Did you know that we have a rhododendron garden right here in the city of Portland? I did not, although I was informed that I was hauled off to visit when I was a kid.
The Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden is located in SE Portland across the street from Reed College and in the same “super duper” block as the Eastmoreland Golf Course. It’s a city park!
We went on a Sunday during peak blooming (April), and there were lots of people wandering around with kids. Duck and goose feeding was popular, and any shy birds were most definitely scared off.
But we still saw Wood Ducks, a furry mammal, some sort of dove, redwing Blackbirds, and lots and lots of gorgeous flowers.
Weekend parking fills up, but there was an overflow lot to the east of the Garden at Reed College. There is a $4 entrance fee on Thursday through Sunday.