Portland Japanese Garden

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Environment
  • International


611 SW Kingston Ave.Portland, OR 97205 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Our mission: Inspiring harmony and peace.


Portland Japanese Garden is renowned as the finest and most authentic Japanese garden outside of Japan. Founded in 1963 and nestled in Washington Park above downtown Portland, Oregon, the Garden is one of the most important Japanese cultural institutions in North America. 450,000 people annually visit the national treasure and participate in its art, cultural, and educational programs. The Garden strives to provide every visitor with an inspiring experience of the beauty and tranquility of the Japanese garden art form. At the same time, the Garden is the beginning point of engaging diverse audiences to expand their understanding of Japan and themselves. Formal and informal education and cultural programs are offered so that visitors of any background or age will find something that is personally meaningful to them. One of a kind art exhibitions focused on Japanese arts, artists, and craftsmanship illuminate cross-cultural dialogue and understanding of the Japanese art form.


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