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“Beautiful”

International Rose Test Garden
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$60.00*
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Best of Portland City Afternoon Tour
Ranked #1 of 442 things to do in Portland
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Owner description: The oldest official, continuously operated public rose test garden in the United States boasts more than 8,000 roses.
portland, or / missoula, mt
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Never knew there were so many varieties of roses. And honestly, hadn't really cared before visiting the Garden!

It is a great place to go and sit, or go and take a stroll, or go and people watch! An excellent view of Portland as a backdrop, too.

Well worth the short trip up to Washington Park!

Visited August 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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“Beautiful Gardens and View of City”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

The gardens are beautifully designed with signage that explains the rose species. The views of the city and Mt Hood are spectacular. Its is free and parking is also free though crowded on weekends. Bring a camera. I've never seen such beautiful flowers.

Visited September 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Even if your not into Roses--GO”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

The Rose Test Garden has every rose I've ever heard of as well as hundreds I've never heard of. The fragrance of these roses is simply amazing and worth taking a trip out there to see. The views from the garden are also stunning so take your camera too.

Visited October 2012
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Raleigh, NC
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“Portland Oct 2012”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

This would have been a much prettier sight if it had not been pouring rain but still thought the Rose Garden was a great place to see in Portland.

Visited October 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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“More Roses than the New Year's Rose Parade”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

There have to be over 5,000 roses in this remarkable area of Washington Park just above downtown. Every year there is a competition of rose varieties and there are ratings in many different categories in early summer. The views from the Rose Garden look out east over downtown, the Willamette Rive on to snowy Mount Hood at 11,245 feet just 40 miles away. There are many signs and information about the roses, and they are meticulously maintained for bloom over many months. This is a must-see attraction in this "Rose City."

Visited June 2012
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