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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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Absolutely stunning even in the rain. Take a camera!

What a gorgeous place! We visited for the first time on a day with intermittent rain showers. We got to see it both in the bright sunshine and while taking cover in downpours... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Portland, OR
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228 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

What a gorgeous place! We visited for the first time on a day with intermittent rain showers. We got to see it both in the bright sunshine and while taking cover in downpours. It was absolutely beautiful both ways. It is a very pleasant and easy walk around the garden with changing views. Even if you don't know much about... More 

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Claremore, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Attended a wedding at the Rhododendron Garden. It is a beautiful setting for a lovely ceremony, We enjoyed walking around the Garden.

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Oak Grove, Oregon
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

When my husband and I found this place we looked at all the wildlife and all the pictures we can take. The staff said people have seen the green heron which is a water bird about the size of a bittern. all the trips that we have gone on to find it has been unsuccessful so far but, we will... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This place is probably amazing in the spring - and it looks like at least some plants bloom again in the early fall - but in August there isn't too much. Still, we enjoyed strolling around, looking at the park's design, the springs, the geese, the bridges, for about 45 minutes. A nice surprise was that there is no charge... More 

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Happy Valley
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Late spring and early summer will give you a gorgeous walk along tranquil paths through thousands of blooms, but it is beautiful any time of year.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

These were very pleasant gardens. Since my visit was in July its possible all the flowers had already bloomed or were yet to bloom. All I saw was a lot of greenery. The huge lake is very scenic and so are the ducks in it. It is not highly visited gardens, so really peaceful place to be in and enjoy... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I've been taking my children here to feed the ducks since they were toddlers. It's a very well maintained park perfect for a picnic any time of year. Buy the cracked corn (bread is not allowed) at the little farmer's market up the road. Your children will love feeding the ducks!

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Albuquerque, NM
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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