Portland is nicknamed the city of roses.
- Roses grow extremely well in Portland.
Roses are one of the chief exports in the city. Back in the 1800s, the Portland Rose Society was founded by the wife of a Portland socialite. There are places to see beautiful roses all over Portland, including the Lad Circle Rose Garden, Washington Park, Pittock mansion, and the Portland International Rose test Garden. As a botanist, I am truly intrigued by roses. I work at the Portland International Rose test Garden. During the day I work in the international Rose Garden. At night, I tend to the flowers in my own garden at home. I bought a house right outside of Portland with a nice yard and plenty of space for a guard. I chose some vegetables and several different colors of roses. The backyard of my home in Portland looks like an arboretum. I love to spend all day on Saturday in the garden. I especially like to spend the day outside when the sun is shining and there is no rain. It rains a great deal in Portland, but I think the Roses love the moisture. Another great thing about Portland is the fact that marijuana is legal. Marijuana has been legalized for several years and it can be purchased for recreational or medical purposes by any person over the age of 21. It can be used for a variety of reasons. I regularly use medical marijuana to help me sleep better at night. After a long day working outside, my body and my mind need to relax.