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Peninsula Park and Rose Gardens

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Beautiful Roses Galore!

Wow! The rose gardens were spectacular! Not sure if September is always the best blooming season... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
San Ramon, California
Portland Treasure

This park is not only beautiful year round, it was the original Portland Test Rose Garden. It has a... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2019
Crystal N
Portland, Oregon
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700 N Rosa Parks Way, Portland, OR 97217-2064
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! The rose gardens were spectacular! Not sure if September is always the best blooming season but my family that just moved to Portland said there were more roses in September than in May/June. A definite must do when in Portland!

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Karin203
Reviewed 16 January 2019

This park is not only beautiful year round, it was the original Portland Test Rose Garden. It has a long history in Portland. Beautiful for picnics, summer splash and play, bundled up swingsetting in the winter and fun pool for city summer fun! One of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Crystal N
Reviewed 15 October 2018

I grew up in this park enjoying jam sessions, skating, swimming, drill team, basketball, softball with my Jefferson High School, and just hanging out with other teens. Today its still the same. The beautiful smell and sights of roses. The water fountain you can sit...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Smoothmimi
Reviewed 3 October 2018

A wonderful place to spend an afternoon. The roses are magnificent and the park is well maintained. It’s worth repeated return visits.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank REG1966MHS
Reviewed 3 October 2018

The roses were in bloom. The colors and fragrances were amazing. It was a beautiful day with light puffy clouds and uncrowded paths.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Roger M
Reviewed 17 September 2018

This Rose Garden is the real star of Peninsula Park. Every summer and beginning of fall the rose garden is at its height of beauty. You will see kids running around, dogs playing in the rows of flowers and photographers snapping pictures for engagement photos....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank jessicamS5720EH
Reviewed 11 September 2018

The hop on and hop off bus left us off right at the rose gardens. So many roses in bloom and colors I didn't even know about. Easy to walk around with restrooms and venders along side gardens. Nice views of Mt. Hood.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank adp-retired
Reviewed 30 August 2018

We could not get enough of the beautiful roses and the striking colors!!! Such beauty was almost too much. the sparkles of dew added more beauty. Definitely a "GO-AGAIN!!!!!"

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank mvh2018
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Roses of all colors and types. Wonderful walking paths and plenty of parking. A photographers wonderland. Statues pop up in hidden places and alongside benches. Refreshments available. Need GPS, difficult to find.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank stefanl656
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Very special park. Gorgeous rose gardens with beautiful scenery and backdrops. A pretty gazebo. Lots of good spots to take photos. Could really see this being a nice wedding venue. And then adjacent to the rose garden is a big field where there's a really...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank bigfinklefan
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Response from Lillian Silja B | Reviewed this property |
Soon there will be rhododendrons, but the lovely roses should be at their best in May, June, and July depending on how hot summer will be. I was there in Sept and there were still pretty roses, but I think June is best to... More