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Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

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Address: SE 28th Ave.and Woodstock St., Portland, OR 97214
Phone Number: 503 771-8386
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Description: In the summer months, this peaceful park comes alive with brightly colored...
In the summer months, this peaceful park comes alive with brightly colored rhododendrons.
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Little gem to find great rhododendrons and other specimens

Spectacular blooms, lovely water features and a peaceful spot for a walk, meditation, photography, or just a couple of hours escape.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Albuquerque, NM
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Albuquerque, NM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Spectacular blooms, lovely water features and a peaceful spot for a walk, meditation, photography, or just a couple of hours escape.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

It's hard to be too complimentary of this garden. One of the major garden attractions in Portland, the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden is best to visit during the spring when the rhodies are in bloom, but frankly, anytime is worth a stop. The garden sports nicely-maintained walking paths, most if not all of which are accessible. Some spectacular views across... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We were in late May and most of the Rhododendron blossoms were over, but we still enjoyed our walk around the Garden. The rhododendrons are huge and I know the garden would be stunning at peak bloom time. There were a 2 or 3 areas that would be great for weddings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This jewel is locate a couple of blocks from my home so I see it everyday. The plantings are mature and their are many species of rhododendrons. It is family and pet friendly. There is aquatic life with a few ponds and waterfalls. There is also a big lake where you can watch blue herons. It has many paths and... More 

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Tigard, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It is a family tradition for us to visit this Garden every Mother's Day. And so does half of Portland!! It is very crowded on Mother's Day. Even though crowds are there, it is a beautiful, serene place to stroll among all the rhododendrons, walk along the lake, or have a picnic on the grassy knoll. Ducks, geese and other... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Crystal Springs is a lovely place to find tranquility. There are a few trails that take you alongside a pond through the gorgeous Rhododendrons and Azaleas (that bloom in spring) There are lots of ducks and their droppings, so be careful where you walk. Good place for families.

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oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

My friend Sue suggested that we take a day trip to Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden near Reed College on May 4th. We went on Monday because there is free admission on Mondays and Tuesdays. There is a $4.00 fee on other days. This is an impressive garden. As you walk past the entrance gate, you can see a layered vista... More 

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Portland, OR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

What can be said? Pretty...peaceful...colorful...and much more than only rhodies....what would there b not to like?

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We paid for the professional photographer family photos option here and got beautiful pictures! A lovely place to get a nice walk in.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Urban park, especially beautiful when the Rhodies are in bloom. Since there is a long blooming season it is beautiful from January to May, even fun in the rain. Paths and ponds and an easy terrain to enjoy nature.

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Additional Information about Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

Address: SE 28th Ave.and Woodstock St., Portland, OR 97214
Phone Number: 503 771-8386
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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