Throughout the year, Lan Su offers a series of events tied to larger multi-day and month events in addition to special programs geared for specific audiences and festivals. Unless otherwise noted, these events are free with membership or admission and do not require registration.
Lan Su invites donors at the $250 and higher level to an opening reception of new art exhibitions by Loren Nelson & You Qi. Enjoy nibble, wine, and meet the artists during this special donor evening. Please RSVP by January 25, 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Chinese New Year at Lan Su Chinese Garden is one of the most popular things to do in Portland. Experience the most joyous two-week celebration for families and individuals with lion dances, glowing lanterns, cultural activities, and more. Plan for the most auspicious visit by purchasing admission tickets ahead of time online and arriving early for your favorite activities. The celebration ends with several nights of Lantern Viewing Evenings when the garden is illuminated with colorful lanterns and lively dragon processions.
Celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Dog with this tradition for ensuring a prosperous new year!
Watch an expert calligrapher paint your name or Chinese zodiac sign.
Join local lion dance teams for an interactive “learn how to lion dance” demonstration and celebration!
Meet author DonnaJoy Taber and join us as she reads from her book, “My Dog’s Guide to Becoming a Great Human Being.”
In celebration of the Year of the Dog, join us to learn about (and meet!) different dog breeds with local experts.
Make your own Year of the Dog ornament as a memento of you visit to Lan Su. Great for the whole family!
Celebrate Chinese New Year with the Portland Chinatown History Foundation Dragon Parade! Please note: The parade route leads through the Chinatown neighborhood surrounding the garden. At 12 p.m. watch the parade as it stops in front the garden’s entrance gate on NW 2nd Ave. and NW Everett St. for a special dragon dance!
Local students show off their hard work with special performances in celebration of the New Year!
Celebrate the Chinese New Year with cultural performances on the terrace!
See lion dancers up close as they welcome the Year of the Dog!
Learn more about Chinese Martial Arts with performances on the terrace in celebration of Chinese New Year!
Create your own couplet inspired by the beauty of Lan Su!
Learn about traditional Chinese brush painting techniques.
Enjoy a demonstration of traditional Chinese music in the garden with musician Helen Li.
Test you skill at identifying different teas with staff from The Tao of Tea.
Learn how to make Chinese steamed buns with Bao Bao.
Learn more about the traditional customs and good luck foods of the Chinese New Year.
Learn about the pekingese, an ancient breed of dog that originated in China.
Meet local animal rescue organizations and learn about the important work they do!
Lan Su invites donors at the $500 and higher level to a special Donor Lantern Viewing Evening. For information and to RSVP, contact Vanessa Abahashemi, Director of Philanthropy at 503.228.8131 ext. 1026 or email@example.com.
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.