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Portland, OR, 97227

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The best dog friendly neighborhoods in Portland

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Downtown

The Downtown area of Portland is a beautiful area for you and your pup to explore. There is even a great option to get your dog outdoors with Wild Pup Adventure. Wild Pup Adventure is a group that keeps your dog moving. They will take your dog hiking, running, and even swimming! They also offer pet sitting and pet photography. The Downtown area of Portland is the perfect place for pet friendly events, too. You will also find the annual Doggie Dash held here. The annual event is hosted on the scenic Willamette River at Waterfront Park and proceeds go to an animal charity! After attending the Doggie Dash, make sure to stop by Paddy鈥檚 Bar and Grill. Local residents have enjoyed traditional Irish dishes at Paddy鈥檚 for over 35 years. The best part is that leashed dogs can join you in the outdoor seating area.

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Irvington

Irvington is a popular neighborhood in Portland that is quite diverse. You鈥檒l find residential, scenic, and hip all combined in one. In addition to its diversity, Irvington is also pawsitively dog friendly! In fact, Irvington is the home of 4 off-leash dog parks! One snifftastic place you and your pooch can visit is the Grant Park Off Leash Dog Area. This area is a 1-acre area that's designated for off-leash romps and play. You鈥檒l also find off-leash areas at Willamette Park and Irving Park. Other fun, local events perfect for both you and your dog include the dog friendly Portland International Beerfest and the annual Pug Crawl. If your dog LOVES to have fun, they will LOVE Irvington.

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Pearl District

It doesn鈥檛 get more dog friendly than the Pearl District neighborhood in Portland. This neighborhood is in the heart of Portland and offers a variety of things for you and your pooch to see, do, and sniff. Pearl District is where you will find a local favorite, The Fields Park. While visiting the park, you are sure to run into a friendly tail wag or two. If you鈥檙e looking for off-leash fun, you can check out the north side of the park, where you can enjoy in a great fenced-in area for free roaming. This beautiful neighborhood is situated on the Willamette River where you will find streets lined with dog-friendly places to eat. A popular local favorite is Olive and Twist. This fun atmosphere even has a dog-friendly patio.

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Old Town - Chinatown

Are you looking for a fun, diverse atmosphere for you and your pooch to explore? If so, you will want to check out the Old Town-Chinatown neighborhood in Portland. There are always plenty of tail wags at the Portland Saturday Market. This farmer鈥檚 market is located in the Old Town-China neighborhood and always has a happy pooch or two walking around. The market is a popular attraction for local residents and their pets. While here, make sure you also check out dog-friendly North Park Blocks. This park is always pet friendly and a great way to enjoy outdoor Portland.

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Mount Tabor

If you and your pooch enjoy quiet living with scenic city views, you鈥檒l love the Mount Tabor neighborhood. This Portland neighborhood is home of dog friendly Mount Tabor Park. You will find over 200 acres at this park for you and your pup to explore. There is also 4 acres of fenced in area for tail wagging, off-leash fun. This park is also the host of the annual Mt. Tabor Doggie Dash in July. After visiting the park, you can stop by Stark Street Station for a refreshing beverage such as coffee or tea. Dogs are welcomed in the outdoor area.

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Portland is so dog-friendly it should really be renamed 鈥淧awtland.鈥 From parks and beaches to restaurants, bars, and attractions, this beautiful city has more doggy delights than you can wag a tail at. Keep reading for a guide to some of the best experiences you and your dog can share in Portland.



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Dog-friendly breweries in Portland

The good people of Portland love their beer, with the city home to dozens of breweries. The good news is that several of these fine establishments are also pet-friendly, so your pup can join you while you quench your thirst. Here are 3 breweries well worth visiting with your fur-baby.

Breakside Brewery

Breakside Brewery doesn鈥檛 just serve up a wide range of delicious craft beers. Visit its NE Dekum Street location and you鈥檒l find the pawfect pup-friendly surroundings for you and your dog to do some socializing. Dogs are welcome in the outdoor seating area, and there鈥檚 a rotating variety of beers on tap. (Don't furget to bring some "beer" for your dog, too!) There鈥檚 good pub meals on offer too, so your taste buds are in for a treat.聽

Deschutes Brewery

Next on our list of the best dog-friendly establishments in Portland is this pawpular beer brand. Check out its Portland Public House to find 26 beers on tap, a laid-back vibe on offer, and a menu that鈥檚 sure to have you licking your lips. Your pup will be licking their lips too when they get the chance to join you on the outdoor patio, which is open seasonally, and they鈥檒l love sitting by your side while you tuck into a refreshing beverage or 2.

Level Beer

Level up your dog-friendly beer experience with Level Beer. This retro gaming-themed brewery has 3 locations to choose from, and we recommend checking out the Level 1 Taproom and Brewery. There鈥檚 a large outdoor area where pups are welcome, plus plenty of beers to help relieve your thirst. And with food trucks serving up a host of tasty treats, you and your fur-baby may never want to leave.

Related: 5 Dog-friendly Bars in Portland, OR


Dog beaches in Portland

If your pup loves the sun, sand, and splashing, check out these 3 dog-friendly beaches in Portland.

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Sellwood Riverfront Park

Sellwood Riverfront Park Off-Leash Dog Area is another 鈥渕utts-visit鈥 location for pups that love to swim. This 1.5-acre park offers easy access to the river, so it鈥檚 a favorite spot for fur-babies to splash around in the water in the summer months. There鈥檚 a nice grassy area here too, which means you can sit back and relax while your pupper runs wild.

Mary S. Young State Recreation Area

Mary S. Young State Recreation Area encompasses 128 acres of natural beauty. You'll find beautiful hiking trails, wide-open spaces, and Willamette River views to enjoy, but the best part is that the area is also home to a 鈥減awsome鈥 doggy beach. Accessed via the 0.59-mile Riverside Loop Trail, this dog-friendly stretch of sand is ideal for some shorefront exploring or taking a dip in the refreshing water. Be sure to check it out with your water-loving dog.

Sandy River Delta Park Beach

Sandy River Delta is a 1,500-acre natural area known for its excellent hiking, biking, and fishing. But it might just also be your dog鈥檚 favorite swimming spot, sandwiched as it is between the Columbia River and the Sandy River. Much of the area is open for dogs to explore off-leash, and they鈥檒l love romping around in the clear, shallow waters of the Sandy River. There are plenty of beaches to enjoy along the Columbia River too, so you and your pup will likely want to spend the whole day here.

Related: 5 Best Dog Parks in Portland

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Dog-friendly event in Portland

Dogtoberfest

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Lucky Lab Brew Pub, 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland

Dogs, beers, and pet-friendly fun, all for a good cause 鈥 sounds like a grreat day out to us! And that鈥檚 exactly what you can expect at Dogtoberfest, Portland鈥檚 annual celebration of all things canine.

Held at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub, this pawsome event features a super-cute costume contest, pet-friendly activities, and the chance to sample a few delicious brews. But most importantly of all, this 4-hour party raises money for a very important organization: the DoveLewis Blood Bank.

The bank and its canine and feline donors provide blood products to veterinarians throughout Portland and right across Oregon. These four-legged volunteer donors donate enough blood for over 700 transfusions each year, helping to save the lives of pets in need. So if you and your pup enjoy having a good time, get on down to Dogtoberfest to support this worthy cause.

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Famous dogs in Portland

Bobbie the Wonder Dog

There have been many tales throughout history that demonstrate the loyalty and devotion of dogs, but there aren鈥檛 many as inspiring as the story of Bobbie the Wonder Dog. Bobbie, a 2-year-old Scotch Collie mix, was the beloved pet of the Brazier family in Silverton, Oregon.

But when the Braziers were visiting relatives in Wolcott, Indiana, in August 1923, Bobbie was attacked by 3 other dogs and ran away.

The Braziers searched desperately for their fur-baby for a week, but there was no sign of him anywhere. Devastated, they continued their journey and returned home believing their precious pooch was gone forever.

So you can imagine their surprise some 6 months later when Bobbie turned up on their doorstep 鈥 more than 2,500 miles away from where they had last seen him! Bobbie was a gaunt, mangy mess, but most importantly, he was alive and back where he belonged.聽

Investigators from the Oregon Humane Society did some digging and were able to get in touch with people who had given food and shelter to this amazing animal on his cross-country odyssey. And eventually it was confirmed: Bobbie had walked 2,551 miles, on his own, in a freezing winter, to get home to his family.聽

Bobbie became an instant celebrity, earning nationwide recognition and featuring in Ripley鈥檚 Believe it or Not. When he passed away in 1927, he was buried at the Oregon Humane Society pet cemetery in Portland. None other than Rin Tin Tin, the iconic canine movie star, laid a wreath on his grave.

Today, murals and a statue of Bobbie can be found in his hometown of Silverton, about 40 miles from Portland. Bobbie鈥檚 grave can be found at the Oregon Humane Society鈥檚 Portland campus, where this wonder dog鈥檚 adventurous spirit lives on.

Animal shelter spotlight in Portland

Oregon Humane Society

Founded way back in 1868, Oregon Humane Society is one of the oldest animal welfare organizations in the country. With campuses in Portland and Salem, it鈥檚 also the largest such organization in the Northwest.

The society鈥檚 46,000 square-foot shelter in Portland has space for 120 dogs, 120 cats, and 92 small animals. It鈥檚 also home to a pretty walking path and outdoor exercise areas, ensuring that rescued dogs get the best possible care. There鈥檚 also no limit imposed on the amount of time animals can stay at the shelter, and Oregon Humane Society is justifiably proud of its 98% save rate.

Next door to the shelter is the society鈥檚 22,000 sq. foot Animal Medical Learning Center where well over 100,000 spay/neuter procedures have been performed. There鈥檚 also on-site radiology and pharmacy facilities, plus a behavior center where pet parents can access pet training classes.

From one-off and monthly donations to donations of stock, pet supplies, and even hosting a fundraising event, there are lots of ways you can help the society continue its excellent work. Head to the Oregon Humane Society website to find out more.

Most popular dog names in Oregon

Wag! sniffed out the top 50 dog names in Portland and other cities throughout Oregon 鈥 scroll on to see if your pup's name made the top 10!

#1. Luna

#2. Bella

#3. Charlie

#4. Lucy

#5. Milo

#6. Max

#7. Daisy

#8. Cooper

#9. Bear

#10. Buddy

For the full list, check out our guide to the most popular dog names in all 50 states.

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