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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.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful roses” (280 reviews)
“smell the roses” (151 reviews)
“full bloom” (221 reviews)
400 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5883
+1 503-823-3636
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Reviewed yesterday

I was surprised how much was in bloom in late september, excellent views of the city and a wonderful escape from the city.

Thank diverguy
Reviewed 2 days ago

Roses in all colors, shapes and aromas.There is also lovely gift shop with some unusual items, mostly made from roses or about roses.

Thank yalta_alya
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Senior couple. Enjoyed walking thru the rose garden. There are lots of beautiful roses to see. Do not miss the wonderful site.

Thank Alan W
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are visiting Portland, then you must visit Mt Washington Park and all of the surrounding gardens. This one is free so definitely stop by.

Thank Garrick_nyc
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The rose garden is beautiful! With a great view of downtown Portland. The roses are lovely and some are very fragrant. Parking is a problem though it appears they might be trying to fix it.

Thank 36glenb
Reviewed 2 days ago

This stop is really unbelievably beautiful. The variety, the fragrance, the colors, the beautiful peaceful setting are not something to be missed while visiting Portland

Thank bccmm
Reviewed 3 days ago

Everyone needs to visit the Rose Test Garden at least once. It was a nice clear day when we visited, I would go back again and again.

Thank Candii D
Reviewed 3 days ago

Go early in the day if possible, while the dew is still on the blooms. Also, parking is a lot easier just outside the garden parking area. A lot of room along the streets.

Thank CMCLee
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were in Portland for a couple days and this was probably the most favorite thing that we did! Free (pay for parking) and tons of gorgeous roses to look at! I'd definitely recommend!!

Thank BPass12
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful rose gardens. Love how it's on the hillside and you can see them all in front of u when u arrive. Lots of room to roam around. Never seen so many roses in one place. Just amazing.

Thank southerncaligirl72
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9 June 2017|
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Response from SharoninOK | Reviewed this property |
Cannot post a link to the gardens. Their website state 7A-9P. My husband and I spent 2 hours in the rose garden, and could have easily spent more, but we were limited on our time in Washington Park. Hope you enjoy.
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.