Never leave the dog behind. That’s my motto as a new dog mom to a cheeky and adventurous golden retriever puppy named Whiskey. As a Portland local, I’m rediscovering the city through Whiskey’s eyes. In the short time he’s been a part of the family, we’ve made a pack of new friends and discovered that exploring Portland is just more fun with him by our side. Walking a block may take a half hour, but it’s about the journey, right? (Only a cat person can resist that handsome face.)
As one of the most pet–friendly travel destinations in the United States, Portland boasts plenty of cafes, parks, and breweries to ensure that no pup misses out on the fun. I find that well-behaved, leashed pups are welcome at most casual outdoor patios and spaces but it’s always a good idea to ask ahead of time.
Find pet friendly accommodations at one of our six downtown Portland boutique hotels: Woodlark, the Heathman Hotel, the Sentinel Hotel, Dossier, Hotel deLuxe, and Hotel Lucia. All Provenance Hotels come with perks just for your pup through our Very Important Pet program to ensure nothing short of a tail-wagging stay for you and your best friend. (Think: check-in treats, a comfy bed, bowls, a dog-approved room service menu, and more.) The best part? Our Very Important Pet amenities are included with your stay.
Ready to hit the ground running? Keep reading for a list of well vetted pet-friendly breweries, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks in Portland, Oregon and beyond. Your next trip to Portland is gonna be off the leash.
From one dog parent to another,
Enjoy the best of Portland’s craft beer scene with your best friend at your side. Dogs are welcome at both outposts of the popular brewery— yet the Northwest Slabtown location offers additional outdoor space for pet-friendly dining and a turf area for casual beers. Breakside Brewing: NW Slabtown – 1570 NW 22nd Ave; 503-444-7597
Sit, stay and play. Pups are always welcome to join in on the fun at The 19th Hole at Hotel deLuxe— a one-stop destination for the whole family. Enjoy a round of mini golf, bites from the gourmet food cart, plus, the widest selection of canned beer in Portland. Pups will enjoy the sunshine and the laidback yet lively atmosphere. The 19th Hole: 729 SW 15th Avenue; 503-219-2094
This dog–friendly cafe in Northeast Portland offers fresh, wholesome meals in a laid-back environment. Hang out on the spacious patio and order a chicken and potato doggy dish for your furry friend. Tin Shed Garden Café: 1438 NE Alberta St; 503-288-6966
Java Hound prides itself on serving up only the finest espressos, teas and pastries from local, Portland purveyors. A community hub and pet paradise, it’s an excellent spot for a midday paws (see what we did there?). Java Hound Coffee Bar: 610 NW 32rd Ave; 503-841-5410
For the pet that enjoys the finer things in life, Hotel deLuxe offers a Pet Tea service in the lobby so four-legged companions can imbibe – or rather, embark – on a culinary adventure, too. The 90-minute service includes special blends of pet-safe tea and fresh baked treats in addition to a full Afternoon Tea service for humans. Service is available weekly from Wednesday to Sunday at 3:00, 3:15 and 3:30 p.m. and priced at $39 for adults, $18 for children age 12 and under plus $20 per pet (excluding gratuity). Seating is limited to one pet per person in the party and reservations must be made 48 hours advance. Hotel deLuxe: 729 SW 15th Avenue; 503-219-2094
Located on Portland’s popular Hawthorne Boulevard, Lucky Labrador Brew Pub offers a wide variety of brews—both traditional and surprising—for your tasting pleasure. Its pup–friendly tap room means you can enjoy a few beers without worrying about what your furry pal is up to in your hotel room. Lucky Labrador Brew Pub: 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd; 503-236-3555
Who says that dog wear can’t be functional and beautiful? House Dogge is a local artisan crafting elevated, modern pet goods. Treat your pup with House Dogge’s sleek selection of toys and leather wares at human-beloved Portland shops Schoolhouse Electric Company, Tender Loving Empire, Made Here PDX and Woonwinkel. House Dogge: Portland stockists
Stop and sniff the roses at Portland’s world-famous International Rose Test Garden. Leashed dogs are free to explore the rows of over 7,000 rose plants in Washington Park. Visit the Rose Test Garden during late May through September for the best opportunity to see the roses in bloom. International Rose Test Garden: 400 SE Kingston Avenue
Located just 15-minutes outside of the city, Tryon Creek offers 8-miles of easy to moderate hiking trails through a lush forest to enjoy with leashed pups. Tryon Creek State Park: 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd
Looking for an off-leash adventure? Drive north to Sandy River Delta Park (or Thousand Acres as the locals call it) for acres upon acres of unleashed, pet-friendly explorations. Let your pup run free through nature trails, open fields, and splash on the banks of two rivers. Sandy River Delta Park: Crown Point Hwy, Troutdale, OR 97060
For the ultimate day trip, drive just 90-minutes west to the Oregon coast with your dog. Cannon Beach is a popular coastal destination for locals and travelers alike for the stretches of sandy beaches, numerous restaurants and cafes, and nearby hiking trails. Well-behaved dogs are free to explore beaches off-leash to play in the sand and sea. Cannon Beach; Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110