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Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

5801 SE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
+1 503-771-8386
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Gorgeous Hidden Gem

This park is an amazing urban garden. It's full of lovely ponds, flowers and trails that are... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
Patrick C
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Great park!

This is a beautiful park. It has lovely brooks and great wildlife that aren’t afraid of people! I... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
wheelswillroll
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In the summer months, this peaceful park comes alive with brightly colored rhododendrons.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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5801 SE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
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+1 503-771-8386
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

This park is an amazing urban garden. It's full of lovely ponds, flowers and trails that are beautifully maintained. The garden isn't in the super hectic neighborhood but Crystal Springs is a restful urban oasis. It's a fantastic option if you're looking for a place...More

Thank Patrick C
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful park. It has lovely brooks and great wildlife that aren’t afraid of people! I loved the the small water cascades and the beautiful fall flowers. Some areas were more handicap accessible than others. However, there was always another way to get...More

Thank wheelswillroll
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

The Crystal Springs Rhodedondrom Garden was quite lovely. Since we came by during the non-blooming season we didn't pay for admission but we also saw few flowers. The garden itself is very pretty and well maintained. It's a great place to bring kids for a...More

Thank chickabeegrrl
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Best visited in spring time, when rhododendrons are in an abundant bloom. All ponds, bridges, walkways, little waterfalls look absolutely natural. Bird lovers will find a variety of birds - both singing and water foul. Besides rhododendrons, there is a large variety of plants, including...More

Thank Photo_traveller_AZ
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Every year the Rhodies are on sale for Mother's Day weekend, so it's very busy then. Otherwise, the winding paths and expansive pond provide wonderous view opportunities for families and kids!

Thank MommaHarris
Reviewed 19 August 2017

I was there in April which was just a little early for many of the Rhodies. Regardless, it was a lovely park - one that I don't think gets as much attention as the rose gardens. The Japanese maples were gorgeous. I recommend stopping here,...More

Thank wladwig
Reviewed 26 July 2017

If you have an hour to kill, this is a peaceful retreat located near Reed College in SE Portland. Often flocks of ducks and an occasional swan will join you.

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Me and mom went here, it was beautiful. Nice peaceful walk. It would be beautiful once the flowers are in full bloom. We plan on returning and taking family photos here. Nice walk for any age group, pet friendly, and great venue for any type...More

Thank Chelsy S
Reviewed 15 July 2017

This garden is so diverse with lots of birds and wildlife. Nice simple trails with lots of water views. Plenty of waterfalls and small streams to view or larger wide lakes. So peaceful.

Thank LyonsPDX
Reviewed 9 July 2017

I had to make the biggest decision of my life this weekend. One that required fasting and prayer. It was either go to Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden or go watch Thunderpussy in concert at Dante's. The still small voice inside of me said, "Go to...More

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rpmadison1953
26 March 2017|
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Response from JRBailor | Reviewed this property |
For the buds to blooms on the rhodies..... April to first part of August. Yet, anytime is very nice. Even on a rainy day with a great umbrella. It is relaxing and renewing from the busy-ness of life. It is not over... More
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Julie C
26 May 2016|
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Response from almyt | Reviewed this property |
There is also no admission charged prior to 10AM, if you can get them there early enough, or after 6PM. The park itself is open dawn to dusk. So you still have an opportunity on Fridays.
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