This Enchanting Children's Playground In Portland, Oregon Is Hiding In The Most Unsuspecting Place
By Sarah McCosham|Published April 26, 2022
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Washington Park might well be the crown jewel of Portland, Oregon. This 410-acre oasis is home to the Oregon Zoo, World Forestry Center, Portland Children’s Museum, Hoyt Arboretum, Portland Japanese Garden, and International Rose Test Garden. The Rose Garden is perhaps the park’s most celebrated feature; a beautiful reminder of why Portland’s been given its botanical moniker. A place for artists, romantics, and naturalists, the International Rose Test Garden is also for Portland’s youngest residents, as it’s hiding one of the most enchanting children’s playgrounds in Oregon.