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“A Portland Must See”

International Rose Test Garden
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US$60.00*
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Best of Portland City Afternoon Tour
Ranked #1 of 445 things to do in Portland
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Owner description: The oldest official, continuously operated public rose test garden in the United States boasts more than 8,000 roses.
Vancouver, Washington
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62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A Portland Must See”
Reviewed 1 December 2013

If you are visiting Portland or you live in Portland, the Rose Garden is a must see. I go a few times during the season and it always looks different. When you go on a sunny day, there is a gorgeous view of Mt. Hood. The Oregon Zoo, The Japanese Garden, The Rose Garden and a children's play area are all in Washington Park.

Visited September 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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“Rose City”
Reviewed 26 November 2013

Most beautiful during the spring and summer but even on my last trip in October there were still roses in bloom. Every type and scent of rose you could think of. You can get ideas of what you want to plant in your own yard. There is a free tour by very knowledgeable tour guides that can answer all your rose related questions. There is an area where the kids can run and play, take in a summer concert or have a picnic.

Visited October 2013
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oregon
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“beautiful”
Reviewed 26 November 2013

it's always a beautiful place to visit. it's amazing that it's free. each rose is more beautiful than the next.

Visited December 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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15 reviews
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“Roses with a city view”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

An enormous rose test garden free for your enjoyment just across from the Japanese garden a with the best downtown views available. Best viewed in the summer and fall.

Visited September 2013
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Oregon
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“Roses with a view”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Spend a few hours in the summer among a wonder bunch of roses, roses, roses! One of the best views of the city and Mt. Hood, with, (guess what?) roses in the foreground.

Visited June 2013
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