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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

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Section Magazine Features Cultural Crossing Architecture in Past Meets Future

We’re so happy to be featured in the architecture and design magazine SectionMag in this article “Past Meets Future” by Brian Libby. SectionMag takes it name from the architectural design feature which exposes a structure’s inside workings to the spectator: “In architecture, a section is a cutaway view of the building exposing that which cannot be directly

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It’s Greener Here: Thank You for Not Driving

We want to thank you for choosing not to drive when you’ve come to visit Portland Japanese Garden. We’ve recently crunched the numbers and can proudly say that your choice to leave your cars at home is working to help reduce overall congestion in Washington Park! New transportation data by Washington Park shows that only