Washington Park

Washington Park, Portland: Hours, Address, Washington Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Washington Park
4.5
Zoos • Parks • Gardens
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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SimeyTravels
San Diego, CA3,384 contributions
Nov 2021
Even though the weather was working against us - it was November, so we knew not to expect sunshine and warmth - we did enjoy our wanderings through this area.

We took advantage of the light rail to get from our hotel to an area close-ish to the park. The added walk was a bonus for us, and gave us a chance to explore neighborhoods we wouldn't normally have seen.

The walk into the park was a bit more intense than we'd expected - our path took us up a steep set of stairs and further up a winding residential street before dropping us off close to one of the park's entrances - but again, we relished that extra bit of exercise and being outdoors.

Once we got to the Lewis and Clark memorial we realized: we had no idea what to do next! The park was mostly deserted, it was drizzling and cold, and there was construction happening on the other side. We did a quick review of Google Maps and headed down the slope to the Sacajawea Statue (pausing so that I could swing my old bones on the swing set, naturally).

From Sacajawea, we made our way to the Chiming Fountain. Finding that to be turned off and disused, we once more consulted the map and headed towards the Oregon Holocaust Memorial up the hill.

This memorial, y'all. It's not at all what we set out to visit, but I'm so glad we found it. Powerful and moving, as a memorial should be, it's also a statement of humanity and the toll hatred can take on the world.

We spent a good amount of time reading the panels (some of the etchings have been smoothed away by time and weather, but most of the words are still legible) before going back the way we came and hanging a right to head up towards the rose garden.

The open-air amphitheater was a nice little surprise for us. Though it was muddy and a bit treacherous, we scampered down into the bowl and took some pictures before taking in the garden. We hadn't expected many flowers - winter, you know - but were pleased to see a few pops of color mixed in with the bushes and educational signs.

Our last stop was supposed to be the Japanese Garden, but by the time we hiked our way up there, we realized we were famished, frozen and tired, so we tapped. It was a nice way to spend several hours and get some exercise and fresh air in.
Written December 15, 2021
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JoliveB
158 contributions
Oct 2021
Recommend spending time in Washington Park. Book tickets for the Japanese Gardens, Visit the Rose Gardens, walk to the Lewis and Clark Monument and the Oregon Holocaust Memorial and if enough energy visit Portland Zoo.
Written October 12, 2021
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TheTravelHawks
Bainbridge Island, WA488 contributions
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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Gwen W
Murfreesboro, TN1,726 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
BEAUTIFUL park to take a hike and enjoy the wonder of the out of doors. The smell of the forest was really something to behold along with all the gorgeous variety of trees along the way.
Written August 29, 2021
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Andrew B
Tumwater, WA1,420 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Long walk UPHILL to the park from our rental apartment. Park had lots of trails vast space to walk around and my daughter particularly loved the rose gardens. The Japanese garden being at the very top of the hill was a nice hike through the entire park.
Written July 16, 2021
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Debroia5233
Red Oak, IA41 contributions
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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AndreaUbok
Florida2,678 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
We took the red ine from Pioneer Square to the park. Info booth was helpful & the free shuttle runs every :15. Trails, restrooms, picnic areas are here. We passed monuments, arboretum, zoo, museum on our way to the Rose Garden & Japanese Gardens. Beautifully maintained park!

The magnificent park is 100 years old & almost 500 acres, there is a lot of staff and volunteers.
Written June 21, 2021
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Reign68
Rancho Cucamonga, CA386 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
So much trails to hike and I love hiking. The Japanese Garden was amazing. Seein the waterfalls , koi fish and Zen garden were a must see. The Rose garden brings me back to My parents garden. So calming to see different colors and smell.
Written June 19, 2021
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Riley B
1 contribution
Jun 2021
My family and I took a trip here, it was extremely delightful and we had a great time. It was beautiful, and I would recommend it to anyone who is in the area!
Written June 17, 2021
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Diana T
Ashland, OR34 contributions
Jun 2021
This is a must visit while in portland. The area is very large and beautifully done. You have a chance to see rare animals up close.
Written June 13, 2021
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