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Washington Park

SW Park Place, Portland, OR 97210
(503) 823-2525
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Ranked #4 of 301 attractions in Portland
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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Seattle, WA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

The World Forestry exhibit, the playgrounds, the hiking - great park to walk around in or just drive through on the way to the Japanese Garden and Rose Garden.

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California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This and the rose garden are my favorite places in Portland. The drive by Japanese garden and up to the rose garden is one of the most lovely green drives. And there is a great little train ride for the kids. The rose garden in the late spring and summer is breathtaking.

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West Linn, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a big park that is quite comfortable. Parking is limited, but it is Portland, Cars are the devil.

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San Diego, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I went today and do not understand why such raving reviews. This place is average at best. I parked my car at the Oregon Zoo lot and trekked upward with the intention of hiking to the Japanese Garden through the Wildwood Trail. To let every one knows, although the trail is well maintained (much better than Eagle Mountain in San... More

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Denver, Colorado
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7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I loved the beauty of this park. It would make for an excellent daily hiking spot. The only negative is how far apart the Zoo, Forestry Center, and Hoyt Arboretum are from the Japanese and Rose Garden. I didn't get to make it to the Japanese and Rose Garden.

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Pana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

On a mountainous area within a short drive or bus ride, Washington Park in Portland, Oregon offers more than one site to see. We recommend the Rose Garden with its test plots of many species of roses and the Japanese Garden offering a number of intriguing places ranging from water-based works of art to sand art symbolism. There are other... More

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Stuart, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Amazing hiking on wildwood trail. Took some great pictures as well. Next time I would definitely bring items for a romantic picnic

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Portland, Oregon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We often taken friends to Washington Park, especially to visit the Rose Garden. Now that the city is charging almost $2 for an hour's visit, why bother? Unfortunately, it also is a jumping off point for great hikes. Again, paying $5.40 for at least a three-hour hike is not worth it. Sadly, there were convenient places to park through the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We stopped in to the World Forestry Center with our 18 year old son in tow. We were just looking for something to do on a rainy day while we were doing a quick weekend getaway to Portland. We enjoyed it very much, even the teenage son had a good time even though much of it is aimed at little... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We exited the MAX at Washington Park just to adventure. What a delightful place! The MAX station was right at the entrance to the Zoo, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial & the World Forestry Center. It was cold and rainy so there weren't many people out and about. It felt like a quiet retreat from the city. We ducked inside the... More

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