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Industry Extension Social

Create lasting business connections while exploring seven acres of nature and wildlife at Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden. Network with industry colleagues and peers while strolling through the gardens at your own pace and enjoying more than 2,500 rhododendrons, azaleas, and companion plants. Spring-fed Crystal Springs Lake surrounds much of the garden, attracting many species of birds and waterfowl.

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden
5801 S.E. 28th
Portland, Oregon 97202

Ticket price: $40 per person

Ticket price includes transportation to and from the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, a buffet dinner (see below for menu), refreshing beverages, and the ability to wander seven acres filled with an outstanding collection of rare species and hybrid rhododendrons, azaleas, and other lesser known ericaceous plants, as well as many companion plants and unusual trees.


  • Mixed baby greens with toasted hazelnuts, dried cherries and Champagne vinaigrette
  • Grilled breast of chicken with Dijon honey glaze served on a bed of fresh sautéed yellow corn
  • Marinated Summer vegetable platter
  • Yukon gold potato salad with caramelized leeks
  • Sliced rustic breads
  • An assortment of house baked finger desserts to include:
    • Bittersweet chocolate brownies with raspberry & hazelnuts
    • Key Lime curd tarts with shaved white chocolate
    • Toasted coconut Macaroons with pecans, dried apricots and chocolate chips
  • Refreshing beverages

More information about the Garden Adobe PDF file