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Oregon Zoo

#11 of 442 things to do in Portland Features Animals
4001 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221-2799
+1 503-226-1561
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  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
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“polar bears” (66 reviews)
“baby elephant” (49 reviews)
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4001 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221-2799
+1 503-226-1561
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I took my grandkids and we had a fabulous time. I bought the family annual pass for $129. The animals were easy to find and see due to the creativity of the enclosure design. The carousel was a nice long ride and not too fast...More

Thank ZooGirlHI
Reviewed yesterday

We have been a handful of times, and came this time on Easter Sunday so that our kids could do the Egg Hunt. As you could imagine it was quite busy, but the zoo is laid out well enough that even on crowded days you...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed yesterday

... as conflicted as i am about certain animals being held in captivity, being able to spend time with children who are thrilled at the experience is rejuvenating..

Thank Steven J
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The zoo has recently received an update to the elephant exhibit. I noticed a few other updates and changes after receiving a grant. The place is usually clean, staff is friendly. My main complaint is the animals are rarely out. But that is more my...More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed yesterday

This zoo is located in a lush forest landscape with hundreds of mature schrubs, trees, and blooming plants. The animal collection is very diversified, although the zoo is best known for its elephant habitat. The elephant grounds were recently expanded and now must be one...More

Thank alcruisin
Reviewed 2 days ago

...especially watching the elephants, polar bear, black bears and caracal. It was a hot day, so there was lots of napping going on, but the elephants entertained us for ages.

Thank iTravel61
Reviewed 3 days ago

Well worth the visit, nicely set up and a good walk to see so many, loved the Polar bear who was very animate and funny, Giraffe walk up was cool! Eats and snacks can get a bit pricey, but good...great outing for family or a...More

Thank Don D
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was not super amazed by this zoo. It was not easy to get around and the paths were super narrow (probably it would have been ok if there wouldn't have been so many people). But as I said, it was not easy to find...More

Thank iix2017
Reviewed 3 days ago

Cute zoo to visit. Luckily my significant other and I picked the right Friday in April to visit. Sunny and most of the animals were out and about. The animals look well taken cared for and the location was clean. Parking was a little difficult,...More

Thank Goldfishiesgab
Reviewed 3 days ago

I am not a big fan of zoos especially in cities but this one i felt like the animals were being well cared for and they seemed healthy and as happy as they could be outside of their natural habitats.

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Can you bring in your own food and drinks?
January 23, 2017|
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Response from oliviasmom2016 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! They even have tables and a beautiful lawn so you can have a picnic. It really is a wonderful zoo!!
Can you bring in your own food and drinks?
January 23, 2017|
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Response from Shervin H | Property representative |
How many miles is the trail around zoo from start to finish?
November 15, 2016|
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Response from Gail M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, don't know. Didnt really pay attention to distance.