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A Year in Review: 2020 at Portland Japanese Garden

In this year of unprecedented challenges, we are deeply grateful for the support and resilience of our community, staff, and the Garden. Throughout the year, Portland Japanese Garden has reminded us of how nature has the power to heal, uplift, and connect us. Here, we reflect on 2020 and how we grew stronger as a community. Spirits Rising We started the year by commemorating 2020 as the “Year of Peace” in acknowledgement of the 75th anniversary

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Special Events

The Wondrous World of Japanese Pottery

Learn about the different styles of Japanese pottery, universe of techniques and regional varieties in addition to how one could start their own collection through a virtual fireside chat between Kyoto-based Japanese pottery expert, Robert Yellin and local collectors and enthusiasts, Steve Bloom (CEO, Portland Japanese Garden) and Richard Anderson (member/docent, Portland Japanese Garden). Yellin,

News Releases

Portland Japanese Garden is Re-Opening on Friday, 12/4

PORTLAND, Ore. – December 2, 2020 – With the Governor’s new orders, Portland Japanese Garden will re-open Friday, December 4. Like so many local businesses, the organization was temporarily closed due to the mandated statewide “freeze” to help limit the spread of COVID-19. For many Portlanders, the Garden’s closure was disappointing. “Taking a moment to self-nurture

Fall Colors

Fall Color Watch: November 4

Peak fall color has arrived, and our Japanese maples are showing their iconic red-orange hues. Fall foliage is fleeting, so we hope you can take time for yourself to capture the colors soon. Skip the line when you purchase tickets in advance at