Day Trips to Portland: Japanese Garden
Spring brought about lovely trips to some of Portland’s most touristy attractions. My mom flew in from Indiana to visit in early June, and as a fellow nature lover, I couldn’t wait to take her to the Japanese Garden. It was the first visit for both of us, and it was amazing. I could’ve spent all day there. Parking is scarce, but when the weather is pleasant, walking around the grounds is nice. The Japanese Garden is the perfect place to experience the merging of nature and spirituality. It is truly a magical experience.
We went on an overcast day, and the temperature was in the 70’s; perfect weather for a garden stroll & picture-taking. If I’d been alone, I’d have liked to spend an entire day there, taking photographs, meditating, and just being inspired by the beauty and serenity of the exquisite surroundings. The garden passes are good all day, and allow for in-and-out entry ().