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Portland & Sapporo: A 60-Year Relationship

2019 marks the 60th year of Portland's sister city relationship with Sapporo, the largest city on the Japanese island of Hokkaido.  Since its start in 1959, this relationship has lead to numerous educational and cultural exchanges between the two cities. To commemorate the 60th anniversary of this special sister city relationship, a number of events [...]

By |2020-05-29T00:22:50-07:00December 17th, 2018|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Holiday Season Starts in Portland with Christmas Tree Lighting

The day after Thanksgiving, November 23, marked the 34th annual Christmas Tree lighting in Portland's Pioneer Square.  The 75 foot tall tree was grown in Oregon, and was decorated with 14,000 lights.  To heighten the mood of the festivity, Portland's famed Pink Martini musical group lead tree lighting event attendees in a holiday sing-along. The [...]

By |2020-05-29T00:16:41-07:00November 30th, 2018|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Portland Japanese Garden Staff Visits to Sapporo

2019 marks the 60th anniversary of the Portland - Sapporo sister city relationship. In honor of the lengthy ties between these two cities, the Portland Japanese Garden gift shop plans to offer a number of products made by Sapporo craftspeople. In preparation for this, staff from the Portland Japanese garden recently attended the "Sapporo Style" [...]

By |2020-05-29T00:22:59-07:00October 22nd, 2018|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Summer Events at the Portland Japanese Garden

Each summer, Portland's Japanese Garden offers a number of events showcasing elements of Japanese culture. For the summer 2017 season, the garden is hosting a wide range of events, including tea ceremonies, kabuki, ikebana (floral arrangement), koto (Japanese harp), and more.   These events provide excellent glimpses of authentic Japanese culture, and are ideal for [...]

By |2020-05-29T00:16:30-07:00July 20th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

Portland Japanese Garden Expansion Completed

  On April 2, 2017, the Portland Japanese Garden opened its newly-expanded area to the public.  In addition to more acreage for the Garden, this expansion notably includes the Cultural Crossing Village, which consists of three steel-and-glass pavilions linked by a large courtyard near the shuttle stop to the main garden. The Cultural Crossing Village contains [...]

By |2020-05-29T00:16:31-07:00April 11th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

Portland Japanese Garden Expansion Soon to be Complete

Portland's world-famous Japanese Garden is undergoing a major expansion, including the addition of a Cultural Crossing facility. New facilities making up the expansion were designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma (designer of the Main Stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics), and will include classrooms, a library, and a Tea Café.  Three new buildings will be completed [...]

By |2020-05-29T00:16:32-07:00February 20th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

Hokusei now working with Portland Japanese Garden

Hokusei North America and its parent company, Hokusei Products in Japan, are pleased to announce the start of a new relationship with the Portland Japanese Garden, the leading Japanese garden in the United States.  As part of its planned expansion (completion date:  April 1, 2017) the Portland Japanese Garden will enhance and enlarge its gift [...]

By |2020-05-29T00:16:34-07:00December 3rd, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments