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Portland Gardens

Whether you're a plant enthusiast or just looking for beautiful places to relax and take pictures, you’ll find plenty to explore in the “City of Roses.” Portland’s gardens are some of its most popular attractions. Get started with these five, including the most authentic Chinese and Japanese gardens in the U.S., special test gardens for roses and rhododendrons, and a unique cliffside shrine. Cover image by Wendy Cutler is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

  • 1.

    Portland Japanese Garden

    Portland Japanese Garden

    “The most beautiful and authentic Japanese garden in the world outside of Japan.”

  • 2.

    The Grotto

    The Grotto

    A shrine embedded in a cliff, surrounded by 16 acres of gardens and sculpture.

  • 3.

    Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

    Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

    A hidden gem for rhododendron fans, bird-watchers, and photographers.

  • 4.

    Lan Su Chinese Garden

    Lan Su Chinese Garden

    Experience Chinese plants and culture in an authentic Ming Dynasty-inspired garden.

  • 5.

    International Rose Test Garden

    International Rose Test Garden

    Find out which roses have what it takes to be part of your garden.

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