611 SW Kingston Ave.
Opened in 1963 with the goal of fostering good will between the United States and Japan in the post-WWII years, Portland’s Japanese Garden is a haven of tranquility in Washington Park. Meticulously maintained, the must-visit attraction boasts stunning views of Mount Hood and five different garden styles. A 2004 study by the Journal of Japanese Gardening ranked it the second most authentic garden of its kind outside of Japan. Covering five-and-a-half acres, the garden offers a serene place to relax, with stone gardens, koi ponds waterfalls and a teahouse.
Written by Emma Pierce