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Oregon Zoo

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4001 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221-2799
+1 503-226-1561
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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“elephant exhibit” (100 reviews)
“polar bears” (72 reviews)
“baby elephant” (50 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 love this zoo because of how humane they are. They treat their animals better than any place I have ever witnessed and give them the absolute best conditions possible. They are also always improving it. My favorite exhibit is the elephants. All but one...More

Thank Megan H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fun for the whole family and great for all ages. Parking is hard but there are tricks. Even if the signs say the lot is full, TRY and do 1 loop! People are always leaving one time we got a spot 3 spaces from the...More

Thank CBurgess1997
Reviewed yesterday

I just revisited the zoo after having not been there in many, many years. While it was disappointing to find out you have to pay for parking, everything else was great about the zoo. The park is well laid out, the animals are well cared...More

Thank Cindy M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Took our grand’ son to the Portland OR zoo and we all loved it. The animals are all well taken care of and the new $ 125 M elephants exhibit is outstanding. The zoo is very clean and the associates are all very helpful. One...More

1  Thank frenchchef2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is worth the admission. A very special holiday treat for one and all comes with the Christmas lights. This is beyond your wildest dreams. Dress warmly. We have a family membership and if you plan more than one trip a year, it is...More

1  Thank travelingfolks2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family friendly with easy access. Animals are spectacular and fun. My personal favorite are the monkeys and lions.concerts at the zoo are also excellent. Gift shop cafe and bathrooms very accessable.

1  Thank V8332LBkathleenh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The new elephant enclosure is wonderful. We love visiting the Zoo Lights every year, but the line for the train ride is often so long we are unable to go on it. We still have not been on it since the route changed :(

1  Thank CarAarF
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A well thought out zoo, lots of great walkways with plenty to see and keep interest. Probably the best elephant enclosure outside of a safari park! Well worth a visit

1  Thank Nem G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This zoo is pretty, lots of wooden walk ways, greenery and activities for children to do on the path. If you have ever been to the Bronx Zoo or Jacksonville Zoo, this will feel small. There is less variety of animals than other zoos and...More

1  Thank Emily R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This zoo is pretty awesome. I loved the condor exhibit, we where there when they where fed a carcass of a calf anf it was fascinating to watch. I also really enjoyed the Elephant exhibit. It is so huge and yet very easy to be...More

1  Thank beckyallen1211
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8 October 2017|
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Response from hksingh1 | Reviewed this property |
There are bike trails, and other things to see.
Martha L
3 July 2017|
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Response from SuperTravller | Reviewed this property |
These animals have become domesticated pets, they will be harmed by a concert as much as your Dog or Cat would be harmed if you watched the Harry Potter collection with your sound bar on higher volume. 🤷🏻‍♂️👍🏽
5 June 2017|
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Response from Makelifefun | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! Just inside the gates, next to the main gift shop. Have fun!