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Oregon Zoo, Portland

4.2
#1 of 6 in Zoos & Aquariums in Oregon
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.
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  • I saw this zoo on the ten worst zoos for elephants list (IDA international) for TEN YEARS in a row!!!! I came to see for myself and I am disgusted that they have five, suffering elephants in barely...  more »
  • The Portland Zoo is one of the prettiest I have ever seen. The layout is great and the ability to get closer to the animals makes the zoo experience outstanding. They have concerts in the summer...  more »
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  • This is one of the best zoos I have been to. I was hesitant because the pictures and size don't do it justice. It's a large zoo with a good variety of animals that all seem active. The best part is the design of the habitats, it makes every section amazing and conducive to watching the animals. I spent all day here and still felt like I needed more time. This zoo is amazing.
  • Lots of beautiful animals in well-kept enclosures. It's currently under construction but it has good traffic flow. They've added clever posters describing the construction vehicles in animal terms. The elephant area is my favorite part. The elephants have a large area that includes inside and outside places to go. They also have a pool and we got to see them go diving for food!

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