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Oregon Zoo, Portland, Oregon

4001 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, Oregon

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Submitted by: Lenysik m.

Unfortunately, there is nothing really to look at at the zoo lights show (there is a lot of garbage around). Spent 40 min in a line, then, we were notified that the line was for the member...

Submitted by: Jason B.

Great zoo, especially if you go mid-week or on a cool fall day, you will hardly see anyone there!  It can be a little hilly, so if ...

Submitted by: nik o.

I can't say enough good things about the zoolights holiday/Xmas light display at the zoo after dark. Went on the opening night on black Friday with 6 kids. Their parents were members so we got free guest entry but I think it was $9 for adults. The animals were all asleep, so don't expect to see anything - the night is all about the lights. Practically every surface is dripping with LED lights, it was beautiful! There's kind of an African Serengeti scene in the field in the middle and a random gingerbread house off to the side. They generally try to match the theme to the area of the zoo, although I dunno where Alice in wonderland and dinosaurs fit in. We brought kids ranging from 1-6 but you totally don't ne...

Submitted by: Nick D.

I had a great day with my 2 year old son. I haven't been to a zoo in ove...

Submitted by: Dustin R.

My wife and I flew into Portland for the weekend, and this was the first place we took our 1 year old daughter to...  not the hotel...  the zoo.  Parking was a nightmare...  I am guessing a lot of people park there and take the MA...

Submitted by: Hanna D.

I love this zoo. It is the perfect size for a day outing with the kids, a friend, or family, it has a good layout and interesting creatures. Every second Tuesday of the month, the zoo's admission is $4! Can't beat that! Having lived in San Diego for years, I have been a tad bit spoiled by the San Diego Zoo (negotiably the best zoo in the world). However, I enjoyed this zoo as much as I enjoyed the San Diego, if not more! This zoo has a great layout. It's incredibly walkable and well laid out. Most of the exhibits have multiple viewing points so you can see multiple angles or see the animals from any angle. The exhibits are really interesting and they have a nice variety of animals. There aren't tons of anima...

Submitted by: Kim P.

YAY for Oregon Zoo!!! For as long as my Mom has been living in Oregon, maybe 5 yrs or so, I have told myself that I would visit and FINALLY, we did on this last trip:) I love going to the zoo, it makes me feel like a kid again and going with my daughter and husband makes it that much more! My little sister and step-dad came with too and they love to take photographs so we were there pretty much til close, about 5 hours.... We made through the whole place and then some, the exhibits were pretty cool, it's always fun to go different places as Pt. Defiance in Tacoma and Woodland Park in Seattle can get monotonous, since I am born and raised in Seattle. The petting zoo was pretty big and they allowed us to hang ...

Submitted by: Tom M.

I'm a zoo fan!  I visited the zoo five times this summer.  Four of the times were to attend summer concerts and the fifth was for our compoany picnic held in the zoo. My family has a zoo membership which makes things even better.  I love the concerts but now they are jammed and for the last one, Huey Lewis, we got in line at 3 PM.  That's a 2 hour wait until they open up the lawn for seating.   We normally attend with at least another couple or two and getting there early ensures us of a decent location and that we have room to spread out our blankets - one per couple.  We spread our blankets, open up the food food and snack & drink until concert time.  The late comers are funny - they show up at 6:30 and wo...

Submitted by: Deeandra H.

Isn't it funny how you remember things as a child, then you return as an adult to realize it's just not that cool?  That's what happened a couple weekends ago when I made it back to the Oregon Zoo.  I brought my nephew and niece and though they had a good time, I was sad and depressed the entire time.   We'll never know what animals think of zoos.  Maybe they are ok with their surroundings, but find it hard to think they would rather be caged up than in their natural environment.  Now I know some animals are being rehabilitated, so I get it to a point.  But damn, those bears looked sad......monkeys too.  I guess it's cool for people to see animals they would never see in person without a zoo?!?? I'm glad I t...

Submitted by: Emily G.

Went to the zoo with my niece and nephew. It was just as I remembered from my childhood--depressing--the cages are way too small and the elephants made me sad. I saw the same scenario that made me burst into tears as a child: one elephant inside in a cage that, in comparison to its size, was smaller than a jail cell, and then when you walk outside, you see another elephant banging on the door that connects the confinement to the outdoor area. Elephants are intelligent animals and should be treated with more respect. I can only imagine how the weekend concerts affect the animals. I find it funny that not one other review says anything about the cage sizes when in casual conversation around town, anytime someo...

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