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International Rose Test Garden

400 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5883
+1 503-823-3636
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The oldest official, continuously operated public rose test garden in the United States boasts more than 8,000 roses.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“full bloom” (244 reviews)
“washington park” (405 reviews)
“free attraction” (50 reviews)
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400 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5883
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+1 503-823-3636
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The shear volume of different rose plants was amazing. So many varieties and type that I had no idea existed made this a very enjoyable experience. The location next to the Japanese Garden made this area a great way to spend the day.

Thank Brad P
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went in July and even thought it was hot as hell, I'm glad we went when the roses were in full bloom. They roses were beautiful and they are right in the middle of gorgeous redwoods. It's a beautiful natural sight you don't get...More

Thank sdbooklover13
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the rose garden with some friends and their kids and loved it. We spent about a half hour exploring the grounds and enjoying the roses then visited some of the nearby parks to play with the kids. It’s a great...More

Thank Aaron J
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Reviewed 5 days ago

OMG this is a wonderful place. And when we visited yesterday it rained ever so slightly and every rose in bloom was rainwater kissed. My daughter's middle name is Rose and we were all taken with the beauty and variety of these magnificent flowers, even...More

Thank Thegoodegg
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I happened to drive by this garden while driving through Washington Park, so I made him stop for a while. He's not a fan of gardens, so I only had about 20 minutes to walk around, but it was beautiful. There are...More

Thank Stephanie G
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is right by the Japanese garden and so we were able to park just once. Not a huge space and lots of flat walking around it. Hundreds of varieties blooming all at once.

Thank apinnell
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The International Rose Test Garden contains a vast assortment of rose bushes, all of which were in bloom during my visit. I enjoyed seeing the different varieties and colors of flowers each bush produced. A gentle breeze delivered the sweet fragrance of roses throughout the...More

Thank ModestoLori
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you love roses, then this place should be on your bucket list. It is like a kingdom of splendid royal roses. You will not be disappointed...and it's free. You just walk in! Portland is known as "The City of Roses" and it is easy...More

Thank Guanch D
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I went on a recommendation from a friend. Don't get me wrong, it's beautiful there. Roses in every color of the rainbow. I went to see views of Portland. There are no views there. It's completely blocked by large trees. The aroma gets to be...More

Thank Rainbow8
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Our whole family enjoyed the gorgeous gardens of roses. It really reminded us of some of the parks in London. We went an hour before closing and that just a peaceful, beautiful time to go.

Thank ConBakDoug
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socntytiger
3 August 2018|
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Response from Judy G | Reviewed this property |
There should still be roses blooming, unless there is an early frost.
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Barbara H
28 June 2018|
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Response from rraschio | Reviewed this property |
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Joette H
14 May 2018|
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Response from Therese M | Reviewed this property |
Will not be blooming in November. Peak bloom is in late May through Summer. The Japanese garden is nearby, and it is always beautiful and interesting at all times of the year. Hope that helps.
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