The panoramic, French-style Peninsula Park Rose Garden is one of Portland’s most stunning formal rose gardens, and the only sunken rose garden in Oregon.
We love it year-round, but early June is our favorite time to visit, when buds are just opening and blooms take on a luminous glow against the pale, often overcast sky.
Located in the historic Piedmont neighborhood of North Portland, the century old Peninsula Park Rose Garden is Portland’s first public rose garden and the original site of the Portland Rose Festival celebration.
The garden’s grand fountain and stately bandstand are perfect back drops for the 5,000 roses that grace the park.
Wide, brick walkways, ramps, and grassy paths ensure easy access for all visitors.
The City of Roses official rose, Madame Caroline Testout, which was planted lavishly along city streets in the early 1900s, now makes its home in the garden.
Check out the video tour of our recent visit.
Peninsula Park Rose Garden is located at 700 N Rosa Parks Way.