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Peninsula Park and Rose Gardens

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Address: 700 North Rosa Parks Way, Portland, OR 97217
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+1 503-823-2525

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Possible better than the test garden

There is parking, and full park and the stunningly beautiful displays of arranged rose bushes and other plants and trees. Well worth a visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rachael V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is parking, and full park and the stunningly beautiful displays of arranged rose bushes and other plants and trees. Well worth a visit.

Thank Rachael V
Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are not in shape, recommend taking public transportation. I hiked from the Convention Center to the Rose Garden on a lovely day. Such beautiful roses and the view of Mt. Hood. Remarkable!

Thank Wanda O
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This rose garden is the original rose test garden in Portland, before the Rose garden current location in Washington Park. Although the current location can't be beat for beauty in a large, scenic park (many Portland postcard pics taken here). The Peninsula Park location still retains the old neighborhood feel. Yes, the park is viewed by many to be unsafe... More 

Thank RunningM
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

If you like roses like I do then you will think this place is a chunk of heaven here on earth but you are still in Portland.

Thank Alzor S
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Lovely rose garden in a very accessible and easy to find place. This was the first of the rose gardens in Portland and many would argue that it's still the best. Great fountain in the middle that kids love to stick their toes into. Great place to visit if you love gardens and flowers.

Thank Margo G
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Bring your camera, bring your nose, and enjoy! This is a wonderful place to get up close with some beautiful roses. I took so many pictures! You will love the gorgeous roses, they are truly beautiful and smell phenomenal.

Thank mary198028
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

This is a beautiful rose garden. Laid out well; lots of flowers and places to relax. Love the view. Definitely worth seeing.

Thank bunkl
Edwards, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

This park area is great to stroll around and literally take time to "smell the roses". It's up on a hill just outside of the city, so on a clear day, the views are great. The Japanese Gardens are just across the street - also a great stop when in the area!!

Thank Michele H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Peninsula Park has the largest rose garden other than the Portland test gardens. Paths allow you to stroll and admire the drifts of color. It's a sunken garden so the perfume is intense on a sunny day. Beautiful fountain, old gazebo. And on the other side, an extensive playground for the children. What a lovely park!

Thank Caroline K
Long Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The rose garden was beautiful. There is a lot of walking and a lot of stairs to manage, so wear comfortable shoes. They have a wonderful variety of roses and other plants and flowers as well. The view of the city from the top terrace is great. There is a an open air amphitheater that looks like a great place... More 

Thank Surftoker

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