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Oregon Zoo, Portland

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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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  • Really enjoy taking the day off and going to the zoo. Fun for people of all ages!! Just took my girlfriend and our 3year old son to the zoo and really enjoyed our visit. The zoo is under a lot of construction as they are adding to a few facilities and exhibits. The elephant enclosure is my favorite. A good one for the kids is the $4 train ride. Short but fun.
  • The Oregon Zoo is a great place to visit! It has animals and more animals. It has an insect habitat that my grandsons loved! And a bat exhibit that my daughter loved. You can buy your lunch there or bring it with you and sit near the beautiful amphitheater on the grassy lawn. Where they have presentations about the animals in the zoo. You can rent a stroller single or double as well as a wheel chair. My only caution would be too call and check to see if all or most of the exhibits are open, because when we went a lot of them were not open.
  • Sadly many animals were put elsewhere for the remodel. Which would have been understandable..... But it would have been nice to know before we got tickets. Not one "housekeeping " info was given. Not even a map. But thankfully we are planning to come again(we bought a family deluxe pass) If it was a one time thing I would have been extremely disappointed. No chimps no apes, no polar bears, no rhinos, no bats, no hippos, no zebra, etc. We DID see cutest Elephants(3) ever, One giraffe, a glimpse of painted dogs(viewing area is below their hill, it makes it hard to see much more then ears) two Mama Lions and a Papa(lions sleep 20hrs a day and we missed their awake time😆) We saw a Fun Crocodile! Various Birds, flamingos, etc. Seals were active! All in all we had a nice time. We can't wait to go back, although I think our membership ends before remodel is complete.🤔 😆
  • This was my first time visiting this zoo with my family. We came for a company picnic and we loved it. It had beautiful landscaping, it was very clean and the signs were visible and well placed. I loved that many of the animals we visited had zookeepers giving information about the animals, they were very friendly and answered questions from all ages. The venue where the company was held was also very clean and the food was really good! Definitely will bring my family back!
  • This is a pretty good zoo. We have family that wants to come here every time they are in town. We ended up buying a zoo pass a few years ago. Honestly, the zoo pass makes it way more enjoyable if you have kids and plan on coming back within a year. A lot of the time we will only see part of the zoo each time because it is too much to take in with one trip and little ones. Some of the highlights are Zoo Lights at Christmas, the Zoo Train, & the Animals. I highly recommend to anyone who loves animals or has kids!
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