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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.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“full bloom” (233 reviews)
“washington park” (388 reviews)
“free attraction” (49 reviews)
400 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5883
+1 503-823-3636
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What an incredible place. Every rose you can think of and so many more. Fragrance and beauty....just a once in a lifetime experience

Thank Susan E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful no matter the time of year. The land here is lovely and even when there really aren’t many flowers in bloom, it’s still a nice stroll and very peaceful and also free:)

Thank Sarah_ANANAS
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is beautiful eve where there are no roses in bloom. The amphitheater is pretty cool as well.

Thank mikehenryjr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Calm relaxing garden. Spectacular views of Portland so its worth the trip even if roses aren’t blooming. Hillside terraced with stairs.

1  Thank OregonBliss
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time I have gone, there are always a lot of people, presumably tourists. It’s one of those things people tell you to see when you visit Portland. I don’t know if I would recommend it for those who are not into gardening.

Thank GriffinBaker
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every visitor to Portland must see both the roses and the view of Mt. Hood from the rose garden. There are many vista points from the garden and you will see and smell more varieties of roses than you thought existed (when in bloom). If...More

Thank CarrsPDX
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited Portland right before Hurricane Harvey's very unwelcome visit to Houston. As the storm hit Houston, our anxiety rose and we were inundated by news coverage of flooding back home. The Rose Garden was a fantastic respite from those reports. When...More

1  Thank Speed M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited both seasons. Definitely go in blooming season. Several new beds going in now in winter, so will have to return to see new flowers.

1  Thank mom4boys1985
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The International Rose Test Gardens were first on this morning's agenda. We discovered that the Japanese Gardens, opposite the rose gardens, didn't open until noon so we spent two hours touring, smelling and photographing roses in the expansive gardens (Dave was surprisingly patient). The scent...More

1  Thank Kelleygirl2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my favorite place in Portland. It is the largest rose garden I have ever seen and it is a must see for flower lovers. There are so many unique species of roses and award winning roses, you will probably find yourself taking photos...More

Thank Emily R
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9 June 2017|
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Response from Sy93063 | Reviewed this property |
In August, it opened at 7 or 7:30--check the website. Parking is fREE until 9:30am.
6 May 2017|
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Response from 679heidiw | Reviewed this property |
I seriously doubt it! We just have Lilacs that are blooming and rododendrums, and our nights are somewhere between 39-41 degrees! We've had a long, colder winter here. 🌹
19 April 2017|
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Response from bbaker5555 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you will see good bloom in September. There is bus service to Washington Park, also you can take BIG PINK. It is a hop on hop off open air tour bus that stops at the garden as well.