Washington Park
Washington Park
4.5
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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This popular park offers miles of trails, an extensive rose garden, a large Japanese garden and a zoo. For information on free shuttles, attraction admission hours and pricing within the park, and maps, visit our website.
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  • Nicks J
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom47 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Park!
    I absolutely loved my morning spent here. It’s walkable from the centre of Portland and is beautifully laid out, and very well sign posted. The Rose Garden is just stunning; the Holocaust Memorial is so very moving and the Sacajawea Statue is beautiful. Well worth a visit.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 2, 2023
  • EllenChr
    Oslo, Norway2,584 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful on a nice day
    If you visit Portland be sure to visit the park. We took the tram from the center and when we came up from the station there is a free shuttle that takes you all around the park so you can hop-on-hop-off wherever you want. As the park is pretty big this is a nice option. It’s also great just to walk if you are in shape. We walked back down to town which was fine. The rose garden is fantastic (and free), the different monuments are worth a look. We did not enter the Japanese garden (long queue and high price).
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 10, 2023
  • Jeremy C
    Atlanta, Georgia858 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Place to Spend a Day
    One of the Portland highlights - make sure to visit the Rose Garden, the Japanese Garden, and the Hoyt Arboretum. Highly recommended. Given the cost of the parking within Washington Park, I suggest either taking mass transit or parking outside of the park and walking inside.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 17, 2023
  • Gary W
    Richmond, Australia869 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely Park
    Had a lovely walk through Washington Park. It is quite a steep walk but well worth the exercise. Highlights include the Holocaust memorial which is extremely tasteful, the Japanese Gardens and the squirrels. Lots of paved walkways and a good spot for e-scooters.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 21, 2023
  • BrakiWorldTraveler
    Belgrade, Serbia18,626 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Huge park above Portland
    Washington park is located on a small hill in the western suburbs of Portland. Its elevated position offers some nice viewpoints over downtown, but there're many things to do as well: Japanese gardens (paying), Rose gardens (free), Holocaust memorial, many walking and cycling paths, etc... Parking could be difficult to find, specially on a nice sunny day and it's paying. Beware of leaving valuables visible in your car, there're many warning signs of car robbery.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written May 30, 2024
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TheTravelHawks
Bainbridge Island, WA488 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
How did we miss this Portland treasure? Okay, we did take our kids when they were little to the Children's Museum in Washington Park. And we attended a reception a couple of decades ago at the nearby Pittock Mansion. But how did we miss the outdoor Hoyt Arboretum, the remarkable variety of trees and all the trails to hike? The outdoor Vietnam Memorial alone is worth the visit. Laid out in circular fashion with nuggets of history for each year of the war throughout is fantastic! Both moving and informative it is worth taking time to read it all. The trails are just incredible and it's right of the MAX, and walkable from downtown. Shame on us; we will be back!
Written September 7, 2021
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Debroia5233
Red Oak, IA36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Spent one day at the zoo and another walking around the International Rose Test Garden and Hoyt Arboretum. If we had more time, we would have visited a few more of the attractions. We arrived using the TriMet MAX and on the second day took advantage of the free shuttle to take us to the different sites. We ate lunch at the zoo and that was a tasty meal at the Africafe. Enjoyable walking tours on both days.
Written July 9, 2021
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Hiker-7
Sacramento CA151 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
We hiked around the park with a friend from out of town. The park is beautiful and a safe place for a hike. You can walk for 30 minutes or many many hours depending on the route(s) you choose. A variety of habitats from woodlands to more open meadows attract a variety of birds. Early morning is best for bird watching. Always a good place to get some exercise.
Written March 25, 2020
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,626 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Washington park is located on a small hill in the western suburbs of Portland. Its elevated position offers some nice viewpoints over downtown, but there're many things to do as well: Japanese gardens (paying), Rose gardens (free), Holocaust memorial, many walking and cycling paths, etc...
Parking could be difficult to find, specially on a nice sunny day and it's paying. Beware of leaving valuables visible in your car, there're many warning signs of car robbery.
Written May 31, 2024
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Jeremy C
Atlanta, GA858 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
One of the Portland highlights - make sure to visit the Rose Garden, the Japanese Garden, and the Hoyt Arboretum. Highly recommended. Given the cost of the parking within Washington Park, I suggest either taking mass transit or parking outside of the park and walking inside.
Written August 17, 2023
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Nicks J
Edinburgh, UK47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
I absolutely loved my morning spent here. It’s walkable from the centre of Portland and is beautifully laid out, and very well sign posted. The Rose Garden is just stunning; the Holocaust Memorial is so very moving and the Sacajawea Statue is beautiful.
Well worth a visit.
Written July 2, 2023
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Gary W
Richmond, Australia869 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Had a lovely walk through Washington Park. It is quite a steep walk but well worth the exercise. Highlights include the Holocaust memorial which is extremely tasteful, the Japanese Gardens and the squirrels. Lots of paved walkways and a good spot for e-scooters.
Written September 21, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

EllenChr
Oslo, Norway2,584 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
If you visit Portland be sure to visit the park. We took the tram from the center and when we came up from the station there is a free shuttle that takes you all around the park so you can hop-on-hop-off wherever you want. As the park is pretty big this is a nice option. It’s also great just to walk if you are in shape. We walked back down to town which was fine. The rose garden is fantastic (and free), the different monuments are worth a look. We did not enter the Japanese garden (long queue and high price).
Written July 10, 2023
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EdMBev
Topeka, KS109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Walked from main entrance parking lot to International Rose Garden (2 miles?) around 8:30 am (some attractions don’t open until 10 am). Via the Overlook and Wildwood trails passing by the Visitors Center. Enjoyable and long, but, didn’t expect to pass backyards of houses and encounter several residents. Not an early morning to myself. Some mud in spots, best to wear boots most months of the year.
Took the shuttle bus back to the entrance.
Written June 25, 2022
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RandyRoss
Ridgetown, Canada12,424 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
This is a large park with a lot of things to do within it. We did not hike or go to the rose garden (roses are past their prime by now) but we did tour Pittock Mansion and the Japanese Gardens. Both are beautiful. However, be aware that seeing the Japanese gardens requires a lot of walking up and down steep hills.
Parking may be an issue.
Written August 25, 2022
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