Forest Grove originated as a small farming community just 25 miles from Portland. Today it serves as its suburb. The city has been the site of two television shows, Nowwhere Man in the 1990s and an episode of The Librarians in 2015 was filmed at Pacific University and two other sites in Forest Grove. For pups though, the town boasts three veterinarian clinics in Forest Grove that are ready to look after your pooch.
Enjoy Knox Ridge Park with your pooch for a pleasant leashed walk on the lush grassy area as you take in the Cascade Mountains that surround you. Hazel Sills Park is a small neighborhood park with a playground and grassy open space perfect for some quick exercise. Enjoy a pawsome, easy leashed walk through the 700-acre Fernhill Wetlands. Your pup will investigate the sights and sounds of geese, blue herons, pelicans, hawks and giant dragonflies. Sit in one of the covered blinds to rest and watch for other local animals, or just sit and enjoy Mount Hood from dog-friendly Forest Grove.
Stop in at the award-winning David Hill Winery for a dog-friendly walk through the vineyards, picnic on their spacious grounds, and tasting some of the David Hill Wines as you enjoy the sweeping views of the Cascade Mountains.
Thatcher City Park welcomes your pup for a leashed walk on the walking path. Featuring separate areas for big, and small and timid dogs, the park is also completely fenced for some pawtastic off leash play. Each area contains agility/play equipment and automatic water bowls. Patrons should bring their own waste disposal bags. The park has a small winter exercise area used when the weather has been particularly wet. Nearby the Forest Glen Park is a hidden gem of a neighborhood park with a sniff-tastic trail along a creek. Your dog will love the opportunity for a leashed walk in search of the deer that frequent the park.
Stay at pet-friendly McMenamins Grand Lodge when you visit Forest Grove. They invite pets of any size for a fee per pet, per night. Your pup will enjoy a dog-tastic leashed walk with you around Lincoln Park as you enjoy watching the skaters and BMX riders, or an array of sporting teams at practice. Bring along your lunch and enjoy one of the many picnic tables throughout the park. For more outdoor adventure, your pup will love a quick walk around Bard Park, a very nice small family park with many trees and a great walking path that encircles the park. This park does not have restrooms.
For pups and hikers in good shape, you might like to try the moderate to strenuous Skyline Trail that passes through the Forest Grove area. Or, have an adventure at Reuter City Park, a new park in planning. This undeveloped parkland is great for a no-frills hike with Fido. Enjoy a leashed walk at Talisman City Park on the landscaped walking path. Bring your lunch along or get your friends with dogs together for a barbecue after a walk. Afterwards, enjoy a bite at Bites Restaurant where Fido is welcome at the outdoor tables at this Asian American eatery.
Get a great workout with your pup on the walking trails at Joseph Gate Park, and enjoy a round of Fetch in the open grassy spaces in the center of the park. Bring along your lunch and enjoy the picnic tables along your route. Take a pawsome trek through nearby Rogers Park on its well-maintained walking path. This park also provides picnic and barbeque facilities for a break after your walk. Just passing through? Stay at the dog-friendly Best Western University Inn & Suites where they welcome two dogs up to 80 pounds for an additional fee per dog, per night.
Less than three miles from Forest Grove, the town of Cornelius welcomes you and your pup to a number of neighborhood and city parks. Tarrybrooke Park features plenty of open lawn space, and is a great place for some Frisbee or Fetch. Benches are placed around the park for a rest if you tire before your pup. Harleman Park has an open lawn and play area, and walking paths for a pawrific stroll. Enjoy a sniff-tastic trek on the accessible pathways at Steamboat City Park, or a round of Fetch in the open lawn and play area.