Oregon Zoo

Location -
4001 S.W. Canyon Road, Portland, OR 97221
Neighborhood - SW Portland

Categories - Attractions, Family Fun, See and Do

Features - Family Friendly, Near a MAX stop, Portland Essentials

At the Oregon Zoo, you can see the world in an afternoon—it’s home to more than 2,000 animals from around the world. Renowned for its conservation work and elephant breeding program, the zoo houses 21 endangered species and more than 30 threatened species. Award-winning exhibits, summer concerts, special events and a scenic train route help draw 1.6 million visitors to the zoo each year.

The zoo is located in Washington Park, five minutes from downtown on Highway 26 West, or about 10 minutes via MAX light rail (Blue or Red line, Washington Park stop). Open daily; admission charged.

  • A photo of a lion at Oregon Zoo
  • A baby elephant wraps its trunk around its mother’s face as they play in the water.