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End of Summer Party at The Oregon Zoo

  • Oregon Zoo 4001 SW Canyon Rd Portland, Oregon 97221 (map)

The summer is winding down so the Oregon Zoo has decided to throw a festival.

Families can enjoy Wildlife Live! meet and greets (at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.), an elephant pool party at 3:30 p.m., popular local food carts, live bands, lawn games and kids craft activities. And even the Unipiper will be roaming around all afternoon! 

Check out live music from The Junebugs (sets at 2 p.m. and 3:20 p.m.) and Afrobeat/juju band Jujuba (sets at 4:40 p.m. and 6 p.m.) and performances from awoldance acrobatic dancers (at 3 p.m., 4:20 p.m. and 5:20 p.m.).

Food carts including KOi FusionVerde CocinaPok PokRuby JewelZeds Real Fruit Ice Cream and Ben & Jerry's will be selling food at the event. 

Guests who are 21+ can purchase a souvenir glass with four drink tickets that can be used for four 7-ounce beer samples (or two 7-ounce wine samples) for $15. Pint glasses alone will be $5 and additional drink tickets are $3 each. 

There will be 16 beverage vendors stationed around the concert lawn and single drink tickets will be available as well. Partners include Deschutes BreweryBase Camp Brewing CompanyModern Times BeerSchilling Cider House PortlandRogue Ales & SpiritsBackwoods Brewing CompanyCrux Fermentation ProjectMigration Brewing CompanyHopworks Urban BreweryFull Sail Brewing CompanyKYLA Kombucha2 Towns CiderhouseCoopers HallpFriem Family BrewersReverend Nat's Hard Cider and Cascade Lakes Brewing Company

The event is free with zoo admission and the festivities will happen between 2 and 7 p.m. (grounds will be open till 8 p.m.). Train rides cost extra. 

Earlier Event: September 15
Lake Oswego Farmers Market
Later Event: September 18
OHSU Farmers Market