Portland certainly has two gems worth visiting, which are its Japanese Garden and the Lan Su Chinese Garden. While wandering the streets of downtown Portland we walked over to Chinatown, which is not at all like the Chinatown of Los Angeles. The latter town has numerous Chinese stores and restaurants, and has a very colorful, bustling scene- which cannot at all be said for Portland's Chinatown. However, within the Chinatown district is the Portland Classical Chinese Garden, also known as Lan Su. The name represents the relationship between Portland and Suzhou, Portland's sister city in China's Jiangsu province which is famous for its beautiful gardens. With the gardens is also a home designed in the 15th century Ming style by artisians and craftspeople from Suzhou. Rocks in the garden are mined from a freshwater lake near Suzhou.