Win Tickets ($40): Kick Off the Year of the Rooster @ Portland’s Lan Su Chinese Garden | Colorful 2017 Chinese New Year Celebration, Lion & Dragon Dance, Feng Shui Talks, Lanterns & More!

We are giving away a 4-pack of general admission tickets to the garden. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, February 3.


From our sponsors:
Chinese New Year Celebration
January 28-February 12, 2017
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Daily
Lantern Viewing February 7-12: 5:30 – 8 p.m.
More info:

Lan Su Chinese Garden
239 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209

A celebration for families and individuals, Lan Su Chinese Garden’s annual Chinese New Year celebration roars with lion dances, glows with lanterns and entertains with cultural activities, dances and demonstrations. A complete two-week schedule of events and more information is found at  All regular hour activities and events are free with garden admission or membership unless otherwise noted. Lantern Viewing and after-hour events require a special ticket.

Chinese New Year begins Saturday, January 28 with a full day of events and activities including Chinese story time, a wishing tree activity, a “Make Your Own Rooster Craft Activity,” Chinese Folk Art Demonstration, Chinese Yo-Yo performance and three lion dances from the NW Dragon & Lion Dance Association – and that’s just the first day! Additionally, on Saturday, January 28, every visitor that day will receive a hong bao, or traditional red envelope, containing a replica Chinese coin.

The festival continues with for 15 days with events including feng shui talks, Rooster and Chicken Show & Tell, Chinese calligraphy demonstrations, Chinese riddles & games and more.

Chinese New Year is sponsored by VT Group and Travel Portland with additional supported in grants from the Jackson Foundation, U.S. Bank Foundation, the Autzen Foundation, and the Herbert A. Templeton Foundation.

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97 Responses to Win Tickets ($40): Kick Off the Year of the Rooster @ Portland’s Lan Su Chinese Garden | Colorful 2017 Chinese New Year Celebration, Lion & Dragon Dance, Feng Shui Talks, Lanterns & More!

  1. Lucy January 26, 2017 at 12:12 pm #

    I haven’t been to the Chinese Garden in years, and I would love to revisit it for the New Year.

    • pam mayton February 9, 2017 at 7:46 pm #

      I moved to Portland almost 6 years ago and have never been to the Chinese Garden what better time to see it then the celebration of Chinese New Year of the Rooster.

  2. david January 26, 2017 at 1:46 pm #

    i <3 the chinese garden, though it has been too long between visits…thanks for throwing her back on my radar!

  3. Donte Maurice Whitaker January 26, 2017 at 2:10 pm #

    My GF is from southern Oregon, never been to the Chinese garden. I think it would be a fun date with my daughter. Year of the roster!

  4. Nicole January 26, 2017 at 3:05 pm #

    Been missing Taiwan so much recently! What a treat it would be to ring in the new year with a proper Chinese performance!! Year of the rooster, you’ll be a great one!!!

  5. Maureen January 26, 2017 at 3:11 pm #

    We would love to visit the Gardens! It would be a great opportunity to share this culture with out children.

  6. Jenny January 26, 2017 at 3:13 pm #

    I’d like to win because this celebration sounds exciting and unique! Today is also my birthday!

  7. Tom January 26, 2017 at 3:18 pm #

    It sounds like an amazing photo opportunity to try to capture the beauty of the gardens as well as the special events!

  8. April C January 26, 2017 at 3:20 pm #

    I’ve never been to the gardens (gasp!) but want to go this year! I was born in the Year of the Rooster and am pregnant with my first kid who will also be a rooster. Good time to celebrate!

  9. Kim January 26, 2017 at 3:28 pm #

    Id love love love to win tickets. I need some more excitement and fulfillment in my life. All I do is work!

  10. AJ January 26, 2017 at 3:32 pm #

    I’ve always wanted to see the lion dances! Pick me (and my lucky friend!).

  11. Marie B. January 26, 2017 at 3:37 pm #

    We’ve lived in the area for 15 years and still haven’t been to this event! Would love to attend with the kids!

  12. Megan January 26, 2017 at 3:39 pm #

    I would love to share this with my children. Being a single parent is hard to go out and even have some fun as we just don’t have the funds to do so. We love going and learning new cultures and I know that each of us would enjoy this. Thank you for the chance and good luck to every one.

  13. Jennifer January 26, 2017 at 3:39 pm #

    this would be awesome–I always want to go but end up missing Chinese New Year events every year.

  14. Christina Shetterly January 26, 2017 at 3:46 pm #

    It has been a tough month with the loss of a loved one. We could use the calm of Lan Su and the joy of celebrating Chinese New Year. Thanks!

  15. Renata January 26, 2017 at 4:00 pm #

    Would love to attend the fold art demonstrations. Sounds like a lovely event.

  16. Chris January 26, 2017 at 4:02 pm #

    i’ve never been there and I would like to go. Please

  17. Brad January 26, 2017 at 4:10 pm #

    Love that place!

  18. Tracy January 26, 2017 at 4:15 pm #

    It’s been years since I’ve been a part of a Chinese New Year Celebration (not since I was a kid parading in China Town with my family). It would be real special to be a part of this. Thanks!

  19. poppy January 26, 2017 at 4:36 pm #

    This would be awesome !

  20. Katie January 26, 2017 at 4:51 pm #

    I love the Chinese Garden and this looks like a lot of fun!

  21. Kelly January 26, 2017 at 5:15 pm #

    The Chinese Garden is one of my favorite places to visit in Portland.

  22. Alethea January 26, 2017 at 5:20 pm #

    My husband has never been to Lan Su and I’d love to win tickets so I can take him for a Valentine surprise.

  23. Cecelia January 26, 2017 at 5:21 pm #

    I’ve never been to the garden and I really want to go to the festival because I’m taking first year Chinese at school. My nieces and nephew would enjoy going also. My nephew is six and his biggest goal in life is to go to China.

  24. Rhea January 26, 2017 at 5:46 pm #

    I would love to visit the gardens during Chinese New Year. I have never be able to go during this holiday. I would love to bring my veteran friend along as well. He’s never been to the gardens or seen a Chinese New Year celebration.

  25. Heather Hash January 26, 2017 at 6:02 pm #

    This is going to be my year! Celebrate in style people.

  26. Maureen A. January 26, 2017 at 6:25 pm #

    I haven’t been to the Garden in a long time. I would love to win tickets and celebrate the Year of the Rooster!

  27. Sam January 26, 2017 at 6:49 pm #

    Would love love love to celebrate this event!!! What a treat :-)

  28. Andy January 26, 2017 at 8:26 pm #

    This would be a perfect mystery date for my wife, we’ve been meaning to go for a long time!

  29. John Polchowski January 26, 2017 at 8:30 pm #

    I have been a few times but would love to experience the new year there.

  30. Christian Brubaker January 26, 2017 at 8:52 pm #

    First time in Portland and would love to go to the Chinese Garden and enjoy the festivities

  31. Liz January 26, 2017 at 9:11 pm #

    My birthday is January 28th, and this would be the perfect event to go to since my friends don’t drink… I’ve heard it’s a good omen to have your birthday on the new year :) so no matter what happens I know it will be a fun year!

  32. Nicky Friend January 26, 2017 at 9:50 pm #

    We are driving up from southern Oregon to the festival and to celebrate the New Year with our 4 year old daughter. She’ll get a great look into our culture and loves the dragons. I’m biracial as well as she and we don’t have anything like this where we live. I was born in the year of the rooster so this will definitely be a great treat!! SO EXCITED!!!

  33. April January 26, 2017 at 10:22 pm #

    I want to celebrate the Lunar New Year this year!

  34. mary b January 26, 2017 at 11:17 pm #

    Happy Rooster Year!

  35. Jill R. January 27, 2017 at 12:35 am #

    Heard the Chinese Garden was beautiful & would LOVE to see it with all the awesome celebrations for the New Year :)

  36. Janelle January 27, 2017 at 12:40 am #

    I’ve never had the pleasure of visiting the gardens and would love to experience the celebration

  37. Collin Foster January 27, 2017 at 5:16 am #

    Sweet! My wife’s a rooster. Would love to take her

  38. Erin V January 27, 2017 at 7:47 am #

    I’ve never been and would love to participate.

  39. Susan January 27, 2017 at 7:53 am #

    We have never been to the gardens and are eager to attend this year.

  40. Tricia January 27, 2017 at 10:59 am #

    Our son was adopted from China 4 years ago. He is 10 now. We keep his culture alive as best we can.

  41. Chris Webb January 27, 2017 at 11:13 am #

    Would be pretty cool!!

  42. Janis January 27, 2017 at 1:15 pm #

    I would love to bring my niece. Sounds like a great festival.

  43. Tracer January 27, 2017 at 1:15 pm #

    We are hosting a high school exchange student from Hong Kong and this would be a special time for her and our family.

  44. Shaina January 27, 2017 at 2:00 pm #

    I love the Chinese Garden & I’m a rooster!

  45. Aleks January 28, 2017 at 8:57 am #

    Let’s go!

  46. Regina January 28, 2017 at 9:09 am #

    First time celebrating chinese new year abroad alone for work, would like to have the cny feeling this year too!

  47. Derek Beaumont January 28, 2017 at 2:50 pm #

    I love Lan Su!
    I even made a video of my most recent trip there because I wanted to capture some of the magic of the garden!

  48. Bobbie Kramer January 28, 2017 at 6:10 pm #

    Lan Su is beautiful in every season. Happy Year of the Rooster from a 1957 Rooster woman.

  49. Trish McConaughy January 28, 2017 at 6:51 pm #

    Happy Chinese New Year! I would like to celebrate cultural differences, especially during this time of highly politicized tensions and xenophobia in the world.

  50. Frank Byers January 28, 2017 at 9:06 pm #

    Gung Hay Fat Choy!

  51. Fawnda Shahalami January 29, 2017 at 9:28 am #

    I have not yet been and would love to see it with my husband and 2 boys!

  52. Brittanie January 29, 2017 at 8:47 pm #

    So festive! Would love to go to this.

  53. Diane January 30, 2017 at 2:20 pm #

    Sounds awesome

  54. Lisa January 30, 2017 at 8:37 pm #

    Looks so neat, I would love to go

  55. Mario January 30, 2017 at 10:41 pm #

    Please! We are 5 intern teachers from Spain and Colombia living in Portland for the school year. We haven’t had the pleasure to visit the Chinese Garden yet but it’s in our bucket list. We couldn’t ask for anything better than getting tickets and celebrate the New Chinese Year in such a cool place! Thanks pdxpipeline!

  56. Wil Stevens January 31, 2017 at 10:01 am #

    We could dig on this cultural experience!

  57. Rae January 31, 2017 at 12:13 pm #

    Happy new year!! A great way to celebrate

  58. sonya January 31, 2017 at 12:16 pm #

    This sounds awesome!

  59. Emily January 31, 2017 at 12:18 pm #

    I wanted to go last year, but I ended up breaking my leg a few days before, so no fun for me. This would be awesome to finally get to see it!

  60. Brian Jim January 31, 2017 at 12:19 pm #

    Love to visually experince thw cultural actvity @ Lan Su gardens!

  61. Kristie January 31, 2017 at 12:23 pm #

    I would love to go!

  62. Belen Herrera January 31, 2017 at 12:42 pm #

    This sounds like a great event to be at!

  63. BENJAMIN LARSEN January 31, 2017 at 12:47 pm #

    This looks so cool! Me please!

  64. Kelsey January 31, 2017 at 1:22 pm #

    I would love to take my children to this

  65. Erica January 31, 2017 at 1:30 pm #

    … because I’d love to start off the year of the fire rooster with a bang! <3

  66. Guy Smith January 31, 2017 at 1:34 pm #

    Would love to come see this event

  67. Michelle Blake January 31, 2017 at 1:57 pm #

    My 3 year old would love this.

  68. Jen January 31, 2017 at 2:10 pm #

    I’d love to attend with my daughter- how fun!

  69. CHRIS MILLER January 31, 2017 at 2:30 pm #

    I’d love to expose my family to this event

  70. Linda January 31, 2017 at 4:00 pm #

    Love to bring in the year of the fire rooster.

  71. Darcella January 31, 2017 at 4:35 pm #

    I have not been to the Lan Su garden. I have heard many positive comments about it though. Would love to share this with my family.

  72. Tahni January 31, 2017 at 6:45 pm #

    What a fun way to celebrate the new year!

  73. Bobbie Kramer January 31, 2017 at 8:31 pm #

    Happy New Year!

  74. Robert January 31, 2017 at 8:36 pm #

    Sounds like a swell time!

  75. Alan M January 31, 2017 at 9:17 pm #

    Overdue for a visit. Pick me! It will bring you luck.

  76. Morgan January 31, 2017 at 9:22 pm #

    My stepmom is super Chinese- I need to learn her ways!

  77. Toby January 31, 2017 at 10:06 pm #

    This looks like a really neat celebration!

  78. Berenice February 1, 2017 at 8:10 am #

    Go Roosters!

  79. Taylor February 1, 2017 at 9:53 am #

    I have never been to the chinese garden. This sounds like it would be a wonderful experience.

  80. Mauraborealice February 1, 2017 at 10:02 am #

    Chinese New Year is best celebrated at this beautiful garden. I have yet to see the renovated pond-scape.

  81. Kristen February 1, 2017 at 1:26 pm #

    This would be a great event to attend!

  82. Cathy M February 1, 2017 at 8:15 pm #

    Would love to see the gardens for Chinese New Year! Thanks!

  83. cathy February 2, 2017 at 10:47 am #

    this would be a meaningful family exeperience

  84. anna February 2, 2017 at 10:48 am #

    we’ve never been and would love to go!

  85. Sherri February 2, 2017 at 2:19 pm #

    I’d love to celebrate this Fire Rooster year, especially since I’m a Rooster myself, with my spouse. A visit with our cameras would give our spirits a lift.

  86. Jessica February 2, 2017 at 2:37 pm #

    Cock a doodle doo! Love to go!

  87. Mandy February 2, 2017 at 3:21 pm #

    I was born in the Year of the Rooster and have always wanted to see the celebrations at the Chinese Garden!

  88. Faith O'Malley February 2, 2017 at 4:36 pm #

    I’d love to be able to experience some Chinese culture!

  89. Susan Solis February 2, 2017 at 4:52 pm #

    Would love to take my kiddo this year….

  90. Lorea February 2, 2017 at 6:14 pm #

    My Man and I are both the Year of the Rooster! We could use a date night that’s special and geared towards our year! Please pick us!

  91. Carmen February 2, 2017 at 6:42 pm #

    I am hoping to surprise my mom with tickets to the Chinese gardens since she’s been working so hard and hasn’t had a break in forever. I am confident that the Chinese gardens would be the perfect way to relax and have fun while enjoying Chinese culture ^~^

  92. Anne February 2, 2017 at 7:00 pm #

    Can I be the tail?

  93. Anne February 2, 2017 at 7:56 pm #

    Would be a treat to enjoy a unique institution and celebration in PDX and take a break from political stress!

  94. mike f February 3, 2017 at 11:07 am #

    Wife and I would LOVE. to GO!!!!!! Hoping for a wildly AWESOME 2017!!!

  95. molli taylor February 5, 2017 at 8:49 am #

    my kids and i have been wanting to go, my 7 year old is SUPER interested in china and we would LOVE this!

  96. Zoe February 5, 2017 at 12:02 pm #

    I love seeing how other cultures celebrate their holidays and watching the dragon dances is such a unique experience! I would love to go to this!

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