Best gardens in Portland

Check out the top gardens in Portland, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Portland Japanese Garden
1. Portland Japanese Garden
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395 local reviews
611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 503-223-1321
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Steve
You won’t find a place more beautiful than the Portland Japanese Garden. The impeccably-manicured attraction…
Victor & Jodi
Just up the hill from the Rose Garden, Portland’s 5.5-acre Japanese Garden is composed of five distinct garden…
Debbie
Recently renovated and now has a bonzai tree tiny garden, a beautiful place to have tea in what feels like a…
1. Portland Japanese Garden
1. Portland Japanese Garden
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395 local reviews
611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 503-223-1321
Steve
Steve
You won’t find a place more beautiful than the Portland Japanese Garden. The impeccably-manicured attraction features stone gardens,…
Victor & Jodi
Victor & Jodi
Just up the hill from the Rose Garden, Portland’s 5.5-acre Japanese Garden is composed of five distinct garden styles. Influenced by Shinto,…
Debbie
Debbie
Recently renovated and now has a bonzai tree tiny garden, a beautiful place to have tea in what feels like a tree house, and more. One of…
2. Washington Park
2. Washington Park
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194 local reviews
4033 Southwest Canyon Road, Portland
Closed · Opens 5:00 AM
+1 503-319-0999
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Amy
My favorite place in Portland. Walking trails wind through towering trees, leading to various peaceful spots…
Tj
The park is a total of 410 acres and includes the zoo, forestry museum, arboretum, children's museum, rose…
Carol
Washington Park is a great place, central to multiple attractions including: International Test Rose Gardens,…
2. Washington Park
2. Washington Park
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194 local reviews
4033 Southwest Canyon Road, Portland
Closed · Opens 5:00 AM
+1 503-319-0999
Amy
Amy
My favorite place in Portland. Walking trails wind through towering trees, leading to various peaceful spots throughout the park. This park…
Tj
Tj
The park is a total of 410 acres and includes the zoo, forestry museum, arboretum, children's museum, rose garden, Japanese garden,…
Carol
Carol
Washington Park is a great place, central to multiple attractions including: International Test Rose Gardens, Portland Japanese Gardens,…
3. Lan Su Chinese Garden
3. Lan Su Chinese Garden
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184 local reviews
239 NW Everett St, Portland
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 503-228-8131
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Naomi
If you love gardens as I do this is a must-see. It's so calming to wander the paths of this peaceful…
Cedric
The Lan Su (兰苏) Chinese Gardens were installed around 2000 in a gritty part of town (Old town). This is a 30…
Bill And Gretchen
Lan Su Chinese Garden, formerly the Portland Classical Chinese Garden and titled the Garden of Awakening…
3. Lan Su Chinese Garden
3. Lan Su Chinese Garden
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184 local reviews
239 NW Everett St, Portland
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 503-228-8131
Naomi
Naomi
If you love gardens as I do this is a must-see. It's so calming to wander the paths of this peaceful pint-sized garden. How they fit a…
Cedric
Cedric
The Lan Su (兰苏) Chinese Gardens were installed around 2000 in a gritty part of town (Old town). This is a 30 minute walk from Stella; the…
Bill And Gretchen
Bill And Gretchen
Lan Su Chinese Garden, formerly the Portland Classical Chinese Garden and titled the Garden of Awakening Orchids, is a walled Chinese…
4. International Rose Test Garden
4. International Rose Test Garden
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242 local reviews
400 SW Kingston Ave, Portland
Closed · Opens 7:30 AM
+1 503-823-3636
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John
With over 7,000 rose bushes, 700+ varieties spread over more than 4.5 acres, the garden is an international…
Aviva & David
Unofficially known as the Portland Rose Garden, this is the oldest official continuously operated public rose…
Amanda
One of Portland's nicknames is the City of Roses, and this town has long been an incubator for the scented…
4. International Rose Test Garden
4. International Rose Test Garden
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242 local reviews
400 SW Kingston Ave, Portland
Closed · Opens 7:30 AM
+1 503-823-3636
John
John
With over 7,000 rose bushes, 700+ varieties spread over more than 4.5 acres, the garden is an international repository. The idea for the…
Aviva & David
Aviva & David
Unofficially known as the Portland Rose Garden, this is the oldest official continuously operated public rose test garden in the US and…
Amanda
Amanda
One of Portland's nicknames is the City of Roses, and this town has long been an incubator for the scented beauties. In 1917, the Rose…
5. Peninsula Park
5. Peninsula Park
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119 local reviews
Peninsula Park, Portland
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David
The following historical information is from the City of Portland's Parks and Recreation Website: "Designed…
Dale
The focal feature at Peninsula Park is The Rose Garden, a gorgeous display of Portland's official flower,…
Aurora
Idyllic city park. This place gets a lot of use, from families having BBQs to the wonderful public pool, to…
5. Peninsula Park
5. Peninsula Park
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119 local reviews
Peninsula Park, Portland
David
David
The following historical information is from the City of Portland's Parks and Recreation Website: "Designed in 1912 as a French-style…
Dale
Dale
The focal feature at Peninsula Park is The Rose Garden, a gorgeous display of Portland's official flower, which is meticulously maintained…
Aurora
Aurora
Idyllic city park. This place gets a lot of use, from families having BBQs to the wonderful public pool, to the picturesque tango dancing in…
6. Peninsula Park Rose Garden
6. Peninsula Park Rose Garden
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39 local reviews
700 N Rosa Parks Way, Portland
Closed · Opens 5:00 AM
+1 503-823-2525
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Justin And JT
This is one of our favorite parks in Portland because it's a little less known compared to the International…
Amber
Playground, splash pad, community outdoor pool (only open in the summer), and home to the smaller, less…
Kirk & Abi
Half of this city park is a beautiful rose garden with a large fountain and lovely paths throughout it. Also…
6. Peninsula Park Rose Garden
6. Peninsula Park Rose Garden
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39 local reviews
700 N Rosa Parks Way, Portland
Closed · Opens 5:00 AM
+1 503-823-2525
Justin And JT
Justin And JT
This is one of our favorite parks in Portland because it's a little less known compared to the International Rose Garden on the west side of…
Amber
Amber
Playground, splash pad, community outdoor pool (only open in the summer), and home to the smaller, less crowded rose garden in Portland than…
Kirk & Abi
Kirk & Abi
Half of this city park is a beautiful rose garden with a large fountain and lovely paths throughout it. Also featuring a gazebo, large…
7. Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden
7. Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden
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91 local reviews
5801 SE 28th Ave, Portland
Closed · Opens 6:00 AM
+1 503-771-8386
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Peter
Garden Hours April 1-September 30: 6:00am-10:00pm October 1-March 31: 6:00am-6:00pm The more than 2,500…
Yascha & Ali
This is an incredible garden - come once the rhodedenrons are in bloom (spring and summer). It is picturesque…
Maggie
This little sanctuary is a very special place! Surrounded by small lakes, this garden boasts some of the most…
7. Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden
7. Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden
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91 local reviews
5801 SE 28th Ave, Portland
Closed · Opens 6:00 AM
+1 503-771-8386
Peter
Peter
Garden Hours April 1-September 30: 6:00am-10:00pm October 1-March 31: 6:00am-6:00pm The more than 2,500 rhododendrons, azaleas, and…
Yascha & Ali
Yascha & Ali
This is an incredible garden - come once the rhodedenrons are in bloom (spring and summer). It is picturesque - you will take a walk through…
Maggie
Maggie
This little sanctuary is a very special place! Surrounded by small lakes, this garden boasts some of the most beautiful rhododendrons I've…
8. The Grotto
8. The Grotto
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64 local reviews
8840 NE Skidmore St, Portland
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+1 503-254-7371
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Lori
Only five minutes from Portland International Airport, this 62-acre Roman Catholic sanctuary, founded by the…
Kymm
This serene wooded 62 acre sanctuary features lush botanical gardens. It has 2 levels and the $5 admission to…
Larry & Paula
The Grotto is a shrine and a botanical garden in a 62-acre land. Entrance is free but donations are welcome. …
8. The Grotto
8. The Grotto
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64 local reviews
8840 NE Skidmore St, Portland
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+1 503-254-7371
Lori
Lori
Only five minutes from Portland International Airport, this 62-acre Roman Catholic sanctuary, founded by the Servites, is a peaceful retreat…
Kymm
Kymm
This serene wooded 62 acre sanctuary features lush botanical gardens. It has 2 levels and the $5 admission to go up the elevator is worth it…
Larry & Paula
Larry & Paula
The Grotto is a shrine and a botanical garden in a 62-acre land. Entrance is free but donations are welcome. It is a Catholic shrine and…
9. McMenamins Edgefield
9. McMenamins Edgefield
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77 local reviews
2126 SW Halsey St, Troutdale
+1 503-669-8610
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Piper
From the site: "Historic Edgefield, built in 1911 as the county poor farm, is a destination resort in the…
Felicia
"Historic Edgefield, built in 1911 as the county poor farm, is a destination resort in the Pacific Northwest…
Tamara
It's difficult to select a category because there is so much to do/see/eat/drink here! With several onsite…
9. McMenamins Edgefield
9. McMenamins Edgefield
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77 local reviews
2126 SW Halsey St, Troutdale
+1 503-669-8610
Piper
Piper
From the site: "Historic Edgefield, built in 1911 as the county poor farm, is a destination resort in the Pacific Northwest that blends…
Felicia
Felicia
"Historic Edgefield, built in 1911 as the county poor farm, is a destination resort in the Pacific Northwest that blends Oregon's natural…
Tamara
Tamara
It's difficult to select a category because there is so much to do/see/eat/drink here! With several onsite bars, restaurants, a movie…
10. Pittock Mansion
10. Pittock Mansion
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293 local reviews
3229 NW Pittock Dr, Portland
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 503-823-3623
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Sharon
FIRST STOP: A short 10 to 15 minute uphill walk from your front door via NW Monte Vista Terrace is PITTOCK…
Erin
Tour is well worth it. The original owner was a founder of portland and turned it from a lumber town to a…
Gary And Debra
Yes you can tour the house and yes it's pretty cool. But the view (at least when the trees are trimmed) is…
10. Pittock Mansion
10. Pittock Mansion
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293 local reviews
3229 NW Pittock Dr, Portland
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 503-823-3623
Sharon
Sharon
FIRST STOP: A short 10 to 15 minute uphill walk from your front door via NW Monte Vista Terrace is PITTOCK MANSION at 3229 N.W. Pittock…
Erin
Erin
Tour is well worth it. The original owner was a founder of portland and turned it from a lumber town to a thriving metropolis. Many…
Gary And Debra
Gary And Debra
Yes you can tour the house and yes it's pretty cool. But the view (at least when the trees are trimmed) is the best part. It's up there…
11. International Rose Test Garden
11. International Rose Test Garden
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40 local reviews
International Rose Test Garden, Portland
+1 503-238-7433
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Naomi
To really see Portland, start here. From the vantage point on the hill you will get a real feel for Portland…
Steve
The Rose Test Garden in Portland's Washington Park was founded in 1917 and is the oldest continuously operated…
Lisa
No summer passes without a summer trip to the rose garden with a packed brunch and a blanket. I love to wander…
11. International Rose Test Garden
11. International Rose Test Garden
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40 local reviews
International Rose Test Garden, Portland
+1 503-238-7433
Naomi
Naomi
To really see Portland, start here. From the vantage point on the hill you will get a real feel for Portland. It is free, and during…
Steve
Steve
The Rose Test Garden in Portland's Washington Park was founded in 1917 and is the oldest continuously operated public rose test garden in…
Lisa
Lisa
No summer passes without a summer trip to the rose garden with a packed brunch and a blanket. I love to wander through the roses in their…
12. Washington Park International Rose Test Garden
12. Washington Park International Rose Test Garden
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45 local reviews
Washington Park International Rose Test Garden, Portland
Closed · Opens 7:30 AM
+1 503-823-3636
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Terie & Aaron
Placed in the center of Washington Park, one of the largest in-city parks in the United States, The Rose…
Brad
You could spend a day. The park itself has a rose garden and spectacular view of Mt. Hood, but also play…
Mark
Stunning view of the city and a world class rose test garden. If you like roses, this is the place for you…
12. Washington Park International Rose Test Garden
12. Washington Park International Rose Test Garden
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45 local reviews
Washington Park International Rose Test Garden, Portland
Closed · Opens 7:30 AM
+1 503-823-3636
Terie & Aaron
Terie & Aaron
Placed in the center of Washington Park, one of the largest in-city parks in the United States, The Rose Garden is a Victorian style…
Brad
Brad
You could spend a day. The park itself has a rose garden and spectacular view of Mt. Hood, but also play structure, tennis courts, &…
Mark
Mark
Stunning view of the city and a world class rose test garden. If you like roses, this is the place for you (especially in June, when they're…