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Portland’s dog-friendly guide will have tails a-wagging

Explore these dog-friendly places in Portland that include places to eat, drink, shop, exercise, swim, and stay the night.

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These two are bone-a-fide Portland fans.

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Round of a-paws, please. From exclusive indoor dog parks like The Ruff House to spoiling your pup with royal treatments at Woodlark Hotel, it makes sense that Portland ranks in Forbes’ Top 25 Best Cities for Dogs list.

Whether you’re in need of a drinking paw-tner at a local brewery, hitting the farmers market, or just dining out, well bone appétit. Get ready to dig into this guide for dog-friendly spots around the Rose City.

Pro tip: You can use BringFido to find more dog-friendly restaurants, pet-friendly hotels and events, too.

Two dogs sit at a picnic table in front of a staircase leading up to a former church building with stained glass windows.

Sun’s out, dogs out at Steeplejack Brewing Company.

Breweries + bars

  • Breakside Brewery, 1570 NW 22nd Ave. | Dogs aren’t only welcome in the brewpub’s covered patio area — they’re encouraged. Staff will greet you with water for you + your pooch as you choose a beer from an extensive tap list, order a snack (the soft pretzels and burgers are great picks), and enjoy the fresh air.
  • Victoria Bar, 4835 N. Albina Ave. | Fans of “The Princess Bride” will fall in love with this charming bar for its cocktails with names like “Inigo Montoya” + “R.O.U.S.” — your pup will love it for its “Pupper Supper” and outdoor patio, perfect for sunbathing on a warm day. Leave your dog at home? Inconceivable!
  • Cellar DOG, 1620 SE Claybourne St., Ste. 106-A | This wine store and tasting room in Sellwood welcomes canine companions with arms wide open. With plenty of fresh water, chew toys + treats made by the shop’s owner, your dog will be busy for as long as you decide to stay. Plus, the shop stocks wines from makers focused on activism and donates to aid organizations and advocacy groups.
  • Leisure Public House, 8002 N. Lombard St. | Patios in front and back make this a great place to take pups, especially during summer when their humans can enjoy boozy popsicles.
PDX Portland Tin Shed dog

Everyone gets to enjoy brunch at Tin Shed.

Restaurants

  • Tin Shed Garden Cafe, 1438 NE Alberta St. | Order a doggie dinner right off the menu — they come with chicken and sweet potatoes and an option to add dessert (bananas, peanut butter, and yogurt). If you buy a Tin Shed dog bandana, the proceeds will be donated to a nonprofit partner; come back with your dog wearing it and you’ll get 50% off a doggie dinner.
  • Screen Door, 2337 E. Burnside St. + 1131 NW Couch St. | Bring your pup to either location because they both have outdoor patios that are dog-friendly.
  • The Rambler, 4205 N. Mississippi Ave. | This converted 1920s bungalow has front and back patios, both of which are open to canine pals. Come for the all-day happy hour on Mondays, stay for the bocce ball court and fire pits.
  • Off The Griddle, 6526 SE Foster Rd. | Grab a picnic table on the dog-friendly outdoor patio at the sister restaurant to East Burnside’s A.N.D. Cafe. The menu features plant-based comfort food like housemade veggie burgers and vegan mac and cheese, as well as gluten-free options.
  • Tamale Boy, 1764 NE Dekum St. | The pooch-friendly patio here is perfect for enjoying fresh tamales, but know that you’ll probably get some sad puppy eyes if you don’t share.
  • Cornell Farm Cafe, 8212 SW Barnes Rd. | Nestled in Portland’s West Hills, this farmhouse-turned-cafe has a covered, heated patio where you can enjoy seasonal, Northwest-inspired daily brunches with your dog in tow.
Five dogs of varying breeds sit on rubber mats in an indoor play area.

Pamper your pooch with a staycation at Sniff Dog Hotel.

Hotels

  • Woodlark Hotel, 813 SW Alder St. | Travel in luxury and bring your pampered pooch along to this hotel that allows big dogs and doesn’t charge pet fees. Dog beds, treats, toys, and bows are complimentary.
  • Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel, 1510 S. Harbor Way | This 4-star hotel on the waterfront rolls out the red carpet for every member of your family, including the furry ones. Pets are even invited to the nightly hosted wine reception.
  • The Mark Spencer Hotel, 409 SW 11th Ave. | First opened in 1907, this historic hotel near the heart of Portland’s theater district offers pet-friendly rooms with bowls and treats available upon request. Dogs are even allowed to stay unattended.
  • McMenamins Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave. | Dogs and their furry, scaly, or feathered siblings are welcome in the standard single queen rooms of the main schoolhouse building — and anywhere on the property, for that matter. Bowls and poop bags can be picked up at the front desk.
Three dogs play with two people in front of a black building with a fenced turf yard.

Mud isn’t a problem in Cycle Dog’s outdoor run.

Photo by @cycledog

Shopping centers

  • Cycle Dog, 2056 NW Pettygrove St. | Get your pup some new gear or a toy (everything is made from recycled bike tubes) at this pet store and stay for a while to let them play in the on-site indoor/outdoor dog parks while you enjoy a beer.
  • Portland Saturday Market, Tom McCall Waterfront Park | Bring your four-legged bestie to this iconic outdoor market where free bones abound and there’s plenty of cover to escape the weather — just be sure to keep them leashed.
  • Hollywood Farmers Market, 4420 NE Hancock St. | Swing by the market during its dog-friendly shopping hours (10 a.m.-1 p.m.) to peruse local produce and handmade items with your fur baby in tow.
A blonde colored medium sized dog with pointed ears looks at the camera while sitting next to a river with a bridge in the background.

Sellwood Riverfront Park has it all — water access, a beach, grassy fields, and plenty of sticks for fetching.

Parks

  • Fernhill Park, 4050 NE Holman St. | With four acres of off-leash play area, you can enjoy a game of fetch with your pup or let them run free and burn energy with other furry friends.
  • Sellwood Riverfront Park, 1221 SE Oaks Park Way | If your dog likes water, then they’ll want to visit this play area. The 1.5-acre off-leash area has access to water for dogs to swim safely. After splashing around, take your leashed pup down one of the paved paths to dry off.
  • Mt. Tabor Dog Park, 2219 SE 68th Ave. | Even though the off-leash area is not entirely fenced-in, dogs can still enjoy running up and down the steep inclines.
  • Gabriel Park, Southwest 45th Avenue + Vermont Street | This state-of-the-art park is perfect for the entire family. The kids can enjoy the playground area while your dog can drool over the 1.5-acre off-leash fenced park with fresh water + drinking bowls.
  • Luuwit View Dog Park, 12641 NE Fremont St. | Head over to this park from sunrise to sunset and enjoy the double fenced-in dog area with paved paths.

Explore more local dog parks.

A medium-sized dog with black spots stands atop a mossy boulder in a forest.

City Editor Cambrie’s dog Cricket loves a hike where he can gaze nobly off into the distance.

Photo by Cambrie Juarez, PDXtoday

Trails

  • Forest Park, Northwest Portland | Hit the trail with your dog. With 40+ access points, there are enough options to fill up days on end (literally — the Wildwood Trail alone is 30 miles long and takes about 12 hours to complete).
  • Warrior Rock Lighthouse Point, 38151 A&B NW Reeder Rd. | This tail-wagger of a trail stays nearly flat for the entire 7-mile out-and-back route and, as its name suggests, features an old lighthouse. It’s one of just two still operating in Oregon that aren’t on the Pacific Ocean and once housed the PNW’s oldest fog bell.
  • Trillium Lake Winter Loop, 90312 Mt. Hood Hwy., Government Camp | If your pup enjoys snow, then they’ll love this 4.7-mile trail that’s easy to knock out in an afternoon.
  • Balch Canyon Loop, 2960 NW Upshur St. | Is there a pot of gold at the top of the rainbow stairs? Try this breezy trail that’s just a little over 2 miles long to find out.
  • Gillette Lake, Bonneville Trailhead, Stevenson, WA | Enjoy some moderate elevation gain along this nearly 7-mile out-and-back hike that taps into the Pacific Crest Trail. Don’t forget to check your dog for ticks afterward.
  • Moulton Falls Regional Park, 27781 NE Lucia Falls Rd., Yacolt, WA | This summertime favorite is fun for the whole family, with a swimming hole that any water-loving pooch will drool over.
  • Hoyt Arboretum to Pittock Mansion, 4000 SW Fairview Blvd. | Show your dog one of Portland’s most-visited landmarks — a historic mansion overlooking the city skyline — at the top of this modifiable trail that passes through a picturesque forest.
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