Social Events

Supper Reception at the Oregon Zoo

Join your fellow M&M attendees for an alfresco picnic dinner at one of the most popular attractions in the greater Portland area-the Oregon Zoo! Have a drink or two, enjoy a delicious buffet dinner, and catch up with your friends and colleagues in the gorgeous outdoor setting of the Oregon Zoo's tented seating areas, all while getting the chance to see one of the oldest conservation-minded zoos in the country.

Located in beautiful Washington Park, the Zoo is a five-minute drive west of downtown Portland. Shuttle buses will be available to bring M&M attendees back and forth, and parking is just $2 per car. For those attendees who would rather take public transportation, Portland's MAX light-rail system has a stop just a few steps away from the Zoo entrance, for a fare of under $3.00 each way.

In 1887, Richard Knight, a local pharmacist who collected animals as a hobby, officially presented his menagerie to the city and the oldest zoo west of the Mississippi was created. The Oregon Zoo is home to animals from all corners of the world, including Asian elephants, Peruvian penguins and Arctic polar bears. From the mist-filled Africa Rain Forest to the majestic Great Northwest exhibits, the zoo encourages visitors to understand and experience the natural world. Committed to conservation of endangered species and their habitats-both locally and around the globe-the zoo is a center for wildlife preservation and field research. The Oregon Zoo's award-winning education programs serve nearly 700,000 people both at the zoo and at schools, senior and community centers around the region. A summer concert series, seasonal events and the zoo railway help this popular Oregon attraction draw more than one million visitors each year.

A Siberian tiger at
the Oregon Zoo.

A portrait of a
reticulated giraffe
at the Oregon Zoo

A blue poison dart
frog, part of the
Oregon Zoo's flooded
forest Exhibit

MAS Social

The MAS Social will be held on Wednesday evening, August 4. For more information or to join MAS, contact the Membership Chair at or see the MAS representatives onsite in Portland at the MAS booth.

IMS Banquet

The IMS Banquet will be held on Wednesday evening, August 4. Separate registration is required. Tickets may be purchased through the registration form (online or paper). Buy your tickets early — this event sells out! For more information, contact or see the IMS representatives at the IMS booth onsite in Portland.