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Binoculars and Spotting Scopes

We offer the best selection of optics in NW Oregon/SW Washington.

Our huge selection of binoculars and spotting scopes includes Nikon, Swarovski, Zeiss, Leupold, Vortex, Opticron and Zen-ray. With prices to match Big Box and online stores and a dedicated, knowledgeable staff, the Nature Store is the go-to place for top quality optics. Because we put such a high value on customer service, we choose not to sell our optics online. Please visit our store to meet our optics experts and test drive binoculars and sighting scopes in a real-life outdoor setting.

Binocular price list | Sighting scope/tripod price list

New from Vortex Optics

This year Vortex Optics is introducing newly redesigned models of some of their best selling optics. The Nature Store already carries their new Diamondback binocular models in both full­sized 8x42mm and 10x42mm models, as well as the comfortable and compact 8x32mm mid­size. Now Vortex has introduced all­ new Razor sighting scopes. And the changes are major! 

At the end of August, Vortex Optics introduced their newly redesigned 65mm and 85mm Razor Scopes. The Razor is their top-of-­the-­line scope and now it offers sophisticated new engineering. First, the focus knob of the new Razor has been redesigned and moved to the mid­body of the scope. This helical focus design was pioneered by Swarovski Optik and has been a major selling point for their $2500 ­$4900 models. Additional changes are new wide­angle eyepieces and field flattening Triplet Apochromatic lenses for bigger views with razor sharp images.The compact 65mm has a 22­48 zoom magnification (member price $1199.99). The larger 85mm has a 27­60 zoom (member price $1599.99). Stop in to have a look at our new arrivals. Additional shipments will be arriving shortly. Reserve yours now for fall migration viewing

Optics Specials

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Zeiss Field Days Promotion
Carl Zeiss Sports Optics is offering their annual Field Days Promotion from August 1 through November 19, 2016. This year they are featuring 3 of their popular full-sized binocular models. The Terra HDs are Zeiss’ most affordable binoculars. During Field Days you’ll receive a $50 mail-in rebate for a prepaid visa card when you purchase a 10x42 Terra HD. The same $50 rebate is offered on both their 8x42 and 10x42 Conquest HD models. The Conquests are manufactured in Germany and carry a No-Fault Warranty bonus for the first 5 years which covers repair or replacement for any type of damage, no matter the cause. Both the Terra and Conquest feature HD (Extra-low dispersion glass) lenses and are waterproof and fog-proof. Find prices here.

Discontinued Vortex Razor Scopes on Sale
Vortex Optics is redesigning their popular Razor scope, so we’ve put our existing stock of Razors on sale! Two models are available: a big, bright 85mm with a zoom range of 20-60x and an easy to carry 65mm with a zoom range of 16-48x. Save $300 off member prices on the 85mm and $200 on the 65mm. The Razor is Vortex’s top-of-the-line HD scope featuring ED (Extra-low Dispersion glass) lenses that deliver enhanced resolution, color and contrast. The Razor is known for its distortion-free images, unmatched edge-to-edge accuracy, and outstanding light transmission. These Razors feature dual fine and course focusing knobs for pinpoint accuracy, are waterproof and fogproof. Iphone5 & 6 adapters for digiscoping are available for both models (member price $78). Click here for scope pricing details then hurry in while our limited supply lasts. 

Portland Audubon's Optics Selection

At the Nature Store, you’ll find a great selection of optics for nature observation, as well as an experienced and knowledgeable staff to assist you in finding the perfect optics to fit your needs. Take advantage of the opportunity to test binoculars and scopes in a natural setting at our Wildlife Sanctuary.

Binoculars: Our selection of binoculars comes from some of the world’s best optics manufacturers: Swarovski, Zeiss, Nikon, Leupold & Stevens, Vortex, Opticron, and Zen-ray. We carry more than 40 models ranging from bi-fold compacts that slip into your shirt pocket to full-sized HD models perfect for bird watching from dawn to dusk. Binocular prices range from under $100 to over $3000, with Portland Audubon members receiving a 10% discount off regular prices. View our price list. Most models we carry were selected as Cornell Labs “Top Picks” in their Autumn 2013 binocular review.

Sighting Scopes: We also carry a range of sighting scopes beginning with the very affordable Redfield Rampage, made by Leupold and Stevens for $325 (member price $292.50) up to the top-of-the-line Swarovski Optik modular ATX95 for $4920 (member price $4428). View our price list. Most of our scopes feature Extra-Low Dispersion/High-Definition Glass (HD, ED, XD or FL), including models made by Swarovski, Vortex, Opticron and Zen-ray. Many of our scopes are available with optional digiscoping attachments for photography, using either cameras or smartphones.

Tripods: Our Manfrotto tripods provide the perfect stable base for your sighting scope. Sold as separate components, you can pair legs made of either affordable aluminum or super-light-weight carbon fiber with a selection of heads for every purpose, including digiscoping. We’re also pleased to offer Swarovski Optik’s line of aluminum and carbon fiber tripod legs and their super light, ergonomically re-designed DH101 tripod head.

More Information and Purchases

To help you find the right model, here’s a basic primer.

Please call 503-292-9453 or email store@audubonportland.org and a salesperson will be happy to answer questions and provide prices and product information. Orders may be placed over the phone or in person at our store at the Audubon Society of Portland's Wildlife Sanctuary.

Regular store hours, year round: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Testing out a scope in the Audubon Nature Sanctuary - Tinsley Hunsdorfer
Testing out a scope in the Audubon Nature Sanctuary - Tinsley Hunsdorfer
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