Fundraiser offers guests a chance to sample local beer, support local wildlife
What has five trunks and hops? Zoo Brew at the Oregon Zoo! On Friday, June 7, and Saturday, June 8, the zoo will host over 40 breweries and cideries, live entertainment, giant lawn games and plenty of local food carts to create a special zoo experience for guests 21 and over.
Three ticket options are available: general admission is $39.95 and non-drinking entry is $24.95, early entry is $49.95. Each early entry and general admission ticket includes 10 sample tickets and a souvenir cup. Local breweries, cideries and wineries include Rogue Brewing, Reverend Nat's Hard Cider, Cooper's Hall and many more. Tickets are on sale now.
Raising a glass 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 through its animal welfare, education and conservation programs.
Enjoy tastings from the following local purveyors:
Base Camp Brewing
The Oregon Zoo is a service of Metro and is dedicated to its mission of inspiring the community to create a better future for wildlife. Committed to conservation, the zoo is currently working to save endangered California condors, Columbia Basin pygmy rabbits, Oregon silverspot and Taylor’s checkerspot butterflies, Western pond turtles and Oregon spotted frogs. Other projects include studies on black rhinos, Asian elephants, polar bears and bats.
The zoo relies in part on community support through donations to the Oregon Zoo Foundation to undertake these and many other animal welfare, education and sustainability programs. The zoo is located five minutes from downtown Portland, just off Highway 26 at exit 72. The zoo is also accessible by MAX light rail line. Visitors who travel to the zoo via MAX receive $1.50 off zoo admission. Find fare and route information online or by calling TriMet Customer Service at 503-238-RIDE (7433).
General zoo admission is $10.50 (ages 12-64), $9 for seniors (65 and up), $7.50 for children (ages 3-11) and free for those 2 and younger; 25 cents of the admission price helps fund regional conservation projects through the zoo’s Future for Wildlife program. A parking fee of $4 per car is also required. Additional information is available by calling 503-226-1561.