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The Register-Guard: Portland Japanese Garden shines, fall most of all

Kim Gilbert/The Register-Guard

“Showcase hillside gardens, a year-round marvel of contemplative landscaping and hardscaping, also erupt with seasonal splendor in autumn.”

“From the moment one moves from the Tanabe Welcome Center into the Entry Garden inside the Cultural Village at the Portland Japanese Garden, the undercurrent of gurgling water, whispering breezes moving through towering Douglas firs, even the gentle landing of fall leaves on gravel paths present a natural hush the observer’s mind wants to mimic.

This is a quiet place, a lush place at which the mind can empty to absorb it.”

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