Having acquired its name from the Tualatin River, Tualatin is a suburb of Portland and offers several pup-friendly activities for you and the family. As an environmentally sustainable community, the Tualatin River Greenway Trail helps to promote healthy residents and pups with a safe place to walk throughout the area. Strolling along the wide path through trees, and beside the river, gives neighbors a chance to socialize while dogs can explore the grassy areas and sniff each and every plant they find.
If your pup is injured or becomes ill, Tualatin provides three excellent veterinarian clinics to meet your needs, including an emergency vet that is open 24 hours on weekends and major holidays. Keeping Fido healthy is important and the caring staff with the clinics are available to answer all your questions. After a visit to the vet, you should head over to Mud Bay. This family owned pet store offers healthy food and treats for your pup, and the staff is knowledgable about the best food for your pooch’s special needs.
The community also offers several restaurants where your pup is welcome to join you for a meal. Hayden’s Lakefront Grill provides pet-friendly seating on the patio and serves an American bistro style menu. If you and Fido are craving a pizza, walk over to Pieology where you can order a specialty pizza and enjoy quality time with your pooch at the outdoor tables.
Family and pup friendly, in addition to being well maintained, are just some of the great features of the East Tualatin neighborhood. Whether you live in the area or you are just visiting, you will often find puppy parents walking their pooch and enjoying the fresh air. Your dog will also enjoy spending some time at the 13 acres of Atfalati Park. You and your pup can stroll along the boundary of the wetland Saum Creek and admire the native wildlife. Children can enjoy the playground, and teens can spend time at the basketball and tennis courts while your pooch frolics in the grass and soaks up the sun. Remember to bring water bottles and your own doggie waste bags.
Situated in the center of town, the SW Boones Ferry Road neighborhood is a nice place to raise your four-legged children. While strolling through the area, you can stop at Cooks Park that features a playground and plenty of natural areas where Fido can play and run off excess energy. You can access the Tualatin River Greenway Trail here. This wide path follows the river through woods and wetlands. If you follow the trail south, it will take you to the Tualatin Community Park that features its very own Tualatin Dog Park. The dog park offers a fenced area where your pup can run off-leash. Pooch parents will enjoy the shaded benches where you can sit and chat with friends while the pups sniff butts and get to know each other. New York Rubens is a pet-friendly pizza joint close by where you and Fido can enjoy a quick lunch before heading home.
Peaceful and dog friendly, the Riverpark neighborhood is a wonderful area to walk Fido and spend time enjoying the outdoors. Strolling over to Jurgens Park offers your pup a chance to explore the 12 acres of land and the historical park site. The unique farm-themed playground is great for the children, and the walking trails are perfect for exercise and relaxation. If you and your pup are visiting the area in your camper, check out Roamers Rest RV Park situated along the Tualatin River. You need to keep your pup on a leash, but there is a convenient dog walk area inside. Make sure to clean up after Fido and make sure he is well-behaved around other campers.
The Ibach neighborhood is perfect for families and their canine companions. Spending time at the Ibach Park offers your pooch a furtastic time walking along the trails and frolicking in the grass. With over 19 acres of land, there is plenty of space to run and play. Plan to bring a picnic lunch and spend the day enjoying the sunshine and quality time with your pooch. If you are looking for more of a hike, you can access the Hedges Creek and Indian Meadows Greenways here. Visitors to the area can also enjoy the pet friendly accommodations at The Avery House, a local bed and breakfast.
Located just 4 minutes from Tualatin, the Durham Parks neighborhood in Portland offers a great area to exercise Fido and enjoy nature. The Durham City Park features a paved trail shaded by oak and maple trees. Fido will love cavorting along the path sniffing and smelling everything in sight. Make sure to keep your pup on a leash in this public park. After spending time at the park and hiking the trails, head over to the Uglyfish, a seafood restaurant where you and your pup can rest your feet and enjoy a meal at the outdoor seating. California Pizza Kitchen is another pooch-friendly restaurant where you can share a pizza or some soup and salad.