Umami Café

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From KOIN: Umami Café’s Japanese teas, desserts

The inviting Umami Café is an idyllic setting to set aside the busy patter of the day-to-day and take a moment to reflect and relax with a cup of warm tea and delicious hand-crafted treat from one of Portland Japanese Garden’s cultural culinary partners. KOIN featured the Umami Café in a recent edition of “Foodie

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Celebrate Earth Day by Honoring the Planet Everyday

At Portland Japanese Garden, we try to protect and honor the planet year-round, from the LEED-award-winning design of the new Cultural Village, to continually seeking out more earth-friendly practices Garden-wide. Here are just some of the small ways Portland Japanese Garden is making a big difference in being green in its daily operations: Portland Japanese

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Planning a Visit to the Garden? Start here.

The Garden’s expansion has brought with it many new faces and we’re happy to see you! Many visitors coming into our expanded Garden have several thoughtful and interesting questions. Here are some of the top questions that our highly trained staff members at the Tanabe Welcome Center are happily answering: How long does it take

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Umami Café: Sharing the Experience of Tea

The Portland tea scene kicked off in the late 1990’s after the emergence of several companies that focused on whole loose-leaf tea. However, Portland’s gardens have always been an important conduit for tea enthusiasts. With a dedicated tea garden and traditional teahouse, Portland Japanese Garden has fostered a unique environment for presentation and education around

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Café Floating on the Hill

Renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma’s design moves our admission gate to the base of the hill and transforms the area above the parking lot into a Cultural Village with a floating, cantilevered Tea Café hanging over the hill path. The Umami Café will serve authentic Japanese tea and provide a spot for visitors to rest and refresh.