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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

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Portland Japanese Garden Names Edwina Kane as New Director of Development

Portland Japanese Garden announced today the appointment of Edwina Kane as Director of Development. In this role, Kane’s focus will be building upon Portland Japanese Garden’s community connection and growing its philanthropic support while managing a staff of four. Her first day at Portland Japanese Garden is February 10. “Edwina’s combination of strategic thinking, communication

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Portland Monthly Features “Spirits Rising” Opening

The opening art exhibition in The Year of Peace, which has been dedicated to honoring the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, has been featured in the magazine “Portland Monthly.” Ishiuchi Miyako’s monumental, unadorned photography of belongings left behind by victims of the Hiroshima bombing, Spirits Rising: ひろしま/hiroshima, will be available in the Pavilion Gallery from

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Interview with Patrick Lewis: Botanical Gardens as Idea Libraries

On Feb. 12, the Garden teams up with OMSI to co-present the short film “Garden of Secrets.” A co-production of TeaLeaves and the University of British Columbia Botanical Garden, the film explores how botanical gardens can offer innovative ideas for solutions to the climate crisis.  A panel discussion follows, featuring Patrick Lewis, director of the