International Rose Test Garden

850 SW Rose Garden Way, Portland, Oregon 97205, United States

(503) 227-7033

Mon - Sun: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The primary purpose of this garden is to serve as a testing ground for new rose varieties. The City of Portland Gold Medal Awards are issued annually to the best introductions. The first “Gold Medal” rose award was given in 1919, making it the oldest rose testing program of its kind in the United States. Portland is the only North American city to issue such awards. These award winning varieties are planted in the Gold Medal Garden.

The terrace above the Shakespeare garden was originally planted in old garden roses. By 1959, so many Gold Award roses had crept into the terrace that it became known as the Gold Award Garden and the old garden roses were moved to another area of the garden.

With the support of the Portland Rose Society, today’s Gold Medal Garden was constructed in 1969 commemorating 50 years of Gold Medal awards in the City of Roses. In 1991, the Portland Rose Society donated the garden’s gazebo, a popular spot for weddings and a vantage point from which to view the roses.

Visited 933 times, 1 Visits today

Related Listings

Seattle Art Museum

206.654.3100

Seattle Art Museum, 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA, United States

MON–TUE: CLOSED WED: 10AM-5PM THUR: 10AM-9PM FRI–SUN: 10AM-5PM

One great museum. Three awesome locations: Seattle Art Museum, Asian Art Museum & Olympic Sculpture Park. Read More

Gum Wall, Pike Place Market, Seattle, WA

(206) 587-2414

1428 Post Alley, Seattle, WA, United States

New patrons waiting in line outside of Unexpected Productions’ Market Theater may be startled by what they see on the front wall of the theater: designs made by thousands of pieces of chewed gum. The wall began more respectably. Read More

The Oregon Vortex

(541) 855-1543

4303 Sardine Creek Left Fork Road, Gold Hill, Oregon 97525

Open Every Day - Seven Days a Week March 1st through October 31st Hours of Operation: March, April, May, September, October - Open 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM June, July, August - Open 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The Oregon Vortex is a glimpse of a strange world where the improbable is the commonplace and everyday physical facts are reversed. It is an area of naturally occurring visual and perceptual phenomena, which can be captured on film. Read More