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The Cultural Crossing project as it unfolds

Follow the story of the Portland Japanese Garden’s expansion project. Explore the Castle Wall story, videos, and updates on this once-in-a-lifetime project.

 

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The Cultural Crossing: April 2 is Your Day

When the doors to the Garden’s new welcome gates open to you on Sunday, April 2, we believe your experience will be exceptional. That Sunday in April is your day, and you will be among the very first to step… Read More

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Fit to Flourish in 2017

Trees and shrubs are being dropped off regularly in the parking lot area near our soon-to-be Entry Garden. Many of the plants (as we’ve mentioned here) have returned to the Garden after their roots were balled up and they were… Read More

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Installing our Newest Lantern

Our Cultural Crossing expansion is really starting to come together. If you’ve been to the Garden recently, you know that the structures of the new buildings are up and crews have been working on the fine-tune details of Kengo Kuma’s world-class… Read More

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Living Rooftops Come to Life

It is an impressive undertaking that has been in the works for more than a year. This week, crews have started laying more than three thousand tiles of sedums – as part of our LEED living roofs within the new Cultural… Read More

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Our Trees are Back Home

They were moved about a year ago to keep them safe during construction. On Tuesday, many of the trees that were balled and moved off-site returned and were replanted. If you visit the Garden this week, you will see the… Read More

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Strengthening Community, Inspiring Visitors from Around the World

Since 1963, the number of guests visiting the Portland Japanese Garden has grown from 30,000 visitors per year to almost 300,000. In 2007, the Garden’s Board of Trustees began to plan in earnest for the long-needed expansion at the Garden,… Read More

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The Warmth of Woodworking

“Nature is number one. The architecture needs to reflect that link back to nature.” Those words from Balazs Bognar of Kengo Kuma and Associates as he sits on a large bench outside the Portland Japanese Garden’s Pavilion and runs his… Read More

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Laying Stone in our Courtyard

Over the past few days, crews have worked to lay the stonework in our new courtyard. The Tateuchi Courtyard will sit at the center of our new Cultural Village and will provide a free-flowing space where visitors can immerse themselves in traditional Japanese… Read More

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Bridge to Another Culture

If you haven’t been to the Portland Japanese Garden lately, here’s what the top of the hill now looks like as you walk up our new pathway. The Cultural Crossing buildings are materializing. You can now see the start of what… Read More

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Walk Our New Path to the Garden

This week, our visitors may have noticed a brand new path from the parking lot into the Portland Japanese Garden. The path is North of the previous one and, as you may have seen, it meanders through what will be our Entry Plaza.… Read More

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