International Rose Test Garden, Portland, Oregon

20 Mentions on Trippy

International Rose Test Garden

850 Southwest Rose Garden Way

Portland, OR 97205

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(503) 823-3636

  • 4 mentions in Nature-y spots in Portland

    • Tiffany W.

      Tiffany W. said, "...If the weather is clear, go to the International Rose Test Garden. Not only is it beautiful, but it's up on the hill and has a gorgeous view of Mt. Hood. It's part of a huge park area that includes the Oregon Zoo..." See More

    • J S.

      J S. said, "...for locations close to Downtown Portland you could check out Washington Park which includes International Rose Test Garden (nice view on a clear day), Japanese Gardens and the Oregon Zoo . Council Crest Park also has a wonderful view of the city and surrounding..." See More

    • Nancy M.

      Nancy M. said, "... International Rose Test Garden which segues into Hoyt Arboretum . Beware! No more free parking at Rose garden. You can get there by Max Train though. Take train from the Portland Zoo! It goes through the woods. East side has Mt. Tabor Park ...." See More

    • Giuliana K.

      Giuliana K. said, "...The International Rose Test Garden has a hill-top view of the city. Close by are the Japanese Gardens as well. Enjoy!..." See More

  • 3 mentions in Visiting in July for 5 days with my boyfriend, where and what must we do?

    • Brianne S.

      Brianne S. said, "...the Portland area, my brother currently lives there. Here are a few of his suggestions: City sites include Washington Park, the International Rose Test Garden the Japanese Gardens, the Pearl District (the first Thursday of the month), the Alberta Arts District (the last Thursday..." See More

    • Tiffany W.

      Tiffany W. said, "...a day or longer if you want to do one of the longer hikes and camp. Do go and see the International Rose Test Garden. It's free and has amazing views of Mt. Hood. That being said, if you have time, drive up..." See More

    • Aaron P.

      Aaron P. said, "...If you don't want to rent a car, Forest Park is a good option in the city. Also the Japanese Gardens, International Rose Test Garden, Laurelhurst Park are in-city options. As for beer, there are even more options! Cascade Brewing Barrel House has..." See More

  • 2 mentions in Best free things to do in Portland?

    • Brian H.

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      Brian H. said, "... International Rose Test Garden is a great free activity, especially right now when flowers are starting to bloom. If you are around on the weekend, free activities includes going to the Portland Saturday Market or the Downtown Farmers Market near Portland State University. If..." See More

    • Alyce M.

      Alyce M. said, "...Hiking near the Oregon Zoo is beautiful! You can also visit the International Rose Test Garden with a beautiful view of downtown Portland and Mt Hood. The Wildwood Trail is an easy trail that takes about an hour. It is in Forest Park. You..." See More

  • 2 mentions in Places to see in Portland

    • Valerie F.

      Valerie F. said, "...PodsGo cheese tasting at The Cheese Bar in BelmontGo urban wine tastingEnjoy a spa dayExplore Hoyt Arboretum and Mt TaborSee the International Rose Test Garden (near the Japanese Gardens)Catch movie and a dinner at McMenamins Bagdad Theatre & Pub (it's an experience!)Stroll through the..." See More

    • Tiffany W.

      Tiffany W. said, "...a really cool bookstore. If this is your first trip, you should head to the hills above Portland and see the International Rose Test Garden. They are stunning and provide the best views of Portland and Mount Hood. The Japanese Gardens and zoo..." See More

  • 2 mentions in Heading to Portland, OR...need some advice about the must see areas??

    • Tiffany W.

      Tiffany W. said, "...a fun place to browse, shop, and eat. Head to the hill above Portland to see the Japanese Gardens and the International Rose Test Garden. The rose gardens are free, gorgeous, and have views of Mt Hood. If you rent a car and..." See More

    • Tyler B.

      Tyler B. said, "...natural preserve called Forest Park(ample hiking, running, and riding) If you have time (depending on time of year, check out the International Rose Test Garden, the Chinese Garden Restaurant & Lounge, and the Hoyt Arboretum) ... If you venture to the east side..." See More

  • 1 mention in Seattle and Portland! What are hidden gems in these cities?

    • Tracy A.

      Tracy A. said, "...Mansion is a fun tour (though the view in November might not be great due to cloud cover). Also don't miss International Rose Test Garden Powell's City of Books. The Country Cat Dinner House & Barand The Observatory also have delicious food, and for..." See More

  • 1 mention in Family w/ 3 boys looking for unique portland experience

    • Elliott L.

      Elliott L. said, "...to one of the many trails that crisscross this vast urban green space. . . * Sniff the roses at the International Rose Test Garden. Your kids will be wowed by the spectacle of tens of thousands of roses in all shapes and..." See More

  • 1 mention in Oregon in the spring- where is the best place to visit?

    • Tiffany W.

      Tiffany W. said, "...quaint, and has some great food.See the parks on the hill above the city with great views of Mt. Hood. The International Rose Test Garden is a must, but if you like gardens and have time, also explore the Japanese Gardens. Daytrips from Portland:..." See More

  • 1 mention in Memorial Day Weekend in Portland. What to do/where to stay?

    • Tiffany W.

      Tiffany W. said, "...went there as a kid) and is just very Portland. If you like outdoor stuff and great views, go to the International Rose Test Garden and the nearby Japanese Gardens on the hill. The Rose gardens are free and have a great view of..." See More

  • 1 mention in What are good cities to live in if I wanted to live near mountains?

    • Tiffany W.

      Tiffany W. said, "...Museum, an incredible hands-on science center/museum. The beautiful Oregon Zoo is up on the hill near the Japanese Gardens and the International Rose Test Garden (the rose garden is free and has a great view of Mt. Hood). Portland has tons of free concerts..." See More

  • 1 mention in Romantic weekend trip in Portland

    • Courtney P. K.

      Courtney P. K. said, "...specific ideas for things to do: Rent bikes and explore! Try Everybody's Bike Rentals. Take a walk in the gardens. The International Rose Test Garden, Japanese Gardens, or Lan Su Chinese Garden are all good choices. Drinks in a quiet, dark place like..." See More

  • 1 mention in Spots for nature lovers around Portland?

    • Shannon S.

      Shannon S. said, "...Definitely spend some time wandering Forest Park, you can walk the trails right into the International Rose Test Garden. If you have a car I'd suggest taking the scenic drive to Multnomah Falls...." See More