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Yahoo Finance: 50 Affordable Trips to Take After You Turn 50

19. Portland, Ore. Daily Cost: $123 Airfare: $176 Hotel: $67 One of America’s best big cities for budget travel, Portland is the shining star of the Pacific Northwest. Must-see attractions include quirky bookstores, crafts markets and the local coffee and doughnut shops, where you can get a true taste of the region. Once you’ve filled your belly, the International

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The Oregonian Highlights Portland’s Japan Connection

We’re overjoyed to see Portland Japanese Garden appear in this recent article in the Oregonian on Aug. 3rd. The hand carved wood power boards commissioned from Ainu and Northwestern native artists for the recent Forest of Dreams exhibition, located until recently at the Garden Overlook, are scheduled to be rededicated at their new home at

Avoid summer parking woes.

Ride the free Washington Park shuttle.

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This Year in The Garden Path

The Year of Hokkaido has seen remarkable growth and wonderful changes here at Portland Japanese Garden, and we have lots to show for it! We’ve proudly hosted a series of well-attended Garden+ Lectures and welcomed a set of unforgettable Art in the Garden exhibitions, including the currently ending Forest of Dreams woodcarving show. The Garden

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Volunteers: The Heart of the Garden

Portland Japanese Garden volunteers are often at the heart of the Garden’s mission to educate the public about Japanese gardens and culture. They put a great deal of time and energy into learning about Portland Japanese Garden and preparing for their individual roles, whether that is studying the Garden’s history, learning the craft of bonsai,

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From Moss to the Machiai – The Natural Garden, a Silent Wonderment

“Human beings are naturally drawn in like a forest.” “In many ways, it feels like being in the Columbia River Gorge.” Statements from our members and garden staff always seem to have a common theme when we ask them what makes the Natural Garden such a special place. “The Natural Garden is the closest experience

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The Garden Path Magazine – July/August 2019

Our July/August issue of The Garden Path celebrates high summer. Learn more about the upcoming renewal of one of the most beloved structures in the Garden, products available in Behind the Shoji: Hokkaido Marketplace (opening in August), the important work of cultural exchange, and more.

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Forest of Dreams: Fostering Grassroots Cultural Exchange

A critical component of Portland Japanese Garden’s mission is to promote the work and experience of peace. This mission is at the heart of the Garden’s programming and activities and has been a driving force since our inception: to foster understanding and friendship between cultures. Our current exhibition, Forest of Dreams, has taken on that

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Kyoto Journal Highlights Found in Translation: Teaching the art of the Japanese Garden by Kristin Faurest

Kyoto Journal recently published a piece about the Garden’s International Japanese Garden Training Center written by Kristin Faurest, the Training Center’s Director. The Center was developed to share with individuals outside of Japan the skills, knowledge, techniques and philosophies that have resided mainly in the hands and hearts of Japanese gardeners for centuries. Read more