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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 2 days ago via mobile

The Oregon Zoo is such a fun place to go. It's the place to go when your great- niece comes to visit. The animals are well cared for, and seeing them in nearly natural habitats is refreshing. Watching the otters is my favorite. The caretakers...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Karalie
Reviewed 5 days ago

90% of their animals are not out during the winter months. However, the otters were!!! They were SO cute. It made the time I spent at the zoo that much better :)

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Melissa B
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a great way to spend a few hours in Portland. It is located in Washington Park and can be reached by car or the Tri-Met train from downtown on the Red or Blue line. The Zoo is well done and I like the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ed C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A really great day here...it was sooooo hot... animals all looked well cared for and nice big habitats... great place for families...the elephant area and the meerkats were my favorite...must visit again as they were doing work to improve habitats..

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank shyboy2011
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved the environments and enclosures of all the animals, and were impressed by so many of them that included the ability to peer into their “dens”. We did miss out on a lot of the animals, however, because of the time of year. There...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank theschmittlife
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The zoo does a good job of blending into the landscape and for setting up regionalized exhibits. They are under going multiple construction and expansion projects over the next 1-2 years, so it is only set to improve. This being said, they are low on...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank FrequentTravelDenver
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an unexpected treasure the Oregon Zoo was for our Portland Trip. My girlfriend and I love going to zoos. So it's safe to say that we've seen our share of animal sanctuaries. But when we visited the Oregon Zoo as part of our Portland...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank aadiputra89
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were easily able to park, tho buses go there as does Uber. We thoroughly enjoyed the way the path takes you all around the park, and older or disabled can request rides. The food and coffee available was great and snacks like elephant ears...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Donna N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

New to the area and thought I'd take the kids to the Zoo for our first visit. Such a clean and beautiful facility. Stopped for lunch at the AfriCafe and had the burger. Amazing...pleasantly surprised by the quality! Not a "fast food" style burger. The...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SuperSSMith
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been an active supporter of the Oregon Zoo for 20 years. Unfortunately, I have moved out of the area and my visits are less frequent. Outstanding facility that keeps improving especially in the area of education and animal enclosures. The special events are...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Judith J
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3 December 2018|
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Response from alzeneh | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is adepend on the animals and there activities
29 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