FALL PREVIEW: Portland, OR. Lan Su Chinese Garden supporters want you to join them on September 7th for a remarkable benefit called: Under the Moonlight. It’s Lan Su’s premier fundraising event of the year. Click here for more information and tickets options.

Here’s what you can expect: Guests arrive to a cocktail hour and silent auction followed by a brief live auction. After the auction guests enjoy an intimate evening in the twilight of the garden and a three course dining experience with wine pairings prepared exclusively for their table by one of Portland’s prominent chefs. Participating restaurants are Tanner Creek Tavern, LeChon, Swank and Trattoria Gallo Nero.

Here are some images from last year’s benefit. (Photo credit, Jingsi Photography)

Tanner Creek Tavern staff prep meals for guests.

Jazz singer Mia Nicholson entertains guests during the cocktail hour.

Auction emcee Tracy Barry

Table sponsorships for Under the Moonlight are available for $5,000 or $3,500 and seats are sold for $350. All revenue from the event goes directly to maintaining and improving the garden and the hundreds of cultural programs offered throughout the year.

For more information: https://lansugarden.org/things-to-do/events/under-the-moonlight.
Tickets are available at www.lansugarden.org/utm2019

Editor’s note: Fall Preview is a PortlandSocietyPage.com feature and is sponsored content.

From Lan Su Chinese Garden:

The mission of Lan Su Chinese Garden is to cultivate an oasis of tranquil beauty and harmony to inspire, engage and educate our global community in the appreciation of a richly authentic Chinese culture. 

Lan Su Chinese Garden is one of Portland’s greatest treasures and most interesting sites to see while visiting Portland. A result of a collaboration between the cities of Portland and Suzhou, our sister city in China’s Jiangsu province that’s famous for its beautiful Ming Dynasty gardens, Lan Su was built by Chinese artisans from Suzhou and is one the most authentic Chinese gardens outside of China. 

Much more than just a beautiful botanical garden, Lan Su is a creative wonder — a powerfully inspiring experience based on a 2,000-year-old Chinese tradition that melds art, architecture, design and nature in perfect harmony.

Once inside the garden’s walls, you’ll feel as if you’ve traveled through time to another era in a faraway world. Lan Su is a window into Chinese culture, history and way of thinking. Ever changing, Lan Su always has something new to offer — by the minute, by the hour, and with the seasons. Enter the wonderland.

Our Name

The garden’s name represents this relationship: sounds from both Portland and Suzhou are combined to form Lan Su. “Lan” (蘭) is also the Chinese word for “Orchid” and “Su” (蘇) is the word for “Arise” or “Awaken,” so the garden’s name can also be interpreted poetically as “Garden of Awakening Orchids.” (蘭蘇園)