Two dog-friendly restaurants that allow your pet to join you in their outdoor seating areas are located in the region: Wingstop and Henry Higgins Boiled Bagels.
Portland enjoys temperate weather with hot summers, warm spring and fall seasons, and cool winters. During the winter months, temperatures are usually above freezing, but precipitation can result in snow, freezing rain, and icy conditions that make sidewalks very slippery and hazardous for people and pets. When walkways are icy, consider waiting for surfaces to thaw before venturing out with your dog. You will also need to keep rain gear handy as wet weather is common in winter and the transitional seasons.
A cemetery is situated on the east side and provides manicured green space in the area and there are some neighborhood parks also providing developed green spaces. The topography is flat and there are no steep hills to trek up and down in Foster-Powell. Sidewalks are prevalent in the area and provide separate areas for people and pets to walk.
Most homes in the Foster-Powell neighborhood are older, moderate in size, and well maintained, adding charm and character to the district. Private properties are well landscaped and, because Portland gets more than its fair share of moisture, vegetation is heavy and there are lots of large shade trees in the community.
There are several community parks in the Foster-Powell neighborhood. Essex Park is located on 79th Avenue and Center Street. The Essex Park Path runs through it and makes a lovely place to walk with your pet. This greenway, which has a ball diamond, playground, and tennis courts, also has lots of large shade trees and some open areas.
Kern Park is located at Centre Street and 66th Avenue. This greenway also has a walking path, ball diamond, and playground. Alternatively, Laurelwood Park is a small but pretty and heavily treed triangular park on the south border of the neighborhood which makes a shady spot to rest while hiking about the region with your pup.
A treed greenway is situated on the median between the north and southbound lanes of 72nd Avenue, south of Holgate Boulevard. This is a popular shady spot for dog walkers, allowing you to traverse several blocks on a greenway.