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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 5 days ago
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Sandpoint, Idaho

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Go in December to see the zoo lights...very colorful and fun foods to eat along the trail ie: hot peanuts, dress warmly tho it gets cold

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Portland, OR
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Portland Zoo is a little like Goldielox- not too big, not too small, but just right. The zoo is wonderfully designed and has a good combination of animal exhibits to occupy you and the kids for a couple of hours.

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Thank DougcpW
Ithaca, New York
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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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Thank dawnya
Portland, Oregon
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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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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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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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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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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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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