15th Annual Benefit

Join us on Saturday, July 19 for a benefit like no other. We're looking forward to an evening of delicious food, drinks, entertainment and creatures great and small.

About the event

Supporting conservation, education and animal welfare programs, this summer soiree offers guests an enchanting evening savoring small plates from dozens of the region's best restaurants, plus live music from 3 of the region's best acts, activities and—best of all—unique opportunities to spend quality time with Oregon Zoo animals and expert staff. Guests will round out the night with dessert and dancing on the concert lawn, featuring our main stage band, Soul Vaccination.

Featured restaurants

Zoolala guests delight in dishes from many of the Northwest's top restaurants: Amalfi's, Bamboo Sushi, Beaverton Bakery, Brix Tavern, Fishes Sushi, Hoda's Middle Eastern Cuisine. KOi Fusion, Las Primas, Le Bistro Montage, Newmans at 988, Oregon Culinary Institute, Oregon Zoo Catering, Salty's on the Columbia, Simply Thyme Catering, Spirit Mountain Cedar Plank Buffet, Stephanie Inn & Wayfarer Restaurant, The Station, Urban Fondue and more.

Celebrate with us on July 19. Purchase your Zoolala tickets now. 

Special thanks to our Host Comittee: T Norris, Lisi Belz-McCarthy, Elizabeth Sipe, Cherie Sprando and the Oregon Zoo Guide volunteers 

Zoolala sponsorship opportunities

Founded in 1888, the Oregon Zoo has become a world-class institution through enduring community support. Nearly 1.7 million visitors pass through our gates each year, as community members have done for generations. We invite sponsors to join us in supporting Zoolala, our annual celebration to support the zoo's mission of inspiring the community to create a better future for wildlife. Your investment will help us expand the zoo's inspiring and impactful efforts in conservation, education and animal welfare, while demonstrating your dedication to our shared values.

Contact us now to be a part of the 15th annual Zoolala:

Heidi Heitkemper Wilcox
Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager