Peninsula Park and Rose Garden
700 N. Rosa Parks Way, Portland, OR
The gardens are at the corner of N.E. Ainsworth and N.E. Albina
The park has the oldest public rose gardens in Portland
developed around 1909 and used for many years for the annual Rose Festival.
Can't you just picture Victorian ladies and gentlemen strolling around this fountain?
There is a fun playground for children and a swimming pool/activity center too.
The roses begin blooming in April and continue through the Fall months.
A wonderful place to walk and smell the roses.
~m.miller   5/1/2015 

 Washington Park Rose Test Garden
Take yourself to the Rose Garden's in Washington Park for the
sweet scent and just plain beauty there.
There is also an amphitheater which has terrific shows later in the summer.
No matter what time of the year the view of the city is worth the adventure.
You can find the gardens just up the hill going west from downtown.
Take W. Burnside up the hill and watch for the sign to turn left.
For those of you visiting from out of town, a quick tip.
Burnside divides the city North and South, then
the Willamette River divides it East and West.
~m.miller 5/30/2015 

 Leach Botanical Gardens
6704 S.E. 122nd, Portland, Oregon
Phone:  503-823-9503

Their Mission:
"Leach Botanical Garden's living collections of plants for the purposes of education, 
research and conservation and preserves the legacy of the
 Garden’s founders, John and Lilla Leach."
 ~m.miller  6/16/2015

LoneSomeVille Pottery Co.
5006 S.E. Long Street
Portland, Oregon 97206
"We believe Lonesomeville is the most beautiful place on earth,
and our pottery reflects the graceful beauty we see around us every day."
A visit here is by reservation only, call 503-774-5387
~m.miller 5/31/2015