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Portland Japanese Garden is Re-Opening on Friday, 12/4

PORTLAND, Ore. – December 2, 2020 – With the Governor’s new orders, Portland Japanese Garden will re-open Friday, December 4. Like so many local businesses, the organization was temporarily closed due to the mandated statewide “freeze” to help limit the spread of COVID-19.

For many Portlanders, the Garden’s closure was disappointing. “Taking a moment to self-nurture and disconnect from the chaos is especially important right now. There really isn’t another place that’s quite the same,” says Gayle Robertson, a volunteer with Portland Japanese Garden.

Following the strict orders from Governor Brown, the organization is implementing additional precautions to help create a safe environment for visitors, including a reduction of people on site by 65%. Tickets will be limited, so visitors are strongly encouraged to book their tickets online prior to their visit.

Having a Garden Memberships can help secure hard to come by tickets. And in a year that has been tough for Oregon’s attractions, an annual membership remains a great gift this holiday season. Robertson agrees. “I’ve been coming to the Garden since I was a kid. It’s cared for me for so many years…now it’s time to give back while I give to others!”

Details on Re-Opening:

  • Tickets are limited, book online ahead of time at
  • Hours: 10:00am-3:30pm Thursday – Monday, closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • Adult Admission: $18.95
  • Face coverings are required at all times, in all spaces (indoor and outdoor)
  • Gift the Garden through a membership, or by making a tax-deductible donation.


Visual Assets: Photos of winter at Portland Japanese Garden (photo credit in filename)

Media Contacts:   

Megumi Kato | 503-542-0288|

Lisa Christy | 503-328-0050 |

About Portland Japanese Garden:

Portland Japanese Garden is a nonprofit organization originally founded in 1963 as a place for cross-cultural understanding following World War II. A hallmark in the City of Portland, the Garden was founded on the ideals of peace and mutual understanding between peoples and cultures. Portland Japanese Garden is considered the most authentic Japanese garden outside of Japan and the foremost Japanese cultural organization in North America.