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Washington Park

SW Park Place, Portland, OR 97210
(503) 823-2525
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Ranked #4 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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Marietta, GA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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 NEW

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 NEW

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
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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457 reviews 457 reviews
107 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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Chico, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Washington Park in Portland, Oregon has something for everyone in the family. From the moment we rode our bikes up a steep path surrounded by forest, we escaped from the city life. Our first stop was the amazing Rose Garden where you can linger and smell an amazing variety of exotic roses and other flowers. We continued up the road... More

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Hendersonville, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We wanted to see the gardens (Japanese and Rose) that are located in this pretty area. Having the Max line and shuttle to get you around is great. The city planners thought it out well, as it has the feel of a very large park for the people and they do use it. We thoroughly enjoyed the two gardens we... More

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NYC
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Washington Park includes many attractions, including the Rose Garden, Japanese Garden, Aboretum, Zoo and Holocaust Memorial. The Red or Blue line Max from Downtown Portland takes you there and a free shuttle bus will bring you to the attractions of your choice. We saw the Rose Garden (reviewed separately), the zoo and the Japanese Garden. Oregon Zoo: This is bigger... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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133 reviews 133 reviews
43 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Though dwarfed by Forest Park the incredible Washington Park is huge and has something for everyone. There is the historic Pittock mansion (spelling?), The Hoyt Arboretum, The World Forestry Center Discovery Museum, The Japanese Gardens, The Rose Test Garden, Oregon Zoo, and acres of wilderness trails. Once in the wilderness area it is hard to believe you are in the... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Exquisite, the Japanese gardens are serene and the rose garden showcases over 600 species! Wear a hat when visiting the rose garden, beautiful but too hot and sunny, no shade.

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