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60th Anniversary Gala

The Moon Bridge surrounded by fall colors. Photo by Roman Johnston.

In 2023, Portland Japanese Garden is celebrating its 60th birthday! In 1963, our organization was founded when Portland civic leaders banded together to build a Japanese garden on the site of an abandoned old zoo in Washington Park. These individuals wanted to provide the community with a garden of great beauty and serenity, while forging a healing connection to Japan on the heels of World War II.

Today, Portland Japanese Garden is known globally as the most beautiful and authentic Japanese garden outside of Japan and among the foremost Japanese cultural organizations in the world

This is a black-tie benefit. Invitations will be sent in summer of 2023. Click here to be added to the invitation list.

Sponsor the Gala

Your sponsorship will help us advance our mission of Inspiring Harmony and Peace. Please see our 60th Anniversary Gala Sponsorship Packet for details on sponsorship opportunities.

If you’re interested in sponsoring a table, contact: Bart Eberwein, Sue Reynolds, or Gary Reynolds. You can also contact our gala committee or call Lauren Sadataki at (503) 542-0287.

Thank you for your support of this treasured community space.

If you’re looking for information on our Gala in Tokyo, Japan, see here.