Crystal Springs Rhododendron GardenCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
Explore the various bird species and blissful blooming flowers in the sumptuous Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden of Portland. You can enjoy a drink or two amidst the breathtaking scenic landscape on one of the park benches. In the garden you will find beautiful paved paths, fountains, lush green plantations and lot more. The Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden can make for a perfect peaceful getaway from the routine.
- Carry along some seeds if you wish to feed the birds. You can't carry bread in the garden premises.
- Guided tours to the garden are available.
- Do not litter in the garden.
- March 1st – September 1st : 10:00 am to 6:00 pm: $4.00
- No charge on Monday & Tuesday.
- By Train: East Gate Station
- E 148th Ave MAX Station
- By Bus: SE Division & 145th bus stop
- SE Division & 142nd bus stop
- SE Division & 145th bus stop
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16.22% of people who visit Portland include Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
42.55% of people start their Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden
I have visited Crystal Springs many times over the years and often thought about how lovely it would be to have a wedding there. I assumed it wouldn't be affordable, so I never looked into it. Last year, my partner and I got engaged, and I decided that I might as well look into it. I am so glad I did -- it ended up being reasonable. My partner and I met Rachael for a site visit and fell in love! The Meadow Site had everything we wanted! The garden was so lovely, with a wide open lawn overlooking a beautiful lake. Walking through the park to the site is nothing short of magical. There are countless spots for photos -- the whole garden is gorgeous. We had our 65-person wedding in mid-August and everything, including the weather, was perfect. We didn't need an arch because the perfectly angled trees provided a natural one. The bathrooms, electrical outlets, and service entries were all next to the site, so that was convenient as well. Rachael was easy to work with and always quick to respond to my emails. We ended up renting tables and chairs from the venue, which was convenient. All in all, the venue was perfect, and I am so glad that we live close by and can visit as often as we want to relive the day!
This is a place where one can experience an amazing variety of the forms this wonderful flowering plant comes in. Hundreds all with names displayed. This is a spring must! Timing is important as the budding flowers reach perfection on their own schedule every year and can be damaged by heavy rains if not caught early enough. But perfection is perfection and when you get it right the cascades of color are breath taking at least and fully overwhelming for most who visit this wonderful place. And there is a volunteer society that dedicates many many hours to curating and maintaining the gardens, ponds and paths that cover this hillside acreage.
Love to come here often. The ducks are a lot of fun to feed. Lots of great gravel trails and wood Bridges. Really pretty during summer and fall. This is a great place to bring the kids.
This place is awesome! What an absolutely beautiful place to walk around at and feel at peace while you soak in deep beautiful surroundings. If you can make it during a sunset it is even better!
Wonderful park. After September they open the place up to everyone without charge. During other months they charge a fee per person. Canadian geese are just great. They often get a bad rap during mating season because some can get aggressive, but I’ve never had a problem with them or any other creature. Just be respectful, no sudden moves and just enjoy each other’s company for a second. Lastly, if I had to count I would say every duck in Portland hangs out there. It’s delightful madness when someone starts throwing bird seed.