Portland, Oregon is as dog-friendly as a city gets. With more than 40 parks that welcome dogs, various eateries that allow you to dine with your canine, and bakers that will treat Fido's tummy, your dog will soon love your new home as much as you do. When you shut the door to your Portland home, make sure that you aren't leaving without the dog.
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1.Brush Prairie Dog Park
This 10-acre dog park is rated 8.5 stars out of 10 by users. Located at NE 149th Street and NE 101st Place, the park welcomes dogs of all sizes; no leash required. The off-leash section of the park is divided into two sections. Large, active dogs enjoy one section, and shy or small dogs enjoy another. Each section is double-gated to prevent dogs from escaping, and water, poop bags, and garbage cans are provided. Spend time walking the perimeter of the park with your pooch; a wood-chipped walking path provides ample hiking space for you and your leashed dog.
2.Tin Shed Garden Cafe
The huge popularity of this eatery means that you may find yourself on a wait list. Not only will the hostess ask you how many people in your party, but she'll ask how many dogs in your party as well. Unlike other restaurants in the area that ask you to sit on a patio with your pup, your dog is more than welcome inside Tin Shed's doors. The cafe is so dog-friendly, in fact, that your pup will be served from a special doggie menu, out of dog dishes.
3.Portland Saturday Market
This dog-friendly farmers' market is held on Saturdays in the great city of Portland. Your dog is welcome as long as it is on a leash and respectful of the displays. Imagine shopping for the ingredients for a fresh, homemade dinner with your best friend by your side. While you're at the market, be sure to pick up a few snacks for your faithful companion, and grab some catnip for the felines at home.