Win Tickets ($49): Happy Hour @ The Zoo: Party for Aquatic Animals! | Meet the Keepers, Lawn Games, Photo Ops, Drinks

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Happy Hour @ The Zoo: Party for Aquatic Animals! on September 5. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, August 31.


From our sponsors:
Happy Hour Party for Aquatic Animals!
September 5, 2018
5-9 p.m. | Cost: $24.95 per person, $19.95 for Oregon Zoo members | 21+
More info:

Oregon Zoo
4001 SW Canyon Road, Portland, Oregon 97221

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.

Visitors who are 21+ can enjoy a zoo experience with a date, friends or family at an adults-only event. 


Some of the area’s favorite local food carts will be at the event, along with Oregon beer, wine, cider and other drink options.

Each happy hour will feature a different animal theme and this event will feature otters, beavers and seals.

Tickets are $24.95 per person, $19.95 for Oregon Zoo members.  Ticket includes zoo admission and a drink ticket, plus lawn games, photo ops, keeper talks and fun animal sightings.

The Oregon Zoo encourages all guests to take public transport to the zoo, which is located five minutes from downtown Portland, and is accessible by MAX Light Rail line. Visit Explore Washington Park for transportation and parking information.

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141 Responses to Win Tickets ($49): Happy Hour @ The Zoo: Party for Aquatic Animals! | Meet the Keepers, Lawn Games, Photo Ops, Drinks

  1. Tracy August 7, 2018 at 1:37 pm #

    Some of my favorite animals! Sounds like fun to hang out for happy hour :-)

    • Valerie Skala August 14, 2018 at 12:26 pm #

      Yeah!! A Zoo day!! I sooo want to visit and relive my youth!!
      I’ve mussed the trips a bunch!!

      Thank you in advance..

    • Molly August 21, 2018 at 1:01 pm #

      I would love to have a few drinks with the elephants :)

    • Molly August 21, 2018 at 1:01 pm #

      I would love to have a few drinks with the beavers :) #gobeavs

    • Cheryl D Shocklee August 21, 2018 at 1:21 pm #

      Our earth’s glorious animals and the beauty that sustains them is PRICELESS! Otters are my friends❤

    • bruce carol August 24, 2018 at 7:37 am #

      This will make me forget the problems of the day by immersion in the beautiful present moment in the presence of the greatest teachers!

  2. Robert August 7, 2018 at 1:52 pm #

    sounds like a swell time!

  3. AJ August 7, 2018 at 3:31 pm #

    This sounds great. I would love to go.

  4. Taylor August 7, 2018 at 3:43 pm #

    OH my heart. I would cry the happiest tears. Otters and seals are some of my favorite little sea babies!

  5. Matt August 7, 2018 at 3:55 pm #

    I like turtles!

  6. MARC August 8, 2018 at 8:48 am #

    This would be awesome to attend!

  7. Katrina August 8, 2018 at 8:48 am #

    As a Canadian, I feel I MUST attend the event that features beavers! And as an added perk, who doesn’t love mer-dogs! I mean, seals and otters.

  8. Allie Margarella August 8, 2018 at 10:28 am #

    I love the zoo!

  9. shelby wade August 8, 2018 at 11:32 am #

    I would love to enjoy a tasty beverage with the zoo animals!

  10. Emily Otter-lover Holland August 8, 2018 at 12:34 pm #

    I want to go because it would be otterly terrific!! hahaha

  11. Jess August 8, 2018 at 1:09 pm #

    I’m not sure if animals like alcohol, but I like parties.

  12. Kim August 8, 2018 at 3:43 pm #

    We have really been wanting to go to one of these events!

  13. Jami Roberts August 8, 2018 at 5:42 pm #

    I need this in my life so much! What a incredible chance to have this experience.

  14. Molli Taylor August 8, 2018 at 8:40 pm #

    i love zoo events and nothing would make me happier than to do this!

  15. Trent J Sergi August 8, 2018 at 10:52 pm #

    Hey I’m getting on my feet here in Portland so in the mean time it’d be great to get to take my girlfriend to the zoo, meet people and experience something new!

    Hey I’m getting on my feet here in Portland so in the mean time it’d be great to get to go to a show and experience a new band like they should be experienced, (at least for the first time), live.

  16. Marjorie Potter August 9, 2018 at 10:22 am #

    My family and I love the Oregon Zoo and the events they sponsor. The aquatic animal party would be awesome to attend!

  17. Laura August 9, 2018 at 2:10 pm #

    I would love an end of the summer hangout with a friend! The zoo is always a good time and i do believe that this would be an otterly amazing event! Please seal the deal and choose me.

  18. Cassi August 9, 2018 at 2:55 pm #

    STILL have not been to the zoo saince we moved here…please please please pick me!

  19. Amber caron August 9, 2018 at 3:00 pm #

    This sounds so nice! I haven’t made it out to the zoo since we moved up here
    Which is odd since we visited several times before.
    I’d love to grab a drink and hang out with some animals ♥️

  20. Jonathan Ostrom August 9, 2018 at 3:05 pm #

    Yes please — we’d love to be happy and excited with the animals, keepers and friends.

  21. Christine Ayer August 9, 2018 at 7:30 pm #

    Several school age foster kids would love this adventure as they get ready to go back to school, hint, hint…

  22. Erica August 9, 2018 at 7:54 pm #

    I would love to win this! My friend will be in town and this would be a great event to go too! We went to zoo lights in December. I’d love to show her the zoo during the summer!

  23. Dianna August 9, 2018 at 8:22 pm #

    Oh yes , Love to seal a toast with the magnificent animals on an informative fun happy hour!

  24. Courtney August 9, 2018 at 9:44 pm #

    This would be a great anniversary gift!

  25. April August 9, 2018 at 9:46 pm #

    Love seeing otters!

  26. Melody August 10, 2018 at 1:04 am #

    Best zoo ever!

  27. Coleman Anno August 10, 2018 at 9:28 am #

    My girlfriend and I have not made it to the zoo yet since we moved here-I would live this!

  28. erica rosser August 10, 2018 at 11:57 am #

    Drinks and animals. Yes, please.

  29. William Dollarhide August 10, 2018 at 12:51 pm #

    Sounds like a blast!!

  30. Jennifer August 10, 2018 at 2:55 pm #

    Being surround by cuties of the sea for a special event at the zoo sounds like a spectacular way to spend a Wednesday night to this gal!

  31. Kelsey Smith August 11, 2018 at 7:26 pm #


  32. Aurianna August 12, 2018 at 12:36 pm #

    I haven’t been to the zoo in 8 years! This will give me a good reason!

  33. Paula Seid August 13, 2018 at 12:35 pm #

    I am a Zoo member and have never been able to do anything like this. We would LOVE it!

  34. Bryan S Seid August 13, 2018 at 1:14 pm #

    A night at the Zoo with our Aquatic friends would be something to wave your fins at.

  35. Julio August 14, 2018 at 1:26 am #

    Aquatic life and a drink! Sounds like a fun evening!

  36. Natalie August 14, 2018 at 12:12 pm #

    So fun! Love the idea of an adult night at the zoo!

  37. Bethany Taylor August 14, 2018 at 12:18 pm #

    I would love to go to this!!

  38. Iris G August 14, 2018 at 12:19 pm #

    I love the zoo!

  39. Renee August 14, 2018 at 12:19 pm #

    I would love to go to this!

  40. Cassi August 14, 2018 at 12:24 pm #

    This would be so awesome! The perfect date night!

  41. Maureen D August 14, 2018 at 12:47 pm #

    I would love to go to the happy hour for the aquatic animals. I love anything connected to the water especially the animals. What a great cause.

  42. Kacy August 14, 2018 at 12:49 pm #

    This sounds like soo much fun!!! Party with the otters?!

  43. Bronwyn Ewers August 14, 2018 at 12:53 pm #

    Love this…..a zoo experience without kids, pretty awesome! Wow.

  44. Angelica August 14, 2018 at 12:57 pm #

    Love the zoo! Sounds like a perfect date night :)

  45. Penina Ullrich August 14, 2018 at 1:04 pm #

    I’ve never been to this zoo. This would be an amazing surprise for my husband.

  46. Jamie August 14, 2018 at 1:25 pm #

    Please and thank you!

  47. Lindsey August 14, 2018 at 1:25 pm #

    This otter be fun!

  48. Jamie T August 14, 2018 at 2:31 pm #

    Yes please!!

  49. Sarah August 14, 2018 at 2:42 pm #

    i have half a dozen fishtanks but nothing compares to marine mammals :)

  50. Olympia August 14, 2018 at 2:50 pm #

    I would love to be able to take my brother to this event who will be coming home from overseas. Please choose me :)

  51. poppy August 14, 2018 at 3:14 pm #

    Please make me a life Aquatic!

  52. Rachael Schoenberg August 14, 2018 at 8:13 pm #

    I love all these different events the zoo has been putting on! I’d love to take my friend!

  53. Teresa Bergan August 14, 2018 at 9:10 pm #

    Love the Oregon Zoo. It would be fantastic to win.

  54. K Todd August 15, 2018 at 12:32 am #

    Who wants to play speed zoo???
    Not I. I want to play w/ the aquatic animals all day!!!

  55. K Todd August 15, 2018 at 12:33 am #

    Who wants to play speed zoo?
    Not this girl. Nope… I want to play w/ the aquatic animals all day!!!

  56. Qing August 15, 2018 at 10:29 am #

    Let me hug all the water babies.

  57. Arturo Calilung August 15, 2018 at 5:13 pm #

    I really think you Otter send me to this event!

  58. Julie S. August 15, 2018 at 5:21 pm #

    Who doesn’t want to drink with animals?!

  59. Laura August 15, 2018 at 6:08 pm #

    Heck yeah, animals and booze!

  60. Danny G August 16, 2018 at 8:15 am #

    this sounds like fun

  61. Valerie August 16, 2018 at 2:31 pm #

    This seems like such a fun and unique event! Would LOVE to go and see all the animals w/ a cocktail in hand :)

  62. Dana Goodale August 16, 2018 at 2:41 pm #

    This is great. I’d love to meet the keepers and have a photo op with the animals :)

  63. Joni Scheib August 16, 2018 at 2:48 pm #

    I llove the zoo, and the aquatic animals! I remember seeing the seals engaged and then well baby later. I enjoy watching the polar bears swim and dance. The sea otters dancing and playing. All so cute! Please enter me into this contest, I hope to win. Thank you!

  64. Amy August 16, 2018 at 9:12 pm #

    Fun! I would love to go!

  65. Amy August 16, 2018 at 9:14 pm #

    Fun, I want to go!

  66. Lani Harris August 18, 2018 at 6:04 am #

    OMG!! Otters are by far my favorite little animals!! Hanging out with them seems like the perfect way to spend one of the remaining summer evenings!!

  67. Deena August 20, 2018 at 10:35 am #

    Sounds like a perfect evening

  68. Sandra August 21, 2018 at 12:11 pm #

    my favorite part of the zoo, this would be so much fun!

  69. Julia August 21, 2018 at 12:12 pm #

    Would love to go!

  70. trena August 21, 2018 at 12:22 pm #

    I’ve always wanted to attend an adult-only zoo event!

  71. Birdonit August 21, 2018 at 12:24 pm #

    The otters are my favorite! I would visit them more often if there weren’t so many kids around. Wait…adults-only + alcohol + otters = perfect zoo experience.

  72. Christina Hungerford August 21, 2018 at 12:39 pm #

    Who doesn’t love the zoo??!?!?.. I would love to go with my bestfriend and be a kid again and check out the zoo as an adult ;)
    Thank you so much :)

  73. Lisa Waters August 21, 2018 at 12:45 pm #

    I should win because I like the zoo without a bunch of kids there.

  74. Amber August 21, 2018 at 12:49 pm #

    I love water animals!

  75. sherry anderson August 21, 2018 at 12:50 pm #

    People are always telling me I belong in a zoo. It’s fitting. Animals get and understand me.

  76. Emily August 21, 2018 at 12:53 pm #

    I would love to attend this!

  77. Lisa B August 21, 2018 at 12:57 pm #

    I can think of no better way to spend a day than with otters. Would love to come to this event!

  78. Amanda Z. August 21, 2018 at 1:19 pm #

    This would be so lovely!

  79. Jeanne August 21, 2018 at 1:31 pm #

    Haven’t been to the zoo in years! Would love to see it again.

  80. Emily August 21, 2018 at 1:43 pm #

    This sounds like it would be so much fun! I would love to check out the zoo and hang out with some of my favorite animals for an evening!

  81. Katie Gilmore August 21, 2018 at 1:57 pm #

    I have really been wanting to attend one of the Happy hour events at the zoo. I love visiting the Zoo. It is one of my favorite places in the entire city!! I would love to experience this especially on a day I could actually attend!!

  82. Byron C August 21, 2018 at 2:41 pm #

    I would love to go! I have a Oregon Zoo membership but I haven’t been there for a date night

  83. Katie August 21, 2018 at 3:29 pm #

    I love the zoo and this otter be fun! ha

  84. Sam August 21, 2018 at 4:33 pm #

    Sounds amazingly fun!!!! Would LOVE this

  85. Hannah August 21, 2018 at 4:56 pm #

    Please send me to the zoo! Animals and alcohol, yay!

  86. Benjamin August 21, 2018 at 5:20 pm #

    sounds fun. Otter than the disapointment, ill harbor seal no reSEAntment against the pipeline if i dont win.

  87. NICOLE August 21, 2018 at 9:56 pm #

    Im broke no joke

  88. Matt August 22, 2018 at 2:41 am #

    I love otters!

  89. Caroline McBride August 22, 2018 at 3:23 am #

    I would love to see how the zoo operates behind closed doors. It would be interesting…..

  90. Cara August 22, 2018 at 12:10 pm #

    My husband would love me forever (but he already does)

  91. Riona Abhainn August 22, 2018 at 12:14 pm #

    Oh my goodness this would be so cool because the aquatic mammals are some of my favourite animals to see when I go to the zoo! Please pick me.

  92. Anna August 22, 2018 at 8:31 pm #

    Hey, that’s my birthday! I’d love to go

  93. Alan M August 22, 2018 at 10:08 pm #

    Party at the zoo and it’s my cakeday month.

  94. Valerie August 23, 2018 at 10:15 am #

    Sounds like a great event! Hope I’m the lucky winner :)

  95. david August 23, 2018 at 1:10 pm #

    ‘Are you finding what you were looking for… out here with me? I hope so.’ ~Steve Zissou, keeper

  96. Terry F August 23, 2018 at 1:53 pm #

    It would be a great chance to see the sea otters!

  97. Hugo G August 23, 2018 at 2:17 pm #

    Aquatic animals, happy hour, food, a friend and raises awareness/support. Oh joy!

  98. Mckenna August 23, 2018 at 2:18 pm #

    This sounds so fun, would love to go celebrate the Zoo!

  99. AJ August 23, 2018 at 2:53 pm #

    Amazing! Pick me!

  100. Rob August 23, 2018 at 3:10 pm #

    My best friend is an otter and he’d love to meet his extended family! ;)

  101. Debbie August 23, 2018 at 3:12 pm #

    I would love to go!

  102. K Todd August 23, 2018 at 5:12 pm #

    The idea of raising glasses to raise Awareness, while in the company of some adorable aquatic…..ummmm, BRILLIANT!

  103. Lynn August 23, 2018 at 5:35 pm #

    This party sounds wild!

  104. Laura F August 23, 2018 at 5:37 pm #

    I would love to attend and see the otters!

  105. Lori August 23, 2018 at 6:29 pm #

    Would love to attend this event!

  106. Michelle W. August 24, 2018 at 4:28 am #

    It’s been far too long since I have been to the zoo. This would be a perfect reason to return.

  107. Heidi August 24, 2018 at 9:38 am #

    Sounds like a fun event, I would love to win!

  108. Jennifer August 24, 2018 at 1:17 pm #

    Saying goodbye to summer is sad, but hanging out with these awesome animals is a surefire way to say adios to Summertime 2018 in a fun and memorable way.

  109. Diane McLaughlin August 26, 2018 at 8:20 pm #

    Sounds like a blast!

  110. Katy Collins August 27, 2018 at 8:26 am #

    I’d love to win so I can take my biyfriend who has never been before!

  111. Randy August 27, 2018 at 12:08 pm #

    Have you ever seen a DRUNK shark? or a wasted Crab? Do you know what a ripped Eel looks like? Have you tried talking to a plastered Starfish? have you seen a seahorse trying to take a Sobriety test?

    Well neither have I…..and I want to? lol

    Have a good day?

  112. john a thomas August 27, 2018 at 11:18 pm #

    miss the zoo

  113. Hanna August 28, 2018 at 11:43 am #

    I’d love the chance to visit the zoo and hope to win!

  114. Emily August 28, 2018 at 12:21 pm #

    Otters are so cute! Plus lawn games?! I’m in!

  115. Shelby August 28, 2018 at 12:23 pm #

    I would love to attend this event – I love the zoo!

  116. Stormy August 28, 2018 at 12:46 pm #

    More aminuls!

  117. Stephanie August 28, 2018 at 12:47 pm #

    I want to take my mom who is visiting from Texas!

  118. Rosy Zavala August 28, 2018 at 12:50 pm #

    Would love to check this out!

  119. Keoki B August 28, 2018 at 3:14 pm #

    A great way to end the summer.

  120. Karen August 28, 2018 at 3:18 pm #

    It’s my best friends birthday that day and I’d love to take her to the zoo!

  121. Tara Keitz August 28, 2018 at 6:31 pm #

    I love anything at the Zoo and would love to win this! please pick me… please!

  122. Meghan McKeirnan August 28, 2018 at 8:59 pm #

    Sea otters and lawn games, who wouldn’t want to go to this

  123. Melissa Thompson August 28, 2018 at 10:10 pm #

    I have stuffed animal named Ike, and he’s an otter. I often tear up when I see otter an on you tube, my step kids tend to make fun of me. But I dont care lol. My other half and I could really use a date night out and we are always looking for something different to do!

  124. Jill Travis August 29, 2018 at 1:24 am #

    Who wouldn’t want to win? Not me!

  125. Sandra August 29, 2018 at 9:41 am #

    Exciting New Experience, I Would Forever Treasure! :D

  126. Melissa August 29, 2018 at 1:01 pm #

    Oh, the hue-manatee! I’m not kitten you, I have the best koalafications for happy hour at the zoo, all the other comments for entry are completely irrelephant. I can open bottles with my bear hands when i’m horse from being so thirsty. Alpaca my bags with all of my essentials and you toadally believe I won’t forget my ID. If there’s dancing involved, I’ve got the moves like jaguar. And I’m single so there’s no better place to flamingle than happy hour.

    Now is there anyone better suited for this event? You bet giraffe it’s me! And if you choose someone else, that will be the sealiest thing i’ve ever heard.

  127. Ed August 30, 2018 at 8:18 am #

    I would love to have a beer with some penguins!

  128. Meredith August 30, 2018 at 10:06 am #

    Customarily celebrated by include indulging in the sweet, the aquatic animals happy hour falls just days before the (jewish) new year. What could be sweeter then a soirée at the zoo?! Buying myself and my otter half drinks and food to benefit aquatic animals and the folks who work hard to keep them safe. Would love to win tickets for myself and my fiancé so we can start the year off with the sweetest treat there is, giving back to the local community. Also, Lincoln (the stinkin cutest otter around).

  129. Chloe August 30, 2018 at 3:02 pm #

    I’ve never been to the Oregon Zoo so this would be fun

  130. Daveena August 30, 2018 at 3:52 pm #

    Art art art (seal noises and clapping wildly for this chance!

  131. Melody R Frye August 30, 2018 at 5:24 pm #

    This would be so awesome! Finishing up with finals that week so this would be the perfect start to my two week summer break.

  132. Dori August 30, 2018 at 9:11 pm #

    I was born on 2/12 Abraham Lincoln’s birthday; what day was Lincoln the Otter born? Is that why he’s named Lincoln? lol

    I would love to win these free tickets and party to support our aquatic friends!

  133. Jen B August 31, 2018 at 7:20 am #

    Would love to go to this! I love the zoo and haven’t been able to go for awhile due to lack of funds!

  134. Arturo Calilung August 31, 2018 at 8:54 am #

    Is it too late?! I would like to be considered for entry because I am a big fan of all animals, except mosquitoes!

  135. Paula Seid August 31, 2018 at 10:51 am #

    This would be amazing!

  136. Heather Jones August 31, 2018 at 2:41 pm #

    This sounds amazing.

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