Food at the zoo

Cascade Grill

A perfect spot to begin your day or relax after your visit, Cascade Grill features locally sourced, fresh, made-to-order items. Enjoy our house-made soup of the day, flame-grilled burgers and delicious salads and specials in our rustic dining room overlooking the zoo. Or dine outside—our tree-surrounded deck provides the perfect place to enjoy a meal out of the wind and sun. Zoo admission is not required for purchase.

Portland Roasting Coffee

With grab-and-go options such as pastries, salads, wraps, sandwiches and snacks, Portland Roasting Coffee is a great place to start your zoo trip. The drink menu features nitro cold brew, espresso drinks, smoothies and beer and wine. Zoo admission is not required for purchase.


Centrally located in the zoo and adjacent to the Vollum Aviary, Africafe is a great stop for families before beginning their journey into Africa. Do some birdwatching while dining on a selection of quick favorites such as Tillamook cheeseburgers, chicken strips, Zenner's hot dogs, fresh salads, wraps and seasoned Sidewinder Fries.

Coffee Crossing

Coffee Crossing is a great place to meet up for a warm beverage or a fresh snack, and is convenient to the train station, classrooms and programming in the NESt or Conservation Hall.
The menu features Portland Roasting coffee and espresso drinks, along with a variety of sandwiches, salads, and snacks, including beer and wine.

Elephant Ears

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. 

Trailhead Snacks

Trailhead Snacks features hot pretzels, nachos, cookies, kettle corn, soft drinks and draft beer.

Food Carts

During the summer and on busy weekend days, we offer a variety of seasonal treats such as pretzels, nachos, Dippin' Dots and Elephant Ears with toppings at our food carts and walk-up kiosks. From Margaritas to hot dogs, you'll find another delicious option around every corner! (Days, opening times and carts vary)

Hours subject to change. Please check information kiosks for current availability.