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We visited in mid-March when few things were blooming. From our walk around the gardens it was abundantly clear this is a special space that deserves attention during the right time of the year.
Parking for us was easy, but I would imagine not so...More
The International Rose Test Garden is in close proximity to Portland’s Japanese Garden. While fall has no roses in bloom, the grounds are well manicured and beautiful to walk around. The gardens also showcase the names of every award winning rose dating back to the...More
Love the location and the city view. Variety of the roses is an amazing quantity. Parking is busy around the weekend so you can park in the city and walk there like 0.5 mls uphill. We parked on Burnsride st.
Fun place to visit is...More
High in the West Hills, it offers beautiful views of Portland. It is next to the Japanese Gardens, which are also very nice, making it a nice 2 in one trip. The variety of roses being grown here is mind-numbing.
Unfortunately, visiting the Rose Garden at the beginning of November is too late to see the beautiful roses. If you are planning to visit, I would recommend going at the beginning of October at the latest.
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Unfortunately most of the roses will no longer be in bloom. However it is still a beautiful garden with a smaller part of the garden called the Shakespeare Garden that has other kinds of plants and flowers that may still be... More
Unfortunately most of the roses will no longer be in bloom. However it is still a beautiful garden with a smaller part of the garden called the Shakespeare Garden that has other kinds of plants and flowers that may still be in bloom. There is also a lovely view of part of downtown Portland plus a walk of metal plates in the ground for each Portland Rose Festival Queen (all seniors in high school going on to college when they were crowned) for the last 100 - 115 years. This gorgeous 5-10 acre Portland Washington Park Rose Test Garden is located in the forested area of The West Hills with a beautiful natural Japanese Garden ($9-$11) just up from the Rose Garden on the other side of the tennis courts. There is also a nice Rose Gift Shop worth seeing at the Rose Garden. About a mile up a beautiful forest walk or drive from the Rose a garden is the very nice Portland Zoo ($11 - $15). It may be overcast and rainy in a November, but the natural forest there with all I have mentioned is beautiful any time of year. The Pittock Mansion a mile or two away off Burnside Avenue is well worth a long steep uphill hike or a beautiful drive too. It is about ($10-$15). Spectacular view of Portland from this 100 year old stunning mansion! These are all some of the most beautiful parts of Portland. Portland is the City of Roses and Washington Park is the largest natural forest within the city limits of any city in the USA. Please come to Portland and breathe in the fresh, clean air in Washington Park, enjoy the view, and see how magical a forest within a city can be. You won’t be disappointed!