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Oregon Zoo

4001 Southwest Canyon Road, Portland, OR 97221-9704
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Ranked #26 of 309 Attractions in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos, Scenic Railroads
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Traveler Description: T he Oregon Zoo Visitors of all ages will enjoy this fine Oregon attraction, exhibiting about 1,880 species of animals,  270 species of birds... more »
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Southfield, Michigan
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263 reviews 263 reviews
29 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We're had a couple spare hours and decided on a zoo activity. A chance to witness bat feeding time is not to be missed. The creatures are fascinating and fun to watch for all ages. Educational too!

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Baltimore, MD
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We visited the zoo on our last day in Portland, and were there for a weekday special of buy one get one free admission after 2 p.m. This was a huge savings...We LOVED seeing the animal exhibits. This is a very well kept zoo and the staff were very friendly. There was a concert that evening so some of the... More

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Novi, Michigan
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Our visit was wonderful, however we were with a 1-yr old so we did not see the entire zoo. It was amazing to see bald eagles and condors so close up! Yes, there are other zoos that maybe have a better lay-out, but we had no complaints. There is a new elephant area that is under construction and looks like... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Relaxed and fun to sit on the grass and listen to music. Get tickets early and take the Max to the venue about 30 min before gates open for general admin.

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Vancouver Island
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

A well set out Zoo, and reasonably priced Our children loved it! The animals seemed healthy and well cared for

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Spokane, Washington, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Obviously these other folks have not been to other zoo's... The staff was extremely rude! The one lady gave us a extremely hard time about taking my sons' service dog into the zoo with him even though we had paper work stating that he was a service dog and was to be left in with him! Does any one else... More

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Springfield, OR
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Great displays, beautiful setting. Frequent events. Worth a membership to visit often. Nice variety of animals on display and interactive activities for the kids.

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Entrance prices were very reasonable compared to other zoos which is a perk. The zoo was well maintained (even with construction areas for the new enclosures). This zoo was very nice and family friendly and I would go back again. Looking forward to the new elephant enclosure.

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Frederick, Maryland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We unknowingly chose a rainy day to visit the zoo. But with a nice variety of indoor exhibits it didn't put too much of a damper on our day. The zoo is an easy train ride from the city. It was a cool day so many of the animals were out. There are lots of interactive things for the kids... More

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I was hesitant at visiting the Zoo especially after being to San Diego's Aquarium last year but the Portland Zoo is amazing. The variety of animals is huge and they all looked very happy and healthy. You can see and feel the effort put into each area and it shows in the demeanor of the animals. Absolutely worth a visit.... More

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