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“Portland Oct 2012” 3 of 5 stars
Review of International Rose Test Garden

International Rose Test Garden
400 Southwest Kingston Avenue, Portland, OR 97201
(503) 823-3636
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Best of Portland Small-Group Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #4 of 262 Attractions in Portland
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Owner description: The oldest official, continuously operated public rose test garden in the United States boasts more than 8,000 roses.
Raleigh, NC
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“Portland Oct 2012”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

This would have been a much prettier sight if it had not been pouring rain but still thought the Rose Garden was a great place to see in Portland.

Visited October 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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“More Roses than the New Year's Rose Parade”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

There have to be over 5,000 roses in this remarkable area of Washington Park just above downtown. Every year there is a competition of rose varieties and there are ratings in many different categories in early summer. The views from the Rose Garden look out east over downtown, the Willamette Rive on to snowy Mount Hood at 11,245 feet just 40 miles away. There are many signs and information about the roses, and they are meticulously maintained for bloom over many months. This is a must-see attraction in this "Rose City."

Visited June 2012
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Palmer, Alaska
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“Great time even in the rain.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

There were plenty of roses to see even at the end of October. It is free and beautiful. Nice view of the downtown skyline.

Visited October 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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“Great spot to relax with amazing views of the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Parking can sometimes be a bit tricky, but I love taking my dog to the rose gardens to just walk around. He gets to socialize with other dogs, and I get to stop and smell the roses. It's a beautiful, relaxing spot.

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“Everythings coming up roses”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

A must see when visiting Portland. A breathtaking view of the whole city. I am a native of Portland and never get tired of the gardens. When ever I have friends visiting this is one of the places I always bring them.

Visited May 2012
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