For a dog lover, bringing your furry friend on vacation can be the ultimate luxury, especially when it means you don’t have to sacrifice any of your fun or comfort. As a popular weekend destination for Eastsiders, we crafted the perfect trip south to Portland with your pup in mind.
Angel’s Rest Hike
This classic Oregon hike is a moderate 4.8 miles with big rewards of sweeping views of the Columbia River Gorge. After passing a few large waterfalls, the trail climbs up an exposed bluff to a summit almost 2,000 feet over the river. The hike is accessible to dogs and hikers of all levels and experiences and is conveniently located about 45 minutes from the city. For more information, visit oregonhikers.org.
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub
After you and your pup conquer Angel’s Rest, head to the flagship location for Lucky Labrador Brewing Company, which is a large warehouse-turned-beer-hall with a patio that welcomes four-legged friends. With bar games and 12 rotating taps pouring their namesake brews, it’s a great place to unwind after a day outdoors around the Gorge. For more information, visit luckylab.com.
It’s obvious dogs are VIPs at RiverPlace Hotel. Between the biscuits at check-in to a puppy welcome package in the room, the staff treats dogs with the utmost respect and care. But that doesn’t mean they’ve sacrificed any luxuries for the pet owners. Beautifully appointed with rich fabrics and leather furniture, the dog-friendly rooms provide a sweet night’s sleep for you and your pet. As its name suggests, the RiverPlace Hotel is located on the Willamette River right next to Tom McCall Waterfront Park and within walking distance to many downtown attractions. For more information, visit riverplacehotel.com.
Portland is a foodie’s paradise, and one of the city’s best spots is conveniently located inside RiverPlace Hotel. Three Degrees is under the direction of Executive Chef Lauro Romero and features Pacific Northwest specialties such as elk carpaccio, oyster shooters and king salmon, depending on the season. Pair your food with a wine and beer list filled with Portland favorites. Dogs aren't permitted in the restaurant, so don’t forget to get a doggie bag! For more information, visit riverplacehotel.com.