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NW 3rd and Everett, Portland, OR, 97208, 503-228-8131
Events & Classes


Feathered Dino Exhibit

Feathered Dino Exhibit – March 1 to June 1 2008, Portland Classical Chinese Garden - Free with Garden Admission

Take a rare and exciting look at the life of feathered dinosaurs through their eggs, nests and embryos in Hatching the Past: Feathered Dinosaur Eggs and Babies.  This remarkable hands-on exhibition gives credence to long debated theories that dinosaurs and birds are closely related.  A captivating experience for all ages, Hatching the Past invites visitors to dig for eggs, experience hands-on exploration stations, view an animated video presentation and colorful illustrations of dinosaur family life.


A Passion for Peonies

Just in time for Mother’s Day and in celebration of one of China’s most revered plants, the Portland Classical Chinese Garden will showcase this visually stunning and culturally rich plant.  References to the “King of Flowers” have been found as far back as the 7th century B.C.  With their lush, full blooms peony cultivars were fiercely coveted and fetched huge sums amongst the elite of China.  Over the years the peony came to represent honor, wealth and rank--a far cry from its humble beginnings as a medicinal plant used for treating respiratory and blood diseases.

Saturday May 10 & Sunday, May 11

All day, both days
Fresh cut peonies for Mother’s Day-bouquet or single stems
Outside on the Entrance Terrace

All day, both days
Tree peony sale with Bothers Herbs & Peonies
Inside the Garden

10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Saturday and 2:00 p.m. Sunday
Presentation by Rick Rodgers of Brothers Peonies
History and Care of Tree Peonies
Free with Garden admission

Saturday, May 17 & Sunday, May 18

All day, both days
Herbaceous peony sale with Adelman’s peonies

All day, both days
Cut peony display by the NW Peony Society
Free with Garden admission

10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Saturday and 2:00 p.m. Sunday
History and care of herbaceous peonies
Presentation by Carol Adelman of Adelman’s Peonies
Free with Garden admission

Saturday, May 17, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Painting peonies in the Garden.  Hands-on painting workshop with Rene Eisenbart
$15 for members/$20 general.
Call 503.228.8131 ext. 2001 to register

Annual Board of Directors Legacy Fundraiser Dinner
Tuesdays by Twilight Lineup Announced!

Listen to music under the stars in Portland’s most unique and magical venue.

July 8
Vancouver Chinese Music Quartet - elite ambassadors of ancient music

July 15
Rory Block - spellbinding country blues

July 22
Amelia - sophisticated pop with traces of twang

July 29
Darrell Grant Trio - legendary groovemaster of jazz

August 5
Vagabond Opera - bohemian Eastern-Euro cabaret

August 12
Ramsey y los Montunos - sizzling hot salsa

Series Pass $89 - members, $109 - general public
Individual concerts $18 - members, $22 - general public

Garden member pre-sale begins June 2, 2008. 
General public sales begin June 9, 2008.


Portland Classical Chinese Garden Registration Information

Registration for events, classes and lectures must be made by calling the Garden’s Registration line at 503.228.8131 x 2001 and leaving ALL required information.  Unless otherwise noted, tickets or letters of confirmation are not issued.  Your registration is complete when the event fee is paid in full. 

To receive a full refund, cancellations must be made one full week in advance of the event, class or lecture.

Due to advanced purchasing of supplies and staffing requirements, participants who withdraw less than seven days prior to the event will not receive a refund or credit.

Cancellations by the Portland Classical Chinese Garden

PCCG reserves the right to cancel or modify events, classes and/or lectures or change venues when necessary and will make every effort to contact all registrants in advance and/or accommodate them in other courses.  Events, classes or lectures may be cancelled for insufficient enrollment at any time.  In this case, all participants will receive a full refund.