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International Rose Test Garden

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Address: 400 Southwest Kingston Avenue, Portland, OR 97201
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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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International Rose Test Garden - what a place! A Must to see in Portland. Great memories, a lot of pictures.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

International Rose Test Garden - what a place! A Must to see in Portland. Great memories, a lot of pictures.

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Groveland, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I checked this out in February when off course nothing is blooming. I could still get a fee for the gardens and appreciate the heartfelt efforts that have gone into it. There are also great views down into Portland from the hill it sits atop. I hope to hit it in season the next time I visit Portland.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I went in February so no roses! Still enjoyed myself as it was quiet, green, actually interesting with all the naked rose bushes. I took lots of photos. Very pretty.

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Milwaukie, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice gardens & beautiful view of downtown Portland. Roses are beautiful when blooming. Too bad they started charging for parking.......

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Acres of gorgeous roses and free entrance - what more can I say? Make sure to come when the roses are in bloom, May-September, and bring a camera. The city vistas are unparalleled, as a bonus. Also, each variety of rose is labeled so that you can identify the ones that you like. The rest of the Washington Park attractions... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a beautiful rose garden with beautiful views of the city with Mt. Hood and St. Helens in the backdrop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beatiful rose garden with a nice view over Portland!! Beatiful flowers everywhere, loved it! :D Good for a nice walk . Was a bit cloudy when I visited the park but was very beatiful anyways :)

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located high in Portland's NW hills, the International Rose Test Gardens is definitely a must see location for visitors and an old favorite for locals. Portland is known as The City of Roses and hosts a summer event called the Rose Festival every June that includes a nationally televised parade and numerous other events. The Test Gardens contain an amazing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't even like flowers, and the garden was a revelation. Completely delightful, with acres and acres of amazing roses in hundreds of varieties. It's a little tricky to get here, but absolutely worth the effort.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rain or shine, the views from this beautiful hill atop Portland is a must see place any time of year, but of course it is most fragrant and fascinating during the early summer as the roses bloom and amazing scents fill the airi.

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