Lan Su Chinese garden

I always enjoy visiting the Lan Su Chinese Garden with the juxtaposition of lush greenery and geometric city buildings.  It’s amazing that such a small space can feel so removed while it’s right in the middle of the city!  The Tao of Tea tea house is a treat for relaxing and enjoying the view.

See prior blog post on the Lan Su Chinese Garden


Lan Su Chinese garden and Portland city grill

Lan Su Chinese garden and Portland city grill

Last year I celebrated my anniversary at the Lan Su Chinese garden and Portland city grill and it was such a wonderful day/evening that I decided to do it again this year!

Lan Su Chinese garden

The Lan Su Chinese garden is an amazing juxtaposition of the downtown skyscrapers with the relaxing atmosphere of the garden.

chinese garden with downtown skyscaper background

We indulged in tea at the Tao of Tea teahouse.  It’s so relaxing to view the garden through the teahouse window.

Tao of Tea window onto garden

The Rose Petal Black tea was so deliciously sweet!  It had almost a honey-ish flavor to it.

Rose petal black tea

I always enjoy the artistic nature of the Lake Tai rock structures throughout the garden.

Lake Tai rocks

Take the virtual tour of the garden for yourself!

Portland city grill

The food is delicious and the service impeccable at the Portland city grill.  We were lucky this year and got a window seat.  What a beautiful view of the city.

Portland city view

The Apple candied hazelnuts and gorgonzola salad was a lovely way to start dinner and the salmon and pork chops were delicious as well.