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Oregon Zoo

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Address: 4001 Southwest Canyon Road, Portland, OR 97221
Phone Number: 503-226-1561
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Community-supported since 1888, the Oregon Zoo is a world leader in animal...

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.

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Lovely day

I pretty much go to zoos and aquariums wherever I visit. Portland zoo is as nice as the get. A completely pleasant experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
dawnya
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Sandpoint, Idaho

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Ithaca, New York
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We brought our two young grand daughters here for a morning visit and we all had such fun. The elephants and giraffes were their favorites. We saw many other animals in beautifully built habitats. We ended up buying a family membership so we can come back often.

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Sandpoint, Idaho
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I pretty much go to zoos and aquariums wherever I visit. Portland zoo is as nice as the get. A completely pleasant experience.

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Portland, Oregon
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Beautifully laid out amongst a huge forest with big trees and streams. A great place to have a walk even if you're not into the animals. Decent price for the size.

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Bend, Oregon
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We always enjoy the zoo, but for us, the very best time to visit is around Christmas time. Come early to see all the animals, then stay late to see millions of beautiful colored lights! It is so gorgeous! We get some hot chocolate and a cinnamon " elephant ear" and walk all around taking in all the colors and... More 

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Thank MommaK777
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59 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice days are not always easy to come by in Portland but when I'm in town if the sun is out we head to the zoo. It is a great place to just roam around. We have done the night zoo in the past too which we have enjoyed especially during the holidays when everything is lite up.

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Ridgefield, Washington
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Since we are Zoo Members it's safe to say we love The Oregon Zoo. Every year it gets better and better!

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Thank Honeybee1981
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The zoo was great but they are doing a lot of expanding/construction currently. I cannot wait to come back after it is completed. The variety of animals & exhibits are impressive but will be much more so after the new exhibits are built. Still worth the price for a sunny day outing.

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Miami, Florida
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78 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing exhibition of Asian elephants. Set aside good full day for visit. Beautiful setting , knowledgable staff. This zoo should be on top 5 zoo sin US. They have our vote.

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Thank ABridge2Far
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brought 10 Boy Scouts from out of town, hiked from town there. Zoo was great, awesome layout and exhibits. Great hands on things to do, and explore. Food was sub par but I expected as much. Take the MAX rail back. AWESOME subterranean underground rail stop. You get in the elevator and it drops 300ft underground.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the Oregon Zoo about 3 years ago and loved it but was really sad with the Elephants area. They've since put thousands of dollars into making it amazing. The rest of the zoo is still spectacular but the elephant area made me so happy. They have a huge area to roam around and a pool to splash in.... More 

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