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Address: 4001 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221-2799
Phone Number: 503-226-1561
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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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Beautiful Place!

I'm from Arizona so it was very refreshing to see all the green, flowers, and trees! The zoo is not huge, but clean and well designed for the animals. Fun place for anyone!

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a good place to take the kids during the week when everyone is at work and school. It's nice that they have upgraded some stuff and continue to upgrade but they really need to do something about the parking. We had a zoo pass up til recently until they change a lot of things( we haven't renewed and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I'm from Arizona so it was very refreshing to see all the green, flowers, and trees! The zoo is not huge, but clean and well designed for the animals. Fun place for anyone!

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Thank hodges3003
Clover, South Carolina
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great zoo. Easy to navigate, although some spots can get congested. Lots of different animals to see and watch. Concessions and bathrooms are easy to come by and the bathrooms were fairly clean.

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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We took a weekend getaway to Portland and our main priority was to visit the zoo and it was a great experience! Very spacious and a very large zoo. Not as many animals as we thought but we saw the ones we wanted to see. The elephant attraction was the best one by far. We even got to watch the... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Been to around 40+ zoos around the nation and this one is above average. Very clean and nice enclosures. Not too big where you'll get exhausted walking it, but big enough for the animals to have that home feeling (as close as you can get at a zoo anyways). Friendly staff and the animals appear happy and well taken care... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As an Oregonian, I'm pleased with the improvement the Oregon Zoo has made in my lifetime. I remember as a kid, it was a sad concrete zoo with a little bit of sticks and brush for the animals. Now most of the animals have real looking habitats. My only complaint is the price is a little high. It's not a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to the Zoo Concert with friends, it was a blast under the Stars singing and dancing. Even the elephants party, they were swinging there ears. We all had a blast. Prices are reasonable, if you want to see the animals go before noon because they eat and sleep. A must see for visitors! Excellent customer service!

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Twin Falls, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Centered in a forest, it's a neat place for both animals and scenery. We arrived late morning. Big Mistake!!! There are 4 parking lots and was not one available space. We opted to drive downtown and walk around for a while before coming back early afternoon. Finally found a parking spot! The animals and exhibits were fantastic. The food options... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm impressed with the new elephant enclosure. It gives the elephants a more varied experience. The Pacific Northwest area is greatly improved.

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McMinnville, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Always a wonderful day at the Zoo! The new Elephant Exhibit is wonderful! Such a great area for them to roam, eat and be on display. They are always improving our Zoo and the animals seem content in their homes. Great for the family. And don't forget ZooLights at Christmas time. It is spectacular!

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