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Oregon Zoo, Portland

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Scenic Railroads, Nature & Parks, Tours, Outdoor Activities
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4.1/5 based on 1,600+ reviews on the web
Oregon Zoo is possibly the most popular tourist attraction in Portland, hosting well over a million visitors each year. Inside Washington Park, discover animal exhibits and large plant collections at this zoo, which has been operating since 1888. Explore wildlife, enjoy concerts, or stop by for seasonal events. No matter the time of year, the zoo is committed to conservation and has species survival plans for a number of endangered animals. Take the railway from the zoo to reach the park's International Rose Test Garden. Using our world travel planner, Portland attractions like Oregon Zoo can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • ... You could see some animals. The enclosure are sometimes great, sometimes they seem somewhat small. But done with love. You can already see that. All in all ok. But no big highlight.
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  • Sometimes on rainy days, there are a lot less people and a lot more animals are out -- they like the rain! Just bring an umbrella! I especially like it as a single person too. It is an easy date and t...  read more »
  • This is a best kept secret which adults need to find. I take my grandson all the time, but then my husband and I start to go by ourselves. There is so many things to see. The walking paths are a great...  read more »
  • Zoos are really hit or miss with the animals appearing or not, but the Oregon Zoo usually has good animals that love attention. We saw the cutest cougar sleeping on his back in the cave, a pair of giraffes being adorable and Lily the elephant was the cutest as usual. This place is fun no matter your age, its so fun to learn about the different types of animals.
  • I've been going to this zoo since I was very little, it's my "home zoo!" The grounds are absolutely beautiful, and I've never had a bad experience here all the times I've went. I believe the animals are very well taken care of; habitats are appropriate, clean, and well-sized. The zoo can get crowded at times, but that's my only gripe--and that's a good thing!
  • The zoo was a great place to see a concert. The sun was a little much at first, so be sure to wear some sunscreen, but once the sun goes down the stars really put on a show. If you plan to bring a lawn chair be sure it's one of the low-profile style, since the higher backed chairs are prohibited. Any water you bring needs to be in a sealed container and no outside food or any alcohol are allowed.
  • Perfect place to take your kids. The zoo is more about the quality of the exhibits rather than the quantity. You won't find 30 different subspecies of lemur, but you will see a really nice elephant area with plenty of viewing room. The train ride was six minutes and didn't really show much, but it was great for our two year old who loves trains.
  • The Oregon zoo is awesome. They have built the zoo surrounded by trees and a forest. The exhibits are really large and that's awesome since the animals can feel like where they came from the elephants are amazing as well as the orangutans are great the animals are happy and to make up for not many animals they have large enclosures. I would recommend this zoo for sure
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