Elk Rock Gardens at the Bishop’s Close, dates back to the late 1800s and is one of the oldest gardens in Oregon. Perched on the cliffs high above the Willamette River, this 13 acre garden is a lovely place to stroll and take photos. We visited a few years ago with our dear friends Tim and Lisa, on one of our weekend visits to Portland. It was a sunny autumn day, and we were immediately charmed with the beauty and serenity of this local gem.
As you can see from the photos above, there are many inviting pathways for strolling and exploring. You will also find a wide variety of plants including many beautiful flowers.
The view of the Willamette River from the cliffs is spectacular.
The gardens are located at 11800 SW Military Lane in Portland and admission is free.
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