|When you mention
Oregon dog-friendly scene to
any self-respecting well traveled local dog they will immediately think
The Lucky Labrador. There are actually four of them throughout the
area. The Lucky
Lab is a brewery with a, you
guessed it, a Labrador Retreiver
their beer labels. But you don't have to like beer to go here. They
have a menu
of salads and deli sandwiches as well. Your dog can accompany you to
areas of each of the locations. But Portland is not a one "Lab" town.
Also try out the Tin Shed Garden Cafe which comes complete with a dog
alongside its natural, organic and healthy people foods. There are many
restaurants in town that welcome dogs at outdoor seats.
are many dog-friendly
hotels in and
around Portland. One of the most dog-friendly is the Monaco Portland,
number of special packages for dogs. Others are four pet-friendly La
hotels, the Crowne Plaza Portland-Lake Oswego and pet-friendly hotels
representative of just about every hotel chain. If camping is your
are a number of pet-friendly RV parks in the area.
know that you and probably your dog will want to do things other than
while in Portland. And
there is a lot to do. There are
a large number
and non-fenced off-leash areas in the city. The world-famous Portland
Garden and the Peninsula Rose Garden allow your leashed dog as does the
Arboretum. The Portland Farmer's Market and Saturday Market allow
If you want to shop, try the Pearl District between 6th and 19th
Avenues and W
Bersnide St and Naito Parkway. There are many boutique shops, patio
regular events. Many stores have dog bowls outside. There are pet waste
stations throughout the area. Another excellent open-air
shopping center is Bridgeport Village at 7455 SW Bridgeport Road.
Park in Portland at 5,000 acres
is the largest city park in the
mostly forested. Your leashed dog is allowed throughout the park. The
guided tours, trails and a vista point. For more strenuous hiking,
excellent hiking in the Columbia River Gorge and throughout the
The Oregon coast a few hours from Portland offers a number of
beaches. Try Lincoln City and Cannon Beach, but we have many others
well. For a road trip from Portland to a really dog-friendly
The Oregon Garden one hour south of Portland.
Portland buses and trains, TriMet,
allow only small dogs in carriers.