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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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Be careful parking on the street

This is a gorgeous park. When the rhododendrons are in bloom, and the parking lot is full, be very careful parking on the street! It is a not very well marked bike lane, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

This is a gorgeous park. When the rhododendrons are in bloom, and the parking lot is full, be very careful parking on the street! It is a not very well marked bike lane, and I've seen strings of thirty cars, all with $80 tickets on their windshields. Also, down the street at Berry Good Produce, (5523 Southeast 28th Avenue) you... More 

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Geraldine, Montana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

As a person from Montana, I have to say I have never seen such a beautiful garden. Rhododendrons can grow into trees! The flowers are amazingly large and beautiful. In some spots the petals were dropping as we were walking under the trees. Wonderful photo opportunities. Lovely selection of Japanese Maples. We love this spot!

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Boulder, Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This sight was recommended to me and we enjoyed our walk around the garden park. The garden was in full bloom and the colors were fantastic! Good place to be outdoors and stretch your legs. Great place for photographers.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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178 reviews 178 reviews
76 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Portland has a lot of urban green spaces, parks, etc. you might not necessarily know about unless you live here. One hint - free admission on Monday and Tuesday. I had not been for quite some time, and wanted to wander and take photos. I love the variety of plants, the water features and ponds and all the birds wandering... More 

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Vilonia, Arkansas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

totally beautiful so many flowers with so many different colors just breathtaking, the trails were easy t see and traverse, there were many different areas to just sit on the benches and take in the scenery and all the birds

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Ashland, Oregon
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16 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I really enjoyed strolling around this park, looking at a wide variety of blooms and watching the ducks. I visited at the end of March and it seemed like at least half of the plants were in bloom. I would recommend packing a picnic and a book and spending some extra time on a bench.

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Portland, Oregon
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I have been a few times, the last time it was not Rhoddy season but the park is laid out beautifully and you can wander and encounter many serene and pleasant places.

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Portland, Oregon
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

So beautiful, and it smells like rich earth, especially after a rain. There is a bridge over a pond with ducks. A path is laid out for a modest walk, very peaceful.

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Bellevue, Nebraska
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

What a lovely setting to see Rhododendrons and water fowl. Spring is best for the flowers but you can see lots of ducks and herons in Spring and Fall. Gently rolling paths take you through the gardens and to a small island. Free.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Photographer's paradise. Ducks, flowers, trails, ponds, fountains, outstanding vistas. I often go here to photograph senior portraits. It is close to Reed College which also has nice pathways and it's own gorge for wildlife. Go around Mother's Day to see the rhody's at their peak. I think it's free on Tuesdays.

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