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International Rose Test Garden

400 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5883
+1 503-823-3636
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The oldest official, continuously operated public rose test garden in the United States boasts more than 8,000 roses.
As featured in 3 Days in Portland
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400 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5883
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+1 503-823-3636
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Reviewed today

Such a great and gorgeous setting! We walked through the gardens, and loved it. The roses were not quite bloomed, but the rhodies were in full bloom. It is also right across the street from the Japanese gardens!!

Thank Bwdunn
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There were so many types of roses here that it would be impossible for me to try and describe the beautiful roses and scents while visiting here. All around the rose Garden were blooming flowers, sometimes hillsides of them.

Thank IBPacman
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Back again in mid May. Perhaps only 75% in bloom, but plenty to keep me happily taking photos for more than a hour. Hint... opens at 730 am, go there then for best light and less crowds on warm days. Peaceful, beautifully maintained. Lovely areas...More

2  Thank marybeth_abarbanel
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I'm obsessed with roses, so when we were looking for things to do and found this, we had to check it out. It is gorgeous, as others have said - and free. It's quite extensive too, so even though there will likely be lots of...More

3  Thank lynnlynnTravel
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We came in early May (1st ) but not a single bud. This was one of sights on itinerary of Tours4fun trip to Portland from Seattle We have heard blooms are from early May to Sept. Just as well we saw the 🌷 blooms in...More

Thank Highadventurer
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The set up was done well but unfortunately there wasn't enough sun at this point I'm may for all of them to be bloomed. Wish it was.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A perfect way to spend some time while in Portland. The garden is filled with a huge variety of roses, beautifully kept and a wonderful relaxing way to spend part of a day while in this lovely city.

1  Thank ajh923
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When flowering the variety is beyond amazing Pleasant stroll with out-of-towners or a family afternoon Parking can be a challenge so drop off your passengers and find a spot in the neighborhood And if you liked the roses a highly recommended add on is the...More

1  Thank Jeff W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a beautiful place but we were a little ahead of the blooms. The buds were out with a few blooms but it’s going to be great in a couple of weeks. Excellent variety of roses. One of the better rose gardens I’ve been too.

Thank pieper2
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We thought a two mile walk from downtown would be a good way to start our day ... little did we realize that two miles is straight uphill. Make sure you're prepared if you make the hike. There is a lot of construction going on...More

Thank Stephanie S
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Joette H
14 May 2018|
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Response from Hopeful410 | Reviewed this property |
The garden will still be beautiful but the roses will not be blooming then. i would recommend going to the Japanese Garden just across from the Rose Garden while you're here. The Rose Garden is free so a short stroll there... More
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missellentx
20 April 2018|
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Response from ronald t | Reviewed this property |
The best time normally is around the middle of June
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joysuthe
7 March 2018|
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Response from Tom F | Reviewed this property |
If it is a nice day I would suggest at least an hour. It is wonderful to linger longer. We are already enjoyed a picnic on the grounds.
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