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International Rose Test Garden

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Address: 400 Southwest Kingston Avenue, Portland, OR 97201
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The oldest official, continuously operated public rose test garden in the...

The oldest official, continuously operated public rose test garden in the United States boasts more than 8,000 roses.

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I love roses! I loved this garden and enjoyed seeing the new proposed test of roses, colors and names people came up with.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love roses! I loved this garden and enjoyed seeing the new proposed test of roses, colors and names people came up with.

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Takapuna, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a Portland "must do" but you won't be missing out on much of you give it a pass. The garden is fine , just not anything extremely special

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We just love this beautiful garden and the amazing array of roses of all types, not to mention all of the other beautiful plants and scenery! The best times to visit for sure are between late May through late September, sometimes through October in milder autumns! Mid-summer (July-late August) will provide the most variety of blooms. They really do a... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You cannot visit Portland in the summer without seeing Portland's Rose Garden. Roses, roses everywhere! Thinking of planting roses? You'll most likely see the one you want in your garden here. And check out the Rose Festival's Queens' plaques, which are "planted" along the walkway. A beautifully manicured garden of rose-eden your rods and cones (in your eyes) will enjoy!

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Portland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Portland's International Rose Test Garden is a must for everyone at every age. Beauty at every turn and the wonderful smells will make your mouth water. This is a great place to bring the family for a picnic or any kind of gathering. During the Summer they have plays and Peacock in the Park. Go, enjoy, breath deep, smile and... More 

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Bend, Oregon, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Washington Park is gorgeous, home to the Rose garden, Japanese garden, Portland zoo (you can take a little train to it round trip from the zoo) and more. The roses are fantastic, beautiful views, a rose gift shop, and a surprisingly good hot dog stand. Worth the stop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Of course the best time to go is when everything is in bloom. I live in Portland and take anyone who visits here to the rose garden. beautiful view of Mt. Hood from here also.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Rose Garden is a Portland must-see in the month of June. Gorgeous location in Washington Park and it's free (except for parking). Beautiful views of the city and mountain (on a clear day). The garden is a great place for both adults and children. There is an amazing playground down the road from the garden too.

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Clackamas, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to visit. Views are awesome, and is very calming. Your eyes get to see so many beautiful, well tendered roses, and your nose is in love with the scents! Fun for all ages! Makes me proud as a 4th generation Oregonian to show this off as we are the "City of Roses".

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're visiting Portland for the first time you have to go to this garden. It's acres and acres of the most beautiful roses you'll ever see in the most beautiful setting. A must do for any of my visitors that come to PORTLAND.

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