Oregon Zoo

Oregon Zoo, Portland: Hours, Address, Oregon Zoo Reviews: 4.5/5

9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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. Open every day of the year except Dec. 25.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Kelsey J
156 contributions
Hands down best zoo experience
Oct 2021 • Friends
Absolutely amazing zoo with so many animals I haven’t seen before. The zoo is clean and fun to explore. All the animals were active and lively when I visited. They even showed a condor feeding! I absolutely will be back next time I’m in Portland.
Written October 14, 2021
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serraturtle
serraturtle79 contributions
Wonderful day
Sep 2021
We spent about 4 hours in the zoo. They did a great job designing the pathways and exhibits. You feel like you're in the natural environment, not an artificial space. We loved the variety of animals and exhibit spaces.
Written October 1, 2021
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Relax420805
1 contribution
The worst Zoo visit ever
Sep 2021
Our family visit was a waste of time and money. Just few animals compare to what we saw few years ago. Even less visitors. That was probably a reason we were denied few attractions. Train trip was way too short. The rest was a total disappointment. Would not recommend until things significantly improve.
Written September 3, 2021
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Lori P.
6 contributions
Excellent Zoo
Aug 2021
Great experience. Zoo is well maintained. Good for about 4 hours if you are without children. Restaurant was closed- maybe due to COVID.
Written August 30, 2021
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rckndad
Ewa Beach, HI33 contributions
Family Outing at the Zoo
Aug 2021
Great zoo for the children. The animals were out today so that was plus. It does have a lot of child friendly activities. I am sure there would have been more interactions with staff and displays if COVID restrictions were not in place. Plan about two-hours if not more if you want to take it all in. Parking was easy to pay for at the machines and the online apps made paying for admission quick and easy. Our children loved it, but it did get long for them ages 4 and under so plan accordingly.
Written August 29, 2021
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CHERI K
PORTLAND6 contributions
A waste of money at the Oregon Zoo
Aug 2021 • Friends
This was the worst experience I have had in all the years I have visited the Oregon Zoo. In the last five years it has been reduced to almost no animals. The cost for 3 adults totaled $72 with $8:00 for parking which for what we saw was appalling. The few animals we did see were hidden, laying in a corner or had their backs to us including the 4 elephants that just stood facing their feeders. Moving on to the Africa area all that we saw was 2 Cheetahs sleeping, no lions were out, and the keepers was hosing down the Painted dog area so those were not available. Moving on no Hippos, no Rhinos, no Zebras, just 2 small brown horned animals and 3 Giraffes. Also saw 1 chimp sleeping on straw, 1 other Monkey. A couple of seals and 3 Sea Otters. The Polar Bear was visible and the Flamingos were out with a few other birds. And the Tiger was pacing at the bottom of the enclosure. We
We’re through it in 1 hr and 20 minutes. I will not be paying that price again. They have been working on enclosures but with no animals to see it is not worth $5.00 per person
Written August 18, 2021
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Mike
Naperville, IL11 contributions
Lions and tigers and bears!
Jul 2021 • Solo
Excellent zoo!!! So scenic in the middle of Washington Park with easy to follow signs and great exhibits. Animals are out and about since the summer weather is perfect!
Written July 21, 2021
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LaurettaYoung
Portland, OR543 contributions
Wonderful habitats
Jul 2021
It's been at least six years even before COVID that we went to this zoo. What an amazing transformation in that time with truly outstanding natural areas for the animals. Totally demonstrating care and thought in the exhibits. The zoo is way more hilly than I recall or maybe I'm just older but it was a good thing we took a stroller for the three year old grandson! Now that restrictions over there will be zoo keeper talks and other special events. The train is on a very short 6 minute ride with not much to see so unless your child is just in love with trains this is not worth the time or even the minimal price.
Written July 13, 2021
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Kami P
7 contributions
Great unplanned destination
Jul 2021 • Couples
Beautiful zoo with spacious and natural looking exhibit enclosures. The elephant exhibit is amazing. We enjoyed the pillar bears and flamingos too. This was a last minute time filter while in Portland and we were glad we stopped.
Written July 11, 2021
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Debroia5233
Red Oak, IA41 contributions
A day with the animals is well spent.
Jul 2021
This is a nice zoo with animals that look well cared for and used to being on display. We enjoyed eating lunch at the zoo to start our adventure. We arrived via the MAX but they do offer paid parking.
Written July 9, 2021
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