Oregon Zoo

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  • David F.
    David FryerSeptember 4
    Concert at the zoo - two thumbs up!
  • Liam M.
    Liam MayAugust 19
    Awesome selection of animals, great venue and scenery. The polar bear was by far the highlight of the day! Parking is a nightmare though!!
  • Enrique G.
    Otters I think are the best ones!
  • Kimmie N.
    Kimmie NguyenAugust 11
    Been here 5+ times
    great views!
  • Starr
    StarrMarch 28
    This place is so wonderful. I didn't get to see the polar bear today, maybe one day!
  • Namita D.
    Namita DJanuary 15
    holiday lights!
  • Mike W.
    Mike WalekeSeptember 25, 2016
    A great way to spend a couple of hours they even have good beer on tap.
  • Tristan R.
    Tristan RhodesideSeptember 21, 2016
    Great animal exhibits of all differrent regions. And parents can grab a beer for the stroll
  • Norma S.
    Norma SiversonAugust 6, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Great place to teach children how to interact with those in mobility devices....too bad they don't
  • Karla R.
    Karla ReddropJuly 5, 2016
    A must see while in Portland and deserves many more praises. Make sure to visit often w/ their 20 yr plan in effect it will be something new every time. Best time to go is midday during feeding
  • Carmen N.
    Carmen NMay 24, 2016
    Elephants and giraffes and bears, oh my!
  • Christian B.
    Christian BakerMay 6, 2016
    The Asian elephant habitat is without parallel.
  • Ali N.
    Ali NabaviApril 22, 2016
    Really beautiful place. There is lots of other stuff nearby: arboretum, children's museum, forestry museum, trails.
  • Katherine
    KatherineDecember 23, 2015
    Great exhibits, plus the OZ works on a lot of wildlife conservation and education projects locally and globally! A great place to support.
  • Jana G.
    Jana GDecember 17, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
  • Christian H.
    Christian HerediaDecember 4, 2015
    Cool tourist spot
  • Daniela T.
    Daniela Tilton-MartinNovember 6, 2015
    Animals, i like the birds of prey
  • Elizabeth M.
    Elizabeth MartinezNovember 2, 2015
    A great place to spend time with your kids. I always get an elephant ear and shaved ice when I go there.
  • Jenny K.
    Jenny KornblattOctober 22, 2015
    Clean, well organized and a ton of variety of animals! We had an awesome time
  • Lorenzo S.
    Lorenzo SoteloSeptember 29, 2015
    Seeing all the animals my@kids@love it there and it's also a good work out u always walking Everywere
  • Misty M.
    Misty MozesSeptember 27, 2015
    A very well blended variety of species. Good food, fun family memories and even geocaches.
  • Kris H.
    Kris HowattSeptember 8, 2015
    2nd Tuesday of every month is $4 admission. New elephant exhibit is coming along nicely.
  • Athena
    AthenaAugust 14, 2015
    The zoo keys are fun to have but, the boxes take a while to talk about the animals. It's just fun for little kids to have a little key of their own.
  • Dan
    DanAugust 3, 2015
    The animals were awesome!
  • Fire F.
    Fire FlyJune 23, 2015
    The Oregon zoo is such an amazing place! All the animals are so playful and sweet! You can even feed the lorikeets!
  • AppleBottom
    AppleBottomMay 17, 2015
    Always enjoy the Zoo.
  • Brian D.
    Brian DuncanMay 6, 2015
    Avoid the food. Go across the parking lot and eat at the Children's Museum. No need to have a ticket.
  • Brian D.
    Brian DuncanMay 6, 2015
    Food choices are shameful. Lots of construction. Still a nice zoo.
  • K Madi E.
    K Madi ErionApril 15, 2015
    Very close to Washington park. Lions tiger bears! Currently renovating the elephant enclosure
  • Mailliw L.
    Mailliw LeuaApril 6, 2015
    Well, i think that the reptiles are the best! But it takes so long to get to them!
  • Kris H.
    Kris HowattMarch 25, 2015
    Zoo membership is the best deal. Can include zoolights option. Discounted food prices with membership.
  • The Heathman Hotel
    The Heathman HotelMarch 18, 2015
    The baby elephants are the most precious animals there!
  • James V.
    James VeberMarch 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The lions, tiger, bears. Also compare the river otters to the sea ottets.
  • Keiji K.
    Keiji KanazawaFebruary 22, 2015
    Polar bears
  • Bethy
    BethySeptember 29, 2014
    The big cats like to sleep.
  • Theresa .
    Theresa 💜August 19, 2014
    Great zoo. Be on the lookout for roaming peacocks. Ride the zoo train to the rose gardens.
  • Brooke S.
    Brooke ShaverAugust 16, 2014
    Always love a trip to the zoo! Love the big cats the best:)
  • Steve W.
    Steve WAugust 12, 2014
    Go first thing in the morning when the animals are more active
  • Eddie H.
    Eddie HaddadAugust 10, 2014
    Disappointed with the height of the giraffes
  • Marc M.
    Marc MaierAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The parking lot can fill up on nice days so come early.
  • David S.
    David SmithAugust 8, 2014
    Fantastic zoo
  • Whit S.
    Whit ScottAugust 8, 2014
    Be careful, this place can be a zoo if you go at the wrong time. If you go at the right time it can be a zoo too.
  • Ammon C.
    Ammon CluffAugust 6, 2014
    I like the elephant exhibit and the cheetah. Kind of a smaller zoo but still way fun.
  • Braden C.
    Braden CluffJuly 12, 2014
    The cheetahs are the best
  • Feba G.
    Feba GeorgeJune 24, 2014
    Great zoo- had an awesome time!!
  • Jenni B.
    Jenni BrownMay 20, 2014
    Everything is sooo expensive!
  • Dyanna G.
    Dyanna GarciaJanuary 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Sunday mornings before 11 are great. You see everything before it gets too crowded.
  • Christopher G.
    Christopher GortonNovember 27, 2013
    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.
  • Krista S.
    Krista SwanOctober 23, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Check the "today at the zoo" tab on the website to see what is going on during your visit.
  • Melissa K.
    Melissa KentOctober 13, 2013
    Awesome zoo and cheap too
  • Jessica M.
    Jessica McSeptember 1, 2013
    Will charge you for parking... Even if you take the shuttle.
  • Angela P.
    Angela Perona-HartwichAugust 14, 2013
    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.
  • Asya U.
    Asya UpchurchAugust 8, 2013
    The zoo is nice! Try to come when all the animals not sleep
  • Tom D.
    Tom DAugust 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't miss the bats, especially if it's 3:00 PM—feeding time.
  • Katie K.
    Katie KingJuly 15, 2013
    Lily was beautiful!
  • Libby U.
    Libby UglesichJuly 10, 2013
    Bring a picnic lunch and eat on the grass!
  • Paull Y.
    Paull YoungJuly 6, 2013
    Come for the Leopards. Stay for the Sea Otters.
  • Paul F.
    Paul FenwickJuly 6, 2013
    True story: the drinks don't come with straws after someone threw one in an animal pen and a goat choked on it.
  • LeAmber M.
    Loved it my Lil one had a blast and loved the animals
  • Jeshka L.
    Jeshka LewisJune 26, 2013
    Animals in cages...yay? Cheetahs are the only big cats that purr.
  • Mark L.
    Mark LussierJune 3, 2013
    The polar bears are cool!
  • Alison B.
    Alison BazeleyMay 26, 2013
    There's a geocache in the Great Northwest area, but cell signal is poor in that area of the zoo, so look it up ahead of time. You'll need the description to open the lock.
  • Laura A.
    Laura AllisonApril 19, 2013
    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!
  • Rich P.
    Rich PetersApril 18, 2013
    Great mid-level zoo. Very natural feel. Great variety of animals. Make a visit when I'm Portland.
  • Bruce W.
    Bruce WayneApril 11, 2013
    Thursdays and Fridays are Field Trip Days FYI
  • Keri L.
    Keri LewallenMarch 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    We get there when the gates open. Better parking spaces and less of a crowd. Especially on Sundays!
  • Cris G.
    Cris GDecember 6, 2012
    Very busy parking lot, plan ahead!
  • Morgan S.
    Morgan SaltenbergerDecember 3, 2012
    Pick up a pair of holographic glasses and have the lights show different shapes and symbols!
  • BooiesMommy👣🚼
    BooiesMommy👣🚼November 13, 2012
    All the silly animals! Oh wait that's us oops
  • Cher L.
    Cher LQNovember 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    don't eat here
  • Becky H.
    Becky HendersonOctober 22, 2012
    Go when it rains. The animals sleep in and stay by the glass so you get awesome pictures :)
  • Esther I.
    Esther IbrahimSeptember 24, 2012
    Feed the parrots!
  • Karen L.
    Karen LangSeptember 2, 2012
    Great family fun!
  • Bridgete
    BridgeteAugust 10, 2012
    The new setup for the lions is incredible.
  • Troy G.
    Troy GJuly 1, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Make sure to go in the mid-morning to make sure you can catch feedings!
  • Ming L.
    Ming LeeJune 24, 2012
    Fries are surprisingly good at AfriCafe. Sit in the back and watch the birds. There's a ramp for strollers.
  • Ming L.
    Ming LeeJune 24, 2012
    Fries at AfriCafe are surprisingly tasty. Enjoy them while watching the bird enclosure in the back. There's a ramp for strollers.
  • John B.
    John BergquistJune 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The wolves howling at dusk is an awesome experience. It is spectacular during zoo lights at Christmas!
  • Kyung T.
    Kyung TurnerJune 3, 2012
    Keep eyes open
  • Diana
    DianaMay 30, 2012
    The bats are cool!
  • ELS Language Centers
    The Oregon Zoo sits on 64 acres and is easily accessible using the MAX train.
  • Alyson W.
    Alyson WileyApril 19, 2012
    Love the zoo, Interesting animals and always something fun going on. Totally recomend it! <3
  • Troy G.
    Troy GDecember 18, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Purchase a yearly Zoo Membership, it's well with it...especially if you have kids
  • Paul M.
    Paul MasonOctober 16, 2011
    Show your Woodland Park Zoo (Seattle) membership for 1/2 off!
  • Oregon Attractions
    Oregon AttractionsOctober 13, 2011
    Ride the MAX here from downtown and explore the 64 acre park. Read more
  • Josh C.
    Josh ChristiansenSeptember 11, 2011
    Best to come prepared with your own snacks & refreshments. Family of four could easily save $50-$60 by planning ahead a bit.
  • Mom of O.
    Mom of OneJuly 31, 2011
    Very rude staff @ticket booth! Gave my husband a quiz (what's her bday, what's your address, etc.) because I only had my ID w. zoo pass. Wanted to check his ID too. Very strict with members. No like
  • Jackie P.
    went there 2 years ago with two of our kids...only made it halfway thru...hope to go again this summer!
  • Pepsi
    PepsiJuly 1, 2011
    In the summer you can enjoy their Summer Concert Series!
  • K12 Inc
    K12 IncJune 14, 2011
    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
  • Christian A.
    Christian AnicieteApril 24, 2011
    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!
  • Nicole O.
    Nicole OMarch 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the 'rhinosauruses!'
  • Nate S.
    Nate SavalzaDecember 24, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Check out zoolights!
  • Krista S.
    Krista SwanDecember 19, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Here for ZooLights? They'll keep running trains as long as people are in line, so wait until later in the evening.
  • Daniel E.
    Daniel EagleNovember 21, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The chimps make me a little sad. They really should have more space.
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PalmerOctober 31, 2010
    Bring food. Don't eat the cafe, it is disorganized, they mess up orders, and are totaly rude.
  • Dan A.
    Dan AndersonOctober 23, 2010
    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.
  • John S.
    John SeaburyOctober 3, 2010
    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.
  • Mark W.
    Mark WhelchelSeptember 6, 2010
    Bats and giraffes are best.
  • Ian H.
    Ian HurstSeptember 3, 2010
    My daughter thought the dinosaurs were real and was too scared to keep walking... they move, spit and roar I don't blame her.
  • Scott T.
    Scott TicknorJuly 12, 2010
    Worth The trip through the forest!
  • Lauren A.
    Lauren AJune 15, 2010
    Avoid going on two-dollar tuesday unless you love the chaotic crowds. Read more
  • Shyanne W.
    Shyanne W.May 21, 2010
    2nd tuesday of the month is $2.00, and if you ride the max, you get $1.50 off that!!
    HISTORYApril 22, 2010
    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.
  • James G.
    James GiannettiApril 18, 2010
    One of the best places to go Via Light rail.
  • Jami
    JamiApril 8, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    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
  • Dylan B.
    Dylan BoydFebruary 22, 2010
    Don't pet the lions, tigers or polar bears. The goats are fine.
  • Stacy
    StacyJanuary 15, 2010
    Go to a zoo concert. Sit on the lawn, watch the sun set while eating an elephant ear and drinking red wine.
  • Suzy M.
    Suzy MaeOctober 7, 2009
    Watch the (new!) gorgeous leopards stalk the filthy children through thin, crackable, paw-swiped glass. Muhahah!
  • Elena M.
    Elena MacPheeSeptember 22, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    see the lions & monkey's
  • Brian V.
    Brian Van PeskiSeptember 9, 2009
    See the new "Predators of the Serengeti" exhibit.
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