Chinese Garden. If you’ve never visited, it’s a must-see location if you’re in Portland. This beautiful and serene enclosed garden is situated in Portland’s Old Chinatown, and the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of Downtown Portland. One of the wonderful things about this garden is that it was built in collaboration with artisans from Portland’s sister city Suzhou, making the design of this garden very authentic.

Planning Your Visit

My friends and I lucked out with the weather during this visit and got tons of sunshine. However, I have visited on a rainy day and it is equally beautiful and pleasant. There was a Chinese New Year’s celebration when we visited, so the space was filled with gorgeous decorations. There were also a few events and performances occurring in different sections of the garden, making everything even more lively.

Despite it being busy, we were fortunate enough to get a table at the Teahouse, which I would recommend for you to check out if you’re visiting the garden. Even though the food and tea in this place are quite delicious, it is very affordable. They have a nice selection of treats if you’re looking for a midday snack. I recommend you put your name down as soon as you get there to make sure you get a table.

What I Wore

Despite what these photos might imply, it’s actually been quite rainy and cold in Portland. I definitely did not check how cold it was going to be when I decided to wear this skirt and Marc Fisher over-the-knee boots. However, I felt surprisingly warm! I keep telling everybody that wearing these boots is like wearing jeans, and they are so comfortable! I’m hoping for more warmer days so that I can experiment with them a bit more before I have to start dressing for Spring. Speaking of which, what trends are you looking forward to wearing next season?

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Gray Coat | Uniqlo Ribbed High Neck Shirt | Denim Skirt (Similar) | Saddle Bag (Similar) | Marc Fisher Over-the-Knee Boots

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  • Wow it’s so pretty. It’s also nice to find a place in your city where you can feel like you’re somewhere else entirely, but only minutes from home. And I’m totally a fan of tea. Sounds like a great place to visit!

    xx Yasmin
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    • helenveyna@gmail.com

      It is, Yasmin! And you’re right, it is a place that allows you to escape the city for a bit.

  • This place is so beautiful! I love these photos and you captured such an inspiring place. I need to go here someday and see this 🙂
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    • helenveyna@gmail.com

      Thank you, and yes, I would recommend visiting someday!

  • These gardens look so cool, I love your boots
    xo
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    • helenveyna@gmail.com

      Thanks, Laura!

  • This garden looks so lush and serene! I’ve been to Portland’s Chinatown a few times and never knew this existed! I love that you can sit down and enjoy some treats here – I bet it’s extra gorgeous there during the spring time with all the flowers blooming! And yassss, I love that you’re wearing OTK boots! You pull them off so well and they look SOO good with your denim skirt!

    Tina
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    • helenveyna@gmail.com

      Hi Tina, Yes, it’s a must-see if you’re in town. I’ve visited a few times, and it’s even gorgeous in the rain! And thanks for your compliments on the boots. I only wish I had gotten them sooner so that I could wear them longer.