Portland, Oregon is consistently rated one of the most dog-friendly cities in the country.
There are tons of dog-friendly parks including the 5,000-acre Forest Park and Mt Tabor, which hosts the only active urban volcano in the country. Over 30 off-leash areas guarantee there is one in every neighborhood. Most apartments allow dogs and so does public transportation. Many businesses cater to our furry friends.
Puppernickel is a dog bakery where you can order pupcakes, handmade biscuits, or a complete birthday kit with human grade cake, paw-ty hats, and ice cream for dogs.
The Lucky Lab Brewpub serves Superdog IPA and Black Lab Stout, and hosts an annual Dogtoberfest celebration with beer, music, and a giant dog wash. Their annual Tour de Lab bike ride dresses riders in dog ears and noses, decorates portable toilets as fire hydrants, and offers an all-you-can-eat hot dog buffet.
Cycle Dog manufactures dog collars from recycled bicycle inner tubes and has an on-site Tavern Dog Park where you and your pup can watch them work.
The Tin Shed Café not only welcomes dogs, but it also has a menu just for them with Fido Food (chicken thighs and sweet potatoes) and Doggie Dessert (blended banana, peanut butter, and yogurt).
There is a pet shop or vet clinic for every 1,000 people.
Portland is passionate about a lot of things: coffee, bicycles, microbrews, food carts, and certainly its dogs.