Happy Hour Party for Elephants

August 8, 2018 - 05:00pm to 09:00pm

It’s Happy Hour – at the zoo!

Having cocktails 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. Each happy hour will feature a different animal theme and August 8 will focus on elephants. 

Ticket includes zoo admission and a drink ticket, plus lawn games, photo ops and fun animal sightings. Some of the area's favorite local food carts will be there, along with great Oregon beer and wine.

Visitors who are 21+ can enjoy a zoo experience with dates, friends or family at an adults-only event.


Tonight’s event will feature an elephant pool party at 5:30 p.m. along with ambassador animal encounters between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Local food carts such as CS Fishery, Verde Cocina, Olympia ProvisionsPip's, Zeds and Ben & Jerry's will be at the event, along with local beer, wine and signature snacks and cocktails. Don't forget to try a Ruby Jewel ice-cream "Samsonwich," a portion of the proceeds go to benefit elephant conservation worldwide! And of course the zoo's own Elephant Ears cart will be open, selling delicious puffy pastries.

The Oregon Zoo encourages all guests to take public transport to the zoo, which is located five minutes from downtown Portland, and is accessible by MAX Light Rail line. Visit Explore Washington Park for transportation and parking information.