the best dog friendly restaurants in Portland

The best dog friendly restaurants in Portland

As well as some fun pooch-friendly events, numerous dog welcoming parks and a superb collection of dog-friendly accommodation, see our Top 15 pet-friendly hotels in Portland for some great choices, Oregon’s largest city also has a fantastic array of restaurants, cafes and eateries that will welcome your furry friend just as much as you. Here is our list of the best dog-friendly restaurants in Portland (in no particular order)…

White Owl Social Club – one of the coolest dog friendly places in town

White Owl Social Club Portland

For something a bit more ‘out there’, why not try your local, heavy metal-themed social club! Don’t be put off by this, they also have a reputation for being super friendly. The outdoor area sports a roaring fire-pit for those brisker days, making this a popular spot for dogs and humans.

What is the food like?

The beer is local, the cocktails are strong, and the ever-changing menu with fantastic options especially for vegans. Their hazelnut beet burger is particularly popular (gluten-free as well), and their happy hour runs, as is the tradition of the town, between 4pm and 7pm! 


Address: 1305 SE 8th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214

Events are regular and menus are seasonal, check out updates via the website or on Instagram.

Java Hound Coffee Bar – great for a dog-friendly breakfast in Portland

This is the perfect place for a mid-day pick-me-up, or a post dog walk coffee. This cosy coffee spot welcomed your dogs in both the inside and outside spaces, as well as serving up ‘puppachinos’ alongside a little menu of other dog-friendly treats. A proper, chilled out dog lovers café.

What is the food like?

You can order all of your favourite tea and coffee variations, plus a few new and interesting ones. Their baked goods are made in house, fresh that very day!


Address: 610 NW 23rd Street, Portland, OR 97220

The Instagram feed for this place is particularly delightful, and their menu can be found on the website.

Tin Shed Garden Café – even serves up doggy dinners too

This spot is popular for more than its fantastic brunch experience; it isn’t just dog-friendly; it is designed with your best friends in mind! It has not one, but two outdoor areas, perfect for dining with a dog, its little dog menu includes dessert, and, if you come for dinner on a Tuesday, you get a doggie dinner on the house!

What is the food like?

Classic, high quality, American diner food here. Amazing menus for breakfast lunch and dinner, with plenty of options for all dietary restrictions and allergies. The dog menu includes mains such as chicken and rice and banana and peanut butter ice-cream for dessert.


Address: 1438, NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211

Events and menu changes can be caught up on via their website and Facebook page.

Lucky Labrador Beer Hall – a fabulous dog-friendly drinking hole

As the name suggests, if you bring your pooch along to this beer hall, you will be in luck! The Lucky Labrador has a large covered patio, littered with full water bowls at which you and your dog are most welcome. The place is so popular that they now have 4 locations, one of which holds an annual dog wash called ‘Dogtoberfest’. A huge, multi-canine hose down to raise money for the Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital.

What is the food like?

The regularly updates menu contains a selection of satisfying pub grub, including soups, sandwiches, salads, pizzas and bento boxes. Their bar also boasts a collection of expertly prepared cocktails and appropriately ‘dog-themed’, in-house brewed beers.


Address: 1945 NW Quimby Street, Portland, OR 97209

For information about the Lucky Labrador’s other three locations and events, take a look at their website or Instagram feed.

The Sudra – a great vegan dog-friendly restaurant in Portland

A vegan dog-friendly restaurant in Portland

If you are on the hunt for something a little different. A spicier, less meat-heavy alternative to the dog-friendly bars and pubs, then look no further. This vegan Indian fusion restaurant is a great place to chill out and sample some South Asian inspired treats. Their dog patio is well stocked with dog beds and water bowls. Whenever you turn up, it is likely you will run into one of their two happy hour sessions which happen daily between 4 pm and 7 pm, and from 9 pm onwards.

What is the food like?

Whether you fancy a snack or an entire Indian feast, The Sudra has you covered. Their extensive menu includes small and large plates, bowls, Kati rolls, soups, salads, bread and a plethora of exciting side dishes.


Address: 2333 NE Glisan Street, Portland, OR 97232

Check out their full menu and see what their vibe is like by perusing either their website or Twitter feed.

Sniff Dog Hotel – a fabulous pooch hangout in Portland

This may be the doggiest establishment on this list! You don’t have to be staying at the hotel to enjoy its numerous canine activities and facilities. Whilst you relax in the café with a cocktail and a snack, your dog could take advantage of the onsite dog spa, dog salon, training workshops, or just bound around in the 2000 square foot indoor play area! or, if pooch is a little weary, they could always curl up under your table and enjoy a bowl of water and a dog snack.

What is the food like?

A tasty array of light café style food is available; soups, salads and sandwiches. The bar offers everything from coffee in the morning, to craft beers and cocktails in the evening. Happy hour runs daily between 4pm and 7pm. 



You can peruse all the hotel facilities on their website, or get a taste of the lovable canine chaos on Instagram.

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