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Celebrate Earth Day by Honoring the Planet Everyday

At Portland Japanese Garden, we try to protect and honor the planet year-round, from the LEED-award-winning design of the new Cultural Village, to continually seeking out more earth-friendly practices Garden-wide. Here are just some of the small ways Portland Japanese Garden is making a big difference in being green in its daily operations: Portland Japanese

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Minimalist yet Magnificent, Making a Sleek Staircase

Minimalist yet magnificent. That’s how Kengo Kuma describes the stepped seating and wooden “screen” inside the Miller Living Room of the Jordan Schnitzer Japanese Arts Learning Center. Once inside the Living Room, there is wood everywhere you look. One feels enveloped by the wooden panels forming the ceiling, the stairway, and most of the walled

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The Cultural Village

Get a sneak peek into the Garden’s brand new Cultural Village before it’s unveiled to the public on Sunday, April 2.

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The Cultural Crossing: April 2 is Your Day

When the doors to the Garden’s new welcome gates open to you on Sunday, April 2, we believe your experience will be exceptional. That Sunday in April is your day, and you will be among the very first to step through the gates entering into the Cultural Village. After almost 18 months of waiting patiently,

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Living Rooftops Come to Life

It is an impressive undertaking that has been in the works for more than a year. This week, crews have started laying more than three thousand tiles of sedums – as part of our LEED living roofs within the new Cultural Village. Commonly known as stonecrops, about 10 different types of sedums have been grown off-site