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Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

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Address: 5801 SE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
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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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Great Garden in Portland

This is a wonderful park not far from downtown Portland. It's perfect for a warm, sunny, spring day, when the rhododendrons are in bloom, but nice anytime of the year.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful park not far from downtown Portland. It's perfect for a warm, sunny, spring day, when the rhododendrons are in bloom, but nice anytime of the year.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Crystal Springs is a great place to visit in the winter. There is no admission charge and the water foul population is outstanding. I took my granddaughter there for a visit and a photography project. She enjoyed the park, ducks, geese and squirrels. Great place to take kids on gloomy Portland winter days!

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Milwaukie, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We took a ride down to the Rhode drone garden to feed the birds, I know you are not supposed to feed them, but my granddaughter can't resist taking something to toss in the pool. I have been in the spring when the flowers are in bloom , it is amazing how big some of the rhodies are. This time... More 

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Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is a beautiful garden with an annual Rhodie competition during Mother's Day weekend. It's always beautiful when the rhodies are blooming (all spring into summer) and is very busy on weekends, especially Mother's Day. It's worth a leisurely stroll and is quite close to Reed College, which has a beautiful campus.

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Thank SGSOregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Took a girl on a date here, it's a very beautiful place, the animals here are like hand trained, most will eat out of your hand (although you're not supposed to feed the animals) I was really surprised when a squirrel came up to me. . . And like with its paws checked to see what I had in my... More 

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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

This is one of our favorite spots. The garden is beautifully manicured with hundreds of rhododendron plants of all kinds, with a stream and pond dividing up the land into quiet little pockets of nature. In the spring, the rhododendrons and azaleas are beautiful. But the garden has many other kinds of flowers and plants, which bloom through the year,... More 

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portland oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Beautiful park especially when the rhodies are blooming... lots of waterfoul usually -watch your step- great place for a romantic picnic. Best time to go maybe a couple weeks before mothers day the flowers should be bloomin'.

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We enjoyed walking through the Rhododendron Park in Portland. It was a sunny warm fall afternoon and there were only a few other people. It was very peaceful. It was fun to sit quietly and watch the ducks!

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Wawona, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We visited in October, so only a few Rhododendrons had blossoms, but this huge park offered so many lovely things to see. We photographed a great blue heron framed by Autumn foliage, and saw a beaver swimming in the lake. What a thrill.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We went in late october, and the weather was atypically nice, the garden is absolutely gorgeous. No fee was applicable because it was off season, but it totally would have been worth the nominal fee to get in. The garden is an easy walk and plenty of pretty plants and wild life to see.

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