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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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Sanctuary in the City

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Diane B
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Kent, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had nice memories of the Rhododendron Garden in SE Portland, but when a friend suggested we visit for the first time in a long while, I was shocked to be charged $8.00 a head for a walk through half the park. I say half the park because a wedding had booked the rest of the park and regular visitors... More 

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Kent, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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Thank patrizia214
Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Leanne R
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Thank Syed Azmat ali A
Lincoln City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

One of Portlands most popular park/gardens. We visited just at opening on a rainy spring morning and it was amazing! Beautiful, huge rhododendrons all in colorful and even scented bloom. Definitely worth the visit in April/May when most of the rhodies are in bloom. Lots of waterfowl about, but the surprise highlight was when we heard a bald eagle call... More 

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Thank CoastalFoodie11
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Absolutely stunning garden with Rhodies from all over the world. First went here as a kid and it has only gotten better, Mother's Day is the best time to go as most of the rhododendrons are in bloom at that point....Highly recommend

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Thank Jim B
Tampa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Even if you spend only an hour in this park, it's worth the low admission fee, but treat yourself to several hours of strolling the paths and sitting to enjoy appealing vistas (and rest if need be). We were prepared for some disappointment because we visited just after two weeks of extraordinary late-May heat that brought an early end to... More 

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