Win Tickets ($36): Oregon Zoo’s End of Summer Party | Wildlife Meet and Greet, Beer, Cider, Foot Carts, Bands, Lawn Games & More!

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Oregon Zoo’s End of Summer Party on September 15. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, September 10.



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From our sponsors:
Oregon Zoo’s End of Summer Party
September 15, 2018
2-7 p.m. | $12.95 Child, $15.95 Seniors, Adult $17.95 | All Ages
Tickets: oregonzoo.org

Oregon Zoo
4001 SW Canyon Road, Portland, Oregon 97221

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

Families can enjoy a Wildlife Live! meet and greet, 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 and 3:20 p.m.) and Afrobeat/juju band Jujuba (sets at 4:40 and 6 p.m.) and performances from AWOL acrobatic dancers (at 3, 4:20 and 5:20 p.m.).

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.

There will be 16 beverage vendors stationed around the concert lawn and single drink tickets will be available as well. Partners include Deschutes Brewery, Base Camp Brewing Company, Modern Times Beer, Schilling Hard Cider, Rogue, Backwoods Brewing Company, Crux Fermentation Project, Migration Brewing, Hopworks, Full Sail Brewing Co., Kyla Kombucha, 2 Towns Cider, Coopers Hall, pFriem, Reverend Nat’s Hard CIder and Cascade Lakes.

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 and carousel rides cost extra.

Parking costs $2/hour or $8/day and lots tend to fill up quickly, so the zoo encourages visitors to take public transport: Take MAX Light Rail to the Washington Park stop or a TriMet bus. Call 503-238-RIDE (7433) or visit trimet.org for fare and route information. Visitors who ride MAX light rail or a TriMet bus to the zoo will receive $1.50 off admission with proof of ridership.

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155 Responses to Win Tickets ($36): Oregon Zoo’s End of Summer Party | Wildlife Meet and Greet, Beer, Cider, Foot Carts, Bands, Lawn Games & More!

  1. Mark Z August 20, 2018 at 10:17 pm #

    Can’t wait for this party at the zoo.

    • Dolly Dunbar August 28, 2018 at 1:14 pm #

      Zoo,great cider and beer!! What a wonderful way to end the summer!!

    • Tiffanie September 9, 2018 at 7:14 am #

      I would love to attend and bring individuals I support along with as well! They would really enjoy the music and fun!

  2. Jasmine August 20, 2018 at 11:30 pm #

    Would love to win tickets for this!

  3. Julio August 21, 2018 at 1:01 am #

    Great way to wrap up the Summer!

  4. Allison August 21, 2018 at 11:53 am #

    I would love to be able to take my Hun to this wonderful event. He has never been to the Oregon Zoo, and I cannot imagine a better way to introduce it to him!

  5. Sandra August 21, 2018 at 12:09 pm #

    I would love this summer wrap up!

  6. Renata August 21, 2018 at 12:12 pm #

    Would love to win to dance with the elephants near their new enclosure!

  7. Julia August 21, 2018 at 12:13 pm #

    Sounds super fun!

  8. Rebecca August 21, 2018 at 12:14 pm #

    Would love to turn this into date night! We missed ll the Twilight Tuesday events this year (tonight’s included) and would love to spend an evening at the zoo!

  9. trena August 21, 2018 at 12:23 pm #

    would be a perfect date night!

  10. Kimberly August 21, 2018 at 12:26 pm #

    Would love to go!

  11. Rhianna Byrd August 21, 2018 at 12:26 pm #

    This sounds like an amazing way to end summer! I have been wanting to visit the Oregon Zoo for years

  12. Debbie August 21, 2018 at 12:37 pm #

    Sounds fun, would love to win!

  13. Amber August 21, 2018 at 12:50 pm #

    I’d love to wrap up the summer along with some wildlife!

  14. Lisa B August 21, 2018 at 12:56 pm #

    Would love to support our awesome zoo and see some gorgeous animals!

  15. kathy wilson August 21, 2018 at 12:57 pm #

    Cool! Would love this!

  16. Kelsey Smith August 21, 2018 at 1:02 pm #

    Nothing better than drinking with animals

  17. Molly August 21, 2018 at 1:03 pm #

    There is no better way to end summer than to party with the animals! :)

  18. Nicole August 21, 2018 at 1:08 pm #

    So fun!

  19. taunia reed August 21, 2018 at 1:26 pm #

    what a fun way to say goodbye to summer! love the ZOO

  20. Emily August 21, 2018 at 1:44 pm #

    This sounds like it would be a great time!

  21. Hilary P August 21, 2018 at 1:53 pm #

    Everything is clearly happening at the zoo September 15th, and the animal in me is screaming out that I otter be there.

  22. Katie Gilmore August 21, 2018 at 1:58 pm #

    The Zoo is my favorite place! Would be cool to be able to attend this. I havent been able to go to the zoo in about a year. Id love to take one of my favorite people to one of my favorite places. :)

  23. Shelly Capka August 21, 2018 at 2:02 pm #

    Love to support the Zoo! If I win tickets, then I’ll have more money I can spend on train rides and all the vendor booths. Thanks Zoo, sounds like a great time!

  24. Lisa Lilja August 21, 2018 at 2:25 pm #

    How awesome to celebrate at our beautiful Zoo! To win tickets makes this even more awesome!! Thanks for the opportunity!

  25. Lindsay Sivillo August 21, 2018 at 2:30 pm #

    Sounds like fun! My husband and I just moved here and haven’t been able to visit the zoo yet – would love to take him to this event as a great stress-reliever!

  26. John August 21, 2018 at 2:38 pm #

    Sounds like a great date for my wife an me.

  27. Cryssie Addis August 21, 2018 at 3:07 pm #

    This would be so fun to go to!

  28. Tonya August 21, 2018 at 3:09 pm #

    Sounds awesome!

  29. Katie August 21, 2018 at 3:28 pm #

    I haven’t been to the zoo in a long time and would love to go to this!

  30. erica August 21, 2018 at 3:56 pm #

    I would love to go to this. I love our zoo and enjoy all of their events!

  31. Joseph Coffin August 21, 2018 at 4:13 pm #

    My kiddo would lose his mind.

  32. Jami Roberts August 21, 2018 at 5:30 pm #

    Oh yes please!

  33. Sara Goldman August 21, 2018 at 5:51 pm #

    This sounds fun!

  34. Christine Van Halder August 21, 2018 at 6:13 pm #

    I would love to attend the End of the Summer party at the Oregon Zoo. I have yet to visit this summer. Please pick me!!!

  35. Lynn Callaway August 21, 2018 at 7:39 pm #

    End of the Summer Party would be great fun. I would love to take my grandkids to this great event. The animals, music, food and fun.

  36. Trish August 21, 2018 at 8:47 pm #

    I love the Zoo and haven’t been at all this Summer! Winning tix would guarantee an end-o-summer celebration!

  37. Amber C August 21, 2018 at 9:22 pm #

    I’d love to go! I haven’t had a chance to go to the zoo in a long while and this would be such a fun experience!

  38. Monica August 21, 2018 at 9:22 pm #

    As a school teacher, I struggle to celebrate anything signaling the end of summer… but this would be the way to keep me positive in the middle of my first month back!! I’m loving all the new events and upgrades the Oregon Zoo continues to create!

  39. Matt August 22, 2018 at 2:43 am #

    Looks like fun!

  40. Megan August 22, 2018 at 12:06 pm #

    I have never been to the Portland Zoo and this would be a great opportunity for my first time at the Portland Zoo!

  41. Ariana Overton August 22, 2018 at 12:27 pm #

    Waaay cool!

  42. Gigi August 22, 2018 at 12:37 pm #

    My husband and I have never been to the zoo and I’d love to take him for this birthday!!

  43. Ricci McConnell August 22, 2018 at 4:01 pm #

    This would be an absolute blast to go to. I’d like to go because the Oregon Zoo holds a special place in my heart and I wish I could visit it more often.

  44. john a thomas August 22, 2018 at 4:38 pm #

    love the zoo ,its been awhile

  45. Mary Wang August 22, 2018 at 5:18 pm #

    Haven’t been to the zoo yet and would like to visit. Sounds fun!

  46. Alan M August 22, 2018 at 10:05 pm #

    Hey, it’s my birthday. I love Oregon zoo. Pick me!

  47. Valerie August 23, 2018 at 10:16 am #

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

  48. Maegan August 23, 2018 at 1:08 pm #

    Sounds like fun!

  49. Mckenna August 23, 2018 at 2:20 pm #

    They are putting on some really fun events- would love to win tickets!

  50. JESSICA SIMKA MARTIN LESHANE August 23, 2018 at 2:23 pm #

    This would be an awesome event to attend – would love to get out and have some FUN! Thank you PDX Pipeline!

  51. Coleman A August 23, 2018 at 2:24 pm #

    Man this would be amazing!

  52. Cassi B August 23, 2018 at 2:25 pm #

    STILL have not made it to the Zoo-this would be a really fun introduction!

  53. Trish August 23, 2018 at 4:18 pm #

    I need a place to celebrate after my national certifying exam!!

  54. Lynn August 23, 2018 at 5:39 pm #

    ’ve always wanted to go to this!

  55. Lori August 23, 2018 at 6:30 pm #

    Would love to attend this event!

  56. Quinn Quinn August 23, 2018 at 8:18 pm #

    Anyone can win even the poster way down here.

  57. April August 23, 2018 at 9:14 pm #

    Sounds like a great way to end the summer.

  58. Joyce Lizardo August 24, 2018 at 7:27 am #

    I would love to win tickets because I am new to the oregon area! Please pick me!!!!

  59. Louisa August 24, 2018 at 9:56 am #

    I’m heading back to middle school counseling in a week! This should be a fun way to celebrate a fun summer and kick off a great school year

  60. 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.

  61. Molli Taylor August 24, 2018 at 10:20 pm #

    I love zoo events. This looks great!

  62. Melody R Frye August 24, 2018 at 11:02 pm #

    I will be on break between terms at school and this would be so awesome for my break.

  63. Meagan Oertel August 24, 2018 at 11:15 pm #

    I have a special needs child who absolutely loves going to the zoo, and experiencing live music. This would be a great way to conclude the summer.

  64. Leslie mccartney August 25, 2018 at 8:47 am #

    I would love it!! Animals, scenery, and mingling. Perfect to have fun and meet new people.

  65. Katrina August 25, 2018 at 10:01 am #

    I would love to win tickets to go to the zoo! <3

  66. Dawn August 25, 2018 at 3:45 pm #

    Would love to win because the zoo is such a good time and it would be a great date night!

  67. Becky August 26, 2018 at 1:51 pm #

    Sounds fun! I have a friend in town that weekend who loves zoos and beer, this would be perfect!

  68. erica rosser August 26, 2018 at 7:43 pm #

    This sounds fun!

  69. Randy August 27, 2018 at 12:04 pm #

    69th Replier….HELL YA…..Well I wish I was the 68…cuz that’s my number….you do me NOW….and I will owe you 1 LATER! lol ONELOVE

  70. Amanda Moore August 27, 2018 at 1:04 pm #

    My family will be visiting for the first time from Ohio during this event and would really enjoy this!

  71. Camille Pitts August 27, 2018 at 10:49 pm #

    I absolutely love the zoo and everything it does for our community. Winning an opportunity to go to this event would mean I could bring someone that will see value in this organization and help advocate for the causes the only our oregon zoo brings to the table!

  72. Rich Allen August 28, 2018 at 12:24 pm #

    It’s on my wife’s B-day….she would love this!

  73. Shelby August 28, 2018 at 12:27 pm #

    I love the zoo and would love to go to this!

  74. Esther Shim August 28, 2018 at 12:30 pm #

    My best friend will be in town and I want to show him how amazing OUR zoo is!

  75. Natalie August 28, 2018 at 12:34 pm #

    My brother will be in town and I’d love to show him the zoo! This sounds so fun!

  76. Linda Anthony-Becraft August 28, 2018 at 12:38 pm #

    I didnt have the good fortune to hit a zoo show this year! I’d love to get my zoo on!

  77. Brig August 28, 2018 at 12:39 pm #

    What a wonderful way to celebrate the zoo. Count me in!!

  78. Stormy August 28, 2018 at 12:43 pm #

    Aminuls!!

  79. Marie Bouvier August 28, 2018 at 1:18 pm #

    We’d love to come to the zoo for an end of summer blowout! We haven’t been able to make it to the zoo this summer and miss seeing all the animals!

  80. Carol Cooper August 28, 2018 at 1:18 pm #

    I love the zoo and the animals and music.

  81. Brent August 28, 2018 at 1:43 pm #

    My kids would like to soar with the raptors.

  82. Erin B August 28, 2018 at 1:51 pm #

    I’d be wanting to go to a zoo party all year. Would be great :)

  83. Jamie August 28, 2018 at 1:59 pm #

    Please and thank you!

  84. Joni Scheib August 28, 2018 at 2:01 pm #

    I’d like to go. I love the zoo. This would be zoo-tastic for me to win!

  85. Will Hudacek August 28, 2018 at 4:39 pm #

    My career has been animal care and research, it would be cool to be able to check this out, and could even be a potential networking opportunity for me.

  86. Tara Keitz August 28, 2018 at 6:36 pm #

    Th Portland Zoo is my favorite place to be. please pick me!

  87. Cris August 28, 2018 at 7:34 pm #

    Love to win, awesome place for such a party!

  88. Doug Child August 28, 2018 at 8:19 pm #

    I’ve never been, but I hear it’s a great party!

  89. Teresa August 28, 2018 at 10:59 pm #

    Sounds delightful!

  90. Erin Hart August 29, 2018 at 12:23 am #

    This sounds awesome!
    I need a night out. Lol

  91. MacKenzie August 29, 2018 at 12:25 am #

    I can’t believe I’ve lived here for almost four years and I’ve never been to the zoo! This would be such a cool way to check it out

  92. Rebekah Tribe August 29, 2018 at 12:10 pm #

    The Zoo is where my fiance asked me to marry him! We love the Zoo! We go a much as we can. We are musicians, and perform there for the Christmas Lights event. He asked me to marry him at the stage last summer, where we have performed. We love animals so much! This would be such a brilliant time to end a wonderful summer season with the animals, and each other!

  93. C. Solano August 29, 2018 at 6:06 pm #

    I would really like to win this, amd be amongst the elephants and other wildlife!

  94. Jamie August 29, 2018 at 9:05 pm #

    This sounds so fun!

  95. Ed August 30, 2018 at 8:20 am #

    Love all these events at the zoo!

  96. Kathleen Silloway August 30, 2018 at 2:56 pm #

    Would love to see the animals before the Christmas lights get strung lol!

  97. Michelle August 30, 2018 at 3:11 pm #

    Would love to win!!

  98. Tara Keitz August 30, 2018 at 7:07 pm #

    I don’t think it get’s any better than happy hour at the zoo. Please pick me!

  99. Tara Keitz August 30, 2018 at 7:12 pm #

    Anything at the zoo is AMAZING! Please pick me!!!

  100. Angela August 30, 2018 at 7:46 pm #

    Would love to visit the zoo for the first time in years…sounds like a great event!

  101. Amanda Zakula August 30, 2018 at 7:47 pm #

    Yes please!

  102. Adrian August 31, 2018 at 11:40 am #

    This would be a wonderful way for me and a friend to finish off the summer before school!

  103. Julie S August 31, 2018 at 12:09 pm #

    Would love to bring my niece!

  104. heather jones August 31, 2018 at 2:43 pm #

    This sounds like a perfect end of summer event.

  105. Mona AlBabtain August 31, 2018 at 4:24 pm #

    I’d love to go to the zoo’s End of Summer party!

  106. Brandi August 31, 2018 at 5:52 pm #

    This sounds so fun!

  107. Dan September 1, 2018 at 7:31 am #

    Sounds fun. Kinda sad summer is coming to an end but ready for some refreshing autumn weather

  108. Kyrstin September 1, 2018 at 8:49 am #

    I would love to win tickets to this! My fiance and I recently moved to Portland and are always looking for fun events to meet people in the area. Plus animals and drinks? That sounds like the perfect outing to me :)

  109. Jaclyn Leon September 2, 2018 at 11:11 pm #

    It’s my 30th birthday and the grito de independencia this day!

  110. Sonny September 3, 2018 at 4:59 pm #

    Sounds amazing!

  111. Libby September 3, 2018 at 6:35 pm #

    Can’t wait to show a little piece of Portland to friends/family visiting from out of state! What a perfect way to show it off! It’s also such a great end to summer.

  112. Katy Collins September 4, 2018 at 12:15 pm #

    Would love to win! Love the zoo and my boyfriend has never been!

  113. Megan September 4, 2018 at 1:10 pm #

    Heck yes!!

  114. Kerrie September 4, 2018 at 3:11 pm #

    Date nite!!

  115. Melody R Frye September 4, 2018 at 3:15 pm #

    Meeting the animals and drinking beer sounds like a great time.

  116. Kylie September 4, 2018 at 3:48 pm #

    This sounds amazing!! Animals, beer & a late summer evening= perfection!

  117. TJ Baxter September 4, 2018 at 4:53 pm #

    I swear it’s for the kids……

  118. Whitney September 4, 2018 at 10:11 pm #

    sounds fun, I never been to the Portland zoo!

  119. Renee September 5, 2018 at 10:43 am #

    This would be so fun!

  120. jessica owens September 5, 2018 at 11:07 am #

    I would love to go to this!

  121. Sarah September 5, 2018 at 11:25 am #

    I was just talking about wanting to visit the zoo for the first time! (: this would be a nifty way to do it.

  122. Robert September 5, 2018 at 6:27 pm #

    Sounds like a swell time!

  123. Camille Dodson September 6, 2018 at 8:43 am #

    I’d love to join the celebration with my Australian wife. She’s fascinated by our furry creatures.

  124. Tiffany Robinette September 6, 2018 at 11:18 am #

    Would love to win!

  125. AJ September 6, 2018 at 3:12 pm #

    Sounds so awesome! Please pick me!

  126. Cecelia September 6, 2018 at 3:46 pm #

    I would love this.

  127. Vanessa September 6, 2018 at 3:57 pm #

    Best way to end the summer!

  128. Julie Twining September 6, 2018 at 5:35 pm #

    Would love to go!

  129. Kerrie September 6, 2018 at 8:23 pm #

    Now that would be fun!!

  130. Jamie September 6, 2018 at 8:52 pm #

    I haven’t been to the zoo in ages and this event sounds fun!

  131. Jared W September 6, 2018 at 8:55 pm #

    Great way to end summer. Send me

  132. PATRICIA F MANN September 6, 2018 at 10:12 pm #

    Lions, Tigers and Beer…Oh My!

  133. Chris September 7, 2018 at 10:29 am #

    Should be chillin

  134. Amy September 7, 2018 at 10:29 am #

    My boyfriend and I were looking for a way to celebrate our anniversary and this is more than perfect. We both love the zoo I’m so happy I found this event page.

  135. Amy September 7, 2018 at 10:57 am #

    I would love to win tickets to this for my birthday!

  136. Amy Olsen September 7, 2018 at 11:07 am #

    My husband and I are hosting my brother in law and sister in law this weekend and we would love to take them to see the Oregon Zoo! They’ve never been and I adore when the zoo has special events like this! Thank you for hosting this contest!

  137. Kristen Plosay September 7, 2018 at 11:26 am #

    I’ve lived in Portland 3 years and haven’t made it to the zoo yet! This looks so fun!

  138. Mary September 7, 2018 at 2:34 pm #

    New to Portland – this will be a great way to get to know the zoo and mingle!

  139. jen September 7, 2018 at 3:48 pm #

    yes please!

  140. poppy September 7, 2018 at 4:56 pm #

    Goodbye Summer!
    Hello Fall!

  141. Katrina Kellmer September 7, 2018 at 6:32 pm #

    Tis Raining! and this is a super fun event I would love to be a part of.

  142. Criselda September 8, 2018 at 7:43 am #

    Looking forward to this awesome party! The vendors sound great, hope to win =-)

  143. Sara September 8, 2018 at 9:22 am #

    I’d love to go!

  144. Rachel September 8, 2018 at 11:45 am #

    A perfect end to summer!!

  145. Amanda H September 9, 2018 at 2:45 pm #

    Literally no better way to end summer! My husband and I would love this :)

  146. Cindy September 9, 2018 at 2:52 pm #

    my parents will be in town. i think they would love it!

  147. Lisa September 9, 2018 at 5:20 pm #

    Love everything about this!

  148. Nikki S. September 10, 2018 at 12:49 pm #

    Zoo, cider, and music + family in town! The little ones will love it and so will the adults.

  149. jenny September 10, 2018 at 4:26 pm #

    Yes please!

  150. Drew September 11, 2018 at 4:07 pm #

    Zoo-tastic!!

  151. Jessica Fitz September 13, 2018 at 8:31 am #

    I would love to come party with the sweet animals at the zoo! What a wonderful and fun way to wrap up the summer! I wanna end the summer with the “bear necessities and mother nature’s recipes, forget about your worries and your strife.”

  152. Holly September 13, 2018 at 3:49 pm #

    The Unipiper? That’s all I needed to hear. Would love to win!

  153. Ellie September 14, 2018 at 10:17 pm #

    This would be fun for the family!

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