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Dog Friendly

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Dog Friendly

I was watching Animal Planet tonight, and they were saying that Portland is a really dog friendly city. Is this true??

Can dogs really eat in restaurants?? Do stores allow dogs?? I have 2 Chihuahuas that I love to travel with, so Im always looking for Pet Friendly places.

Any info would be awesome!

TIA

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1. Re: Dog Friendly

Several city parks have leash free areas, and there's one private park completely devoted to dogs on the east side. Most restaurants that have outside seating allow dogs outside (the Lucky Lab is famous for it). The only stores we've gone in with our dog have been pet stores, but if your dogs are guide dogs or something similar than they can go anywhere (although I think that's true all over). Every neighborhood in town seems to have its own dog daycare and do-it-yourself dog wash. We also have Dove-Lewis, a 24-hour pet hospital, and a very high proportion of specialists in veterinary medicine (such as veterinary oncologists). Most people here just really like dogs.

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2. Re: Dog Friendly

Lowes and Home Depot ok with dogs. in addition to pet stores. Not favorite stopping places for travelers

we went 20 petless years but now have had a dog for 18 months. have been surprised how few places i can take her. She is 12 lbs. I don't consider Portland that dog friendly, but Portland likes to get on the ?? friendly list of many things.

A few dog parks, but some suburbs have none like tualatin. beaverton a few, Tigard 3. I would not come all the ways from Mich to Portland to be out with your dog. Mine sits in car or stays at home a lot.

But beach is good place for trained pooch. Oregon coast is good.

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From our experience of living in Portland with a large Standard Poodle..I can say that Portland is the Most pet/dog friendly place we have been to.

No- dogs cannot eat IN restaurants..Many restaurants have outdoor seating, cafes etc and dogs can sit outside at your table..

Dogs-any animals- are NOT allowed in stores where food is served or sold..so you can't take the dog to Whole Foods or a Bakery .. although Pup was allowed to walk through any of the Farmers Mkts.

Powells Books only allows guide/service dogs.

Otherwise, it is a rare store or place that does not allow dogs.

People will pet them on the street too. We always had a hard time getting anywhere on time, people stopped us all the time to pet Pup..I could live without the large number of Pitt Bulls that we saw in Portland but that's life..

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4. Re: Dog Friendly

phirl--I never realized that Home Depot allowed dogs til just the other day. I was looking at something and all of a sudden jumped as I felt something wierd. Yup, a dog was sniffing my ankle, lol!

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5. Re: Dog Friendly

I didn't know that either, phirl. We usually take our big dog with us to the valley for our shopping trips if it's not hot, as he loves to ride in the back of the pickup with the canopy. 'Course, he loves to ride in the front of the pickup as well, LOL!

Do you know if all Home Depots accept doggers? I know Jerry's home improvement in Eugene only allows service animals.

We went to England last year after I had not been for 27 years, and I was sooooo pleased to find that dogs (and cats) are still allowed in most pubs, and pretty much all non-food places. We even saw some dogs in small grocery stores in very rural areas.

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We have Home Depot and Lowes here.. I think Ive seen people bring their dogs in there before. See we have 2 Chihuahuas, one weighs 10lbs the other weighs about 7lbs. We carry them pretty much everywhere...

I wasnt thinking of going to Portland just to go to Portland. We are going to make a cross/round country trip here in a few years...we are going to leave michigan and travel through each state going west, then head south and back east on the lower coast of the US...and then go up the east coast...and come back home. We are planning on going for a couple months...I want to bring my dogs with me...so I was looking for places I might want to stop.

Portland sounds a lot like Atlanta...with the outdoor seating and what not. Atlanta is very dog friendly as was San Diego when I was there.

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Some hotels allow pets, some don't. Some stores allow dogs, others don't. Some restaurants allow dogs if you're at an outside table, other's don't. Portland is a very pet friendly city but it's a good idea to check in advance to make sure your dogs will be welcome at the places you are planning to visit.

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mamababoo is right..most of the hotels in town allow dogs but only a couple do it for no extra charge.

The Monaco is where we have always stayed, they are a Kimpton hotel and allow dogs with no extra fee. They even give the dog its own dishes, cookies and gifts..

Nordstroms allowed my Pup in..pocketbook pups are easy in the big stores..Some antique palces in the Pearl allowed Pup which always surprised me but pleased me...he is large and they are full of nice breakable things :) Luckily, he is also not clumsy.

Anthropologie was a good store for Pup, they all petted him while I shopped :)

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9. Re: Dog Friendly

Sounds like a dream trip, Jamaica, what fun!

I'll put my .02 in early for the Oregon coast ... don't miss it!

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10. Re: Dog Friendly

well I was 20 years without a dog and did not really notice where they could go. 20 years ago I might find our pooch anywhere in Tigard. One thing was pretty sure one of our kids was nearby. she followed them everywhere.

I grew up in small Orego towns where dogs roamed pretty free including mine. Any mean dogs were promptly taken care of. so the current limits on where dogs could go surprised me. but maybe dowtown it is easier, since many peopl walk there. and with their dogs.

I don''t know of any grocery store where they can go, or drug store. Many have signs only guide dogs allowed.

Scarlett put me on to dogs at Lowes, and that may have been mine at your ankle Mtngrl she does like to run up to people.