The Dog-Lover's Guide to Portland
My Husband with our Dog Morton at our Local New Seasons Market in Orenco Station Neighborhood
One of my favorite things about Portland is how dog-friendly the whole city is!!! Portland has been voted the most dog-friendly city in America by Dog Town USA multiple times, and it's no wonder. Many parks, hotels, coffee shops, and even some stores are happy to welcome your four-legged friend, and a lot of Portland businesses have canine mascots. One of my favorite local vintage shops, White Rabbit vintage off of SE Belmont on 29th Avenue is home to a very friendly and often sleepy black lab, and one of my favorite local radio stations, KINK.fm, has a studio dog named Scouty that can occasionally be heard barking On Air. My husband works at Wentworth Subaru and they are a HUGE sponsor of the organized event called Doggie Dash which includes 2,000 dogs participating in the fun run. I've done it myself several times!! The Pug Crawl fundraiser for the Oregon Humane Society features a costume contest, parade, Pug kissing booth, retailers and, of course, pub fare. Oregon’s passion for dogs also means that it possesses some of the toughest anti-cruelty laws in the nation, and Portland employs two full-time humane investigators with full police authority. Portland even hosts Dog Bakeries - that's right, restaurants and bakeries cooking up treats for your dog - there are more than 37 Dog Bakeries in the Portland Metro area! My husband and I both adore dogs, so I thought I would share some of the best dog- friendly places in Portland, whether you're visiting or thinking of buying a home in Portland.