Portland has always been famous as ‘the city of roses’ because it has ideal weather conditions for growing roses.
Located in Southeast Portland, Rose Test Garden is Portland’s oldest rose garden housing more than 10,000 roses including 2,500 rhododendrons, azaleas, multiflora roses, Mr Lincoln, and many other rose species.
Though the park does not have any defined hiking trails, it has several walkways that help you explore every corner of the garden.
The best time to visit the Rose Test Garden is between February to June as this period is marked by rose blooms. As you stroll across the garden, you get to indulge in the mesmerizing views of Mount Hood and Downtown Portland.