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Top garden recommendations from locals

Garden
“Many styles of gardens showcased in serene 5.5-acre space with waterfall, teahouse & mountain view.”
  • 379 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“A must visit spot for all lovers of roses and plants. Specially beautiful during Spring and Summer. ”
  • 256 locals recommend
Garden
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“This is undoubtedly one of Portland's treasures not to be missed. It occupies one city block downtown, a serene, tranquil place of utter beauty.”
  • 184 locals recommend
Garden
“The Rhododhendron gardens is beautifully landscaped and tranquil, and so pleasant to walk in any time of the year. There is excellent bird watching too, with ducks, geese, green herons, cormorants, red wing blackbirds, and the occasional water borne nutria and friendly squirrels. This is one of my favorite parks to come to when I don't want a huge hike, and need the tranquility of trees and water and wildlife. The garden is particularly spectacular in May when the rhododendrons are in full bloom, and in fall.”
  • 94 locals recommend
Playground
“The focal feature at Peninsula Park is The Rose Garden, a gorgeous display of Portland's official flower, which is meticulously maintained by Portland's Master Gardners and is frequently the site of professional photographer sittings and arts events. The entire park is a equally pleasant with large trees, wide curving walks, large open spaces, and a classic 1930's swimming pool cabana.”
  • 106 locals recommend
Playground
“This is great spot for a picnic, especially in the summer. Many Pedalpalopza rides either start or end here.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Only one mile down the hill, and always a lovely place to visit. Sits within the giant Washington Park (Trails, Zoo, Museums, Playgrounds, Japanese Garden).”
  • 45 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Because everyone loves roses, especially in the thousands. Expansive views of the city as well”
  • 40 locals recommend
Trail
“See the city from the beautiful waterfront areas of the Willamette River. Head East down burnside, and you will eventually get to the river and Waterfront park. Follow riverside walking paths and some of our easy-to-cross bridges, like Hawthorne, Burnside, Steel, and Tillikum bridges to get to the East side paths. You can walk varies routes as a loop, but wear good shoes, it can be a long walk from end to end.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Park
“unique place to walk and see historic houses and geometric street layout. Flower garden at center.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“A little strange, super cool and one of the best spots for a photo session. Less than a two hour drive along the Columbia River Gorge next to the Maryhill Museum. But, take the whole day to see Multnomah Falls and other sites along the way.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Garden
“I am located right next to the waterfront and it’s nice to take a walk or run down it ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“This funny neighborhood feature is a short walk away. Walking down Denver Avenue will take you through downtown Kenton (coffee, restaurants, library, shopping). Our kids love his "Big Boots" and "Looking up his nose." When we walk away they ask for "More Paul Bunyan!" Plus the Max will go by at some point and everyone can check out "the train!"”
  • 9 locals recommend
Garden
“It's a beautiful man made wetland with walking paths, waterfalls, and animals such as birds, frogs and turtles!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Garden
“Old Estate across the Willamette River from Milwaukie. Quiet nature walk. Free. views of river and Mt Hood.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Park
“Historic neighborhood. Verdant, tree-lined streets. A quaint roundabout and park in the center. Four charming rose gardens flank the center park to the north, south, east and west. Parks and rose gardens are great for picnics.”
  • 6 locals recommend