One of my favorite gardens is the Portland Classical Chinese Garden. Smack dab in the heart of Chinatown in downtown Portland, this garden was built as a replica of the Suzhou Chinese Gardens in Portland's sister-city, Suzhou, China. It is a wonderful and serene place with ponds, bridges, scholar houses, viewing decks and a tea house. Please visit this splendid place the next time you are in Portland. These pictures are from our visit early last year.