The Lan Su Chinese Gardens in Portland are a small oasis in the middle of a busy financial area of the city. It is one entire block and has a lot of authentic pieces inside from China. The pond did have a lot algae in it so it had a green hue. The tea was was wonderful to look at but we ended up having some food and tea at a restaurant across the street.
Maymont park is really a great place a lot of people go to in the city. When the weather opens up on the weekend recently there has been some large crowds. During the summer some concerts take place there as there is a large open grassy area. The Japanese gardens located down the hill near the canal and river is really nice. The Japanese Maples have some nice red leaves in the sea of green that is bamboo and other trees there. Definitely worth a stop.