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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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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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Good place to film TV shows

Nice garden, despite no flowers in bloom. Part of the garden near the creek was off limits due to Librarians TV show filming. Geese and ducks are cool.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Macgyver70
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CA
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CA
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice garden, despite no flowers in bloom. Part of the garden near the creek was off limits due to Librarians TV show filming. Geese and ducks are cool.

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San Diego, California
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came for a wedding on a weekday morning. So peaceful and immaculate grounds. The lakes had ducks but the water was perfectly clear. Made for some great photographs as the reflection captured the colors of the sky. Hot day, but cool in the garden. Water fall, benches for sitting, wandering paths. A lovely diversion, and a steal at only $4.

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Thank Rateyjane
Milwaukie, Oregon
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely spot, especially in Spring when everything is in bloom. There are also days it is free. Check the Website. It is a place you can go even with small children or with a mild disability. There are places to sit, and while it is popular it is still peaceful.

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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a little off the beaten path but it has to be my favorite garden in Portland. Its as beautiful as the Rose/Japanese gardens but not overrun with people. There are many private benches to sit and look at the lake and trees. Well worth the entrance fee and I will be back to this serene spot whenever... More 

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Kent, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

A garden not to be missed! It's located in the middle of South East Portland close to the beautiful Reed College campus. An old established garden, highlighting rhododendrons but filled with companion plants and trees. Two ponds and and two waterfalls encourage ducks, geese, herons and other waterfowl. Squirrels and birds inhabit the many trees. Winding paths, two bridges and... More 

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West Linn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

The variety of brilliant "Rhodies" is stunning. Beautiful lake views. A photographer's dream. A variety of different walks keep us coming back.

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Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Came to the park to check it out due to reading reviews on this site. Arrived at 6:30 am Sunday morning, (Park is open from 6 am to 9 pm) with our entry fee in hand. ($4 per person) Gate was open but, no one was there at the booth. So, Chuck and I went in thinking, "We'll pay on... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We went the first weekend they opened so not all Rhodys were in bloom...but what a lovely spot! Ducks, birds, trails, flowers. Loved it

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Florida
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168 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This is a beautiful place to spend a few hours or have a wedding! Lovely quiet gardens, walkways and water features. Entrance fee is $4.00 but it was waived since we arrived later in the afternoon and a wedding was occupying part of the gardens.

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Salem, Oregon
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55 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

At first looking at the pictures, i assumed it to be amazing but it actually wasn't. First of all, it had an entry ticket of 4 $ ( Rose garden was free ) & plus we had issues finding parking. Regarding the garden, it was not so great, a small man made waterfall along with a mini lake with ducks... More 

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