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Portland Japanese Garden Offers Free Admission to Furloughed Federal Employees and their Families

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Portland Japanese Garden is offering free admission for furloughed federal employees and their families during the partial government shutdown.

The Garden joins its Washington Park partner, the Oregon Zoo, in this effort to ease the financial burden for federal employees in our community.

“We hope a visit to Portland Japanese Garden will ease stress and offer a little serenity in nature for families during this hardship,” said Cynthia Johnson Haruyama, Deputy Director for Portland Japanese Garden.

The offer is good for up to four people from the same household and will last throughout the shutdown. It is also good for federal contractors who are affected.

To receive free admission, furloughed employees must show their federal ID or badge.