Win Tickets ($36): Oktoberfest @ Oregon Zoo | Beer Samples, Live Music, Live Animal Meet & Greet, Elephant Ears, German Food & more!

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Oktoberfest @ The Zoo on September 29. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, September 24.



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From our sponsors:
Oktoberfest
September 29, 2018
All Ages | 11a-44p | Included w/ Zoo admission of $17.95
More info: oregonzoo.org

Oregon Zoo
4001 SW Canyon Road, Portland, Oregon 97221

Join us for beer sampling and family fun to kick off fall!

Local vendors will be stationed around the concert lawn offering free samples of Oregon beers for the grown-ups, and family activities include live music, dancing, lawn games and fun crafts for kids.

Adults can enjoy samples from Oregon beer vendors, and families can dance to live music from the European Take-Out Band (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and the Michael Fischer Trio (1:30 to 4 p.m.), check out a Wildlife Live! meet and greet, witness the Unipiper wheeling past and enjoy snacks like Elephant Ears.

Bring your appetite for lunch: There will be German-inspired fare including Bavarian pretzels, Bier Bratwurst and Cheddarwurst, along with some of Portland’s favorite food carts at the event.

The event is between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. and is free with zoo admission, which means free for zoo members.

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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143 Responses to Win Tickets ($36): Oktoberfest @ Oregon Zoo | Beer Samples, Live Music, Live Animal Meet & Greet, Elephant Ears, German Food & more!

  1. SteveO September 4, 2018 at 10:48 am #

    Yea Zoo and Beer sound like fun… fam of 4 would love to go

    • Rochelle September 10, 2018 at 11:24 am #

      This sounds like so much fun!!
      We have such a wonderful beautiful Zoo and I would love to be there to celebrate!!

      • Lisa September 16, 2018 at 8:09 pm #

        My grandma , use to take me and my brother here always , before she went deaf . Now she dislikes music .

  2. Nicole September 4, 2018 at 11:47 am #

    I have not been to the zoo in years! This would be a fun way to go back!

  3. Josh September 4, 2018 at 12:04 pm #

    I would love to be able to go to this!

  4. Sena September 4, 2018 at 12:06 pm #

    I would love to attend a different Oktoberfest this year!

  5. Bree September 4, 2018 at 12:08 pm #

    Looks so fun!

  6. sandra tate September 4, 2018 at 12:10 pm #

    This would be so much fun!

  7. Esther Shim September 4, 2018 at 12:13 pm #

    This looks like the perfect fall event!

  8. Kaitlyn Weisensel September 4, 2018 at 12:19 pm #

    This looks like a great time!

  9. Tom Havey September 4, 2018 at 12:23 pm #

    Have to miss Mt. Angel Oktoberfest this year, so this fest at the Zoo would no doubt satisfy my need to wear my Lederhosen.

  10. Madeline Mill September 4, 2018 at 12:42 pm #

    This seems like a good time, love to go with some friends

  11. Cassi Bell September 4, 2018 at 12:42 pm #

    Would really really LOVE to make to the zoo! Have not since we moved here 2 years ago and what is better than Oktoberfest!!!

  12. Katya September 4, 2018 at 12:46 pm #

    This sound like an amazing oportunnity. I have been meaning to try German food!!!!! Love trying new things.

  13. MacKenzie September 4, 2018 at 12:49 pm #

    I’ve never been to the zoo I would love to see it!

  14. Lisa September 4, 2018 at 1:23 pm #

    Nothing I would like better than prancing around in lederhosen near some gorgeous zoo creatures. Prost!

  15. Monica September 4, 2018 at 1:57 pm #

    Come through, Oregon Zoo!!! As a 29 year old Oregon native, I’ve loved the way my relationship with the zoo has evolved. From being pulled around by my parents in the red wagons, to attending concerts on the lawn, to taking my 8th grade students on field trips, I’ve really grown up at the Zoo! What better addition to this list of awesome memories than Oktoberfest?! Prost!

  16. Kelsey Smith September 4, 2018 at 2:18 pm #

    Mmmm animals and booze

  17. Marianne Silva September 4, 2018 at 2:57 pm #

    Looks like so much fun! I love Oktoberfest!

  18. Kerrie September 4, 2018 at 3:08 pm #

    Sounds like so much fun! My husband and I recently moved to the area and would be a great date nite!

  19. Melody R Frye September 4, 2018 at 3:19 pm #

    I Love going to the zoo and then you add beer and brats! It doesn’t get much better than that.

  20. Kylie Rappe September 4, 2018 at 3:49 pm #

    I love that the zoo is putting on these adult activities! I love the zoo, I love beer & this sounds awesome!

  21. TJ Baxter September 4, 2018 at 5:09 pm #

    Yummy

  22. Christine Van Halder September 4, 2018 at 5:22 pm #

    I would love to win a ticket for Octoberfest at the wonderful Oregon Zoo. I never knew they had an event like this.

  23. laurie September 4, 2018 at 6:07 pm #

    sounds fun , great date night.

  24. Christina lambert September 4, 2018 at 8:37 pm #

    Would love to go! Have always wanted to attend!

  25. Rebecca Merrill September 4, 2018 at 9:14 pm #

    I love the Oregon zoo! Sounds like a fun event!

  26. Dave G. September 4, 2018 at 9:46 pm #

    Would love to go to Septober or Octember! Well, Novonder…they’re serving beer!

  27. Teresa September 4, 2018 at 10:48 pm #

    I’d love to do this on my birthday weekend!

  28. Ryan September 4, 2018 at 10:56 pm #

    Fun

  29. Hayley September 5, 2018 at 8:14 am #

    Send me please

  30. Dannica Fetters September 5, 2018 at 8:48 am #

    This sounds like so much fun!

  31. Ric Syberg September 5, 2018 at 8:48 am #

    Id love to go!

  32. Victor Jimenez September 5, 2018 at 8:55 am #

    The wife and I LOVE the zoo! This would be a GREAT TIME!!! and we love beer! And we love lamp!

  33. Chris Webb September 5, 2018 at 9:29 am #

    A fun way to celebrate Oktoberfest!

  34. Renee September 5, 2018 at 10:49 am #

    I would love to go!

  35. Jessica Cashmere September 5, 2018 at 11:33 am #

    Would love a date night with the hubby!!

  36. Karen H September 5, 2018 at 11:38 am #

    I have never been to the Oregon Zoo, it would be fantastic to get to go, please? Pretty pleeeease?

  37. Lisa September 5, 2018 at 12:28 pm #

    Who doesn’t love a good Oktoberfest?! Would love to experience one at the Oregon Zoo.

  38. John September 5, 2018 at 1:47 pm #

    Kostenlose tickets fur das Octoberfest im Oregon Zoo ware super!

  39. Jessica September 5, 2018 at 2:33 pm #

    Would love to experience Oktoberfest at the Oregon Zoo!

  40. amy September 5, 2018 at 9:22 pm #

    I have a 3 year old and a 10 month old and get out too infrequently to admit when the last time was… I am a beer lover who used to volunteer at the obf and spring beer fests before there were beer fests every weekend… We unfortunately missed all the zoo concerts this summer and our family needs to see those elephants dance!!!!

  41. Marie September 5, 2018 at 9:38 pm #

    Would love to drink a selection of small beers and look at some animals

  42. Tara M September 6, 2018 at 10:14 am #

    It is beyond words how much I want to go to there!!! My little sister will be in town and I’d love to be able to treat her to Oktoberfest at the Oregon Zoo as a surprise! I’s officially be The Best Big Sister Ever!

  43. Liz Woodworth September 6, 2018 at 2:53 pm #

    This would be SO fun! What a great way to end the summer!

  44. Rosy Zavala September 6, 2018 at 4:06 pm #

    The zoo is so much fun and with a beer fest even better

  45. Jared W September 6, 2018 at 8:58 pm #

    Oktoberfest is my favorite month. Send me

  46. Coleman A September 7, 2018 at 10:20 am #

    Oktoberfest!!! It’s that time already?! How fun at the zoo!

  47. Julie S September 7, 2018 at 10:23 am #

    A month of beer, I’ll be overflowing with hoppiness.

  48. Chris September 7, 2018 at 10:27 am #

    This sounds great!

  49. Amy Olsen September 7, 2018 at 11:13 am #

    Zoo animals and yummy German food, what’s not to like? My husband and I would love this date night! Thanks for hosting this contest!

  50. Shay S September 7, 2018 at 12:03 pm #

    This sounds like so much fun. Would enjoy this as I’ve been wanting to get a opportunity to experience this for years. Thank you .

  51. Amy September 7, 2018 at 12:11 pm #

    Oktoberfest is always fun! I would love to go!

  52. Anissa September 7, 2018 at 12:18 pm #

    I’ve never been to an Oktoberfest celebration – I would love to go!

  53. Alicia D. September 7, 2018 at 11:59 pm #

    Oktoberfest?!!!! Yes!!!! Sheisse, let’s hit that Beergarten!!!!!

  54. Margo Bazar September 8, 2018 at 8:24 am #

    My hubby and I would love to go! We’re new to Portland, and couldn’t think of a more fun way to get to check it out! :)

  55. Sara September 8, 2018 at 9:25 am #

    I wanna go!!!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  56. Julie D September 8, 2018 at 9:31 am #

    Pretty animals and beer? Love to go to the zoo! I can bearly wait!

  57. Rachel September 8, 2018 at 11:46 am #

    Yes please! Sign me up!

  58. Dan September 10, 2018 at 2:34 pm #

    Ich liebe Oktoberfest! Would love tickets

  59. david September 10, 2018 at 3:21 pm #

    day drinking and wild animals typically do not mix. uh oh.

  60. jenny September 10, 2018 at 4:25 pm #

    Yes please!

  61. Sydney September 10, 2018 at 8:19 pm #

    Would love to win free tickets! I haven’t seen my wife in months and she’s finally coming home after 4 months working with a client onsite. The zoo is the perfect way to reconnect and wind down!

  62. Erin September 10, 2018 at 11:48 pm #

    This even sounds perfect.

  63. Paula Seid September 11, 2018 at 12:51 pm #

    We would love to go!

  64. Katie September 11, 2018 at 12:52 pm #

    Sounds like fun!

  65. Dustin D September 11, 2018 at 12:56 pm #

    I love going to the zoo and I love drinking beer. Pick me!

  66. Lance September 11, 2018 at 12:56 pm #

    Tiere mit costumes Prost!

  67. Perry September 11, 2018 at 12:58 pm #

    We love animals. We love beer. Sign us up!!!

  68. Tina Cowan September 11, 2018 at 1:08 pm #

    I’ve been wanting to do this since I moved to PDX 3 years ago and just have never made it. Send me, please!

  69. Roxana September 11, 2018 at 1:11 pm #

    Animals and beer , two of my favorite things!

  70. Kelly September 11, 2018 at 1:21 pm #

    What a great way to celebrate my German heritage!

  71. Marie Bouvier September 11, 2018 at 1:29 pm #

    We haven’t made it to the zoo this summer and would love to go for this fun event!

  72. Kiara September 11, 2018 at 1:33 pm #

    I want to drink beer and eat yummy German food beside cute animal at the zoo.

  73. MacKenzie September 11, 2018 at 4:06 pm #

    I’ve never been to the zoo and this would be such a cool way to check it out!

  74. Michael September 11, 2018 at 4:28 pm #

    A day of beer and amazing animals at the Oregon Zoo sounds like a great date! Thanks for the chance, PDX Pipeline!!

  75. kari r adams September 11, 2018 at 5:58 pm #

    Mt Angel is a great experience for October feast but couldn’t compete with Octoberfest at the ZOO!!! Please pick me!!! It would be amazing to attend.

  76. Brittany September 11, 2018 at 6:57 pm #

    I love Oktoberfest, but I haven’t been to this one yet.

  77. Alan M September 11, 2018 at 7:42 pm #

    Pick me. Love the zoo and booze.

  78. Evan David September 11, 2018 at 8:15 pm #

    The fall season is my fav….. what a way to make a full/complete celebration….

  79. Sara Goldman September 11, 2018 at 9:02 pm #

    Beer and wild animals?! Count me bavarian!

  80. Diana September 12, 2018 at 1:46 am #

    So down to go to this with my partner!

  81. Tristan September 12, 2018 at 10:19 am #

    Beer and the Oregon Zoo in fall? sounds like it would be a great date night

  82. erica September 12, 2018 at 11:11 am #

    This sounds like a blast! I love our zoo and our local beer!

  83. Kimberly Sutton September 13, 2018 at 7:20 am #

    What a fun event to close out a fun summer !

  84. Kevin Hoy September 13, 2018 at 8:23 am #

    Dirty Heads + Oktoberfest? Yes please.

  85. Jodi King September 13, 2018 at 9:21 am #

    Please pick me! I need some good fun!

  86. Robert Faust September 13, 2018 at 1:07 pm #

    My Fiancée loves the zoo more than most things! Her dream is to be an animal behaviorist, so we visit the zoo quite often. She has yet to actually meet any of the animals in person, so this would be a wonderful opportunity for her to actually meet some of the zoo animals! Guaranteed she will cry :)
    The fact that we both love beer, and October (we’re getting married on 10/20!) makes this just a win-win!

  87. Mary Beth September 13, 2018 at 2:24 pm #

    Spending a day with family and animals is the best way to spend a any day! My favorite zoo treat is an elephant ear. I also am super interested in the animal meet and greet. I love animals!!!

  88. Kristina Mucker September 13, 2018 at 2:54 pm #

    I’m new to Portland, Oregon and would love to attend an event like this!

  89. Mary Jane Pierce September 13, 2018 at 2:56 pm #

    I would love to go! Fall in Portland is so pretty!

  90. Vikas A September 13, 2018 at 3:11 pm #

    I would love to go there!!

  91. Rebecca Bertone September 13, 2018 at 3:11 pm #

    This would be an absolute blast!

  92. Jess September 13, 2018 at 3:17 pm #

    Beer for Bears!

  93. Holly September 13, 2018 at 3:46 pm #

    Fall at the zoo? And beer too! Husband and I would love to go! Sounds relaxing and fun!

  94. Christine Skorjanc September 13, 2018 at 4:33 pm #

    This would be fun – beer food & fun

  95. Deborah Lusk September 13, 2018 at 4:49 pm #

    I’d love to go!

  96. Tami September 13, 2018 at 7:35 pm #

    Right on. What’s better than beer, German food, and zoo animals? Not much. Sounds like lots of fun for all. Pick me and I’ll guarantee I’ll have a super Oktoberfest zoo mania time!!

  97. Martina September 13, 2018 at 10:00 pm #

    Oktoberfest in Muenchen geht sich heuer nicht aus,
    da hol ich mir lieber im Zoo den Schmaus!

    meee please!

  98. Thomas Pham September 15, 2018 at 4:22 pm #

    I like animals and beer

  99. Stacy September 15, 2018 at 10:16 pm #

    Have never been to the zoo but have always wanted to. I mean, love animals and beer! Sounds like a great time!

  100. Jennifer Deskins September 17, 2018 at 6:51 am #

    My parents are coming up to celebrate my birthday and it would be a real treat to get to go to this event with them. Thank you for your opportunity to win tickets!

  101. Cris S. September 18, 2018 at 7:51 am #

    Wonderful place for such festivities! I really hope to win and attend with my sister. Such a treat!

  102. mary Martin September 18, 2018 at 10:52 am #

    I love the zoo ive always wanted to attend a adult event

  103. mary Martin September 18, 2018 at 10:54 am #

    i love the zoo and have always wanted to attend an adult evening

  104. Ed September 18, 2018 at 12:12 pm #

    Sounds like a blast!

  105. Becca September 18, 2018 at 12:13 pm #

    I’d love to attend – thanks for the offer to win!

  106. Kristen M September 18, 2018 at 12:14 pm #

    This sounds like a great time!

  107. Tina September 18, 2018 at 12:14 pm #

    We have not been to the zoo yet AND it’s my birthday that week! :)

  108. Melody R Frye September 18, 2018 at 12:21 pm #

    Sounds like fun.

  109. Dawn September 18, 2018 at 12:29 pm #

    I have not been able to afford a trip to the zoo in years. Would love to attend with my family!

  110. Steve Eberhard September 18, 2018 at 12:34 pm #

    It would be great to hang at the zoo and think about the elephants crossing the Alps with Hannibal and then the connection with my Swiss relatives and German bier heritage! That may have been the first connection between elephants and beer, still happening however!

  111. michelle September 18, 2018 at 12:39 pm #

    I would love to eat and drink with the animals while speaking German. Yes, Danka shen.

  112. Natalie September 18, 2018 at 1:22 pm #

    This looks so fun! Pick me please!

  113. Bogdan September 18, 2018 at 1:25 pm #

    This would be so much fun. I love evnets at the zoo.

  114. Valerie September 18, 2018 at 1:26 pm #

    Yet another fun event at the Zoo, would love to win!

  115. Cynthia September 18, 2018 at 2:06 pm #

    The zoo and Oktoberfest are two of my favorite things

  116. Samantha September 18, 2018 at 4:08 pm #

    Fall, Beer and the Zoo!!! Sounds pretty perfect to me!!!! I would love to go this event!!!!!

  117. Heather September 18, 2018 at 6:24 pm #

    It would be a zoo-lishouse time for me and my hubby. We love the wild side!

  118. Benito September 19, 2018 at 8:45 am #

    Bears beers and brawtwurst. Yes plz!

  119. Nicholas September 19, 2018 at 10:20 am #

    Always on the lookout for a good Oktoberfest!

  120. Terasa Platt September 19, 2018 at 6:06 pm #

    I am a single mother with a 4 year old. His name is Jeffrey Robert and I haven’t been able to take him to the zoo yet and I think event would be simply amazing for his first time there.

  121. john thomas September 19, 2018 at 9:07 pm #

    would love to go to this shin dig

  122. Lisa Lilja September 20, 2018 at 2:36 pm #

    I Love the Zoo and I love Beer! This would be very fun!

  123. CHRIS MILLER September 20, 2018 at 3:48 pm #

    oh I Love German Beer

  124. Rose Kearsey September 20, 2018 at 5:10 pm #

    A wonderful Portland tradition! I mostly want the beer and chocolate cake.

  125. Jacki September 20, 2018 at 9:27 pm #

    I LOVE the Zoo!! I’d love to experience this extremely Portland event with friends. Pick me!! :)

  126. Jami Roberts September 21, 2018 at 1:50 am #

    Yes and please.

  127. TK September 21, 2018 at 11:27 am #

    Oooh, my brother is going to be visiting for the first time ever and this would be such fun to take him to!!

  128. Amy September 21, 2018 at 12:10 pm #

    I would love to attend this for my birthday weekend!

  129. Hannah M September 21, 2018 at 12:54 pm #

    I would love to go with my boyfriend because, get this, he’s never been to one, and he’s 37! Plus we love the zoo. It would be such a win win. Thank you so much for even offering free tickets! Happy autumn everyone!

  130. Monique September 21, 2018 at 2:43 pm #

    How do I say Beer in German? Please pick me so I can find out :) Thank you in advance

  131. Amy September 21, 2018 at 4:30 pm #

    This would be so fun. I miss the zoo!! My work schedule is so busy that I can’t ever go to the zoo events – but I actually have this day off and would so appreciate free tickets!

  132. Dee September 21, 2018 at 7:36 pm #

    I have never been to any Oktoberfest celebration before. Hope I can go to this one!

  133. Cris S. September 21, 2018 at 7:53 pm #

    Really hope to win. This would be so much fun!

  134. Tracy Jo Booker September 22, 2018 at 8:29 am #

    Why would we want to go to Oktoberfest at Oregon Zoo? Other than it would be AWESOME?! Because it mixes 2 of our favorite things… a Variety of Beers and a Variety of Animals! ❤

  135. Taylor September 24, 2018 at 8:23 am #

    Oh man, this would be so much fun!

  136. Molli Taylor September 24, 2018 at 8:45 am #

    i love the zoo, and i love beer, and i love pdx pipeline…. you all are awesome, thanks for considering me!

  137. Robert K September 24, 2018 at 12:56 pm #

    My wife and I just moved here from California and she just admitted that she has never been to a ZOOO!!!

    I am hoping to take her this weekend as our Anniversary month present, and would love to win some tickets for her!

  138. Jacque Vlahos September 24, 2018 at 3:06 pm #

    I have a long history with Oktoberfests due to my German heritage, and I have not been to one since I’ve moved to Portland. It would be a great treat to go to one with my partner.

  139. Megan Zerwas September 25, 2018 at 3:01 pm #

    I WANT TO GO TO THIS SO BAD!!

  140. Korina Doty September 27, 2018 at 8:35 am #

    I would love to take my dad out for the day, we just love this time of year! :)

  141. Reina September 29, 2018 at 8:59 am #

    Would love to spend the day with my boyfriend at the zoo. He has never been.

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