International Rose Test Garden

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9 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

An adventure in and of itself, is an amazing park to visit and explore, and it offers some of the best views of Mount Hood. Full review →


Condé Nast Traveler

If you've ever wondered how Portland got its "city of roses" nickname, wonder no more: its stunning International Rose Test Garden is stocked full of some 7,000 varieties beautiful blooms... Full review →


Fodor's Tick Choice

Despite the name, these grounds are not an experimental greenhouse laboratory, but rather three terraced gardens, set on 4 acres, where 10,000 bushes and 400 varieties of roses grow. Full review →


Frommer's 34

These are among the largest and oldest rose test gardens in the United States and are the only city-maintained test gardens to bestow awards on every year's best roses. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

These gardens practically gave Portland its 'Rose City' nickname. Full review →


Michelin Guide 53

Established in 1917, the oldest public rose test garden in the nation offers a dazzling display of Portland's favorite flower. About 8,000 roses representing 525 species grow in formal... Full review →


Not For Tourists

Yes it's gaudy, but locals secretly love it. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Sniff 500 varieties of roses that are being developed and evaluated for scent and color and can't be seen anywhere else in the world. Full review →



For some residents and visitors, this park is what Portland is about. High above the city, offering an eastern view of the skyline, the Willamette River and its bridges, the snowcapped... Full review →

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