In September 2010, I visited Portland, Oregon as part of the JetBlue All-You-Can-Jet pass. I devoted a couple of hours to visiting the gorgeous Portland Japanese Garden. Outside of Japan, this is the most authentic Japanese garden (they say).
Here are some pictures from my visit.
Above is a view of the gorgeous Natural Garden.
Walkway in the Strolling Pond Garden.
The peaceful Sand and Stone Garden.
Across the street from the Portland Japanese Garden is the International Rose Test Garden.
Charles McCool is an independent consumer travel advocate.