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Oregon Zoo

Oregon Zoo Review

This beautiful animal park in the West Hills is famous for its Asian elephants. Major exhibits include an African section with rhinos, hippos, zebras, and giraffes. Steller Cove, a state-of-the-art aquatic exhibit, has two Steller sea lions and a family of sea otters. Other exhibits include polar bears, chimpanzees, an Alaska Tundra exhibit with wolves and grizzly bears, a penguin house, and habitats for beavers, otters, and reptiles native to the west side of the Cascade Range. In summer a 4-mile round-trip narrow-gauge train operates from the zoo, chugging through the woods to a station near the International Rose Test Garden and the Japanese Garden. Take the MAX light rail to the Washington Park station.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 4001 SW Canyon Rd., Arlington Heights Southwest, Portland, OR 97221 | Map It
  • Phone: 503/226–1561
  • Cost: $11.50, $4 2nd Tues. of month
  • Hours: mid-May–Labor Day, daily 9–6; Mar.–mid-May and Sept.–Dec., daily 9–4; Jan.–Feb., daily 10–4
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  • Location: Southwest
Updated: 05-20-2013

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