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New Membership Center Invites You to the Heart of Portland Japanese Garden

The Membership Center. Photo by Portland Japanese Garden.

Portland Japanese Garden is excited to welcome members to the new Membership Center! Located in the heart of the Garden and adjacent to the wisteria arbor, we look forward to the opportunity to get to know our members and create opportunities for in-person connections. Members are invited to come in, ask questions, learn about their benefits, renew memberships, and even buy gift memberships for the loved ones in their life. Additionally, visitors will be able to turn their paid admission tickets into memberships here.

“Portland Japanese Garden would not be able to provide a place of harmony and peace for its community without the incredible support of its members,” shares Megan Adams, Director of Membership. “Our organization deeply values the idea of omotenashi, or whole-hearted service—we are continually striving to embody this principle, anticipate needs, and provide resources that people may not have realized they needed. I’m delighted that we will be able to provide an additional and in-person way of improving the experience of visiting the Garden.”

The Membership Center will be open from 9:00am to 4:00pm on Mondays and Wednesday through Saturday (being closed Sunday and Tuesday). Our dedicated phone line, (503) 796-9180, and email ( remain available for members and prospective members alike.

Join Portland Japanese Garden as a Member Today!

Guests take in the Heavenly Falls. Photo by Portland Japanese Garden.

Portland Japanese Garden stands as a crown jewel of its home city. Lauded as the most authentic Japanese garden outside of Japan, it is a space of great civic pride. Because it is in perpetual evolution, the Garden is best enjoyed through multiple visits, something its members can attest to. 

For many of its members, the nonprofit organization has become a second home — a comforting part of the city to frequent and a highlight on the itinerary of visiting friends and family. There are any number of reasons why individuals purchase memberships:  

  • Unlimited free admission 
  • Special hours every morning the Garden is open (8 – 10 a.m.) 
  • Access to exclusive events, cultural festivals and workshops 
  • Discounts on items at the Gift Shop and with our community partners  

Many purchase memberships because the Garden has demonstrated it is a place for all people from all walks of life, as exemplified by a Moon Bridge Membership that allows those on public-income related assistance to have the same benefits afforded to all basic membership levels.

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