Take Advantage of Portland’s Dog-Friendly Places
Portland is a great city for dogs. Not only are we close to great hiking trails and the beach, many places in the city open their doors to our four-legged companions, creating dog-friendly atmospheres. Here are some dog-friendly activities in Portland you should partake in today!
Take your dog to trivia
- Mondays @ 7 p.m., Alberta Street Pub
- Tuesdays @ 6:30 p.m., The Station
- Tuesdays @ 7 p.m., Schilling Cider House
- Thursdays @ 7 p.m., Grixsen Brewing Co.
Attend an event with your dog
From cider festivals to 5k races, Portland has many pet-friendly events coming up this summer. One you should know about is the Oregon Humane Society’s Doggie Dash. This event celebrates Portland pet lovers with a 5k walk/run and a large pet festival along the Tom McCall Waterfront Park. You can also help raise money for the shelter pets at OHS. Register is FREE until April 15.
Have a beer with your dog
True to its name, Lucky Labrador‘s four locations throughout the city offer a dog-friendly environment. Every October, Lucky Lab hosts Dogtoberfest, Portland’s biggest dog wash, to benefit the DoveLewis Blood Bank.
Here’s a list of other dog-friendly bars in Portland:
- Victoria Bar
- The Rambler
- Velo Cult
- White Owl Social Club
- Base Camp Brewing Co.
- The Station
- McMenamins pet-friendly pubs (see full list)
Do you have a favorite dog-friendly bar? Let me know in the comments section below!
Have a staycation with your dog
Portland has several hotels that are dog friendly. In case you’re working on your passport or just love taking in the sights at your local McMenamins, consider staying the night with your dog. All McMenamins hotels are pet friendly.
Here are a few hotels in Portland that don’t charge a pet fee:
- Kimpton Riverplace Hotel
- La Quinta Inn & Suites NW
- Hotel Monaco
- Aloft Portland Airport at Cascade Station
Meet Up with fellow dog lovers
Does your dog a social butterfly? Find a local Meetup group to do fun activities and give your dog some exercise. Many meetups can be breed specific, but there are also options based on where you live in the city. If you’re feeling adventurous, start your own local meetup in your neighborhood.
Get coffee with your pup
Get a free puppuccino at national chains like Starbucks or local shops like Java Hound (located inside Hip Hound on 23rd). A puppuccino is simply a shot of whipped cream in a cup.
Go to the dog park
The Portland Parks Department has a full list of fenced and unfenced dog-friendly parks in Portland. See a full list here.
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