A membership to the Lan Su Chinese Garden offers infinite paths to discovery. One visit just isn’t enough to take in the depth and abundance of experiences. The garden is ever-changing—by the minute, by the hour, and with the seasons. Something as simple as the shifting of light throughout the day can dramatically alter the garden’s appearance and your experience. You’ll always discover something new at the garden.
For more information including membership levels and pricing, visit our membership purchase page.
A membership to Lan Su Chinese Garden opens a world of new and exciting opportunities to explore, inspire and become engaged with China's rich cultural history. Below, find additional special events, activities and discounts that your Lan Su membership provides.
This September, get 20% off Autumn Moon books, games, lanterns & more in the Garden Shop!
(Some restrictions apply; see Garden Shop for details. Additional discounts do not apply.)
Back by popular demand, museums and attractions in the Portland metro area have teamed up to offer a reciprocal membership program in 2018. Created by members of the Portland Attractions Marketing Alliance (PAMA) in 2015, this special promotion was initiated as a way to show appreciation for each attraction’s loyal members, as well as to highlight the important role that cultural attractions play in the community. Lan Su members can enjoy access to the area’s top attractions throughout the year as an added benefit!
In 2018, members of the Oregon Zoo, World Forestry Center, Oregon Historical Society, Lan Su Chinese Garden, Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks & Minerals, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Washington County Museum, Architectural Heritage Center, Columbia River Maritime Museum, Clark County Historical Museum, Oregon Coast Aquarium and Deepwood Museum & Gardens will have access to free admission for up to four people during the months listed below:
Members must present a valid membership card from one of the participating organizations to receive free admission. Free admission is valid for up to four individuals, regardless of membership level.
In November, Lan Su and the Portland Japanese Garden will offer reciprocal admission to both gardens to their members. Explore the differences between a Chinese and Japanese garden and explore their 5-acres in Washington Park.
Enjoy more time in the garden with exclusive hours year-round just for Lan Su members. Open to all Lan Su members and their guests (see membership level for number of guest privileges).
7 - 9 p.m. — Wednesday, June 27
Join us for the first of our summer Member Appreciation Evenings of the year! Lan Su members are invited for an evening of nibbles from Mi Mero Mole, wine, and Zoiglhaus beer, alongside a sultry jazz performance by Shelly Rudolph and SOUL SHINE! The Teahouse will also be open for members and their guests.
7 - 9 p.m. — Wednesday, July 25
Wander the garden while enjoying classical Chinese music from Wisdom Arts Academy. Wine from Royal Comfort, Zoiglhausbeer, and nibbles from Thai Bloom will be provided and the Teahouse will be open. During the evening, join Lan Su program partner Gwynne Warner for a Feng Shui presentation and Q&A. Our horticulture team will also be on hand to answer any questions about the new lotus varieties in the garden. Lan Su is the only place in the Pacific Northwest that you will find a lotus collection of this size and diversity!
7 - 9 p.m. — Wednesday, August 29
Enjoy a warm summer evening while tasting nibbles and beer or a glass of wine from Royal Comfort. The Teahouse will also be open for members and their guests. A talk about the restoration of Lan Su’s roof tiles by Gabe Weiss will be followed by Cuban jazz of the 40's & 50's from Xavier Tavera and the Classic Band.
7 - 9 p.m. — Wednesday, September 26
Join us for the final Member Appreciation Evening of the summer. The classical Chinese music of Wisdom Arts Academy will be playing while you can enjoy beer or wine from Royal Comfort along with nibbles. The Teahouse will also be open for members and their guests. The evening will also include informal Tai Chi demonstrations with Kate & Josef Haber of Flying Tortoise Tai Chi.
Exclusive to Lan Su Chinese Garden Artist Members. Learn more about Artist Membership »
(Please check the web calendar before visiting for any changes. Xie xie!)
* Please note: Artist Member Evening Hours on Monday, October 15 have been rescheduled to Thursday, October 18. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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For more information or to sign up for the member e-newsletter, please contact Van Machado, Director of Membership at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503.228.8131.
As a member, you and a guest may visit as frequently as you like. Enjoy discounts on Lantern Viewing tickets and other special events, discounts in the Teahouse and Garden Shop plus so much more.
Lan Su Chinese Garden is pleased to offer an Artist Membership Addendum for photographers and artists — professional and amateur alike. This yearly membership provides benefits created specifically for artists including additional access to Lan Su, the ability to sell photos and paintings of the garden and invitations to events tailored for an artist.
Lan Su hosts several artists each year, from the Pacific Northwest and beyond, to show work in the pavilions of the garden. From classical Chinese styles to contemporary work, each show offers a new experience of Lan Su Yuan.
The deadline for submissions for the 2019 calendar year has closed. Details on how to apply for the 2020 calendar year will be announced in January 2019.
Lan Su Chinese Garden invites artists working in all mediums to submit images for review for public exhibition in the garden. Exhibitions run generally one-to-two months in one or more of the enclosed pavilions within the garden. Of particular interest are works from Portland-area artists with botanical and Chinese cultural themes although all manner of subjects will be considered. Please include a brief biography stating work mediums and inspirations, any recent and relevant links to your work (website, social media, etc.), as well as details about size, format, and, if possible, retail gallery price ranges of the bulk of your work. If selected, agreements will be entered into for exhibition sales on a commission basis.
Lan Su Chinese Garden, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, serves approximately 150,000 visitors annually. The Mission of Lan Su Chinese Garden is to cultivate an oasis of tranquil beauty and harmony, to inspire, engage and educate our global community in the appreciation of a richly authentic Chinese culture.
Scholar Society brings together a select group of the most exciting and philanthropic people in our community to promote and actively support the mission and objectives of Lan Su Chinese Garden through an annual gift of $1,000 or higher.
239 Northwest Everett Street, Portland, Oregon 97209
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Lan Su Chinese Garden
220 NW 2nd Avenue, Suite 1050, Portland, Oregon 97209
Members, donors and visitors help keep Lan Su healthy and growing. Lan Su is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all donations and memberships are tax deductible. Lan Su’s Federal Tax ID number (EIN) is 93-1296840.