Location & Directions

The Garden is located in the west hills of Portland, Oregon, directly above the International Rose Test Garden in Washington Park. Our street address is 611 SW Kingston Avenue, Portland, OR 97205.

For our mailing address and other contact information, please see the contact page.

The west hills behind downtown Portland, Oregon


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By Mass Transit

On weekdays only, year-round, the Garden is served by TriMet bus #63 which connects to the MAX stations at the Oregon Zoo and JELD-WEN Field. The #63 does not run on weekends.

During summer, from Memorial Day through Labor Day, frequent TriMet shuttle service connects the Garden and the MAX Light Rail station at the Oregon Zoo. The shuttle service runs on weekends only the remainder of May, September and October.

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 information about parking changes coming to Washington Park, please visit www.washingtonparkpdx.org.

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.