There's no other "furrific" place to enjoy the river life like in the pet-friendly city of Cascade Locks, Oregon! You might remember this place being described as "The Great Rapids of the Cascades" by Lewis and Clark in your grade school textbooks. This pawesome city is a beautiful place to live with your dog. Especially if your dog loves getting out of the house for a new adventure every weekend! Throughout the 1800s, Cascade Locks continued to develop as a river settlement with natives trying to navigate the waterfalls and rapids along the city's neighbor --The Columbia River. The modern-day Cascade Locks is a destination for outdoor lovers seeking an adventure they'll remember furever!
Dog owners adore living in Cascade Locks! Our furry best friends have everything they need in the city! There's a veterinarian, pet groomer, and pet shop all within the 3 square miles of land that makes up Cascade Locks. If you're looking for a fun here, you won't have to look far! There are 4 pet-friendly restaurants that overlook the river with outside decks that are designated for doggos! There are also 6 trails that lead through the forested areas around the city or traverse the banks of the Columbia for great scenery that'll have Fido going mutts! Grab your swimsuit and the leash and get ready for fun, right here Cascade Locks!
Does your dog's tail wag when they see beautiful views of the water? If you venture out onto Thunder Island, you'll get just that! Thunder Island is a small island carved out of the mainland that offers amazing views of the mountains and river that make up the horizon here. Here, you can visit the dog-friendly Locks Waterfront Grill which sits at the northern tip of the mainland. This restaurant is located right before the bridge connecting Thunder Island. At Locks Waterfront Grill, the menu is constantly changing as the head chef likes keeping it fresh! You and Fido can try entrees like the Northwest Steelhead Sandwich, fish n' chips, or an apple pear salad. The outdoor deck is a perfect place for Fido to relax and show you they're eager and deserving of some table scraps as a treat! The views from here are 's-pet-tacular!'
Does your dog sit by the window awaiting people to bark at as they pass by? If your dog loves the views outside your living room window, they'll love visiting The Port of Cascades Marine Park! Instead of seeing people pass your house on the street, Fido can watch sailboats skim over the Columbia River! The best viewing area of the river is Marine Park. Here, you'll find amenities for both canine and human visitors, like grills, grassy play fields for fetch, and covered picnic sites. If your Fido wants to get up close and personal with the sailboats, you can walk down to the sailing beach to check out the sailors launching off from the beach! Depending on the time of year, you'll be able to catch a sailing regatta which is a pawsitively thrilling water race to watch with your dog!
Does your dog love joining you at the local brewery? If you live in the heart of Cascade Locks, you're within walking distance to Thunder Island Brewing. This pet-friendly microbrewery serves up delicious foods paired with a seasonal menu. The spring menu has dishes like the Strawberry Fields Salad, Yoda's Cheeseburger, and fire-roasted hummus wrap. Thunder Island Brewing also offers slow-roasted prime rib that makes a great a treat for Fido! The brewery also prides itself on flavorful beers that are mimetic of the cascades around the area — wild and refreshing! Fido can't wait to visit Thunder Island Brewing!
Does your dog love staring at the water waiting for the fish to jump? If you live in the Rudolph Creek neighborhood, not only are you within close access to a bunch of great fishing spots for anglers, but you can also visit the dog-friendly Brigham Fish Market & Restaurant! At Brigham, you and Fido can pull up a seat outside, overlooking the Columbia River, where many of the dishes served are caught fresh daily! You can buy seafood to take home or eat here. The restaurant serves seasonal catches like Columbia River Sturgeon Fish N' Chips, fried clam strips, and smoked salmon quesadillas. If you visit outside of the season, try the chowder! Fido's more than happy to eat what you can't!
Does your dog enjoy trekking through the dense tree lines of Oregon? If you live in the Moody Creek neighborhood, you can check out the Historic Columbia River Highway Trail. This trailhead connects 13.4 miles of trail systems webbing the banks of the Columbia River. Along the way, you'll cross bridges, see 5 waterfalls, and take in the same scenes that Lewis and Clark first saw when discovering the area! After a long hike, it's time to eat! You can head back into Moody Creek to dine at the pet-friendly Bridgeside Restaurant that overlooks the landmark "Bridge of the Gods." Here, you and Fido can try entrees like the Veggie Bomb, Bridge of the Gods Burger, or a Salmon Dinner. Bring your hunger for both nature eye-candy and your actual appetite, because getting a bad meal at Bridgeside is im-paw-ssible!