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PORTLAND - One of Portland s oldest and largest Zen centers broke ground Saturday on a new site on Northeast 85th and Siskiyou.

The Dharma Rain Zen Center will build its temple on the site of a former landfill. It will include gardens, a wildlife habitat, and a small apartment complex.

The temple will be connected with the surrounding neighborhoods by public walking and bike paths. It's all expected to open by the beginning of next year.

Background: Buddhist temple planned for NE Portland lot

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