Featured image: Chinese dragon by artyangel, courtesy Pixabay
For two weeks in February, Lan Su Chinese Garden celebrates the new year with activities for all ages. The 2019 event, February 5-19, features lion dances, cultural performances, martial arts, and lantern viewing.
Learn about Feng Shui, how to play majong or make a Chinese New Year lantern, and which foods are considered good luck for the new year. Watch Chinese folk art, calligraphy, and seal carving demonstrations. Make a wish for the new year at the wishing tree.
Different activities are offered every day, so check the schedule for details.
The garden’s hours are extended during the celebration, daily from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. General admission tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for students, and $9 seniors 62 and older (buy online).
Lan Su Chinese Garden is located at 239 NW Everett Street in the heart of Chinatown in downtown Portland, Oregon. Parking for a fee is available in lots nearby, and the MAX (light rail) stops two blocks east. Take either the Blue or Red Line to the Old Town/Chinatown MAX station. Plan your trip on the MAX at Tri-Met’s Trip Planner.
For more information about the garden, go to lansugarden.org or call (503) 228-8131.