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Binoculars and Spotting Scopes

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

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The Nature Store is your go-to place for optics! We are pleased to feature the best selection of sighting scopes and binoculars in Oregon and southwest Washington. Try out your next dream scope or binoculars in the natural beauty of the Audubon Nature Sanctuary.

Binocular price list | Sighting scope/tripod price list

Current Specials and Sales

Nikon is offering a Summer Binocular Special on their popular Nikon Monarch binoculars. If you stop in the store to purchase any model (excluding the Monarch 7 8x30), you’ll get a $50 instant rebate at the register! This special includes the 8x42 and 10x42 models of the Monarch 3, Monarch 5 and Monarch 7 plus the Monarch 7 10x30. Act fast to enjoy these special savings!

Audubon's Optics Selection

At the Nature Store, you’ll find a great selection of optics for nature observation. We carry the top quality sighting scopes made by Swarovski and Kowa, both honored by Cornell Labs as the “best in their class” in their most recent scope comparison test (see Living Bird, Winter 2008).

In addition, we display a wide selection of mid-priced scopes with models by Vortex, Leupold & Stevens, Redfield and Zen-ray. Entry level scope prices begin at just $325, or $292.50 for members.

Many of our scopes feature Extra-Low Dispersion/High-Definition Glass (HD, ED, XD or FL) and some are available with optional digiscoping attachments for photography, using either cameras or smartphones. We also sell “universal” smartphone photo adapters that fit a wide range of binoculars.

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.

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. Most models we carry were selected as Cornell “Top Picks” in their Autumn 2013 binocular review.

Binocular prices range from under $100 to over $2,500 with Portland Audubon members receiving a 10% discount off regular prices. View our price list.

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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