Most people love their furry friend more than life itself. If you’re someone that can’t bear to be parted from your pooch then there are plenty of great places that you can visit together in Portland – in fact, Portland ranks among the most dog-friendly cities in the USA. From being active to relaxing in eateries, here are the best pet-friendly places to visit in Portland, Oregon…
1. eNRG Kayaking – one of the best things to do with your dog in Portland
If you are looking for a top pet-friendly adventure near Portland, look no further than eNRG Kayaking.
eNRG Kayaking is located in Oregon City which is 23 minutes away from Portland. Choose from kayaking, tubing, and historical tours. The events such as the full moon paddle, live music on the water, and the historical tours are the best events to take your canine on so that it’s safer and more low-key for him or her.
If your pooch is up for the adventure, you can rent a kayak and freely use it throughout the lake.
Address: 1701 Clackamette Dr, Oregon City, OR 97045
2. Fido’s Tap House – known as the world’s first dog tap house where you can also visit dogs up for adoption
Fido’s Tap House is special because it is known as the world’s first dog tap house. Not only can you enjoy craft beers as well as bar food, but you can also enjoy visiting the dogs that they have up for adoption in a separate area of the establishment.
48 North Pizzeria handles Fido Tap House’s food and drinks service to their clients. Indulge in cheesy pizza and high-quality beer before or after you look at the dogs up for adoption. Choose from specialty menu items such as vegan appetizers, vegetarian pizza, and even build your calzones.
It’s only a 17-minute drive from Portland to Fido’s Tap House using I-5 N to enjoy this “furry” exciting experience!
Address: 7700 SW Dartmouth St #110, Tigard, OR 97223
3. Wine Tasting in the Willamette Valley – a great pet-friendly activity near Portland
98 wineries in the Willamette Valley are dog-friendly such as Distaff Wine Company in Newburg, Ribbon Ridge Winery in Carlton, and Aurora Colony Vineyards in Aurora, Oregon.
The Willamette Valley Wine website reassures you that you do not have to leave your canine friend at home with a dog sitter because of their wineries being dog-friendly. Enjoy the wine tours, tastings, and adventures all while being able to pow around with Fido.
Address: Varies based on the winery you choose.
4. Lucky Labrador Beer Hall – in-house brewed beer with dog related names
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall is a local brewery restaurant that offers beers made in-house, mouth-watering pizzas, and decadent sandwiches. It’s one of the four locations in their family of four brewery pubs that specialize in beers made in-house.
What makes Lucky Labrador Beer Hall one of the top pet-friendly places to visit in Portland’s Northwest District are their brews reminiscent of dog references. You can enjoy the Blue Dog Pale Ale, the Dog Day IPA, or the Doppel Hound Doppelbock while you relax in a cozy and make-yourself-at-home environment with other like-minded individuals that also love their furry friends.
Go the extra mile to show your loyalty to the company by browsing their merchandise so you can sport a Lucky Lab jersey, T-shirt, or hat.
Address: 1945 NW Quimby St, Portland, OR 97209
5. Sellwood Riverfront Park – with an off-leash dog area where your canines can run freely
Located near the Willamette River in the Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood, Sellwood Riverfront Park offers an off-leash dog area for canines to run freely.
With over 8 acres to walk throughout the park before you reach the off-leash area, you and Fido will be able to stretch your legs considerably before having fun playing fetch or catch.
Address: SE Spokane Street and Oaks Parkway Portland, OR 97202
6. ¿Por Qué No? – a restaurant where you’ll find ‘dog-friendly’ tables outside
If you want to bring your canine friend, you can be seated at one of the four dog-friendly tables in front of ¿Por Qué No?.
Happy Hour is Monday through Friday from 2:30 pm to 5 pm. The 2.5-hour special features $1 off margaritas, cocktails, and sangrias as well as 50 cents off agua fresca/jamaica, cider, and beer. Be mindful that the happy hour special is available to dine-in customers only.
Located in the Sunnyside neighborhood, their Taco Tuesday special includes 10% off all their taco dishes. Pair this deal with the happy hour drink special for great savings on your dining experience that will also be enjoyed with your four-legged companion.
Address: 4635 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97215
7. International Rose Test Garden – a great place for a dog-walk at any time of the year
The International Rose Test Garden has over 10,000 roses and features over 650 varieties of roses. Located in the Washington Lake Park in the Arlington Heights District, you can take your canine friend on a walk through the rose garden any time of the year.
The best time to visit the rose garden with your canine is during the bloom season during April through October. The peak of the rose blooming season is usually June, but it depends entirely on the weather that happens during those months.
Address: 400 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205
8. StormBreaker Brewing – an award winning pet-friendly brewery with a home delivery service
StormBreaker Brewing is one of Portland’s finest breweries that are also pet-friendly. They won a silver award in 2020 at the Great American Beer Festival for their Extra Special StormBreaker. The company has also participated in the US Open Beer Championship amongst receiving a trove of other awards in the years 2017 to 2020.
Even if you cannot make it to one of the two StormBreaker Brewery locations in the St Johns District (N Lombard St) or the Boise District (N Beech St) in person with your dog, it’s worth trying this company’s beer delivery that’s available Monday through Friday. They deliver throughout the Greater Portland area, throughout Oregon, and out of state in select states.
Address: 8409 N Lombard St Portland, Oregon 97203
832 N Beech St Portland, Oregon 97227
9. Twenty First Ave Kitchen & Bar – with a patio bar so your 4-legged friends can join you
Not only will you enjoy a relaxing patio bar when you bring your four-legged friend along to Twenty First Ave Kitchen & Bar, but you can also enjoy the astounding koi pond!
Located in the Northwest District, you are going to love their Taco Mondays if you visit on this day. Choose from crispy tacos, soft tacos, burritos, super tacos, taco salad, and chips with queso and salsa. Their cocktails, brews, boozy slushies, and more are available in-house and even to-go now!
Have fun with discount brews and food during their Happiest Hours from 3 pm to 5 pm during all the days they are open.
Address: 721 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209
10. Breakside Brewery – NW Slabtown – dine on the rooftop patio with your canine friend
Breakside Brewery lets you have your canine with you if you dine on their rooftop patio. This is perfect as an addition to spring and summer walks with your dog in the Northwest District.
Enjoy delicious popular menu items such as a cheeseburger, blackened chicken sandwich, or buffalo chicken wrap and pair it with your favorite beer.
Indulge in their recently released tap brews such as Plunderphonics, Skweee, and Toytown Techno. If you want to have a party of your own, you can order kegs from Breakside Brewery to take to your special event.
Address: 1570 NW 22nd Ave, Portland, OR 97210
11. Bye and Bye – restaurant with two large patios where your dog can enjoy a refreshing bowl of water
Bye and Bye have been nominated via Willamette Week as the Best Dog-Friendly Bar in Portland. Located in the King District, the restaurant’s two large patios also have dog bowls for canines to stay hydrated as their owners enjoy their lunch.
Try their signature Bye and Bye cocktail which includes peach vodka, peach bourbon, soda, cranberry juice, and lemon all inside a glass mason jar.
Besides being canine-friendly, Bye and Bye is also a vegan establishment serving Southern-inspired fare even with gluten-free options.
Address: 1011 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
12. White Owl Social Club – enjoy the dog friendly patio whilst dining on delicious Mexican food
White Owl Social Club is located in the Buckman District and hence its name, they feature live music and other social events.
You can bring your dog to White Owl Social Club because they have a dog-friendly patio. Enjoy their fire pit as well as you dine on the patio.
The social club partners with La Tehuna to bring you delicious Mexican food such as Tehuna wings and pulled pork sandwiches and signature cocktails such as the Deuce and the Chicharita. The beer menu is always a surprise because they have a rotating tap beer selection that you can only learn about by visiting in person and viewing their beer menu board.
Address: 1305 SE 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
13. Tin Shed Garden Cafe – where you dog can dine along with you from the special fido menu
Tin Shed Garden Cafe offers not only a place for dogs to come and chill on their patio but even a special menu for dogs to enjoy food while their owners have a meal, too.
You can enjoy the patio dining option even during colder months of fall and winter as the cafe offers heated patio seating.
Their dog menu features Fido Food which features a free-range chicken thigh mixed with mashed potatoes. The Doggie Dessert has a banana blended with peanut butter and yogurt.
This cafe located in the King District is also kid-friendly as they feature a special kids menu with breakfast, lunch, and drink options.
Address: 1438 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
14. Laurelwood Brewing – enjoy a meal with your dog on the rooftop deck
Next time you and Fido are walking through the Rose City Park District, stop by Laurelwood Brewing!
Enjoy their beer and pub eats on their rooftop deck where you and Fido can sit and enjoy the food as you wait for your meal to be brought to you. Select from delicious sandwiches like the Reuben and Jackfruit Carnitas and wash it down with their beer selections like Moose and Squirrel, Hopped Up Amber, and more!
Address: 5115 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213
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