This spot is perhaps one of the most tranquil in all of Portland. The Japanese Garden, proclaimed one of the most authentic outside of Japan, is situated just above the International Rose Test Garden. The Garden sits nestled in the hills of Portland, Oregon’s iconic Washington Park, overlooking the city and providing a tranquil, urban oasis for locals and travelers alike. Designed in 1963, it encompasses 12 acres with eight separate garden styles, and includes an authentic Japanese Tea House, meandering streams, intimate walkways, and a spectacular view of Mt. Hood. Winter Public Garden Hours (October 1 – March 8) Monday: Noon-4pm, Tuesday-Sunday: 10am-4pm. Last General Admission is at 3:30pm. Summer Public Garden Hours (March 9 – September 30), Monday: Noon-7pm, Tuesday-Sunday: 10am-7pm, Last General Admission is at 6:30pm. Member-Only Hours: Tuesday–Sunday: 8am-10am. See website for admission and other details.