One of my favorite things during our time in Oregon was visiting the Zoo Lights. I used to visit zoos regularly. During college, I had a zoo membership with a guest pass; trips to the zoo were a fun distraction from studying (and sometimes in addition to studying when I went for class!).
My parents have a zoo membership, and we decided to visit. Not all the animals are visible during the zoo lights, so we visited a little early to check out a few exhibits. One of the highlights of the night was getting to see a 3 year old baby elephant at the zoo! I also got to see my favorite duck, the bufflehead:
By far, though, was the magic of seeing all the decorations. The zoo was much more decked out than it has been in years past. I only took a few pictures -- light conditions were challenging -- but I wish I could have taken many more. Definitely worth a visit.