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In spite of it not being the height of the season for roses, the number of varieties found at the International Rose Test Garden was astounding.
Beautiful grounds, lovely paths for strolling, and plenty of photo opportunities.
You shouldn't miss this park, even if you aren't a rose enthusiast. It is amazing. I think 55 varieties of roses on display throughout the gardens. Lost count of the number of roses. The colours and fragrances transport you through the meandering flower beds to...More
This garden is absolutely beautiful. I was amazed at how many different types of roses there are and the scents were lovely. This is a must see and do if visiting Portland. Would recommend a guided tour to learn about the testing, developing, and showing...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!