Portland is the largest city in the state of Oregon, and it prides itself on being different. One of the best examples of Portland embracing the quirky is Mount Tabor Park. Mount Tabor is an extinct volcanic vent that rises nearly 400 feet from the surrounding land. As you can probably imagine, the area is actually quite steep. The city turned these 200 acres of land into a park complete with an amphitheater, a basketball court, and lots of hiking trails. And for the Portland canines, there's also a puptastic four-acre off-leash dog park.
The Mount Tabor Dog Park is, essentially, a small, old growth forest. You can find it in the most southern area of the park near SE Lincoln Street. While there is fencing, the off-leash area is only fenced on three sides. The side that isn't fenced is a steep, near vertical drop-off that is covered in ivy. It is not very inviting for dogs, however, if your dog is particularly fearless, this could pose too great a temptation. Be sure to stay in the off leash area and have eyes on your dog at all times. This dog park is one large area, with no separate section for small doggoes, so be sure your little pup can handle running with the big dogs. Mount Tabor can be a challenge to someone who doesn't hike, but your dog will certainly have a blast!
There are also plenty of clean-up bags and trash cans, so cleaning up after your pup is a breeze. Water fountains give your dog refreshment, and there are benches, picnic facilities and shelters for you to relax on. Be sure your dog is current on all vaccines, and displays a current license tag.
If your dog wants to explore more of this furbulous area, put the leash back on and hike one of the trails that meander through the park. Note that on days of concerts, the amphitheatre area is closed to dogs.
For a unique off leash experience your adventure pup will love, check out the Mt. Tabor Off Leash Dog Park today!