With nature’s most beautiful attributes, Portland offers
visitors spectacular diversions, rain or shine.
Within just 64 acres inside of Portland, you will experience a wide range of
different continents and ecosystems. You’ll find Asia, Fragile Forests, Pacific
Shores, Africa and the Great Northwest, and within each zone, you’ll find
exhibits such as Africa Savanna that recreate habitats of specific animals.
Now, Elephant Lands makes its debut providing a world-class home for the
elephant family and an unforgettable experience for visitors. From hilly
corridors to shade structures and pools, Elephant Lands creates a new
benchmark for elephant health and well-being. Visitors are engaged and
come closer than ever before to these amazing creatures. Special events
coming up include: Squishing of the Squash (Oct. 27); Howloween (Oct. 29);
Tiger Birthday (Oct. 31); and Oregon Zoo Lights (Nov. 24-Dec. 31). 4001
SW Canyon Road, Portland. (503) 226-1561: www.oregonzoo.org
Opens November 24
Oregon Zoo (Photo by Sara Morgan)