Oranges, with their round shape and glowing hue reminiscent of gold, symbolize money in traditional Chinese customs. On the first day of Chinese New Year, families and businesses roll oranges and coins over the threshold of their front door, to ensure that prosperity will flow into the building all year long.
The first 100 visitors on Tuesday, February 5 are invited to join Lan Su staff and volunteers to "Roll in the Wealth" for a healthy and wealthy Year of the Pig.
Special note: long lines are possible at times during Chinese New Year, particularly on weekends and opening day. Plan ahead by arriving early and buying your tickets in advance.
Chinese New Year lasts for 15 days, and each day is packed with things to see and do. Download the full calendar of events here to start planning your visit.
Traditional lantern viewings close out Chinese New Year festivities, when the garden glows with hanging red lanterns and the lake reflects the light of large illuminated lantern sculptures. A dragon procession and special performances are all a part of these special evenings.
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.