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International Rose Test Garden

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Address: 400 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5883
Phone Number: +1 503-823-3636
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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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Love roses - you must go!

This is a must see when in Portland (during rose season). It will have you stunned as to how many roses there are. And don't forget to take the time to stop and smell them! Great... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must see when in Portland (during rose season). It will have you stunned as to how many roses there are. And don't forget to take the time to stop and smell them! Great place for a romantic picnic at off peak times.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited once in the spring. Took hundreds of pictures, nearly all of them not worth keeping cause I'm a lousy photographer with an iPhone. But the roses! That rose smell in a hundred variations. If you're into flowers, it's a must see. One warning: the car next to ours was full of luggage for a family heading to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

On a trellised landscape are rows and rows of roses. This is a true treat of the beauty of Portland; it is the rose city afterall. So many kinds and some are hard to imagine that they are in the rose family. It is free you know.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

December is certainly not the best time to visit the garden as only a few hardy blooms remain. But I can image this would be wonderful in another season.

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I was amazed that a few roses were in bloom in December. A couple areas of the garden are fragrant. Wonderful sunrise experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited Portland in August during the 'dry season'. The Rose Gardens were about a 30 minute walk from our hotel (The Benson). So obviously we paid no parking and this was a completely free attraction for us. There were a lot of people but everyone seemed respectful. Lots of picture takers, and I agree it is worth bringing your... More 

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Visited a few times this summer with husband and visiting family. Beautiful garden right within the city. Fun to read up on the history and all the different rose names.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a veritable rosegasm up in that place. They got more roses than a supermarket although you can't take them home.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

unfortunately, arrived at closing time so sorta , had to run through this totally beautiful beguiling place of beauty.... even at dusk, even in the pouring rain, even as they are locking up behind you....GO!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The rose test garden is an unexpected gem right next to the dazzling city center. A walk in the xalm and soothing atmosphere was greatly appreciated after all my traveling, and I really enjoyed the variety of colors and types of roses - including some that I had never seen before. I am most certain it is even more beautiful... More 

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