Love beer but don’t want to leave your best pal behind? Portland’s bars are often very welcoming of Fido too. From bars with relaxed outdoor patios to livelier settings, here are the best dog-friendly bars in Portland, Oregon…
1. Fido’s Taphouse – is the first craft beer taproom with adoptable rescue dogs too!
Fido’s Taphous was designed with dogs in mind, so of course it will be one of the best dog friendly bars in Portland. The bar bills itself as “the world’s first dog tap house,” and while that claim may be hard to fact-check, it is one of the best places to get a drink with your dog in the city.
Besides over 40 taps with beer and ciders, the place has one of the best food menus for such a small bar.
If you can’t bring your own dog, don’t worry, because Fido’s has adoptable dogs on the premises. Play with the foster dogs on site and participate in games and special events that all help raise money for animal charities. Now that’s something to bark for.
- 7700 SW Dartmouth St #110, Tigard, OR 97223
2. Psychic Bar – a neighborhood bar where you can bring along your pooch too
Psychic Bar on Mississippi Avenue hides one of the city’s coolest, most welcoming bars behind the foreboding witchy exterior.
Walk into the clapboard house, painted black, to find an excellent selection of cocktails and other drinks.
The drinks list is only matched by the excellent atmosphere. Friendly bartenders, regular DJ nights, and an inviting crowd make this one of the best places in Portland to kick back and relax. Plus, a gorgeous back porch area is the perfect place to bring your dog.
- 3560 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227
3. Lucky Labrador Brew Pub – dog friendly pub food and house beers
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub is the outpost for the craft brewing company of the same name. The company named itself after a Labrador retriever because it wanted to emulate the friendliness and loyalty of these majestic animals, so of course, dogs are welcome in their pub.
Lucky Labrador has four locations in the Portland area, including their Hawthorne Brew Pub. Bring the whole family, including your dog, to the pub for an excellent menu of pub food classics and of course, plenty of craft beer on tap.
- 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214
4. Cellar DOG – Sellwood’s first and only dog-friendly wine store
Of course, Cellar DOG is dog-friendly—it’s in the name, after all. If you’re looking for a more sophisticated atmosphere than many dog-friendly bars, this is the place for you.
Cellar DOG serves up top-notch wine in their tasting room that is decorated in a classy, minimalist style. However, the place never feels stuffy thanks to the bright décor and open space that lets in plenty of light.
While you taste their curated wine list, your dog can enjoy water from some of the many water bowls, complimentary toys, and dog treats made by the owner. Plus, Cellar DOG is a wine bar with a conscience—most of the wines served are from wineries that emphasize giving back to the community.
- 1620 SE Claybourne St #106-A, Portland, OR 97202
5. A Roadside Attraction – a poplar dog friendly bar
A Roadside Attraction looks more like an unusual stop on a road trip than a bar at first glance thanks to the eclectic exterior that helps the bar live up to its name.
Beyond the gates, you’ll find a large patio with plenty of plants and even a fire pit, perfect for entertaining your dog while you enjoy a few pints.
The interior is full of cozy nooks and eclectic art collections, like somebody’s eccentric grandma designed the place out of years of hoarding.
In terms of human libations, the curated beer list and excellent food make for a fun night out.
- 1000 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
6. Victoria Bar – for dog-friendly good times and great drinks
Victoria Bar takes its reputation for being animal-friendly seriously—the menu of Southern classics is mostly vegan. The drinks menu is also impressive thanks to a curated list of offbeat cocktails prepared by expert mixologists.
Dog owners will find that the space in Victoria Bar is the most interesting part.
A spacious patio with picnic benches is the perfect place to bring your dog as you relax with friends. The bar even states that it welcomes dogs on its website.
- 4835 N Albina Ave, Portland, OR 97217
7. White Owl Social Club – a hipster – and dog – friendly paradise
Living up to its name, White Owl Social Club is one of the best places in Portland to hang out with friends. The laid-back vibe invites people to linger at the bar, particularly if you come on a night when there is live music.
The menu includes something for everyone, from burgers to vegan feasts along with local beers on tap.
Dog owners will be most interested to learn about the spacious patio that is perfect for your four-legged friend. A fire pit makes the patio pleasant year-round.
- 1305 SE 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
8. The Bye and Bye – an arty pooch-friendly bar serving vegan food until late
Portland’s coolest cats know that The Bye and Bye is a must-visit spot. This intimate, artfully decorated bar is worth a visit not just for its drinks menu, which includes local craft beers and unique cocktails, but the food menu as well.
There are few other places that you can get such delicious vegan versions of Southern classics, including brunch.
The Bye and Bye has not just one, but two spacious patios that are perfect for dogs to relax along with their humans. Friendly staff are always happy to bring over a water bowl for your precious pet.
- 1011 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
9. Tin Shed Garden Café – a family-friendly and dog-friendly restaurant
The Tin Shed Garden Café is one of the most popular spots in Portland for brunch. At the Tin Shed, brunch is not just a once-a-week occurrence but a daily ritual, complete with an extensive menu that includes kid-friendly classics.
Tin Shed understands that dogs are part of your family and friend group as well and animals are more than welcome at brunch. The bar and restaurant even has a special doggy menu and nights where dogs eat for free.
You can even buy one of their branded bandanas, which donate all proceeds to local animal charities.
- 1438 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
10. Twenty First Ave Kitchen & Bar – relax on your charming back patio with your furry friend
Twenty First Ave is a laid-back restaurant and bar serving up a menu of pub favorites, including Taco Monday. Besides local beers, you can also enjoy a curated list of craft cocktails.
Twenty First Ave is worth a visit for its atmosphere even more than its food and drink. The upbeat space is perfect for hang-outs and hosts plenty of fun events, including karaoke (although you may want to cover Fido’s sensitive ears if the performances are not up to par).
A spacious patio in the back is the perfect place to visit with your pooch, who can watch the koi fish in the pond as you catch up with friends.
- 721 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209
11. The Rambler – a homey dog-friendly neighborhood tavern
The Rambler is a friendly neighborhood bar in Portland’s Mississippi Avenue District. If you enjoy the homey atmosphere, it’s not a coincidence—the bar is actually in a converted residential bungalow.
A small but well-curated menu of brews, sandwiches, Southwestern classics, and cocktails keeps the locals coming back for more.
Dog owners will be interested in the two patios, front and back, that are perfect for animals and humans to relax. A fire pit helps take the edge off of chilly evenings.
- 4205 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97217
12. Alleyway Café & Bar – an awesome dog and veggie friendly spot
Blink and you might miss Alleyway Café & Bar. The small shack tucked away in one of Portland’s alleyways is overshadowed by larger neighboring buildings, although the bold mural with a dog on it helps draw your attention here.
The small shack serves up veggie-based café meals along with delicious drinks.
Alleyway has a patio that is friendly for dogs and humans. The patio is covered and heated, so you can bring your pooch with you to this excellent bar year-round.
- 2415 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
13. Por Que No? – great Mexican food and good times with your furry pal too
When you want to feel as if you took a trip to the tropics without having to find a doggie babysitter for your pet, bring your dog along to one of Por Que No’s locations.
This local taco chain serves up excellent tacos, rice bowls, and other fresh Mexican food. You cannot miss the margaritas, no matter the time of day that you stop by.
Dogs are welcome on Por Que No’s sidewalk patio or at the enclosed back patio, which is perfect for one of Portland’s many rainy days.
- 4635 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97215
14. Leisure Public House – great for laughs with your friends and Fido on a heated patio
Leisure Public House is one of Portland’s most laid-back spots to get a drink, particularly in the summer. The extensive beer menu, hot-pressed sandwiches, and boozy popsicles in the summer help keep the humans happy.
There is also plenty of entertainment for humans and dogs. You can play at the bar’s bocce courts and ping-pong tables while your dog runs around on one of two patios and interacts with other dogs that frequent the place.
In the winter, the heated patio is the place to be.
- 8002 N Lombard St, Portland, OR 97203
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