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Holiday Gift Idea: Memberships to Portland Japanese Garden

PORTLAND, Ore. — November 1, 2021 —This past year was a tumultuous one, where the rhythm of daily life often drummed too quickly and too loudly. Perhaps you have a friend or loved one in your life who was stretched too thin and in too many directions. Consider giving them the opportunity to find peace and connect with nature at Portland Japanese Garden.

The "Peace Lantern" (neko ashi yukimi), on the east bank of the Upper Strolling Pond. Photo by Jim Reitz.
The “Peace Lantern” (Neko Ashi Yukimi), on the east bank of the Upper Strolling Pond. Photo by Jim Reitz.

Gift memberships are a present that can be given without concern about international supply chain issues or shipping delays. More importantly, they are gifts of tranquility. Memberships allow patrons to enjoy the Garden at exclusive hours, year-round. With less people around, one can find comfort in the gentle flow of the Heavenly Falls, the serene Natural Garden, and slow and deliberate path laid forward by the Zig-Zag Bridge.

A view of the Umami Cafe in fall. Photo by Nina Johnson.
A view of the Umami Cafe in fall. Photo by Nina Johnson.

Aside from dedicated visiting hours, members receive a discount when purchasing tickets for their companions and items from the Garden Gift Shop, as well as discounted admission to Garden lectures, workshops, exhibitions, and festivals. For more information on gift memberships, see here.

The moon bridge as seen in fall. Photo by Tyler Quinn
The moon bridge as seen in fall. Photo by Tyler Quinn.
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 Photos of Portland Japanese Garden (photo credit in file name) 

Media Contacts:    

Will Lerner | 503-542-9351 | [email protected]

Han Oh | 503-542-9310| [email protected]     

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.