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Photo Credit: David M. Cobb

How To Get Here

Location

The Garden is located in the west hills of Portland, Oregon, directly above the Rose Gardens in Washington Park.

Street Address
611 SW Kingston Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205

Garden Shuttle Service

Weekends Only: Free Garden Shuttle service is available Saturdays and Sundays.

Directions

By Mass Transit

Year-round, the Garden is served by TriMet bus #63 which connects to the MAX stations at the Oregon Zoo and Providence Park.

Also during the summer months, the Explore Washington Park Free Shuttle links the Japanese Garden to the Washington Park MAX station, as well as the other park attractions.

Frequency: Every 15 minutes
Schedule: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Weekends: May, September, October
Daily: June, July, August

Shuttle Route and Stops

  • Washington Park MAX Station
  • Vietnam Memorial
  • Hoyt Arboretum
  • Portland Japanese Garden / International Rose Test Garden
  • Elephant House / Playground
  • Sacajawea Statute
  • Holocaust Memorial
  • Portland Japanese Garden / International Rose Test Garden
  • Archery Range
  • Vietnam Memorial

For those who don’t mind a walk—every day, the frequent-service buses #15-NW 23rd and #20-Burnside both stop at NW 23rd & Burnside, which is about 1 mile away uphill through Washington Park.

By Car

From I-405 (downtown Portland) follow signs for Highway 26 West. From Highway 26 West, take the Oregon Zoo & Forestry Center exit. Bear right after the exit and follow signs for the Forestry Center. Continue up the hill past the Forestry Center and make a right turn onto Kingston Drive (there will be a wooden sign for the Japanese Garden and International Rose Test Garden just before the turn). Follow Kingston Drive about two miles through Washington Park. At the stop sign, make a left turn onto Kingston Avenue and go two blocks. You will see our parking lot on your left. For general information about parking in Washington Park click here. Learn more about Washington Park’s Parking App, PassportParking, here.

For Washington Park real-time parking info, please click here.

Due to the Washington Park Reservoir improvement project, starting September 12, there will be delays in traffic flow and a reduction of parking spots around Washington Park. For more information, please click here.

Alternatives for Visitors with Disabilities

Ride Connection provides information about transportation services in the Portland area. Reach them at rideconnection.org or (503) 226-0700.