Food at the zoo


While at the zoo, you can order drinks and food online for express pick-up at AfriCafe from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Centrally located in the zoo and adjacent to the concert lawn, 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 cheeseburgers, chicken strips, Zenner's hot dogs, fresh salads, wraps and shoestring fries.


Piping hot pizza and ice cold beer. Join us for a meal or quick snack at our newest restaurant located in Elephant Plaza.

Cascade to Go

Grab a cup of coffee or latte from Portland Coffee Roasters or a quick snack on your way in. With grab-and-go options such as granola bars,salads, wraps, sandwiches and kettle corn, Cascade to Go is a great place to start your zoo trip.

Trailhead Snacks

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

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. *No elephants were harmed in the creation of these delicious treats.


Halfway through your zoo visit, cool down with a snow cone, Dip-n-Dots or ice cold Margarita! You are sure to find something for everyone in the family at this spot.

Located in Elephant Plaza next to Elephant Ears

Beer & Wine

A spot just for adults! Stop by the silver Beer & Wine cart in Elephant Plaza to grab an ice cold local craft beer, canned cocktail or glass of wine and enjoy from the concert lawn while taking in views of Elephant Lands.

Open daily at Central Plaza or Elephant Plaza.