Getting Here & Parking


The Garden is located in the hills of Portland, Oregon’s iconic Washington Park, directly above the International Rose Test Garden in Washington Park at 611 SW Kingston Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97205

Garden Shuttle Service

The shuttle will be available with very limited seating during regular Garden Hours and is available upon request during member-only hours.

For information on accessibility, please visit 

Avoid Parking Hassles. Come 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.

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

Or you can take the Red or Blue line MAX train to the Washington Park stop (aka, the Zoo) and then take a free Explore Washington Park shuttle to the Garden.

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The Explore Washington Park Free Shuttle

The Explore Washington Park Seasonal Free Shuttle is closed for the season (November-February). They will be back in service in spring of 2021.

Shuttle Route and Stops

  • Washington Park MAX Station
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Hoyt Arboretum
  • Holocaust Memorial
  • Portland Japanese Garden / International Rose Test Garden
  • Archery Range
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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By Car

Get directions to the Garden from wherever you are on Google.

From Downtown Portland:

  • Take West Burnside for approximately 2.5 miles west toward Washington Park
  • Turn left at Tichner Drive and head toward Kingston Avenue
  • Turn right on Kingston Avenue and head toward the Garden’s Welcome Center

From U.S. 26 East or West

  • Take Exit 72 for Zoo/Forestry Center
  • Follow park signs to get to the Portland Japanese Garden


For general information about parking in Washington Park, click here.

Due to the Washington Park Reservoir improvement project, there will be a significant reduction of parking spots around Washington Park. For more information, please click here.

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Biketown has officially launched inside Washington Park with two stations: one is designated near the Holocaust Memorial at SW Park Place and the other is located on SW Rose Garden Way.


Limited Parking at the Garden During The Following Washington Park Events

  • Zoo Brew
    • June 7 (6:30 – 9:30pm)
    • June 8 (6:30 – 9:30pm)
  • Peacock in the Park, June 30 (1:00 – 5:00pm)
  • Zoo Concerts
    • June 15 (7:00pm)
    • June 22 (6:30pm)
    • June 29 (7:00pm)
    • July 21 (7:00pm)
    • July 27 (6:00pm)
    • July 28 (6:30pm)
    • August 2 (7:00pm)
    • August 6 (6:00pm)
    • August 9 (6:00pm)
    • August 10 (6:00pm)
    • August 11 (7:00pm)
    • August 12 (6:00pm)
    • August 13 (7:00pm)
    • August 15 (7:00pm)
    • August 16 (7:00pm)
    • August 17 (7:00pm)
    • August 25 (7:00pm)
    • September 6 (7:00pm)
    • September 7 (7:00pm)
  • Oktoberfest at the Oregon Zoo, September 28 (3:00 – 7:00pm)
  • Oregon Zoo Summer Solstice Race, June 21
  • Washington Park Summer Concerts, August 1 – August 4 (beginning at 6:30pm)

View all upcoming Washington Park events.


Alternatives for Visitors with Disabilities

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

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