Thursday, July 7, 2011

International Rose Test Garden

One of my absolute favorite parts of living in downtown Portland is the ability we have to walk to so many amazing places. Twenty minutes in any direction and you stumble upon something beautiful. Last Friday, we decided to take advantage of the gloriously warm weather and walk up to the Rose Test Garden in Washington Park (and cross another thing off the to-do list!). The roses were in full bloom and everything was so gorgeous. Photos don't even come close to doing this place justice, but I snapped some anyways. Hope you enjoy!


{Photos © Liz Denfeld}

21 comments:

  1. so many of the things you post remind me of places in california, but i guess that kinda makes sense since they are both west coast. my husband proposed to me at this amazing gardens where they grow the roses for the rose parade in pasadena. i have to say, i've always wanted to visit portland but seeing things you post about makes me really really want to visit portland! it looks so gorgeous.

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  2. I just stumbled upon your blog today and love it! I will definitely be back. Such pretty wedding/honeymoon pictures as well. I'm getting married in may and we are planning a Hawaii honeymoon too!

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  3. What a romantic place! We have a huge park with a rose garden in midtown KC, but I don't think it's nearly as large!

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  4. very pretty! i love rose gardens or gardens of any kind!

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  5. Oh my! So gorgeous. I love gardens like these, just totally surrounded by beauty!

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  6. wow so so beautiful! My grandpa used to grow roses, really beautiful, they always remind me of him.

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  7. wow what an amazing spot. i'm not sure I would be able to leave. looks amazing!

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  8. ah, missing the rose gardens so much since we moved from portland to texas! thanks for the gorgeous photos, it's a nice little slice of home. :) Xo, Katie

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  9. Oh! These gardens look amazing! You're making me dream of a picnic in our rose gardens this weekend... May just go ahead and line that up!

    Sal x

    http://danielandi.blogspot.com/

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  10. I know you already know this, but absolutely gorgeous photos, my dear!! Yay for another thing off your list!

    xoxo

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  11. Wow, beautiful! That amphitheater looks amazing!

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  12. Stunning, lovely photos! I love the dreamy look about them; so sweet.

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  13. SERIOUSLY. so pretty. I must see this at some point in my life.

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  14. THAT ampitheatre - amazing...! Perfect venue for a summer-nights concert perhaps! And how warm and sunny it looks in Portland - v jealous!

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  15. gorgeous!
    These photos remind me of Descanso Gardens in Northern Los Angeles. We actually went to a wedding there Memorial Day weekend and it was just beautiful. I keep telling Aaron that we need to visit Portland... and he keeps telling me that when we do, I will surely fall in love with it and want to move there :)

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  16. So beautiful! A few of the pics reminded me of my college town in southern Ohio.. just gorgeous!

    xx, Melanie @ LightsSoBright

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  17. Hiya ran across your blog and I love in NW portland too! Great photos...maybe I'll run into you one of these days!

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  18. What a lovely place to spend a day! I remember hearing about the rose gardens when I traveled to Portland a few years back but, sadly, never made it there. Now looking at your photos, I'm kicking myself for not making a stop! Thanks for sharing your visit - I'll be sure to make these gardens a priority next time I'm in town!

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  19. What a magical place! Lovely photos

    http://mylovelysurroundings.blogspot.com

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