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Peninsula Park and Rose Gardens

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Address: 700 North Rosa Parks Way, Portland, OR 97217
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Beautiful rose garden in an urban park.

This rose garden is the original rose test garden in Portland, before the Rose garden current location in Washington Park. Although the current location can't be beat for beauty... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Portland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This rose garden is the original rose test garden in Portland, before the Rose garden current location in Washington Park. Although the current location can't be beat for beauty in a large, scenic park (many Portland postcard pics taken here). The Peninsula Park location still retains the old neighborhood feel. Yes, the park is viewed by many to be unsafe... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

If you like roses like I do then you will think this place is a chunk of heaven here on earth but you are still in Portland.

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Thank Alzor S
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

Lovely rose garden in a very accessible and easy to find place. This was the first of the rose gardens in Portland and many would argue that it's still the best. Great fountain in the middle that kids love to stick their toes into. Great place to visit if you love gardens and flowers.

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Medford,Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

Bring your camera, bring your nose, and enjoy! This is a wonderful place to get up close with some beautiful roses. I took so many pictures! You will love the gorgeous roses, they are truly beautiful and smell phenomenal.

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minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

This is a beautiful rose garden. Laid out well; lots of flowers and places to relax. Love the view. Definitely worth seeing.

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Edwards, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

This park area is great to stroll around and literally take time to "smell the roses". It's up on a hill just outside of the city, so on a clear day, the views are great. The Japanese Gardens are just across the street - also a great stop when in the area!!

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Thank Michele H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

Peninsula Park has the largest rose garden other than the Portland test gardens. Paths allow you to stroll and admire the drifts of color. It's a sunken garden so the perfume is intense on a sunny day. Beautiful fountain, old gazebo. And on the other side, an extensive playground for the children. What a lovely park!

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

The rose garden was beautiful. There is a lot of walking and a lot of stairs to manage, so wear comfortable shoes. They have a wonderful variety of roses and other plants and flowers as well. The view of the city from the top terrace is great. There is a an open air amphitheater that looks like a great place... More 

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Detroit, MI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

I have been to the Rose Garden several times and it is a fabulous experience. So many different roses, each with its own delicate aroma. Great place for photos. Restroom facilities available. Stop in the gift shop. One of the workers paints pictures from the gardens and her greeting cards are signed. Only cost about $4. You can easily frame... More 

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Lebanon, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

It was a very pleasant experience to return to Peninsula Park Rose Gardens after decades away. The Rose Gardens were lovely and I was surprised to see that so many roses were still beautifully blooming. The lawn was green, the walkways wide and clean, and the fountain flowing. The gazebo stood proudly up the stairs leading to the sunken gardens.... More 

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