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KOIN 6 NEWS: Portland Japanese Garden “A Balm for the Soul”

“Fall is a change of the seasons and it’s also a great time to take in some fall colors. Portland Japanese Garden is one place where dramatic color changes are taking place for the next several weeks.” Thank you to KOIN 6 News for taking a moment to enjoy some fall colors at Portland Japanese Garden.

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Winner of “Best Garden” in Portland

Portland Japanese Garden has won first place in the “Best Garden” category of Willamette Week’s 2020 Best of Portland Readers Poll. With over 240,000 votes cast, we are honored to be recognized by our community and hope to continue to serve as a place of peace and respite right here in Portland. Read the full

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KOIN 6: Where We Live | Portland Japanese Garden

Portland Japanese Garden was highlighted as a haven for tranquility and beauty in “Where We Live” by Ken Boddie of KOIN 6. Boddie states, “Portland Japanese Garden is like stepping into another world. There are few places in the world quite like it, and it is an important part of where we live.” Watch the

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KGW Highlights the Garden’s Reopening

KGW News joined Portland Japanese Garden for opening day on June 11. Catch a glimpse of the Garden in spring and learn about the changes made to help ensure the safety of our all our guests, here.  Read more about our reopening during COVID-19, here. 

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Travel Oregon Spotlights Hugo Torii of Portland Japanese Garden

“I didn’t expect to see something really beautiful like this,” Torii says of his first visit to the Portland Japanese Garden. “I’ve seen many Japanese gardens in other countries that have less maintenance done, so it was great to see something with so much care.” Read more about Portland Japanese Garden from the perspective of

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Portland Japanese Garden Receives Global Recognition

Since the 2017 Cultural Crossing expansion, feedback for the improved Portland Japanese Garden has been overwhelmingly positive. The organization is honored to be recognized in press from around the world. The Garden was listed in Architectural Record’s Top Ten Picks in the world, calling the new buildings an “exquisite trio.” Architectural Digest noted the additions

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FOX 12 Spotlights Spirits Rising & 2020 Art Exhibitions

Portland Japanese Garden Curator of Art , Laura Mueller, gives a look at the current art exhibition, Spirits Rising and 2020 programming. Watch these recent segments by FOX 12 spotlighting the thoughtful reflection on history as the Garden dedicates 2020 to the Year of Peace to honor the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII.

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Moon Bridge Membership Connects Community

Portland Japanese Garden – a nonprofit cultural organization located in Portland’s Washington Park for more than 50 years – is introducing an access membership to welcome more members in 2020.   In keeping with the organization’s mission to bring the ideals of Portland Japanese Garden to the world: art of craft, connection to nature, and experience

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A Garden’s Power to Heal

The mere act of making a garden implies a future in which plants will reach fruition and results will be enjoyed. Gardening is inherently hopeful as a series of affirmative, assertive acts—the seeds will germinate, the plants will enjoy adequate rain and sunshine…and we will survive to see all that. –Kenneth Helphand, author, Defiant Gardens