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International Rose Test Garden

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Address: 400 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5883
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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Visited the International rose garden Sunday morning September 18. It was a cloudy, damp morning. The roses were covered with water droplets making for great pictures. The garden... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the International rose garden Sunday morning September 18. It was a cloudy, damp morning. The roses were covered with water droplets making for great pictures. The garden is just roses, extensive and well maintained. I spent a leisurely couple of hours adoring the beautiful roses and their wonderful fragrances. If you like or love roses, this is must go... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Roses, roses and more roses - they have experimental roses and established roses. Very pretty, relaxing and will keep you busy for hours. Parking can be a challange

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I went here at the recommendation of a friend. It's a sight to see in Portland. So many varieties. It takes from 30 minutes to several hours of you are a rose buff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Such a fun place to walk through and take awesome photographs. Beautiful roses of all types. Short walk to Japanese garden too!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Portland Rose Gardens in Washington Park overlooks Portland from downtown bustling city streets and rapid transit weaving between sky scrapers to Mt Scott, Mt Tabor, Powell Butte and farther east to snow capped Mt Hood and north to Mt St Helens. On a clear day Mt Adams and Rainier in Washington are also visible as you stand on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This garden is located in Washington Park, which is a huge complex including a variety of activities and sites. The garden covers a substantial area and the variety of rose colors and types is staggering. Because it is a test garden, the rose bushes are mainly lined up in rows and cover a lot of ground. One area includes other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

As I said in my review of the Japanese Garden, this is a must do. Both gardens will take an average of 4 hours to enjoy. Go to the zoo afterwards if you are traveling with kids!

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful gardens near the Japanese gardens, something different is always in bloom so go for a walk there today.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

visited in July. Try to visit early and hike up to the park, the garden is a nice surprise once you reach it, you think you have finished seeing it only to find more roses! If you enjoy roses or flowers, you must visit the garden, entrance is free and spend as much time as you can to literally smell... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's one of the free places to go to in Washington park, a good place to go if you're into roses I guess. But for our purposes, it seemed like a good place to disconnect and chill. There are some quiet, shaded spots where you can sit down and just read a book.

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