Portland’s famous International Rose Test Garden is turning 100 this summer! Perched gently on the West Hills with sweeping views of downtown PDX and Mt. Hood, the garden contains 650 rose varieties spread over 4.5 acres. Per the article from PDX Monthly (found here), there will be a centennial celebration this Saturday, August 26th, from 11 am to 8:30 pm. Free cupcakes and Trimet tickets are available!
In addition, I highly recommend watching the 8 minute video found here if you are interested in learning more about how the Rose Test Garden prepares throughout the winter for its spring and summer visitors. The amount of foresight is truly impressive!