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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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Portland Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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Portland Combo: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Trolley and Columbia River Gorge Tour
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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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4001 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221-2799
+1 503-226-1561
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

From the natural environment to the beautiful flower baskets to the well cared for animals, the Oregon Zoo is top notch. The paths were covered by trees and other natural canopies that made visiting all the animals comfortable on a warm day. Lots of stops...More

Thank Deborah G
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had visited here a few years ago and were disappointed. The zoo has completed several renovations and was a pleasure to visit this time. The elephant area was the highlight of our visit.

Thank Gaynel D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

And this may my expectations. There's plenty of shade to walk in and the staff were helpful. If you have small children to teens, everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves.

Thank anniehale4
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited here on a family vacation and loved it. This is a huge zoo and had some great exhibits. Our favorite was when the elephant was swimming. The only problem we had was parking. Took 35-min to find a spot. But t was worth...More

Thank SteeleB09
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very nice zoo. Easy to get to. Max stops right outside entrance. Staff helpful, easy to rent scooter if needed. I'm a little spoiled as the Milwaukee co. Zoo is one of the best zoos in the country. I visit zoos as I travel, a...More

Thank ruahde
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went with our adult kids, grand baby, and teenagers. What a great zoo! I've been to zoos all up and down the west coast I would have to say Portland zoo is the best. If you get a chance go and have a great...More

Thank Teamseip
Reviewed 4 days ago

We took both our grand kids, to the zoo this time. They both loved it. We loved the new elephant enclosure. Wow, talk about state of the art. We spent all day there, from the time that it opened, until just about closing time. We...More

Thank teenytinyterri
Reviewed 5 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 5 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 5 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
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Martha L
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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!!