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The development of a display and test garden was initiated in 1950 by the Portland Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society. Sam Jackson, owner of the Oregon Journal, had donated 27 acres on Terwilliger Blvd for the garden, but the site was deemed unsuitable because of its steep terrain. Claude I. Sersanous, one of the group assigned to select a new site, suggested the garden's present location near Reed College. Referred to as Shakespeare Island by Reed College students because of the Shakespearean plays that had been performed there, it was abandoned and overgrown with brush and blackberries. Through the efforts of chapter memebers and other volunteers, and with the support of Park Superintendent C.P. Keyser, the garden flourished. In 1964, the garden was officially named Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden.<\/p>","post_name":"crystal-springs-rhododendron-garden","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"45.4613","lng":"-122.635","distance":"0.4","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/oregon-adventurecation\/crystal-springs-rhododendron-garden\/","terms":"an Outdoors & Nature<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"109940","post_title":"Eastmoreland Golf Course","post_content":"

Eastmoreland is Oregon's second oldest golf course. It came into being originally as a golf course for the use of members of the Multnomah Athletic Club. When one of the members of the Multnomah Club returned from Spokane, where he saw how a golf course was created with help from the municipal Park Commission, an idea had been planted. A committee was organized, with members serving from each of the three local golf courses (Waverly, Portland, and Tualatin). The plan was to rent a 150-acre plot of pasture land that had been leased to the Willsburg Dairy. This agreement was to have lasted for five years. Portland's Mayor Albee approved of the project, and soon the City was purchasing rather than renting. Chandler Egan, a former national amateur golf champion and leading golf course architect, was commissioned to design the course, and Portland had its first public golf course. Eastmoreland's 18-hole championship layout was the site for the 1990 USGA National Amateur Public Links Championship. In 1990, this course was rated in the top 25 out of 7,500 nationally rated golf courses by Golf Digest Magazine.<\/p>","post_name":"eastmoreland-golf-course","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"45.4744","lng":"-122.64","distance":"1.1","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/golf\/oregon-adventurecation\/eastmoreland-golf-course\/","terms":"an Oregon Adventurecation<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"9255","post_title":"Longline Fly Rods","post_content":"","post_name":"longline-fly-rods","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"45.4545","lng":"-122.62","distance":"1.6","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/guides-charters-recreation\/fishing-guides-charters\/longline-fly-rods\/","terms":"a Guides & Charter<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"110343","post_title":"Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge","post_content":"

This 140-ac floodplain wetland is on the E bank of the Willamette River in the heart of Portland. Common residents include Red-breasted Sapsucker, Bewick's and Winter Wrens, Hutton's Vireo, and Western Scrub-Jay. In winter, watch for Varied and Hermit Thrushes, Sooty Fox and Golden-crowned Sparrows. Pacific-slope Flycatcher and Osprey nest on-site. The Refuge also hosts warbler and flycatcher flocks during migration. Fall migrants include Semipalmated Plover and American Pipit. Bald Eagle nests on islands nearby. Restrooms are available in Sellwood Park, a short walk from the parking lot at the southern entrance.

North entrance: From US Hwy 26 (Powell Blvd) at E end of Ross Island Bridge, exit onto Hwy 99E southbound. Go 1.2 mi S and exit onto SE Milwaukie Ave. At top of offramp, bear R. After 100 yds, turn into parking lot on R. A gravel trail on the S side of lot leads into the wildlife refuge. South entrances: Alternative access points are at SE 7th Ave & SE Sellwood Blvd (Sellwood Park) and at the N end of SE Oaks Park Way, from the E end of Sellwood Bridge (Tacoma St). Transit: Take TriMet Bus 19 - Woodstock to the North entrance at SE Milwaukie & Mitchell.<\/p>","post_name":"oaks-bottom-wildlife-refuge","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"45.4703","lng":"-122.659","distance":"1.6","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/oregon-adventurecation\/oaks-bottom-wildlife-refuge\/","terms":"an
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Oaks Amusement Park has been \"Where The Fun Never Ends\" for over 100 years! Thrill rides, kiddie rides, roller skating, go carts, and miniature golf make Oaks Park Portland’s premier place for family fun. Perfect location for any group from birthday parties to corporate events.<\/p>","post_name":"oaks-amusement-park","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"45.4661","lng":"-122.663","distance":"1.7","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/oregon-adventurecation\/oaks-amusement-park\/","terms":"an Oregon Adventurecation<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"}]},"success":true,"html":""}