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Oregon Zoo, Portland

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#1 of 6 in Zoos & Aquariums in Oregon
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 online itinerary creator, Portland attractions like Oregon Zoo can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The Zoo overall appearance was nice but really average and the price was steep for what you got to see and the appearance of the Habitats.There are numerous upgrades happening the last upgrade being c...  more »
  • My wife and I love zoos so we spent a Sunday morning at the Oregon Zoo. We arrived as the zoo opened and spent about 3.5 hours leisurely touring the exhibits. The weather was beautiful and the animals...  more »
  • The zoo is huge, so go prepared to walk for at least 2 hours. Is super organized, interactive and the animals are all rescued, very well taken care of. If you are public transport still get discounted entry, which costs $17. Stay tuned to the schedule of shows, are always very good! A program not to be missed to make with the kids (or without them).
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  • Nice family adventure at the zoo! The Oregon Zoo has large open spaces and lots to see - and you can bring your own snacks/food to keep the price down. Some of the exhibits are a little small (primate areas) but others have larger open areas. Staff are very friendly and provide lots of helpful and informative answers. With recent renovations to some of the exhibits there is better viewing and more space. Really enjoyed our visit.
  • I have been to this zoo twice, March and July. It was rainy in March and I still had a great time. July was absolutely beautiful. The plants and wildlife were awesome. They keep their zoo well maintained. The animals all looked comfortable and happy! So much to see and do!
  • Nice Zoo. Big enough to keep the kids busy for the whole day. Many animals to check. The left side called “Welcome to the Northwest” is just awesome. The shops, restaurants, fast food are nice and affordable. There is a train you can take with your kids but for an additional fee. I’d recommend this place during sunny days. By the way they close at 4pm during 6 months of the year
  • As dictated by my 11 year old daughter: Great adventure! Loved how they worked with the animals and made a fairly large area for the animals that need it. I also think that it was great that when we were visiting they were remodeling some of the animal's cages, so that they wouldn't have the same area all the time. Not the most convenient for us, but we could stand it for the good cause.☺️
  • A very nice, well kept zoo. I liked viewing the lion family and elephants. Some of the animals are here because they are injured and cannot survive in the wild, like the bald eagle which was blind in one eye. The people are very friendly and polite. I noticed a lot of exhibits were closed, but that's because it's off season and they are remodeling. There weren't many food options open, do bring a snack or two. The lines for elephant ears are extremely long, and for what? A piece of bread with sugar. Parking is limited, but we walked from the gardens to get to the zoo. It was just a good day to get out of the house and walk around.
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