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Portland Japanese Garden & Lan Su Chinese Garden Offer Membership Levels to Community Residents Receiving Public Income-Related Assistance

PORTLAND, Ore. – April 7, 2022 – Portland Japanese Garden and Lan Su Chinese Garden, two of Portland, Oregon’s most cherished nonprofit cultural organizations, are excited to share details of the access membership levels that will welcome more members to each garden in 2022 and beyond.

The Moon Gate at Lan Su Chinese Garden. Photo by Lan Su Chinese Garden.

Lan Su Chinese Garden is delighted to announce their Moon Gate Membership, a new tier made available in 2022. In an effort to provide inspiration, culture, and accessibility to underserved communities, the Moon Gate Membership will be available to Oregon and Southwest Washington families and individuals receiving public, income-related assistance.

“In Chinese culture, the moon is a symbol of reunions with loved ones and the fullness of a family life,” said Lisa Santo, Membership & Development Manager at Lan Su Chinese Garden. “To Lan Su, our community is our family! We hope the Moon Gate Membership will be a welcoming door that opens Lan Su to the traditionally underserved communities and provide a cultural sanctuary for people to be inspired, to engage, and to celebrate.”

The Moon Bridge in the Strolling Pond Garden. Photo by Portland Japanese Garden.

Likewise, in keeping with Portland Japanese Garden’s mission of inspiring harmony & peace – the organization offers the Moon Bridge Membership. The Garden chose this name because of what the bridge represents both practically and symbolically to the Portland community and beyond. The Moon Bridge Membership level was first introduced in 2020.

“Our Moon Bridge symbolizes connectedness; a passageway to peace. We hope this addition to our existing access programs helps ensure that everyone in our community has the opportunity to experience the tranquility and harmony that comes with being on the Moon Bridge and in the Garden itself,” said Megan Adams, Director of Membership at Portland Japanese Garden.

“Moon Bridge” Memberships to Portland Japanese Garden and “Moon Gate” Memberships to Lan Su Chinese Garden are available to Oregon and Southwest Washington families receiving public income-related assistance. This includes but is not limited to: Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Woman, Infants, and Children (WIC); Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); Temporary Assistance for Needy Family (TANF); Housing assistance (e.g. Section 8/Housing Choice Voucher, Low Income Energy Assistance); Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) and/or Medicaid.

Fact Sheet:

Portland Japanese GardenLan Su Chinese Garden
Membership Level
Moon BridgeMoon Gate
Criteria for MembershipA photo ID and proof of eligiblity such as:
– SNAP card
– WIC card
– Up to date/current year eligibility letter from DHS or letter of enrollment
– Coverage notification letters
A photo ID and proof of eligiblity such as:
– SNAP card
– WIC card
– Up to date/current year eligibility letter from DHS or letter of enrollment
– Coverage notification letters
How to JoinEmail Portland Japanese Garden
Call: (503) 796-9180
Or, bring documentation to Portland Japanese Garden, 611 SW Kingston Ave.
Email Lan Su Chinese Garden
Or, bring documentation to Lan Su Chinese Garden, 239 NW Everett St.
Cost$20 per year$20 per year
Benefits12 months of unlimited admission to Portland Japanese Garden for 2 adults and up to 8 kids ages 6-17
All the standard benefits of membership are included
Reciprocal benefits with Lan Su Chinese Garden in November
Free Lan Su admission to 2 adult cardholders and up to 4 children under age 17.
Invitation to Member events, including All Member Hour.
Reciprocal benefits that provide free admissions to 11 other local and regional cultural destinations.
Reciprocal benefits with Portland Japanese Garden in November
More InfoPortland Japanese Garden MembershipLan Su Chinese Garden Membership
Press ContactWill Lerner
Communications Specialist
(503) 542-9351
Venus Sun
Senior Director of Culture & Community Engagement
(503) 542-2919