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Oregon Zoo

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Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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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. Open every day of the year except Dec. 25.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
4001 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221-2799
+1 503-226-1561
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went for the opening of the lights and it was a nice event. There were lots of lights and the kids had a blast. We went at night and so we did not see some of the animals. The lions were magnificent! The train did...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank chikomborero m
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cascade Grill used to have food that was better than many stand alone restaurants in town and at a reasonable price. The new manager took off their great chili dog , and before that a great grill cheese on your choice bread was changed...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank LarryPDX9
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited as we went round Washington Park. There's a bus that you can catch round the park and it's free. The zoo was good, we did find a lot of the food/drink parts closed.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MissL219
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Portland Zoo seems well-maintained and fairly well organized. They seem to take the welfare of the many and varied animals seriously. I do think they overcharge for just about everything.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Anthony B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not a big fan of zoos. They often make me feel sad for the animals. However, this is the exception. The Oregon Zoo is a well-designed and structured zoo with quite a bit of space that provides a healthy and safe environment for the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ORTinaB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed an afternoon at the zoo. There is a wonderful elephant exhibit where the animals had a lot of space to roam. There were several families with children who seemed to be enjoying it. Easy to get to with public transit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BirdDog33
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fantastic little zoo in a great location. There is parking and lots to see and do here. They also have wonderful concerts here in the summer and a beautiful light display during the holiday season. Go check it out.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hankypanky505
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw a lot of animals and the zoo is well kept. It is easy to spend an entire day there. We especially enjoyed the bears and the seals and sea lions.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mike T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm torn between being against the idea of zoos but at the same time being mesmerized by seeing animals up close that I've only read about. Nevertheless, having been told it's a staple of Portland tourism and not to be missed, I went anyway. I...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the zoo for the last day of the annual zoo lights celebration. It was fun but was mainly a light show as few animals were available viewing including notably some mountain goats and the elephants. Many animals were sleeping and many animal exhibits...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sexybaby7399
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3 December 2018|
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Response from S3074OXsusanm | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late response. I saw advertising about “zoo night,” but a call to the zoo would answer your question. Go for it, you’ll have fun!
28 October 2018|
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Response from simi137 | Reviewed this property |
You can download parking kitty app and you can pay by the hour. I think maximum is $4.00 dollars
18 September 2018|
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Response from N3208KKstephens | Reviewed this property |
No, parking is not free