International Rose Test Garden: Pick Your Favorite

August 26, 2014 4:38 pm

In the "City of Roses," one of the best places for Portlanders to "stop and smell the roses" is the International Rose Test Garden. Located in Washington Park, it’s a free destination for a romantic afternoon. The 4.5-acre garden is filled with around 10,000 varieties. Here, new hybrids vie for several competitions including The City of Portland’s Gold Medal Awards.

Visitors enjoy relaxing on a bench and taking in the sensory delight with an endless rainbow of color and enchanting aroma. Look for the Shakespeare Garden that features many of the plants in the playwright's plays. A gift shop sells mementos and also accepts donations. Roses bloom June through early fall, making summer the best time to visit.

International Rose Test Garden
400 SW Kingston Avenue
Portland, OR 97255
(503) 823-3636
www.rosegardenstore.org/international-rose-test-garden.cfm
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Pick Up After Your Pets!

August 20, 2014 6:36 pm

Hello Residents!
This is just a friendly reminder that all residents MUST pick up after their dog's waste. We have recently received complaints that dog waste is not being picked up from our neighbors with animals. We have pet stations with doggie bags and trash cans located throughout the property. We are also more than happy to give you some doggie bags if you stop by the office and ask! Thank you in advance for your cooperation. Have a great week!

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Breathe In Fresh Mountain Air at Mount Tabor Park

August 19, 2014 3:05 pm

Located on volcanic Mount Tabor, Mount Tabor Park provides a rare view of the downtown Portland area, as well as interesting natural landscaping. Miles of unpaved trails give hikers the opportunity to get close to nature, and there is a playground with a sizable jungle gym to keep the kids happy. Four-legged family members feel at home in Mount Tabor's massive leash-free dog park, complete with water dishes to keep your furry friend hydrated.

Regular visitors recommend laying out and catching a few rays while you're there, so pack a towel or comfy blanket to sit on. No visit to Mount Tabor Park is complete without watching the sunset, which is described by many as breathtaking and beautiful.

Mount Tabor Park
SE 60th Avenue
Portland, OR 97253
(503) 823-2525
http://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/finder/index.cfm?&propertyid=275&action=ViewPark
http://www.yelp.com/biz/mount-tabor-park-portland

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