Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden
This is a Portland adventure. Mary was in town and stopped in to visit. We headed to the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, which is near where I live. Clearly, this park’s peak time is in the spring when the Rhodies are in full bloom, but it was gorgeous with the fall colors.
There are winding paths along the springs, with ducks and geese living in harmony. We spied a heron, but it was too far to get a photo.
Afterward, we headed back to Westmoreland–Bybee and Milwaukie Ave. and went to the Oaks Bottom Pub for lunch. Food was great. And then it was time for Mary to head back to Portland, pick up her niece and little rebel Max, and return to Olympia.
Admission is free to all from the day after Labor Day
through the month of February. A $3 admission fee is Viagra 100mg charged between
10:00am-6:00pm, Thursday through Monday, March through Labor Day. Admission is
free for children under 12 and Friends of Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden.
From 23rd and Northrop: Hop on the street car. Get off on Market and 5th. Walk 2 blocks north and take Bus #19 towards Woodstock. From Union Station, take a yellow or green max to PSU–along 5th Avenue. Get off at Pioneer Square and transfer to Bus 19.
This bus goes to Milwaukie and Bybee–which is the Westmoreland neighborhood (or what I call uptown Sellwood). Lots of shops and restaurants here.
The garden about a mile or so from Westmoreland. Stay on Bus 19–the garden is located on SE 28 Avenue, one block north of Woodstock, between Eastmoreland Golf Course and Reed College. This bus takes alternating routes as it goes through Eastmoreland; ask the driver for the stop nearest the garden