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International Rose Test Garden

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Address: 400 Southwest Kingston Avenue, Portland, OR 97201
Phone Number: (503) 823-3636
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The oldest official, continuously operated public rose test garden in the...

The oldest official, continuously operated public rose test garden in the United States boasts more than 8,000 roses.

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Eye-popping colors make it a must-see

I've visit the Rose Garden twice, and both times the experience has been over the top. The place pops with color . . . every imaginable shade of rose must be in this place. You... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've visit the Rose Garden twice, and both times the experience has been over the top. The place pops with color . . . every imaginable shade of rose must be in this place. You can easily spend two or three hours just idling through the gardens, enjoying the view of downtown and beyond, and people-watching. By the way, on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You can't help but be amazed at all the varieties of roses. They come in some of the wildest colors. This is a nice spot to spend the afternoon and literally sniff around. The best part is that it is free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Such a pretty place! So many amazing roses and wonderful places to wander around. We enjoyed our time!

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Troy, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The roses were all in full bloom and they were all so beautiful. The smell of the roses was incredible.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We could not have picked a better time to visit with 7,000 rose bushes in spectacular bloom! It's overwhelming to gave over the acres of roses, with colors from pale white to dark blood red. You wander to those that catch your eye, whether the huge coral ones or a cluster of fragrant lavender minis. Even my husband was impressed... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We actually hiked a little through Washington Park to get to the Gardens, and it was SO worth it! The rose gardens are spectacular, much better than the literature even mentions. We had a fabulous day and could even see Mount Hood! But the roses are amazing. The blooms breathtaking, and just when you think you can't see another more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

In mid-July, when I visited, many of the thousands of roses were in full bloom in this most beautiful of rose gardens I've seen. Sited on a NE facing hillside in otherwise wooded Washington Park, the garden is terraced and divided into "rooms" so the visitor can stroll easily along the grassy rows and appreciate everything without being overwhelmed. The... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

First of all I was impressed you can take the train and a free shuttle to get there. Very convenient to be able to leave the car. As a plant nerd I have to say this was pretty much Nirvana. I grow roses so I know how much effort goes into something like this. Spectacular does't do it justice, it's... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of our favorite stops. Just relax and smell the roses...I believe there are over 10,000 roses in this incredible garden.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to visit this rose garden since its famous and because our great grandma would have loved a place like this. The roses looked healthy and each one had a unique rose aroma. Our kids weren't exactly excited to visit the garden but did enjoy the soccer field and the play structures on the downhill section of park.

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