For our “J” date we decided to go to the Japanese Gardens in Portland. It is supposed to be the most authentic Japanese Garden outside of Japan. You are given a map of the garden along with explanations for what the various areas are. There was a lot of symbolism in what things represent, but I’m not going to pretend I remember what each of the things is! So instead here are just a bunch of pretty pictures.
We also went to the rose garden that was across the street from the Japanese Gardens. There were so many different colored pretty flowers!