Tower of Cosmic Reflections Teahouse, Lan Su Chinese Garden - Portland, Oregon
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red
N 45° 31.549 W 122° 40.379
10T E 525537 N 5041417
Quick Description: The two-story authentic Teahouse in the Tower of Cosmic Reflections at the Lan Su Chinese Garden offers visitors the ability to sit, relax, and enjoy tea while gazing into the Garden.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 3/26/2012 5:24:59 PM
Waymark Code: WME2R0
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member haggaeus
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Long Description:
Portland Classical Chinese Garden (Summer 2000), NW Third & Everett. This 40,000-square-foot (one full city block) walled garden is the largest classical Suzhou-style (Ming Dynasty) garden outside of China. A traditional pair of carved stone Fu Dogs stand at the entrance to the outside courtyard -- one female and one male, representing the yin and yang elements, respectively.

More than 60 artisans traveled from Suzhou, China (Portland's sister city) to create Portland's Classic Chinese Garden, Lan Su Yuan, Garden of the Awakening Orchids, practicing craftsmanship perfected centuries ago. The garden is an urban oasis with its elegant design of serpentine walkways, open pavilions, sweeping tiled roofs, stone-inlaid courtyards, concrete filigree open windows, ponds, bridges, and landscaping that conjures up images from Chinese scroll paintings.

The two-story authentic Teahouse in the Tower of Cosmic Reflections at the Lan Su Chinese Garden offers visitors the ability to sit, relax, and enjoy tea while gazing into the Garden. Operated by the Tao of Tea, a local company that promotes the art and culture of tea, the Teahouse brings together the beauty and symbolism of the Garden with Chinese tea culture.

Tea presentations are in classical styles with snacks and sweets offered as compliments. A selection of teas includes all of the major categories of color and flavor including white, green, oolong, pu-er, black and herbal teas. As the seasons change, the selections change to match complimenting the ever changing views in the Garden. To contact the Teahouse, please call 503.224.8455.

Gift shop. Public restrooms. Public Tours are held daily. Reservations are not required. Garden information: 503.228.8131.
Address & Telephone:
Lan Su Chinese Garden 239 N.W. Everett Street Portland, Oregon 97209 503.224.8455


Hours of Operation:
Teahouse Website: www.taooftea.com Summer Hours April 1 - October 31 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Winter Hours November 1 - March 31 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


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