Oregon Zoo

Zoo
4001 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221, United States
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Closed until 9:00am tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 9:00 AM–6:00 PM
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  • "... and predators of the serengeti exhibits are awesome, also the micro brews available..." (3 tips)
  • "... out the recently added Predators of the Serengeti exhibit, where you can finally find Lions,..." (3 tips)
  • "... set while eating an elephant ear and drinking red wine." (5 tips)
  • HISTORY

    The Zoo was founded in 1888 & is Oregon's largest paid attraction. In 1962 Packy, the first elephant born in the Western Hemisphere in 44 years, was born. He is the tallest Asian elephant in the US.

    HISTORY · April 22, 2010
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  • Christian A.

    Nothing beats a timeless, family-friendly trip to the zoo. Come meet otters, lions, apes, snakes, elephants, and many more. Don't forget to bring a camera for up close shots of creatures of the wild!

    Christian Aniciete · April 24, 2011
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  • Pepsi

    In the summer you can enjoy their Summer Concert Series!

    Pepsi · July 1, 2011
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  • Dylan B.

    Don't pet the lions, tigers or polar bears. The goats are fine.

    Dylan Boyd · February 22, 2010
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  • Elena M.

    see the lions & monkey's

    Elena MacPhee · September 22, 2009
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  • Jami

    Be sure to check out the recently added Predators of the Serengeti exhibit, where you can finally find Lions, Cheetahs and more animals that the zoo hasn't always had. Read more

    Jami · April 8, 2010
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  • BooiesMommy👣🚼

    All the silly animals! Oh wait that's us oops

    BooiesMommy👣🚼 · November 13, 2012
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  • Brian V.

    See the new "Predators of the Serengeti" exhibit.

    Brian Van Peski · September 9, 2009
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  • Stacy

    Go to a zoo concert. Sit on the lawn, watch the sun set while eating an elephant ear and drinking red wine.

    Stacy · January 15, 2010
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  • Dan A.

    If you shake your keys along the glass in the Penguin exhibit, they will chase your keys along the window. The zoo keeper told me the penguins are attracted to shiny objects and love to play chase.

    Dan Anderson · October 23, 2010
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  • Scott T.

    Worth The trip through the forest!

    Scott Ticknor · July 12, 2010
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  • Lauren A.

    Avoid going on two-dollar tuesday unless you love the chaotic crowds. Read more

    Lauren A · June 15, 2010
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  • James G.

    One of the best places to go Via Light rail.

    James Giannetti · April 18, 2010
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  • Nate S.

    Check out zoolights!

    Nate Savalza · December 24, 2010
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  • Mark W.

    Bats and giraffes are best.

    Mark Whelchel · September 6, 2010
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  • Mike M.

    Dinosaur Exhibit was worth it!

    Mike Moore · September 4, 2010
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  • Suzy M.

    Watch the (new!) gorgeous leopards stalk the filthy children through thin, crackable, paw-swiped glass. Muhahah!

    Suzy Mae · October 7, 2009
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  • James H.

    Some of these animals in this zoo are incredibly trained.

    James Hook ✪ · December 6, 2012
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  • Shyanne W.

    2nd tuesday of the month is $2.00, and if you ride the max, you get $1.50 off that!!

    Shyanne W. · May 21, 2010
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  • Oregon Attractions

    Ride the MAX here from downtown and explore the 64 acre park. Read more

    Oregon Attractions · October 13, 2011
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  • Libby U.

    Bring a picnic lunch and eat on the grass!

    Libby Uglesich · July 10, 2013
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  • Krista S.

    Here for ZooLights? They'll keep running trains as long as people are in line, so wait until later in the evening.

    Krista Swan · December 19, 2010
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  • John S.

    The new monkey and predators of the serengeti exhibits are awesome, also the micro brews available at cascade grill near the entrance are nice too.

    John Seabury · October 3, 2010
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  • Christina C.

    Don't miss camping with your family overnight on the zoo lawn. Only available once a year at the end of July. (You even get to tour the zoo's hospital!)

    Christina Conley Hiestand · June 16, 2010
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  • Bruce W.

    Thursdays and Fridays are Field Trip Days FYI

    Bruce Wayne · April 11, 2013
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  • Becky H.

    Go when it rains. The animals sleep in and stay by the glass so you get awesome pictures :)

    Becky Henderson · October 22, 2012
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  • Josh C.

    Best to come prepared with your own snacks & refreshments. Family of four could easily save $50-$60 by planning ahead a bit.

    Josh Christiansen · September 11, 2011
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  • Barb L.

    The Oregon Zoo features a sea lions exhibit and is home to the first third-generation elephant to be born in the United States: 286-pound Samudra, or Sam for short. Read more

    Barb Leung · August 4, 2011
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  • Nicole O.

    Love the 'rhinosauruses!'

    Nicole O · March 23, 2011
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  • Ian H.

    My daughter thought the dinosaurs were real and was too scared to keep walking... they move, spit and roar I don't blame her.

    Ian Hurst · September 3, 2010
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  • Krista S.

    Check the "today at the zoo" tab on the website to see what is going on during your visit.

    Krista Swan · October 23, 2013
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  • Angela P.

    Pack a lunch. Lots of tables and benches all over. We packed our own sandwiches and water. Water water water! You're going to walk a lot.

    Angela Perona-Hartwich · August 14, 2013
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  • Tom D.

    Don't miss the bats, especially if it's 3:00 PM—feeding time.

    Tom D · August 6, 2013
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  • Laura A.

    It was great going on a Wednesday in April, not too many people and the weather was perfect! All the animals were out! Great day at the zoo!

    Laura Allison · April 19, 2013
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  • Bridgete

    The new setup for the lions is incredible.

    Bridgete · August 10, 2012
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  • Troy G.

    Make sure to go in the mid-morning to make sure you can catch feedings!

    Troy G · July 1, 2012
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  • Ming L.

    Fries at AfriCafe are surprisingly tasty. Enjoy them while watching the bird enclosure in the back. There's a ramp for strollers.

    Ming Lee · June 24, 2012
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  • Kyung T.

    Keep eyes open

    Kyung Turner · June 3, 2012
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  • Troy G.

    Purchase a yearly Zoo Membership, it's well with it...especially if you have kids

    Troy G · December 18, 2011
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  • Paul M.

    Show your Woodland Park Zoo (Seattle) membership for 1/2 off!

    Paul Mason · October 16, 2011
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  • K12 Inc

    Did you know? In 2009, excavations in Egypt unearthed the world’s oldest known zoological collection, dating from 3500 B.C. The collection of 112 animals included elephants, hippos, and baboons. Read more

    K12 Inc · June 14, 2011
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  • Daniel E.

    The chimps make me a little sad. They really should have more space.

    Daniel Eagle · November 21, 2010
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  • Kevin P.

    Bring food. Don't eat the cafe, it is disorganized, they mess up orders, and are totaly rude.

    Kevin Palmer · October 31, 2010
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  • Feba G.

    Great zoo- had an awesome time!!

    Feba George · 2 weeks ago
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  • Jenni B.

    Everything is sooo expensive!

    Jenni Brown · May 20
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  • Dyanna G.

    Sunday mornings before 11 are great. You see everything before it gets too crowded.

    Dyanna Garcia · January 4
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  • Christopher G.

    When it's not summer go during the week when it first opens. Not a lot of people and the animals are up and about.

    Christopher Gorton · November 27, 2013
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  • Melissa K.

    Awesome zoo and cheap too

    Melissa Kent · October 13, 2013
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  • Jessica M.

    Will charge you for parking... Even if you take the shuttle.

    Jessica Mc · September 1, 2013
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  • Asya U.

    The zoo is nice! Try to come when all the animals not sleep

    Asya Upchurch · August 8, 2013
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