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Washington Park

SW Park Place, Portland, OR 97210
(503) 823-2525
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Ranked #5 of 308 attractions in Portland
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Type: Parks, Gardens, Zoos
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: This popular park offers miles of trails, an extensive rose garden, a large Japanese garden and a zoo.
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We spent an hour lounging on the gorgeous lawn of the Lewis and Clark Memorial, then I went on to walk through the Rose Test Garden up the hill. The garden was full of beautiful roses, but it definitely got boring really quickly for me. From there I walked through the Japanese Garden around the corner. It was about a... More

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Portland, Oregon
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This park is a wonderful urban retreat for couples and families. The attractions range from a first class zoo, to the world forestry center, an excellent outdoor arboretum, one of the best Japanese Gardens outside Japan, tennis courts, an experimental rose garden, play areas galore and miles and miles of trails. Look it up on line and plan a day... More

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Jackson, Mississippi
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Very nice, clean park. We walked to the park from downtown which wasn't too bad except the slope going up could be a little tough. Beautiful place to spend a few hours casually walking around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Beautifully relaxing "zen" gardens - once again staff a little rigorous but after seeing some visitors ignoring signs - we get it!

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York, Pennsylvania
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

With the Children's Museum, Zoo, Japanese garden's and Rose Garden all in the same area it makes for a must see area especially if you have small children. Bus transportation is available to move you around the park. There is also parking available for a reasonable fee. Be sure to get there early if you are driving as the parking... More

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Marietta, GA
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7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Went here to visit the International Test Rose Garden and Japanese Gardens. These are not to be missed if you are visiting Portland in season. It was an easy drive from our downtown hotel and easy parking. Both gardens are spectacular and world class and I would highly recommend.

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San Antonio, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I loved this place. Easy parking between the Int'l Rose Test Garden and the Japanese Garden. Tennis courts were a surprise! Bring plenty of water if the weather is hot.

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Pleasant Hill, California, Usa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We hiked one of the well marked trails(about 1.5 miles) & accidentally ended up @ the Pittock Mansion,way cool. Many locals walking their dogs with the children...Cool place.

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Chicago, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a spectacular urban park nestled in the hills of western Portland. There is a rose garden and a zoo and many hiking trails. During the summer season, there is a free bus that runs through the park. It is easily accessible by public transportation.

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Union City, New Jersey, United States
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467 reviews 467 reviews
107 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Washing Park is an expansive park overlooking downtown Portland encompassing the rose test garden, Japanese gardens, and large green spaces. From the Rose Garden you can see the skyline and Mount Hood in the distance. The Rode Garden is incredibly beautiful with roses of every shape and size. Even the restrooms here are lovely like the Hobbit house shaped on... More

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