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International Rose Test Garden

400 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5883
+1 503-823-3636
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The oldest official, continuously operated public rose test garden in the United States boasts more than 8,000 roses.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“full bloom” (226 reviews)
“washington park” (376 reviews)
“free attraction” (47 reviews)
400 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5883
+1 503-823-3636
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The gardens are lovely, but we were out of season. Will be back when everything is blooming - But it was a great, quiet spot to do some walking.

Thank lindavanv39
Reviewed 4 days ago

Located in Washington Park on the West side of Portland, so the hours are dawn to dusk. No admission fee, but pay to park. (Japanese Garden is next door) There is also a gift shop with varied hours. The garden is actually a series of...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Even though there weren't many blooms left the layout of the garden was beautiful. Can't wait to come back and see it in full bloom

Thank Ruthann D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

When we went all the roses had been cut back . The Rose Garden are free and I’m sure when in full bloom it’s amazing. The gardens have stairs and Ramps you have to walk to navigate the gardens . There is a large amphitheater...More

Thank teamsteepanddeep
Reviewed 6 days ago

with tennis courts, beautiful roses, roses, roses, roses with fragrances forever such a great spot near the zoo and not to far from downtown

Thank batshitcrazynot
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this place with its many varieties of roses - stuck my nose in most of them for their lovely scents, and I wish that I had more than 2 hrs to spend there. Dedicate at least a half day to take it all in...More

Thank Bocain
Reviewed 1 week ago

There were lots of beautiful roses even in November. Gift shop was small and had a lot of nice items. Beautiful. Free

Thank Dawn H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the Max train to Washington Park and wandered through the trails until we reached this stunning garden. I had never seen anything like it, a must see if you are in Portland in the summer.

Thank Matthew H
Reviewed 1 week ago

June is probably the best month to land in these rose gardens, and if you're lucky enough to get a sunny day, there is not a prettier place to be. Be aware though, everyone else will be there too! Parking can be difficult, so I...More

Thank Haliwood P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful roses, grown in smaller beds so you can see each flower close up or admire the massed blooms. Lovely fragrance on some of the walk ways.

Thank Businessvoyager0
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8 June 2017|
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Response from Sy93063 | Reviewed this property |
In August, it opened at 7 or 7:30--check the website. Parking is fREE until 9:30am.
6 May 2017|
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Response from 679heidiw | Reviewed this property |
I seriously doubt it! We just have Lilacs that are blooming and rododendrums, and our nights are somewhere between 39-41 degrees! We've had a long, colder winter here. 🌹
19 April 2017|
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Response from bbaker5555 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you will see good bloom in September. There is bus service to Washington Park, also you can take BIG PINK. It is a hop on hop off open air tour bus that stops at the garden as well.