Locals and Regulars
Asian elephants, mountain goats and lion prides all draw crowds to the Oregon Zoo. There's no bad time to visit: From summer concerts to “Howloween” trick or treat to holiday ZooLights, Portland's beloved zoo sparkles in any season.
Oregon Zoo is a Point of Interest. This location is a public hangout.
Surrounded by the lush verdancy of the Washington Park forest, the 64-acre zoo currently holds more than 1,800 animals of more than 230 species, including 19 endangered species and 9 threatened species. In sync with the city's progressive vibe, the Oregon Zoo's exhibits are famous for their conscientious design that honors natural habitat.
The newly-built Education Center is filled with amazing things to see and do. Discovery Plaza, bordered by a woodland and gardens, includes a cafe and comfortable seating. Major exhibits include The Great Northwest, Africa Savanna, Africa Rainforest, and Elephant Lands, and the zoo has several breeding programs dedicated to the survival of several endangered animals. Events are held year-round, like Summer concerts and the long-standing and beloved Portland tradition, ZooLights.