Kenton is a neighborhood located on the north side of Portland, Oregon, a 10-minute commute from the central business district. The community is home to a commercial district on North Denver Avenue with unique shops, eateries, and services. The area is home to a distinct statue of Paul Bunyan that is listed on the National Historic Registry and a street fair is held annually in the region.
Po’Shines is a local eatery in the district that allows your pet to join you in their outdoor seating venue. Dog owners will also find a local pet supply store, Fang! Pet and Garden Supply, in the area and veterinary clinics that include Kenton Animal Hospital, Peninsula Dog and Cat Clinic, and North Portland Veterinary Hospital.
Portland's climate is temperate with warm temperatures most of the year and cooler winters. Rain is prevalent in the region, so you should have wet weather gear handy so you don't get wet on daily walks with your dog.
Kenton is bordered by Interstate 5 on the east, North Portland Road, Columbia Boulevard and North Chautauqua Boulevard on the west, the Columbia River on the north, and North Lombard Street on the south. The Columbia Slough runs east-west through the region, separating the northern section which is home to greenways, a golf course, the historic Vanport site, and the Portland International Raceway.
The commercial area along North Denver Street is home to structures that feature ornamental concrete blocks dating back to the development of the area between 1910 and 1949. Homes on the southern side of the neighborhood date back to the early to mid-20th century and feature Victorian, American Foursquare, Bungalow, Cottage, and Craftsman architecture. Properties are well maintained and colorfully painted with large flowering shrubs, trees, and gardens.
The terrain is relatively flat and sidewalks are prevalent in the area, so pedestrians and pets have a beautiful backdrop, safe walkways, and no steep grades to contend with while walking in the region.
Kenton pups can visit Kenton Park which occupies 11.91 acres and has restrooms, recreational fields and facilities, and a play area. There is a paved walking path in the park to enjoy with your leashed dog and the park has an open central area with grass.
Delta Park is located across the slough on the north side of Kenton and can be accessed on North Interstate Avenue where a pedestrian way runs along the bridge. The West Delta Park is located in Kenton and other areas of Delta Park can be reached via pedestrian ways and trails running under the freeway. The entire park is 86.79 acres in size and has multiple recreational amenities, paths, and a dog park. The East Delta Dog park is an off-leash area that is 5 acres in size where your dog can play loose with other area canines.
The Columbia Slough Trail is 4.3 miles of multi-use trail that makes an excellent place to hike and provides access to the east side of the park.