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Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

5801 SE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
+1 503-771-8386
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Pastoral and peaceful

If you have an hour to kill, this is a peaceful retreat located near Reed College in SE Portland... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Steve S
Portland, Oregon

Me and mom went here, it was beautiful. Nice peaceful walk. It would be beautiful once the flowers... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chelsy S
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In the summer months, this peaceful park comes alive with brightly colored rhododendrons.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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5801 SE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
+1 503-771-8386
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 10 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

2  Thank Milestogo007
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden is a botanic garden located at 5801 SE 28th Avenue in Portland, Oregon. It is between Reed Collage and the Eastmoreland Golf Course. The garden of course features Rhododendrons but it is the water fowl that this garden attracts that I...More

Thank RSNN
Reviewed 22 June 2017

I look forward to going every year when the rhododendrons and magnolias start blooming. A nice walking path surrounds the property and makes a wonderful romantic stroll over the water as wildlife cavorts under your feet.

1  Thank Jm J
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Sure, there are lots of more exciting places to visit in Portland. This is a very peaceful place with lots of ducks and squirrels, with well-maintained gardens. There are several lagoons making for a nice nature walk.

Thank beachboywantabe
Reviewed 6 June 2017

The garden is large and is beautiful, even when the rhododendrons are not in bloom. Plan for a lot of walking and to potentially get a bit lost. It was a great, low-key experience.

Thank Diana W
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Wonderful morning wandering the lush green paths and watching the birds. Parking is limited but we were able to park across the street at Reed. Well worth the $5. Fabulous place to take photos. Lots of paths in sun or shade. Just watch the goose...More

Thank Kit W
Reviewed 30 May 2017

What a beautiful garden for only $5.00 per person, and enough trails, bridges and benches to allow you to relax all afternoon. It was a hot day when we went, but there were plenty of shaded areas and even with quite a few visitors, it...More

2  Thank SueinPortland
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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
Julie C
27 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.