Portland Japanese Garden to Open Cultural Village Expansion and Jordan Schnitzer Japanese Arts Learning Center
March 28, 2017
The Portland Japanese Garden, together with famed architect Kengo Kuma and master garden craftsman Sadafumi Uchiyama, will launch its Cultural Village expansion to the public on April 2nd. The Garden has put $33.5 million into expanding the garden by 3.4 acres of usable space and adding new facilities, including a $5 million donation from philanthropist Arlene Schnitzer in recognition of her son Jordan Schnitzer's 20-year service to the Portland Japanese Garden’s Board of Directors.

The Jordan Schnitzer Japanese Arts Learning Center was designed to be the cultural, educational, and architectural hub of the new Cultural Village. “With a new classroom, library, and performance space, the Learning Center provides an open and welcoming space where visitors can learn more about the culture that gave us the Japanese garden art form,” said Diane Durston, the Arlene Schnitzer Curator of Culture, Art, and Education. Also, a Garden House is built for visitors to learn about horticulture, and the Umami Café serves Japanese tea and sweets.

For more information, read the article from Travelers Today or visit the Portland Japanese Garden website.