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Food at the zoo

Oregon Zoo members receive 10% off food and beverage purchases from the zoo restaurants listed below. Discount does not apply to purchases at visiting vendors.

young adult visitors laughing with pizza and beer

Open daily

Cascade Cafe (Entry Plaza)

A great place to start or end your zoo trip! Grab a coffee or latte from Portland Coffee Roasters or a refreshing fruit smoothie. Serving hot sandwiches, acai fruit bowls, salads, wraps, and other grab-and-go options. In the mood for a treat? Stop by for a Dole Whip, popcorn, caramel corn, chips, or cotton candy.

Aviary Cafe (Elephant Plaza)

Centrally located in the zoo and adjacent to the amphitheater and Elephant Lands, Aviary Cafe is a great stop before continuing your journey through the zoo. Do some birdwatching while dining on a selection of quick favorites such as cheeseburgers, chicken tenders, Zenner's hot dogs, fresh salads, wraps and shoestring fries. 

Place your order ahead with Aviary Cafe

Cantina Bowl (Elephant Plaza)

Get your Mexican flavor fix with one of our burrito bowls or nachos.

Elephant Ears (Elephant Plaza)

Our signature item for more than 35 years, Elephant Ears* – served hot and fresh, dusted with cinnamon and sugar – continue to delight both old and young alike. *No elephants were harmed in the creation of these delicious treats.

Dippin' Dots and Churros (Elephant Plaza)

Taste the fun of this unique ice cream treat, or cheer up with a sweet churro.

Trailhead Snacks (Central Plaza)

Featuring the 'walking taco,' hot pretzels, nachos, caramel corn, chips, soft drinks, and draft beer.

Growler's Pizza (Elephant Plaza)

Join us for piping-hot pizza, fresh salads, soft drinks and ice-cold beer.

Place your order ahead with Growlers Pizza

Scoop and Swirl (Discovery Plaza)

Make a beeline for our ice cream or catch us on your way out. Located near the Zoo Train, Scoop and Swirl serves up a variety of velvety soft serve and rich scoop flavors. Grab a coffee, hot chocolate or soda while you’re here and load up on popcorn and cotton candy for the train ride. Non-dairy options are available!

Open select days and times

Portland Pretzel and Popcorn Company (Elephant Plaza)

Featuring a massive 24-ounce family-size pretzel that easily serves four and other twisted varieties, Cheetos mix-it-up popcorns, ice-cold fountain beverages, cotton candy, caramel corn, canned beer and ciders.

Brain Freeze (Elephant Plaza)

Nothing is more satisfying than a sweet ICEE on a warm day. Choose your favorite flavor and stay cool.

Rainforest Snacks (Rainforest Plaza)

Cool off with your favorite flavor of ICEE frozen beverage or cold fountain beverage. Pick up some cotton candy, caramel corn, or popcorn.