Southwest of Portland is the city of Sherwood, Oregon, with a population of just under 20,000. In 1911, the city's limits only spanned one square mile, and within one hundred years, that number has more than quadrupled, bringing with it all the good qualities of a big city without ever losing that small-town feel people love so much. Sherwood is just over a half-hour drive from the big city of Portland, so residents of Sherwood further benefit from the amenities of a big city while still living in a relatively small city. Oregon is a lovely place to live if you're a dog owner because the state is known for its excellent parks and recreation services, so there's always something to do outside with your four-legged companion!
Although there is plenty to do outside in Sherwood, there are also many great restaurants in the area that have dog-friendly seating, delicious food, and thirst-quenching drinks. One of these restaurants is even named after a dog! Fat Milo's Family Kitchen is in the center of Sherwood, and they have outdoor dog-friendly seating. At Fat Milo's, you can dine on breakfast and lunch dishes like their fluffy buttermilk pancakes, chicken and waffles, sandwiches, soups, and burgers before you head out and enjoy all of the other dog-friendly activities in and around Sherwood, Oregon.