Tilly, a North American river otter at the Oregon Zoo, gave birth to another pup Nov. 8, her second this year. The new arrival weighed just shy of 5 ounces at birth and has nearly tripled that thanks to mom's naturally high-fat milk.
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The Oregon Zoo was presented with two prestigious awards from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums on Thursday.
The Oregon Zoo invites runners and walkers of all ages to its annual Turkey Trot on Thursday, Nov. 28. The Thanksgiving Day event, organized by the Oregon Road Runners Club, includes a four-mile run and fitness walk, starting at 8 a.m., and a half-mile Tot Trot, beginning at 9:45 a.m. A portion of Turkey Trot proceeds will fund animal care and programs at the zoo.
The Oregon Zoo will mark Veterans Day by offering free admission on Monday, Nov. 11, for military veterans and active military personnel, as well as family members who accompany them to the zoo. Families of deployed military personnel also will be given free admission.
The luxury boutique hotel announced that it has purchased copies of a new anthology published by the program, “Where the Roses Smell Best: A Literary Companion to Portland,” for sale to visitors in every room of the hotel. The publication, produced by Roosevelt High School’s Writing and Publishing Center, is an expansive anthology that includes pieces on Portland lifestyles, people and places written by both Roosevelt students and prominent local writers such as Oregon’s poet laureate Paulann Petersen and Oregonian newspaper columnist Steve Duin.
Fall in Oregon is a quick flash of bright leaves and crisp, sunny afternoons, here and gone again all too quickly. Before this ephemeral season slips once more through our fingers, view this list of Metro employee favorite fall places for outdoor adventure ideas this autumn.
It feels like awards season at the Oregon Zoo. While some zoo staffers were at the Association of Zoos and Aquariums conference last month – accepting AZA honors for conservation and marketing – more of the zoo's animal-care experts were at separate professional gatherings, earning accolades of their own.
Columbia Basin pygmy rabbits, California condors, Oregon spotted frogs and other species native to the Pacific Northwest got some much-needed help recently as the Oregon Zoo Foundation awarded $25,000 to nine conservation efforts around the region through its Future for Wildlife grant program.
Visitors to the Oregon Convention Center will have free access to the region's transit system after Metro councilors approved a deal with TriMet on Thursday.
The Portland City Council voted 3-1, with Commissioner Dan Saltzman absent and Commissioner Steve Novick dissenting, to approve an agreement modifying a fund that handles regional tourism promotion.