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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 #15 of 311 Attractions in Portland
Type: Gardens
Description: In the summer months, this peaceful park comes alive with brightly colored rhododendrons.
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Portland, Oregon
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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Portland Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Naturally fed crystal clear springs feed the water features that anchor this beloved urban oasis, just steps from Reed College and Gigantic Brewing. Amazing opportunities for "nature in the City: -- I have seen photos of river otters playing in the gardens in the early morning; ospreys, ducks, geese, migratory birds are common. The most meditative gardens on the East... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We googled and went to the location. Google led us to a T-intersection and stated we were there. It was more to the right so a bit difficult to find. There are a few rhododendrons - less than I anticipated with the name of the garden. It is a large garden with lots of ponds where you can find different... More

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Happy Valley, Oregon, United States
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

If you go after 6pm (I think), then it's free. And that's the best time to be there, really, as the sun gets low in the sky. Go in the late spring or early summer to see the most flowers.

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Portland, Oregon
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25 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is a jewel in East Moreland. I drove by many times and did not know it was there. For a few dollars you can enjoy flower shows, fountains, meadows, ponds and water falls. A wonderful place for children and adults of all ages (some areas do demand some climbing and I don't think all the garden is accessible to... More

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