Win Tickets ($49): Happy Hour: Party for Cats & Dogs @ Oregon Zoo | Meet the Keepers, Lawn Games, Photo Ops, Drinks

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Happy Hour: Party for Cats & Dogs @ Oregon Zoo on June 13. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, June 8.


From our sponsors:
Happy Hour: Party for Cats & Dogs
June 13, 2018
5-9 p.m. | $24.95 General, $19.95 Members | 21+
More info:
VIP Tickets:

Oregon Zoo
4001 SW Canyon Road, Portland, Oregon 97221

Have happy hour drinks with your friends, family, date or coworkers while playing lawn games, learning about cheetahs, lions and painted dogs, trying out local food carts and supporting the zoo’s mission.

Come to happy hour at the zoo and have beers, cider, wine, cocktails and dinner among the animals. Keepers will educate guests about how these big cats and dogs and their habitats are under threat, and find out what simple actions humans can take to help.

Visitors who are 21+ can enjoy a zoo experience with dates, friends or family at an adults-only event. Having cocktails at the zoo isn’t just fun, it helps raise awareness and support for the zoo’s mission of creating a better future for wildlife through its animal welfare, education, and conservation programs. There will be local food carts and breweries, along with beer, wine and signature snacks and cocktails for the event. There will be artwork featuring painted dogs and giraffes that has been made from poacher snares that are found and given to village people to convert to art to be sold. The proceeds will help to fund the Painted Dog Research Trust.

Tickets are $24.95 per person, $19.95 for Oregon Zoo members. Happy hour tickets will include zoo admission, one drink ticket, lawn games, photo ops, keeper talks and crafty activities. Guests can ride the train and carousel for an additional charge. Visit to find out more information about the series.

There are three VIP ticket options: The Cheetah Experience ($175), the Wild Dog Experience ($175) and the Lion Experience ($175). VIP tickets include early admission, parking in a separate lot, a behind-the-scenes encounters, a buffet, free beer and wine until 6 p.m., a drink ticket for after 6 p.m., and swag. VIP guests will be accompanied by folks from the Oregon Zoo Foundation to the VIP area.

The Oregon Zoo encourages visitors to take public transport to the zoo, which is located five minutes from downtown Portland, and is accessible by MAX light rail line. Call TriMet Customer Service, 503-238-RIDE (7433), or visit for fare and route information.

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67 Responses to Win Tickets ($49): Happy Hour: Party for Cats & Dogs @ Oregon Zoo | Meet the Keepers, Lawn Games, Photo Ops, Drinks

  1. lizz June 1, 2018 at 1:22 pm #

    Alcohol *and* exotic animals together at last???

  2. Heidi June 1, 2018 at 2:56 pm #

    This sounds a perfect match, would love to go!

  3. Melissa June 1, 2018 at 3:33 pm #

    This sounds like great fun! Would love to have a date night

  4. Erica Brandenburg June 1, 2018 at 5:07 pm #

    Sounds a great date night supporting a wonderful organization!

  5. Mysti June 2, 2018 at 8:09 am #

    Sounds so neat and fun for the kids!

  6. Courtney Campbell June 2, 2018 at 12:25 pm #

    What a great reason to go to the zoo!!

  7. Courtney June 2, 2018 at 12:26 pm #

    what a fun event at the zoo!!

  8. Kathryn Penney June 2, 2018 at 1:06 pm #

    I haven’t been to the zoo in forever. This would be a great event to remedy that.

  9. Tara Keitz June 2, 2018 at 6:09 pm #

    What an amazing opportunity this would be!

  10. Sherrie June 3, 2018 at 11:01 am #

    Have not been to the Zoo in over 30 years ..Sounds like fun !

  11. Renee June 3, 2018 at 11:05 pm #

    This would be so much fun!

  12. Shaylene June 4, 2018 at 6:39 am #

    This sounds like a dog gone good time. I’m in!

  13. AJ June 4, 2018 at 10:03 am #

    Sounds like a great time.

  14. Lisa June 4, 2018 at 12:53 pm #

    Yes please!

  15. Jennifer M. June 4, 2018 at 12:59 pm #

    You have to be KITTEN me! This exists?! What a PUUUUURRRRRfectly delightful and utterly PAWsome experience! PAWlease pick me to go to this MEOWnificent zoo event. I may not have nine lives, but this would certainly leave me FELINE good and I assure you there will be no shortage of puns. (I ain’t LION about that!)

  16. Riley June 4, 2018 at 2:03 pm #

    Because let’s talk about BEST DATE EVER

  17. Somer June 4, 2018 at 7:26 pm #

    I’d like to win because I work over 50 hours a week have not been to the zoo in over a decade. Could really use a date night ❤️

  18. Adrian June 4, 2018 at 9:33 pm #

    Haven’t gone to a zoo to see animals since my 5th grade trip to the Sacramento zoo! I’ve been to a concert at the Oregon Zoo but have yet to visit any of the animals there.

  19. Carrie Seidl June 4, 2018 at 9:36 pm #

    This sounds amazing!

  20. john thomas June 4, 2018 at 9:38 pm #

    my wife and I love the zoo

  21. Mallory June 5, 2018 at 8:52 am #

    Alochol and animals! Sounds like a perfect date night to me! Especially at the same place! Whenever i have a couple beers and we walk home from the bar, my urge to stop and pet and aw any animal i see is stronger than normal! If its all in one place my partner wont try and hurry me up when im admiring the furry babies! Tactics!!!

  22. Patrick June 5, 2018 at 10:36 am #

    Dogs, cats and beer….OH MY!!!

    What a wonderful opportunity to support the zoo and their amazing work with these animals, and enjoy local craft brews…how Oregon! Count me in!

  23. Mary Anhorn June 5, 2018 at 10:47 am #

    Yay-can’t wait! Love big kitties

  24. Christina A. Hutchinson June 5, 2018 at 11:05 am #

    I love to go on the wild side. The Washington Park Zoo I mean. To see Tigers, Bears Oh my! I hope to see you soon. Thank you PDX for your wonderful updates on what’s fun to do around Portland, Oregon.

  25. Mary Anhorn June 5, 2018 at 11:15 am #

    Yay-cats and beer. Can’t wait!

  26. Kimberley Chen June 5, 2018 at 12:08 pm #

    This sounds like SOOOOO much fun. We love comparing all big animals to our house kitties!

  27. Amber June 5, 2018 at 12:08 pm #

    What a delight! I’d love to win!

  28. Natalie June 5, 2018 at 12:11 pm #

    This is why I love Portland

  29. Katrina Reffner June 5, 2018 at 12:15 pm #

    I would love to go to this!!

  30. Ed June 5, 2018 at 12:20 pm #

    Sounds fantastic! The zoo never disappoints!

  31. Claire June 5, 2018 at 12:25 pm #

    The zoo was my favorite as a kid. Happy Hours are my favorite as an adult. What fun to combine the two!

  32. Theresa June 5, 2018 at 12:31 pm #

    I love cats…and happy hour

  33. Coleman June 5, 2018 at 12:36 pm #

    This sounds amazing! We have not made it to the Zoo since moving here last year-this would be a greaat introduction!

  34. cassi June 5, 2018 at 12:37 pm #

    I would really love to win-I’ve never heard of an event quite like this!

  35. Heidi June 5, 2018 at 1:12 pm #

    What a great idea! I’d love to go!

  36. Kacy June 5, 2018 at 1:34 pm #

    What a fun date this would be!

  37. Tonya June 5, 2018 at 1:39 pm #

    Sounds like such a fun event!

  38. megan June 5, 2018 at 1:45 pm #

    Cats and happy hour? I’m in!

  39. Brittany Sullivan June 5, 2018 at 2:24 pm #

    It would be a great birthday present for my fiance!

  40. Robert June 5, 2018 at 3:46 pm #

    sounds like a swell time!

  41. Molli Taylor June 5, 2018 at 4:06 pm #

    i LOVE the idea of going to the zoo without my kids. so help me if that makes me a crap mom, haha!

  42. Kelsey L Smith June 5, 2018 at 5:07 pm #


  43. Mia Varner June 5, 2018 at 5:57 pm #

    I am not sure that there is anything better than a zoo and a brew! Love walking around zoos and visiting all the animal friends, doing it with a drink just makes it that much better!

  44. Daniela June 5, 2018 at 7:28 pm #

    To spend an evening at the zoo,
    Is something I’d certainly like to do!
    Learning about our furry friends,
    While enjoying some alcoholic gems ;),
    Would make me say “Whoo Hoo!”

    Pick me please ‍♀️

  45. Russel Knudson June 5, 2018 at 7:59 pm #

    Sounds like a fun time! Love the idea of not having to compete with kids to see an exhibit.

  46. Christine Van Halder June 5, 2018 at 10:25 pm #

    I love the Oregon Zoo! This event sounds like so much fun. I would sure love to be a part of it and have many happy, future memories of this event. Please pick me!

  47. Daniela June 6, 2018 at 7:17 am #

    Spending an evening and the zoo,
    Is something I’d certainly like to do!
    Learning about our furry friends,
    While enjoying some adult gems ;),
    Has me saying “Whoo Hoo!”

    Please pick me!

  48. Glenn B. June 6, 2018 at 8:26 am #

    Here kitty, kitty, kitty!

  49. MJ June 6, 2018 at 9:31 pm #

    Sounds like a doggone awesome and memorable time that would be such an incredible and educational event to experience.

  50. Kelli E June 7, 2018 at 1:12 am #

    Wow this sounds like a really cool time! Learning with booze! Who can say no to that? :D I would love to take a date to this!

  51. Linda miley June 7, 2018 at 5:58 am #

    I’ve never been to the zoo.

  52. Jennifer June 7, 2018 at 8:06 am #

    I think the zoo is really into something with the program and it’d be a a bling good time!

  53. Robert Funf June 7, 2018 at 10:08 am #

    Must cuddle kitties…

  54. Cara June 7, 2018 at 2:28 pm #


  55. jenny June 7, 2018 at 2:56 pm #

    Yes please!

  56. Samantha June 7, 2018 at 4:16 pm #

    Sounds like an awesome event! I would love to go!

  57. Marc June 7, 2018 at 4:23 pm #

    This sounds awesome! I would love to go to this!

  58. Marie June 8, 2018 at 9:09 am #

    If there’s two things I love it’s happy hours and helping endangered wildlife

  59. Aurelia June 8, 2018 at 9:40 am #

    Cheetahs and lions and dogs, oh my!

  60. Brooke Bernard June 8, 2018 at 9:51 am #

    What a great night to celebrate the animal kingdom. #datenight

  61. Kathryn B. June 8, 2018 at 10:23 am #

    Would love to surprise the boyfriend with tickets to this! His favorite animal is a cheetah!

  62. Melissa June 8, 2018 at 11:27 am #

    This would be so amazing to attend!!!

  63. MARC June 8, 2018 at 11:36 am #

    I would love to go to a happy hour event at the zoo!

  64. Megan June 8, 2018 at 1:53 pm #

    Yes please!!

  65. Maggie June 8, 2018 at 2:54 pm #

    This sounds really fun!

  66. Kate Ventura June 9, 2018 at 10:13 pm #

    Date night at the zoo sounds like a blast!

  67. Kate Ventura June 9, 2018 at 10:15 pm #

    This looks like so much fun!

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