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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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“polar bears” (67 reviews)
“baby elephant” (50 reviews)
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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 2 days ago

This was a nice zoo to walk around, even if you're not a "zoo person." the scenery was very pretty. The bear bathing in its tub was a hit, but our favorite was watching the elephants get fed and play in the water (we arrived...More

Thank AllisonDB179
Reviewed 4 days ago

Although we are zoo enthusiasts, Portland Zoo was disappointing because we were not prepared for paid parking. We had just arrived in town and had a rental car. We don't have a parking ap on our phone either. By the time we found a meter...More

Thank TXTripper
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

this is very fun to do for a short amount of time! i'm here right now and I've seen the bears and the otters and seals! So much fun!

Thank Addie R
Reviewed 6 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
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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?
23 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?
23 January 2017|
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Response from Shervin H | Property representative |