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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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Best Kept Secret

It's amazing how many folks don't know that this gem exists. It's like walking through the Wardrobe...enter thru the gate and it's a world you didn't expect. Beautiful paths... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

It's amazing how many folks don't know that this gem exists. It's like walking through the Wardrobe...enter thru the gate and it's a world you didn't expect. Beautiful paths lined with old rhodies and azaleas, ducks for kids to feed, little lake, very picturesque and peaceful.

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Portland, Oregon
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67 reviews 67 reviews
21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

If the Rhodies are in bloom, it's really worth going out of your way, if not, it's just a park. We do like bringing a picnic and hanging out on a park bench to eat it in the sunshine, while watching the ducks on the pond. Not a big park, but again, pretty.

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Portland, Oregon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is one of my favorite parks in Portland, although I do have quite a few. Great paths, awesome bridges, birds, water and benches. The paths meander around several ponds, some quite large and through a variety of trees and bushes. There are benches by the water that are great spots to sit and picnic. The park is beautiful any... More 

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Oregon City, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

All the Rhodies you can bear to see, winding paths, peaceful quiet and to top it off ponds filled with geese and ducks,

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Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I love this place. If you love birds, you'll love it, too. You can walk here and enjoy the greenery and flowers, but the water is what makes this place special. There are so many species of birds, I see something new each time. A lovely place. Quiet beauty.

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Portland, Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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4 attraction reviews
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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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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