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Oregon Zoo

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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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4001 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221-2799
+1 503-226-1561
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I were in Portland to attend a convention but played hooky to visit this zoo. Take the MAX and get a $1.50 off your admission price. Because it was a cool day, a lot of the animals were curled up sleeping. We...More

Thank cathyd
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Portland zoo is beautifully laid out with different sections. Map is provided at the entrance and the markings are very clear to follow. It is not as big as some other zoos that we have been too but it is beautiful and easy to...More

Thank Indrani S
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to a concert here and walked the grounds before hand. This is a nice zoo and the concert amphitheater is a great venue for concerts. You can buy reserved seats or there is festival style bring your own chair, etc. on the lawn.

Thank mrlabelman
Reviewed 3 days ago

I hate to say this, but the Oregon Zoo is so much better than the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle. I'm not just saying this because the Oregon Zoo has sea otters, but that is a definite plus. It's much more organized and the parking...More

Thank iloveloveseaotters
Reviewed 1 week ago

I only had a few hours left before I had to catch my bus back home but the zoo was still the only thing left on my bucket list for portland. Very easy to get to with the MAX blue or red line. Great zoo,...More

Thank jlaernou
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had tickets for the summer concert which gave us free access to the zoo. The Portland zoo is an average size for the metro area, but still has a lot of fun family activities. It has all the usual animals and our group a...More

Thank kdsedward
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a Monday and it was great. Crowds were not too large. Price to get in is very reasonable. This zoo is in great shape and taken very well care of. I was impressed with the cleanliness. It was a hot day for...More

Thank KerriannAZ
Reviewed 1 week ago

The habitats for the animals are very nice & the animals seemed content. The layout is in keeping with the natural setting of the park & terrain. I liked that you could get a beer at the restaurant near the gate & you could carry...More

Thank OurDailyPastry
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

World class elephant enclosure, and the exhibits and grounds are top notch. I was quite disappointed in the lack of variety in the animals. Nothing unique or that you cant find just about everywhere else. Note to parents: if you did not know this already,...More

Thank TT442
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great experience. Some the best environmentally and sensitive animal exhibits I have seen. A wonderful experience for children but equally for teens and adults. A place you need to visit at least once a year in a different season.

Thank Franklin S
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Martha L
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Response from SuperTravller | Reviewed this property |
These animals have become domesticated pets, they will be harmed by a concert as much as your Dog or Cat would be harmed if you watched the Harry Potter collection with your sound bar on higher volume. 🤷🏻‍♂️👍🏽
4 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!
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!!