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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” (231 reviews)
“washington park” (383 reviews)
“free attraction” (48 reviews)
400 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5883
400 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5883
+1 503-823-3636
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Make sure to go when the roses are in bloom (spring and summer best time). The smell is one you will never forget.

Thank Mwilliams113
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you're into roses, this is the place for you. Acres in rows of roses of all kinds and colors or wait your eyes and noses. Best of all it's free! You might get lucky enough to see a performance for a rehearsal for a...More

Thank rickpoet
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have repeatedly visited this gorgeous rose garden which is even enjoyable offseason but at its greatest during rose season from May through September or October! Not as glorious as the Butchart Gardens in Victoria but it's free other than the exorbitant Portland parking fees...More

Thank sexybaby7399
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful public park filled with stepped gardens and a lovely well balanced design of space, foliage, flowers and hardscaping. Even in dreary January, our time here was well spent. And surprisingly enough, we even got to see some roses in bloom. I would definitely...More

Thank pookala
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful looking and beautiful smelling place to visit in late spring and early summer. There are wonderful nooks to have picnics or coffee & snacks. Great place to take photos and stroll. There are fun concerts here as well. I suggest combining a...More

Thank cbw152
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Portland, you don't want to miss this place. Especially in the month of August, when the summer is in peak, the rose garden blossoms with lots of roses. Literally every branch of every bush is blossomed with roses! And you can...More

Thank Paggy339
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful rose gardens in the world . Free, gorgeous view, wonderful Shakespeare Garden too. Great for walking, talking , picnics, photo opportunities, and just enjoying nastier. Fun ice cream and snow cone stand plus beautiful rose gift shop. Nice public restroom...More

Thank Leslie Juan R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OMG! if you love roses, and a Wonderful view of Portland and Mt Hood....... you owe it to yourself (or anyone you would like to take along!) to see one of the many Portland, Oregon attractions! Staring way back to 1905 at the Lewis &...More

Thank MtRotella
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This free attraction is great for everyone to visit! While I had a lot of questions about the different roses, why they were bread, what their purpose was, etc., it was still lovely to be there. I recommend everyone who visits Portland stop to smell...More

Thank MeghanAnnRose
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An extensive rose collection.easy access to gardens. Rare views of the city.. Also can be Used as a venue for weddings with photo opportunitys that are spectacular

Thank V8332LBkathleenh
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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.