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We were there last September and lucky for us it was the season of roses in full bloom so the garden were colourful and pretty. We can even smell the roses the moment we entered the garden and it was really lovely. There were a...More
Thousands of rose bushes of every conceivable type and color. Although the garden is somewhat divided into sections, it's pretty much just a big open area with row after row of roses. it's definitely worth a stop if you are visiting Portland during season, but...More
We were fortunate to find a hotel just one light rail stop from the shuttle that takes you to the gardens. We visited twice and were so impressed with the layout, variety, and freedom found while strolling through. I found the “Shakespeare Garden” a bit...More
It’s often hard to park. Better to take a bus. Don’t go too early in summer on in winter for best viewing. Nothing here in winter. Early spring and few flowers are blooming yet. Best to go during rose festival or a little later.
Visited in mid-November which is too late to see much roses. Most are definitely gone so it is a lot of bare bushes. You can tell the layout and structure is such that it would be beautiful during summer, so we'd like to revisit if...More
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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!