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General admission provides access to Portland Japanese Garden's eight unique Garden spaces, new Cultural Village, and the Umami Cafe. When offered, public tours and exhibitions are also included. Some special events require additional tickets and/or reservations. Pre-Purchased e-Tickets are provided as a PDF attachment in your order confirmation and must be printed and displayed at the Welcome Center on day of visit. e-Tickets are valid for one year from date of purchase. For questions regarding admission call (503) 223-1321. Groups of 15 or more adults are eligible for discounted admission to the Garden. For questions regarding group admission please contact our Tour Coordinator at tours@japanesegarden.org.
General admission provides access to Portland Japanese Garden's eight unique Garden spaces, new Cultural Village, and the Umami Cafe. When offered, public tours and exhibitions are also included. Some special events require additional tickets and/or reservations. Pre-Purchased e-Tickets are provided as a PDF attachment in your order confirmation and must be printed and displayed at the Welcome Center on day of visit. e-Tickets are valid for one year from date of purchase. For questions regarding admission call (503) 223-1321. Groups of 15 or more adults are eligible for discounted admission to the Garden. For questions regarding group admission please contact our Tour Coordinator at tours@japanesegarden.org.
General admission provides access to Portland Japanese Garden's eight unique Garden spaces, new Cultural Village, and the Umami Cafe. When offered, public tours and exhibitions are also included. Some special events require additional tickets and/or reservations. Pre-Purchased e-Tickets are provided as a PDF attachment in your order confirmation and must be printed and displayed at the Welcome Center on day of visit. e-Tickets are valid for one year from date of purchase. For questions regarding admission call (503) 223-1321. Groups of 15 or more adults are eligible for discounted admission to the Garden. For questions regarding group admission please contact our Tour Coordinator at tours@japanesegarden.org.
General admission provides access to Portland Japanese Garden's eight unique Garden spaces, new Cultural Village, and the Umami Cafe. When offered, public tours and exhibitions are also included. Some special events require additional tickets and/or reservations. Pre-Purchased e-Tickets are provided as a PDF attachment in your order confirmation and must be printed and displayed at the Welcome Center on day of visit. e-Tickets are valid for one year from date of purchase. For questions regarding admission call (503) 223-1321. Please note that groups of ten children or more require reservations to visit the garden. For questions regarding group admission please contact our Tour Coordinator at tours@japanesegarden.org.
Portland Japanese Garden is proud to present the West Coast’s first-ever official lecture and tasting of prime Japanese whiskies by Suntory’s Chief Blender Emeritus and Whisky Magazine Hall of Fame inductee, Seiichi Koshimizu on July 16 and again on July 17.

This evening event is coupled with a culinary art pairing by one of the Pacific Northwest’s most prominent chefs, Naomi Pomeroy of BEAST (James Beard Foundation’s 2014 “Best Chef Northwest”) to bring out the best and most playful facets of the featured whiskies of the evening, the blend Hibiki Japanese Harmony and the single malt Yamazaki 12 Years Old.

Join Steve Bloom (CEO), Sadafumi Uchiyama (Garden Curator), Aki Nakanishi (Arlene Schnitzer Curator of Culture, Art & Education), and Hugo Torii (Director of Garden Maintenance) on a private bespoke tour of the garden as part of the unforgettable gastronomic immersion
Join Pacific Northwest Fiber artist, Judilee Fitzhugh, on a journey through what is considered the color that changed the world: indigo.

Over the course of this 2-day workshop students will learn the history and importance of indigo and the art of shibori, one of the oldest Indigo dyeing techniques in Japan. On the first day, Judilee will introduce students to the history of indigo, how to make a natural reduction indigo vat, traditional fiber resist techniques for shibori, and how to prep fabrics for the dye vat. The second day will be focused on dyeing the shibori fabrics and will end with a wrap-up and discussion, and sharing the results of the dyeing session.

All materials will be provided in the workshop. A silk scarf and an assortment of cotton fabrics will be provided; students may bring a cotton t-shirt, linen napkins, cotton socks, or up to one yard of natural fiber fabric to be dyed; these materials should be pre-washed and dried without fabric softener. Students are encouraged to bring any favored items that they have such as an apron and gloves. On the final day of the workshop, any student that would like to take home a sample of the indigo vat for further exploration, is asked to bring a one-gallon container with a tight fitting lid, such as a paint bucket.

Students are encouraged to bring a sack lunch. Coffee, tea, water and light snacks will be served. Please be advised that students should wear appropriate clothing and shoes, items that you won’t mind potentially being stained with indigo.
We are excited to invite our Patron and Steward Members to join us for extended hours to experience the Garden during Twilight.
We are excited to invite our Patron and Steward Members to join us for extended Garden hours.

Experience the summer solstice to the fullest with the Garden illuminated by the golden light of Twilight.
Take part in the quiet reverence of the toro-nagashi ( lantern floating) with Reverend Kodachi.

Obon: Honoring Ancestral Spirits is a special gathering for Portland Japanese Garden members. Light lanterns in memory of loved ones, and set them afloat in the Upper Pond near the Moon Bridge. It is a truly unique and moving ceremony.

These evenings will be reserved for members only, taking place on Thursday, August 15 & Friday, August 16.
Take part in the quiet reverence of the toro-nagashi ( lantern floating) with Reverend Kodachi.

Obon: Honoring Ancestral Spirits is a special gathering for Portland Japanese Garden members. Light lanterns in memory of loved ones, and set them afloat in the Upper Pond near the Moon Bridge. It is a truly unique and moving ceremony.

These evenings will be reserved for members only, taking place on Thursday, August 15 & Friday, August 16.