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Oregon Zoo

#10 of 447 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.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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4001 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221-2799
+1 503-226-1561
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Let me begin by saying we normally buy the family, yearly membership that includes the Zoo Lights during the holidays. That level of membership is worth it if you have a family. Being able to go through the shorter line during Zoo Lights makes the...More

Thank RobertDTravels
Reviewed 2 days ago

I've been going to this zoo for my whole life. It's a nice sized zoo and it's located close to the city (you can take Max and avoid paying for parking). They are continually improving exhibits and the new elephant exhibit is much better than...More

Thank SR G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Hadn't been to the zoo in years. The elephant exhibit was amazing. And for families, because you are strolling, it's a nice leisurely activity!

Thank 1peterfisher1
Reviewed 2 days ago

The recent changes to the elephants habitat is wonderful. My grandkids love to see them up close and in the water. It is very exciting! I am glad they have some different places to eat too. The zoo is one of our favorite places to...More

Thank Madge464
Reviewed 3 days ago

I've been going here since I was a kid and it's gotten even better in recent years with new exhibits.

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Please read about me before judging my review. Also, I hate the idea of a zoo, and caged animals, period. They belong in nature. BUT sadly, this may soon be the last vestige of some of these creatures. So in that respect, it is a...More

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I don't care for zoos. I generally avoid them. A zoo concert and a grandson got me to the Portland zoo. In terms of confinement for animals I have seen far worse. Zoos imprison innocent animals, period. I know the old "saving endangered species" argument....More

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 4 days ago

We are regular zoo visitors when on vacation and the Oregon Zoo ranks up there with some of the best. We really liked the design of the zoo with several different habitats/settings representing the Great Northwest, Asia, Africa, forests, and the Pacific shores. Fun things...More

Thank Steigenberger592
Reviewed 4 days ago

Loved exploring the zoo, loved the set up, and shows. Definitely a must see if you are visiting Portland.

Thank _B_Marie8
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice zoo, best of all are the summer concert series they have. Top names in Music come to the zoo and you can have beer or wine and relax on the grass or bring chairs. Easy to get around and friendly staff.

Thank weareOregonians
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Martha L
3 July 2017|
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Response from pbeau21 | Reviewed this property |
Don't sell your tickets! Go to the concert! It is a lovely venue if not raining and our summer nights are usually good. You are by the elephants but animals will not be out after concert ends. I have been attending the... More
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!
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!!