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Rose Garden Portland Oregon 

Rose Garden Portland Oregon  - "A rose by any other name..." If you're searching for a Portland rose garden, it can actually mean two different things to Portlanders: the Portland Rose Garden Arena, which is home to numerous exciting Portland sports events, or the Portland rose gardens, as in Portland,  the City of Roses, known for our gorgeous floral eye candy.  The Portland International Rose Test Garden, is one fine example.    

This page is about the other rose garden, the Portland sports arena, home to the Portland Trail Blazers NBA team and several other popular sports teams. If you were looking for the Portland International Rose Test Garden, here's that page.

From Wikipedia: "The official name of the facility is "Rose Garden"; though the arena is commonly known as the "Rose Garden Arena" to disambiguate it from the International Rose Test Garden, also located in Portland. The name was chosen both to reflect Portland's reputation as the Rose City, and to reflect the importance to basketball heritage of Boston Garden and Madison Square Garden  arenas in Boston and New York City, respectively.  When the name was selected, the remainder of the former Coliseum grounds were given the name "Rose Quarter".

The Portland Rose Garden Arena is one the largest indoor venues in Portland, and the main sports venue, hosting up to 20,000+ spectators.  And, it is home to more than Blazers basketball.  The Rose Garden has events of all types from ice hockey to rodeos, and conventions. 

Rose Garden Portland Oregon Sports Teams

Teams that have called the Rose Garden Portland Oregon home (now, or in past years) include:

Portland Trail Blazers (NBA) 
Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
Portland Forest Dragons (AFL) (1997–1999)
Portland Pythons (WISL) (1998–1999)
Portland Fire (WNBA) (2000–2002)
Portland LumberJax (NLL) (2006–2009)

(Source: Wikipedia)

You may also hear the Rose Garden also called the Portland Rose Quarter.  That is because this entire area is home to more than one events venue in the sports and entertainment district.  The Rose Garden sports arena is just part of the larger Rose Quarter complex: in addition to the Portland Rose Garden Arena, the Rose Quarter also includes the Memorial Coliseum, Theater of the Clouds configuration, Exhibit Hall, and Rose Quarter commons.  There are numerous hotels, restaurants and public transportation options, making this a popular destination for both locals and well as tourists visiting Portland.

The Rose Garden, Portland Oregon was completed and opened in October of 1995.

Location of Rose Garden, Portland Oregon

1 North Center Court Street
Portland, OR 97227-2104
(503) 235-8771


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Tickets for Rose Garden Portland Oregon Events

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Tickets by Phone at: 1-877-789-ROSE (7673)

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 Interesting Facts about the Rose Garden, Portland Oregon courtesy of

Acoustical cloud: A unique feature found in no other multi-purpose arena what is known as the "acoustical cloud". The acoustical cloud is a set of 160 rotating acoustic panels suspended from the Rose Garden ceiling, and were intended to recreate the roar of noise that made the old Memorial Coliseum one of the loudest buildings in the NBA. One side of each 10 feet by 10 feet (3 m by 3 m) panel reflects sound, while the other side absorbs sound. Each panel is shaped like an airplane wing, and is 8 inches (20 cm) thick at the center and 4 inches (10 cm) thick at the edges. The effect during Blazers games is to absorb the noise from the upper levels and reflect it back down to the court.

Ownership: The arena's current primary tenant is the Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA. Both the Trail Blazers and the Rose Garden are ultimately owned by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, who also owns the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. The Trail Blazers have a lease agreement with the Rose Garden which runs through 2025, and an exclusive site agreement with the City of Portland requires the team to play all home games in Portland (not necessarily in the Rose Garden) through 2023.

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