Dog Friendly Portland: Where to Sit, Stay and Play
When it comes to our pets, there is nothing we won’t for (or with) them – including taking vacation. Luckily, the world is becoming more and more dog-friendly. But, Portland tops our list of summer destinations. The parks are laden with squirrels, there are pet-friendly places throughout the area, and plenty of things to do with your canine companion.
First on the list is finding a place to stay. Make sure you reserve early, Portland books fast during summer. Check out this list of the 15 top dog-friendly hotels in Portland.
Once you find a place to stay, you’ll discover there is no shortage of things to do in one of the Pacific Northwest’s most dog-friendly cities. Choose from 33 dog parks, hundreds of pet-friendly patios, and some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Here’s a look at a few of our favorite pet-friendly places to visit in Portland.
Dog friendly Breweries & Restaurants
Dogs are allowed on most restaurant and bar patios. But, some places roll out the red carpet for your dogs. Here are a few of our favorites.
Lucky Lab Brewing Company
Multiple Locations | luckylab.com
Four locations, dog-friendly patio, water bowls and instagrammable moments – what’s not to love? The Lucky Labrador Brewing Company is even named after a dog! While health department rules in Oregon don’t allow dogs inside restaurants and bars, the patio offers some perfectly fine seating and the and during summer, there’s no place you or your dog would rather be…
The Tin Shed Garden Cafe
1438 NE Alberta Street | Portland, OR 97211 | tinshedgardencafe.com
Bring the family for a charming brunch any day of the week. You can even order from the pup menu for your dog (it even includes dessert). Tuesdays are Doggie Love Night (buy one people-priced item, get a dog dinner for free!). There’s a lot to love about this pet-friendly locale.
Java Hound Coffee Bar
610 NW 23rd Street | Portland, OR 97220 | javahoundcoffee.com
If you prefer coffee over beer, the Java Hound Coffee Park is a cozy place to pick up a goat’s milk Puppuccino (topped with a special dog biscotta). This is the place to get your coffee fix all day long (and you can even grab CBD-infused coffee and teas, along with kombucha on Tap)!
Dog-friendly Excursions near Portland
While there’s no need to leave the beautiful city of Portland for pet-friendly activities, the state parks give you plenty of reason to head out for a hike.
An hour drive in any direction lands you in one of many state parks. Best of all, you can be on a beach in less than 90 minutes. You can even turn it into a long road trip by following the coastline through the Pacific Northwest.
Thousand Acres Park River Delta
Meadow Trail | Troutdale, OR 97060 | www.outdoorproject.com
This off-leash dog destination is literally 1,400 acres of off-leash fun. It offers two rivers and plenty of trails to explore. You’ll have a blast bounding through the wetlands, open fields and blackberry brambles with your dogs.
Cape Lookout State Park
Cape Lookout State Park | oregonstateparks.org
Cape Lookout is right on the ocean and only 90 minutes west of Portland. Best of all, it’s a beautiful drive the entire way. While you’re there, rent a yurt at one of the 13 rentals in the area. Call ahead because they book early and only have one pet-friendly option.
Beverly Beach State Park
Beverly Beach State Park | Devil’s Punchbowl | Oregonstateparks.org
Head southwest and you’ll eventually arrive at Beverly Beach State Park. Lodged between Yaquina Head and Otter Rock, you’ll have no shortage of things to do. Take your dog beachcombing, whale watching, and explore more tide pools than you’ll ever dream of in your life. Rent a yurt at Beverly Beach as well, there are 21 available and two are pet-friendly.
Dog-friendly Activities IN Portland
Not interested in a long drive? Here are some pet-friendly (but pleasantly private) options for getting away from it all in the city…
International Rose Test Garden
Portland, OR | Waparkrosefriends.org
Over four acres of rose plants, picturesque views of Mount Hood, and dog friendly to boot. This incredible park is open year-round. Visit in late June for peak bloom. Admission is free for you and your pet!
Portland, OR | Forestparkconservancy.org
If you’re looking for a private walking trail, the urban forest is a fan favorite. With over 70 miles of trails, you probably won’t even encounter another human on your walks. Take a lunch and spend the day discovering the great outdoors. Picnic in the Arboretum or see Mt Hood from the vantage point of Pittock Mansion.