If you’re looking for a city to visit, or you’re a Milwaukie resident looking for more things to do with your best friend, you won’t be disappointed in this town. Milwaukie knows what dogs want and dog owners need. The city boasts four veterinary clinics to keep their dogs in top shape for enjoying its parks and pathways. Stop by the local classic GG’s Deli & Catering for dog-friendly tables out on the patio, and amazing, homemade food that makes GG’s famous.
Scott Park is a great place to take your dog for fun and pawsome strolls. The park has several interesting features, like wide stone steps that are perfect for sitting in the sun. Your dog may also enjoy sniffing around the lake-style water features at the heart of the park.
If you need to perk up after your walk, stop for a coffee at Painted Lady Coffee House. In addition to tasty treats that perk you up, raise your energy, and keep you going, the coffee house is known to keep a stack of dog biscuits on hand for pups stopping by. Why should you be the only one getting a treat? Milwaukie’s amazing locations are made better by a pawsome community who really care about dogs.
The neighborhood of Aldercrest is a centrally located neighborhood with an amazing park in its midst! North Clackamus Park is a large park offering amenities such as washrooms, a drinking fountain, sports fields, playgrounds, picnic tables, benches, and even a pool! There are walkways and trails for you and your pooch to explore, and small bridges to cross along the way. You can find heavily treed areas as well as open clearings. Attached to this great park is its very own dog park called North Clackamus Dog Park. The park is fenced, but there are some areas where small dogs can fit through the fence, so be cautious of where your pup is playing!
Boy, oh boy! There is a lot to do in Historic Milwaukie if you and your pup call this neighborhood home! Milwaukie River Front Park is a park with river access, and rated highly for a park to visit with dogs! There are washrooms located at the park along with benches and picnic tables for your enjoyment. Dogwood Park is down the road heading south. It is a smaller park with lots of open space to run and play, with waterfront access as well. There is even a picnic bench for you to have a bite to eat! Speaking of getting hungry, don’t miss out on these dog friendly restaurants! Gramma’s Corner and Mike’s Drive-In are located in this neighborhood and worth a visit!
The neighborhood of Lake Road is conveniently situated by two nice parks, where residents often times take their dogs for some fresh air. Century Park, towards the northern side of the community, is a smaller neighborhood park with tennis courts and a nice big playground. The green space itself is an open clearing, a great place for a game of fetch. Just walking distance away from Century Park, the residents of this neighborhood have quick and easy access to Minthorn North Natural Area. Here, there are ducks and other wildlife, lots of trees, and trails throughout for you to wander along.