It's true, roses do smell like that. They are gorgeous though, especially when you can see all the varieties being grown perfectly in one location. Portland is home to the International Rose Test Garden located in Washington Park. They offer free admission and complimentary tours so there is no excuse not to go.
I was amazed when I looked on my memory card that I had taken so few photos in Portland. By far the best city I have traveled to so far. It reminds me of Richmond except its easily 4 times the size. Pictured below is The St John's Beer Porch, such Fan (RVA) or Rainey Street (AUSTIN) vibes. My sister was connecting in Portland and had a few hours in between flights and I took her here and she instantly noticed the same Richmond-like character. This spot has food trucks lined around the beer porch in the middle. The beer porch is a roof and platform that extends off of an old school bus that houses the kegs.
Portland, we will see each other again. Soon.