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Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

SE 28th Ave.and Woodstock St., Portland, OR 97214
503 771-8386
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Ranked #12 of 263 Attractions in Portland
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Owner description: In the summer months, this peaceful park comes alive with brightly colored rhododendrons.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I like how large the area is and how, on not-so-busy days, you can find a nice quiet spot to reflect or talk with your partner. Dogs are obnoxious in there, I wish the bad owners wouldn't ruin it for everyone. But you can't get away from the screaming kids sometimes, either.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This little gem of a park is my favorite place to take a leisurely walk & enjoy nature in the city boundaries. Large lakes with ducks, geese, heron and even nutria. A little outdoor market just north of the park on 28th sells split grain to feed the ducks for $1 a bag. Beautiful trees and plants, best seen in... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Rhodies in this garden are huge! The biggest I have seen in Portland. Great place to take visitors between March and May when the rhodies are at their peak blossoms. Wonderful park even when the rhodies aren't in bloom too.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

For a brief period when the Rhododendron's are in bloom this garden is absolutely magical. Colors you won't believe. And you'll love the wild foul on the lake too.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Next to the acclaimed Reed College, the gardens are beautiful and calming..usually. Last time I went, there was a small charge along with something to feed to the ducks. I used to go there all the time but again, last time I went, while sitting alone I saw a man across the pond, taking pictures of me! And, he was... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I real treat to see the vibrant colorful Rhododendrons in a serene, beautiful setting with water features, lots of ducks and birds, and very friendly squirrels. I continue to come back each spring for the wonderful colors and peaceful setting.

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portland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

It's a fantastic place to take photos-I have one as a screen saver. It's also a great place to lose yourself and forget about everything else. There is a large lake area with water fowl which adds to the beauty of the flora and the various shapes of the trees and shrubs.

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Sugar Land
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We visited this park in September when most of the rhododendrons were not in bloom but felt the park is still a must see. The park is well laid out and quite peaceful. There is a stream running through it and the ducks and geese are numerous. A good place for a morning stroll.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We went on a weekday morning and were the only people in this lovely get away in the center of the city. We picked this as a bird watching site since my companion was staying down town without a car-- getting here on the bus is super easy. The birding was just fine for an early fall day before the... More

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Long Beach, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

It is free after Labor Day. Definitely a wonderful park to visit after lunch or before dinner. I brought my breakfast and enjoy it by the duck pond.

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