Portland Japanese Garden — Portland, OR

A hidden treasure within the West Hills of Portland, Oregon, the Portland Japanese Gardens offer visitors a tranquil retreat where one can immerse themself in the unobtrusive and elegant Shibui nature of the authentic Zen garden experience. The aesthetic principles of Fukinsei (asymmetry), Kanso (simplicity), Koko (venerablity), Yugen (mystery), Datsoku (otherworldliness), and Seijaku (stillness) incorporated into the design and arrangement of the garden’s stones, waters, plants, bridges, and ornaments are meant to persuade the visitor in achieving a wabi-sabi state of mind, in which…