5801 SE 28th Ave., 503-771-8386.

Nestled between Eastmoreland's public golf course and Reed College, the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden is the crown jewel of the Portland parks system. An inspired garden design of waterfalls, flourishes of natural beauty, and hidden bridges enables each visitor to find a path to tranquility, save for the proprietary squawks of ducks and geese and the occasional wedding or other ceremony.