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International Rose Test Garden

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Address: 400 Southwest Kingston Avenue, Portland, OR 97201
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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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Nice gardens & beautiful view of downtown Portland. Roses are beautiful when blooming. Too bad they started charging for parking.......

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Milwaukie, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice gardens & beautiful view of downtown Portland. Roses are beautiful when blooming. Too bad they started charging for parking.......

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Acres of gorgeous roses and free entrance - what more can I say? Make sure to come when the roses are in bloom, May-September, and bring a camera. The city vistas are unparalleled, as a bonus. Also, each variety of rose is labeled so that you can identify the ones that you like. The rest of the Washington Park attractions... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is a beautiful rose garden with beautiful views of the city with Mt. Hood and St. Helens in the backdrop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beatiful rose garden with a nice view over Portland!! Beatiful flowers everywhere, loved it! :D Good for a nice walk . Was a bit cloudy when I visited the park but was very beatiful anyways :)

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Located high in Portland's NW hills, the International Rose Test Gardens is definitely a must see location for visitors and an old favorite for locals. Portland is known as The City of Roses and hosts a summer event called the Rose Festival every June that includes a nationally televised parade and numerous other events. The Test Gardens contain an amazing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I don't even like flowers, and the garden was a revelation. Completely delightful, with acres and acres of amazing roses in hundreds of varieties. It's a little tricky to get here, but absolutely worth the effort.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Rain or shine, the views from this beautiful hill atop Portland is a must see place any time of year, but of course it is most fragrant and fascinating during the early summer as the roses bloom and amazing scents fill the airi.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful place for a spring & summer visit. Beautiful flowers and views of Portland and Mt Hood. Outdoor stage, summer musicals and concerts.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A visit to Portland is not complete without visiting the rose gardens. Go during the blooming season, June at its best. It is free and has a great view of the city. The kids should enjoy it too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The International Rose Test Garden is filled with hundreds of rose, all in bloom during the summer months. It is well-maintained and walkable, although there is a staircase going down into the garden area that my mother had some difficulty with. It is a delightful gem, with a beautiful of Portland. The only drawback is meters have been added to... More 

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