Japanese Garden in Portland, Oregon!

My friend, Caet, and I had the opportunity to visit the Japanese Garden in Portland, Oregon!

“For more than 50 years, the Portland Japanese Garden has been a haven of serenity and tranquility, nestled in Washington Park in Portland, Oregon. It is considered the most authentic Japanese garden outside of Japan and one of the foremost Japanese cultural organizations in North America. As a top visitor destination in Oregon, the Portland Japanese Garden originally served 30,000 annual visitors. The Garden now welcomes more than 350,000 guests per year, a number that continues to grow annually.” More information about the Japanese Garden: Here. 

When Caet and I first entered the Japanese Garden, we had the opportunity to be a part of a traditional tea ceremony in one of their buildings that was at the top of the stairs called Tsubo-Niwa. Really glad that we had the opportunity to be a part of a traditional tea ceremony because we learned so much about tea and tea etiquette!

After the traditional tea ceremony, Caet and I walked around the Japanese Garden which I will explain more in depth below!

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Entrance to the Flat Garden.

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The Flat Garden led to the Pavillion Gallery.

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Me standing at the Pavilion Gallery.

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The Pavillion Gallery overlooked the Flat Garden.

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The Pavillion Gallery overlooked the Flat Garden.

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Entrance to the Sand and Stone Garden.

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Natural Garden.

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Nature Garden.

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Sand and Stone Garden.

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Sand and Stone Garden.

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Waterfall in the Strolling Pond Garden.

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Strolling Pond Garden.

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Strolling Pond Garden.

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Strolling Pond Garden.

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Strolling Pond Garden.

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Strolling Pond Garden.

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Strolling Pond Garden.

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Strolling Pond Garden.

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Strolling Pond Garden.

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Ellie M. Hill Bonsai Terrace.

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Ellie M. Hill Bonsai Terrace.

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Ellie M. Hill Bonsai Terrace.

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Ellie M. Hill Bonsai Terrace.

Overall, the Japanese Garden was so beautiful! They recently did a remodel, which had a 33.5 million dollar expansion budget. If you ever decide to visit Portland, Oregon, this is a must see!

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Hi! My name is Linda Nguyen. I graduated with my Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and community health education from Portland State University in Spring of 2015. During my undergraduate degree, I volunteered at the Women's Resource Center as a Student Support Specialist and at the Sexual & Gender Minority Youth Resource Center as a steering committee member. I am currently a Master of Social Work Student at Portland State University. I have a passion for working with survivors who experienced or are experiencing domestic violence or sexual assault. My overall career focus is to provide survivors the necessary resources and services that they have difficulty in accessing in various communities and organizations. With currently volunteering at Portland State University's Women's Resource Center as an Interpersonal Violence Advocate and being an International Case Manager at a domestic violence/sexual assault organization, it has strengthened my knowledge and skills in providing support to survivors. As being a survivor of sexual assault myself, my healing journey consists of me expressing myself in anything that is fashion, beauty, lifestyle and travel related! Hope you enjoy!

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