Portland, Oregon, USA – ‘City of Roses’

Portland has been labelled the “City of Roses” and for very good reason. The Oregon city’s climate is perfect for cultivating the popular flowers, which start blooming in April and are beautiful right through to June. They are to be seen in all the parks across the city. Visit the International Rose Test Garden to sniff the blooms, or head to the Portland Rose Festival which starts in mid-May and goes on to mid-June, with flower shows, fireworks and parades.