Oregon Zoo cooks up Sunday brunch for moms

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Reservations are going fast for zoo’s May 12 Mother’s Day buffet

Moms generally love the idea of being served breakfast by the family on Mother's Day, but wouldn't it be even better to have someone else whip up some delicious food (and clean up afterward)? Why not spend her special day at the Oregon Zoo, where your feast will help fund the zoo's core mission of creating a better future for wildlife?

The zoo's annual Mother's Day brunch takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, May 12, in the Cascade Crest ballroom, downstairs from the Cascade Grill.

This year's feast includes eggs benedict, made-to-order shrimp and grits, a carving station and a smoked seafood board — along with fresh fruit, salads, a kids' menu and pastries.

The brunch buffet is $55 for ages 12 and up and $27.50 for children ages 3-11 (with a 10 percent discount for zoo members and moms) and includes Zoo Admission. All revenue from the Mother's Day brunch supports the zoo's work in conservation, education and animal welfare.

Seatings start at 9 a.m. and are available every 15 minutes.

Make an online reservation here.

Questions? Call 503-226-1561 x0 or email mothersdaybrunch@oregonzoo.org.

After brunch, visitors can talk a walk around the zoo and spend quality time with some of the zoo's most notable moms and families, such as African painted dog Ella and her adorable pups. Brunch prices include zoo admission.

Media contact: 

Hova Najarian | 503-220-5714 | hova.najarian@oregonzoo.org

Kelsey Wallace | 503-220-5754 | kelsey.wallace@oregonzoo.org