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Address: 4001 Southwest Canyon Road, Portland, OR 97221-9704
Phone Number: 503-226-1561
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: 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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Great zoo!

Get here early and you'll have a great time! Parking was easy and the zoo was not crowded. Stayed here for a couple hours and were able to see almost all the animals. Nice layout... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Too spread apart and never see much. Seems to get updated a lot but you never really get a better look at the animals. When I did the train ride it was way too hot and I almost baked to death, my fault.

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Queen Creek, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Get here early and you'll have a great time! Parking was easy and the zoo was not crowded. Stayed here for a couple hours and were able to see almost all the animals. Nice layout and the train was a pleasant surprise. We were only able to do the short track but my son still loved every minute of it.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Such a pretty zoo, lots of animals, a good size zoo. It was very reasonably priced at about $11. We did the zoo and Aurborarium the same day. A free shuttle takes you to several attractions in the park.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Maybe I am spoiled from other zoological parks but the Oregon Zoo wasn't quite what I had remembered from past visits. They seem to be consistently upgrading exhibits, which is wonderful. I hope that they update the penguin exhibit next... It was depressing. Our 5 and 7 year old didn't care to finish the rest of the zoo. But we... More 

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Poulsbo, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

What a nice zoo. We read reviews from others who were bummed by train being shorter but we had a pleasant experience. Well maintained park with friendly staff. Decent price for admission.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

One of Portland ' s many parks to enjoy. Check out the calendar for activities. They have lots of stuff going on or sit and relax and eat lunch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Visited the zoo with my family yesterday. Firstly, parking was very difficult - had to park way up the hill and take the shuttle down. The zoo area is very nice with lots of trees, greenery and shade for hot days. The selection of animals is good and they appear to be cared for which is always nice to see.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Very much enjoyed the zoo. Many different viewing angles for the various animals. They all seemed to have a great deal of space (which i like). The birds of prey show was a bit disappointing (it was too short) - but otherwise I enjoyed the zoo

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We took our kids to the Oregon zoo on a sunny afternoon. The location of the zoo is in the middle of beautiful Washington Park, right next door to the Children's museum, so you can easily make a whole day of it. Entry prices were very reasonable compared to other zoos we have been to. But most of all this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I have been visiting this zoo since I was old enough to walk. I remember when they had a childrens area that had seals you could get close to, feed the giraffes, ride the elephants, and the peacocks roamed free. Though there have been many changes over the years, it still holds a special place in my heart. Now that... More 

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