December 10, 2018

Portland Aquarium opens Saturday following big turnout from members

Portland Aquarium opens

Kena Bell really wants a fish, and dipping her dead-fish-filled hands into a pool swimming with sharks and manta rays made her want one even more.

“I really, really want a fish now,” said the 5-year-old looking at up at her mom. She’ll have to settle for a membership to the Portland Aquarium, where the Bell family and hundreds more flooded Monday for a sneak peek of the new aquarium.

The for-profit aquarium south of Milwaukie on McLoughlin Boulevard opens to the public on Saturday, five months