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Oregon Zoo

#11 of 445 things to do in Portland Features Animals
4001 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221-2799
+1 503-226-1561
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Community-supported since 1888, the Oregon Zoo is a world leader in animal welfare and conservation, connecting more than 1.6 million visitors with the world of wildlife every year.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 16:00
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4001 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221-2799
+1 503-226-1561
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Reviewed today via mobile

We took our family to the zoo, and it was certainly an okay zoo format, but so expensive! Our group had two seniors, four people over 18, and three children. The one day fee was more than a family membership for a year would have...More

Thank 586donna
Reviewed yesterday

The parking lot was a madhouse when we arrived at noon, but we didn't care because we took MAX. Lots of people with young children on this sunny summer weekday but it didn't feel too crowded except when trying to get near a viewing area...More

Thank sandyldavis
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Haven't been to the zoo for awhile, so took my 6 yr old grandson and made a day of it. Took MAX. No parking hassles, a nice ride and $1.50 off each admission ticket. We both enjoyed our zoo visit. Lots of things to see...More

Thank amoomba
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The zoo is good any time of the year. The Zoo Light are fun! The new elephant exhibit is wonderful. The concerts are always fun. Bring a picnic and enjoy it on the concert lawn.

Thank chiltonzoo
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The zoo was very clean and the animals looked healthy. There were restrooms available throughout the zoo for our 3 grandchildren.we enjoyed the orangatan and elephants. We wish they had feedings and shows later in the day, as by 3:00 There were no more feedings...More

Thank Janet C
Reviewed 2 days ago

There was a build up towards visiting this zoo...we'd really been looking forward to going and finally were able to this last Monday. Really disappointed. Not so much by the zoo and grounds but by what I perceive to be a total lack of regard...More

Thank mermaidtears2010
Reviewed 3 days ago

I've been to several zoos, and while not the largest, Oregon Zoo has a lot to see. Zoo grounds and enclosures are very clean, staff was friendly, and there are plenty of places to view the animals up close. Really love what they did with...More

Thank Erika A
Reviewed 4 days ago

zoo was clean, staff was friendly. animals were hiding a lot while we were there even though it was a nice, sunny day. The layout is nice. overall a nice zoo to visit.

Thank Ann K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Amazing place for the whole family! Children enjoyed the visit! Weather was good. animals were not to active at the time but still great experience

Thank Alexia V
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have not been to Portland for 20 years. WOW a difference. The elephant attraction was huge and meandering. Their is so much that has changed. My grandkids parents have an annual pass and it got me in also. It was four hours of amazing...More

Thank dnicoli
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Are there strollers available for rent ??
5 June 2017|
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Response from Makelifefun | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! Just inside the gates, next to the main gift shop. Have fun!
Can you bring in your own food and drinks?
24 January 2017|
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Response from oliviasmom2016 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! They even have tables and a beautiful lawn so you can have a picnic. It really is a wonderful zoo!!
Can you bring in your own food and drinks?
24 January 2017|
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Response from Shervin H | Property representative |