Did you ever wish to find yourself surrounded by roses as far as the eye can see? Well, that’s exactly what you get when you visit the Portland International Rose Test Garden. Across 4.5 acres, this garden is home to over 650 different types of roses. Oh, and the best part? It’s completely free to visit! the city of Portland even has a free shuttle that can take you to all of the different landmarks in Portland, including this stunning rose garden.
Portland had become known as the rose city, and decided to start the rose garden as a safe haven for hybrid roses being imported from Europe in the early 1900s. The garden was opened in 1917, and celebrated its centennial in August of 2017. The garden is located in Washington Park, and is one of Portland’s most popular tourist attractions.
You could spend an entire afternoon strolling through a rainbow of hundreds of different types of roses, all while learning about the different varieties. Not to mention, the wonderful scents of the roses make for a magical experience.
Not only is the garden itself impressive, but while you are entering the garden you get fantastic views of downtown Portland & Mt. Hood
International Rose Test Garden
Washington Park, 400 S.W. Kingston Ave., Portland, OR 97221