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Oregon Zoo

Looking for a fun, beautiful sensory experience that won’t leave you broke?

Howard Vollum Aviary

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Couple looks leans over the rail to catch a better look at the resident giraffes.

The Oregon Zoo offers food, fun, festivities and beautiful creatures to appreciate and spend time with while enjoying the outdoors as guests actively interweave through a colorful park, brimming with communal vigor.

Experience the thrilling pathways.

Experience the thrilling pathways.

The Oregon Zoo specializes in gorgeous scenery while producing a fun, safe and worthwhile experience for the guest. The paved pathway spans over 64 acres with plenty of resting areas, restrooms, drinking fountains and ADA accommodations.

Two black bears chilling out in  Black Bear Ridge.

Two black bears chilling out in Black Bear Ridge.

Venture in and out of intricate scenery to catch a better look.

Venture in and out of intricate scenery to catch a better look.

Beginning through the Great Northwest, the path takes the adventurer through the Fragile Forests, Asia, Pacific Shores and Africa.

Children marveling at the fascinating creatures below the surface.

Children marveling at the fascinating creatures below the surface.

The Bear Walk Café offers food, colorful drinks and desserts when it’s time for a rest at lunchtime.

The Bear Walk Café offers food, colorful drinks and desserts when it’s time for a rest at lunchtime.

In between the 23 specialized exhibits offered, the Oregon Zoo also accommodates with various food & ice cream trailers, gift-shops and restaurants.

Small stream geyser is the perfect way to cool off as you round the corner.

Small stream and geyser is the perfect way to cool off as you round the corner.

Whether it’s events that focus on the zoo’s resident members interacting with their caretakers, animal specialist talks, summer concerts or live shows, displaying some of the more extroverted animal-residents in action: events and activities run wildly popular at the Oregon Zoo.

Transfixed guests watch the sea otters dance under water.

Transfixed guests watch the sea otters dance under water.

Guests who visit the Oregon Zoo will often see many amazing animals. In terms of enjoyment, guests have two options: surround one’s self with friends and loved ones who also enjoy a short venture or “go-it-alone” and experience the head-clearing peace along the paths. Either way, employees will often remind the guests, “don’t forget to listen for the birds!” who sing merrily up high in the trees.

Enjoying the colors along the walk.

Enjoying the colors along the walk.

And always stopping to smell the flowers.

And always stopping to smell the flowers.

Current season hours will change after May 22 in which afternoon hours are extended: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., grounds open until 5 p.m.

Admission rates:
Members: Free
Adults (12–64): $11.50
Seniors (65 and up): $10
Children (3–11): $8.50
2 and under: Free

Location: 4001 SW Canyon Rd,
Portland, OR 97221
(503) 226-1561

Push the buttons and learn cool facts along the way.

Push the buttons and learn cool facts along the way.

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