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OPB: Reflections On Peace, Portland Japanese Garden

“That desire for reconciliation and partnership, including economically, gave Portland’s city planners the means and momentum to build the garden on the site of the old city zoo in the West Hills….”

Photo: Randy Rahn

Initially, there were five “gardens-within-a-garden;” one for strolling through a series of waterways and vistas; a flat garden characterized by formal shapes juxtaposed with open spaces; a teahouse, which provides literal window frames through which to view garden ‘tableaux;’ a place for meditation in the Sand and Stone Garden; and a ‘Natural Garden,’ that requires a surprising amount of meticulously care….”

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