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Beautifully Done!

This small area in Astoria is beautifully done and warrants a stop while in the area. It takes... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2018
Pleaseant display of art recognizing Asian influence in Astoria

You see their words, the names, the history of the many people who helped found Astoria. Some of... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
Portland, OR
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1095 Duane St, Astoria, OR 97103-4524
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Small park featuring statue, mosaic, water, but most importantly, rust colored metal quotes from Chinese immigrant families. Well worth a look during daylight hours, but a few sketchy characters there at dusk...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have a hard time believing anyone would not appreciate this park. What a nice tribute. Each element has meaning and beauty. This was thought through and well executed. Thank you to all those who made this park possible. A real gem that should not...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2018

Learning about the anti-Chinese fervor that swept the northwest during the 1880-1940s was an eye-opener as this is not something addressed during any of my history classes growing up. The statues, plantings and stories shared make this a good stop for anyone.

Thank Brad P
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Whether it is hot or not, I, as an adult would not subject myself to the Garden of Surging Waves. This is great for kids, esp. in hot weather. This feature does not "run" year round. Only in summer and warm weather situations.

Thank Hattie748
Reviewed 31 May 2018

This small area in Astoria is beautifully done and warrants a stop while in the area. It takes just a few minutes to view or you can spend more time relaxing and observing the fine details. This is a beautiful addition to Astoria with alot...More

Thank syrahgirl
Reviewed 4 December 2017

It's not good to seek out this spot with any preconceived notions. It's really just a tiny respite in a landlocked neighbor hood. If you have the time to sit in the cool of the day, it's a lovely little meditation site to relax.

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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

One might easily pass by this place directly across from City Hall in city center Astoria but it warrants a thoughtful walk through. In the most cleaver, artistic way the garden recounts the surging wave of immigrants - Chinese, Finnish, even Maine- who ventured to...More

2  Thank Jane S
Reviewed 21 October 2017

You see their words, the names, the history of the many people who helped found Astoria. Some of the families are still in the area. It is a small park, contemplative. It is at ocean end of one of the public parking lots. The lot...More

Thank RubyDuo
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Happened to stop by during a lull in the rain. It is a great place for a stroll after a meal. Hope you get to see it.

Thank jkoregon
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Small corner area across from Astoria city hall dedicated to the Astoria contribution of the Chinese immigrants. A bit difficult to understand many of the nuances I think if you are not completely familiar with the Chinese culture but worthwhile just to think of the...More

Thank Edward L
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