Trip Planner:   USA  /  Oregon  /  Portland  /  Oregon Zoo

Oregon Zoo, Portland

4.2
#2 of 6 in Zoos & Aquariums in Oregon
Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
Create an itinerary including Oregon Zoo
Oregon Zoo is possibly the most popular tourist attraction in Portland, hosting well over a million visitors each year. Inside Washington Park, discover animal exhibits and large plant collections at this zoo, which has been operating since 1888. Explore wildlife, enjoy concerts, or stop by for seasonal events. No matter the time of year, the zoo is committed to conservation and has species survival plans for a number of endangered animals. Take the railway from the zoo to reach the park's International Rose Test Garden. Using our online itinerary creator, Portland attractions like Oregon Zoo can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Oregon Zoo reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
2,584 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • We haven't been to the zoo since before the pandemic. The renos look good, but it is reflected in the increased rates. It is still reasonable for a few hour visit. We came during spring break and... 
    We haven't been to the zoo since before the pandemic. The renos look good, but it is reflected in the increased rates. It is still reasonable for a few hour visit. We came during spring break and...  more »
  • The zoo is fine but we couldn’t see the tiger nor the polar bear. We had to buy tickets ahead as there are limited entries due to Covid protocols. 
    The zoo is fine but we couldn’t see the tiger nor the polar bear. We had to buy tickets ahead as there are limited entries due to Covid protocols.  more »
Google
  • I have always enjoyed going to this zoo. I've lived in the area my whole life and this is a regular Saturday afternoon activity in my family. The price for admittance is a bit high, but if you have a membership it pays for itself in 10 visits. They are constantly improving the zoo and enhancing the experiences. My favorite exhibits are the otters, the painted dogs, and the polar bears. They just got two new spotted otters from Africa who are very cute and playful. And the polar Bear exhibit was recently updated creating a much more bear friendly environment. The staff is helpful and patient. They are highly knowledgeable about the animals in their zoo and enthusiastic to talk about any animal you ask about. The cost of the food is kind of high for the quality and quantity. And it is unfortunate that the zoo lights cost extra even with a membership. They didn't used to, I understand it's necessary, but it is unfortunate.
  • Clean, well maintained facilities. Animals appear to be healthy and well cared for. Good variety of species. Lots of information. Habitats are well done. Like the natural setting. Some species names might be obsolete. Parking and entry fees required but are reasonable.

Plan your trip to Portland

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.