There are some places in Portland I have not explored in a long time. One of the places is the Japanese Garden. Tucked away in Washington Park on the West Hills in Portland, the 5.5-acre cultural park offers the tranquil experience of the Japanese culture.
One’s experience in the Garden will vary by season. During the winter, the vegetation is in dormant state and the pond water is a bit murky from heavy rain runoff. The sound of raindrops dripping from the trees adds a sense of relaxation.
The Garden is undergoing an expansion project, as it was during my visit. Noise from the construction was a little disruptive to the tranquility. The Garden expects the project to complete by spring 2017.