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“Incredible place to visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden
SE 28th Ave.and Woodstock St., Portland, OR 97214
503 771-8386
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Ranked #24 of 586 things to do in Portland
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Owner description: In the summer months, this peaceful park comes alive with brightly colored rhododendrons.
Gresham, Oregon
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Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Incredible place to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Once I discovered this place, I always try to make a visit during peak rhodie blooming time. Beautiful, unusual, peaceful.

Visited May 2012
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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“Always a Delight to visit the peaceful and beautiful location.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Very nice and tranquil walks through this wonderful garden built around natural springs.

Visited July 2012
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Truckee, California
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“Springtime splendor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Beauutiful landscaped park, nice lake. Go in the spring, April, may June I think best.

Visited April 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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“of course go when the rhodies are blooming!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

At other times of the year the main attraction is the duck pond. And in the summer months there are fewer different species of duck than in the spring when the flowers are also in bloom. I have taken many tourists here and it is a favorite especially if they don't have rhododendrons where they come from. I haven't found it especially marvelous at other times of the year BUT you can go across the street to the Reed College path that runs along the creek which borders the south side of the campus. That walking path is lovely all times of the year with blooming wild roses, shade and all kinds of birds.

Visited July 2012
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Portland, OR, USA
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“Lovely place, great in the spring.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

During the spring blooming of the rhoddies and azaleas, this place is spectacular. It's not huge, so you can walk it completely even at a slow pace and even with (as we have) elderly parents who move slowly. There are some ponds and other water features that add a nice touch.

Even outside the main blooming season, a visit here will be calming and restorative.

Visited May 2012
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