Portland is known for having a huge number of excellent craft breweries and fabulous pubs, but it is also the place where a surprising number of those pubs allow guests to bring their four-legged friends. Most of them have large outdoor spaces where the guests can enjoy their meals and cool brew while their dogs get a bowl of water. Those that have covered patios, fire pits and space heaters are not daunted by rain and cold, and they are open year round. Some bars go even further and, like the Lucky Lab chain of pubs, organize a yearly “Dogtoberfest,” a popular dog-wash event with a lot of beer and live music. The event raises funds for the Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital.
1.Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
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Laurelwood Public House and Brewery has four locations in Portland, and all serve Laurelwood craft beer produced in the brewery attached to the pub’s NE Sandy location. The brewery runs a 15-barrel brewing system that produces interesting and creative beers. Laurelwood beer is available on draft and in cans in Washington and Oregon. Spacious and rustic, Laurelwood Pub on SE Milwaukie Avenue serves great food to go with their beers on tap. The menu is extensive, but their burgers are legendary, especially the Brewers Burger with their own sauce, Tillamok cheddar, onions, tomatoes, lettuce and bacon. They also serve salads, wraps, pasta, and sandwiches. Dogs are welcome on their outdoor patio.
6716 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202-5618, Phone: 503-894-8267
2.The Country Cat Dinner House and Bar
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Located in Southeast Portland in the Montavilla neighborhood, the Country Cat Dinner House and Bar serves fantastic Southern favorites cooked to perfection by a wife-husband team. The warm space has high ceilings and long communal tables that make you feel like you are invited to a party. The dishes include things like whole hog plate, pumpkin soup, braised beef in wine, pan seared salmon, and fabulous fried chicken. Most ingredients come from the local farmers’ market, so they are fresh and seasonal. Almost everything is made in-house, and you will definitely notice the difference. They have a few tables on the sidewalk outside where you can bring your dog.
7937 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215, Phone: 503-408-1414
3.A Roadside Attraction
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A Roadside Attraction is an iconic Portland bar like no other you have ever visited. Filled to bursting with antiques, quirky pieces, colors, and cozy nooks for a private chat, this urban oasis is located in the heart of the former industrial and warehouse district that is quickly being redeveloped. The covered patio is the most popular part of the bar, with quirky décor, a beautiful old furnace, and doggy bowls filled with water for your pooch. Drinks are generous, the jukebox is free, and so is the large pool table. No wonder this fun place has so many loyal fans.
1000 SE 12th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97214, Phone: 503-233-0743
4.Alberta Street Pub
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Since its well-done renovation, Alberta Street Pub is more comfortable but still old school. This neighborhood watering hole has 21 beers on tap that rotate daily, great pub grub with locally sourced ingredients, and interesting cocktails both classic and modern. Most beers come from the local craft breweries, and they take their food seriously, making sure that the ingredients are seasonal and local. Try their excellent burgers or Guajillo Chicken Nachos, which come with chicken thighs with guajillo and chili sauce served with house tortilla chips, melted cheddar, cream, and salsa verde. The large covered patio is packed on warm days, and it welcomes dogs on leashes. The pub is known for its live music evenings featuring jazz, bluegrass, folk and country, and excellent acoustics.
1036 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211, Phone: 503-284-7665
5.Alleyway Cafe & Bar
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A mix of an old corrugated metal airplane hangar and a punk rock dive, Alleyway Café and Bar is a fun place to get a draft beer or a cocktail and grab a burger or pizza. You will love the large mural on the wall outside. In the narrow, dark inside space, there is an old Star Trek pinball machine, a pool table, and even a photo booth. The outdoor patio is large and heated and features huge picnic tables perfect for socializing with strangers. Dogs are welcome, and they will even bring him or her a bowl of water. They open early, so if you are doing a pub crawl on Alberta Street bars, start with the Alleyway.
2415 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211, Phone: 503-287-7760
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Oregon’s first cider house, Cider Bite offers 32 ciders on tap that they source from all over the country. You can enjoy your ciders in half-pints, pints, flights, or a growler. It is great place to learn more about ciders, and many people are surprised when they find out how many different kinds there are. The menu is small but interesting. Try their grilled cheese with Brie and honey cranberry spread. They also offer other drinks besides cider, so if you feel like having beer or wine instead, that’s an option. The décor is rustic and unpretentious, the walls are covered in posters, and the most dominant décor feature is a large electronic tap list behind the bar.
1230 NW Hoyt St, Portland, OR 97209, Phone: 503-765-5655
7.Crackerjacks Pub & Eatery
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Crackerjacks Pub & Eatery is a spacious neighborhood restaurant and watering hole with a few free pool tables, jukebox, warm family atmosphere, and great food. The dining room is lined with large screen TVs for watching games, and their glossy curved bar is perfect for bellying up with your cool draft beer, unless you prefer one of the old-fashioned booths. The food is pub grub with a twist, including a bunch of dishes you should definitely try (like pulled pork nachos). The sidewalk patio has several picnic tables for people watching and relaxing with your four-legged friend. You get the beer and he or she gets a bowl of water.
2788 NW Thurman St., Portland OR 97210, Phone: 503-222-9069
8.Hair of the Dog Brewing Co
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Established in 1993, Hair of the Dog is one of the first American breweries to specialize in manufacturing bottle-conditioned, high-alcohol content beers that get better as they age. Located in Portland, the brewery, which also experiments with the process of barrel aging, uses 180 oak barrels to age their beer from six months to eight years. The brewery strongly believes in purchasing all necessary ingredients from local producers and growers. Today, they produce 600 barrels of beer per year in their four-barrel 120 gallon brew house. They also bottle about 5000 cases yearly and sell the rest on draft in their tasting room where their chef creates extensive daily menu of delicious dishes made from locally sourced ingredients. Guests are allowed to bring their dogs on a leash. Things to Do in Portland
61 SE Yamhill St, Portland, OR 97214, Phone: 503-232-6585
9.Quimby Lucky Lab Pub
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One of four Lucky Labrador Beer halls, Quimby occupies a spacious former Freightliner warehouse. During the renovation, they kept many original pieces including a five-ton crane and the original garage door. The atmosphere is unpretentious and welcoming with large communal tables and benches. The menu focuses on popular pub grub that goes well with beer – you’ll find favorites such as pizzas, tapas and sandwiches. The pub has a large covered patio where dogs are welcome, and when the weather is nice, the garage door opens up to link inside with outside space. Quimby has private space for parties for up to 125 people and has its own bar.
1945 NW Quimby St, Portland, OR 97209, Phone: 503-517-4352
10.Hawthorne Lucky Lab Pub
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Hawthorne pub was the first Lucky Labrador Brew Pubs, located since 1994 in an old renovated warehouse, now the company flagship. In this location they had their first Dogtoberfest and created their legendary peanut sauce. The huge, industrial, chic space has high ceilings and warm colors, with long bar on one side and large outdoor covered patio outside, a perfect space to meet friends on a warm day and enjoy your beer with your dog. There are doggy water bowls all over the place. They offer 12 rotating taps with their own craft beer. The food is great with traditional Lucky Lab sandwiches, salads, soups, and bento boxes.
915 SE HAWTHORNE BLVD. PORTLAND, OR 97214, Phone: 503-236-3555
11.Multnomah Village Lucky Labrador Public House
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Located in the former Masonic Temple in Multnomah Village is the second of four Lucky Lab Pubs. As usual, they renovated the place while retaining much of the original material such as the cornerstone, now supporting the bar. They also warmed up the large high ceilinged space with warm colors and lots of pictures of Labradors. Their great beer on tap goes well with their imaginative pizzas and salads. As in other Lucky Lab locations, there is a spacious covered patio with communal tables, perfect for hanging out with your dog. This is the most family friendly of all Lucky Lab locations, and it has a party private room that seats 90 people.
7675 SW CAPITOL HWY. PORTLAND, OR 97219, Phone: 503-244-2537
12.North Killingsworth Lucky Labrador Tap Room
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Located in North Portland’s Overlook neighborhood, Killingsworth’s Lucky Lab location is their newest pub, and it shows: unlike their other pubs, it is more refined and has HD TVs on the walls as well as Wi-Fi. The building was used in the past as a Laundromat, a shoe repair shop, and a Cajun restaurant. Now they serve their excellent pizzas with cold beer. There are 16 rotating taps, but there is no brewery at this location. They also serve cider and wine if you bring non-beer drinkers. As usual, the outdoor space has large tables, and it welcomes guests with their four-legged friends. Kids are allowed until 10 pm.
1700 NORTH KILLINGSWORTH ST. PORTLAND, OR 97217, Phone: 503-505-9511
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13.Bars that allow dogs near me: Prost!
If you are craving German beer in Portland, then Prost! is your destination. Located in the Mississippi District, this large but warm and welcoming spot is a popular neighboring watering hole and a family destination for great German beers and authentic German food. Large communal tables encourage socializing and exchanging opinions on different kinds of beer, each poured to perfection in just the right glass. The beer and food recipes are imported from Germany, but the ingredients for their authentic German dishes are fresh and sourced locally. If you came with your dog, enjoy the large pleasant outdoor seating area where your dog will get a bowl of water and hopefully a piece of your German sausage.
4237 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97217, Phone: 503-954-2674
14.Rogue Distillery and Public House
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A nice atmosphere, great beers, and notable cocktails made from their own spirits have ensured Rogue pubs have been some of the most popular gathering places since 1980 when they opened their brewery. They have several locations all over the West Coast so if you get hooked on their beers, you will not have far to go. Rogue Pearl Public House was their first spirit distillery, and the first beer was brewed at their Bayfront location. Their eastside location is cozy and colorful, with large communal tables, a shuffleboard and various games, a large number of their own beers rotating on tap, and creative pub grub made with ingredients from their own farms. Their outdoor patio is perfect for relaxing on a warm summer evening with your four-legged friend.
928 SE 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97214, Phone: 503-517-0660
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Like Mt Hood (popularly known as Storm Breaker) that shadows Portland on clear days, StormBreaker Brewing produces beers that leave lasting impression. They have won many awards for them, and the reviews from loyal customers are great. On your pub crawl through the historic Mississippi District, Portland’s pub lane, stop by the StorBreaker to enjoy their draft beers, interesting whiskey and beer pairings, and excellent pub grub. You will notice the silhouette of Storm Breaker on one of the walls. The place is decorated in industrial chick with high ceilings, exposed ducts and communal picnic tables, but the atmosphere is wonderful and lively. The outdoor patio has colorful umbrellas for when it drizzles or is too sunny, and you can bring along dog if you wish.
832 N. Beech St. Portland, Ore 97227, Phone: 971-703-4516
16.The Raccoon Lodge At Cascade Brewing
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The Lodge at Cascade Brewing is a restaurant and pub located in Southwest Portland’s Raleigh Hills neighborhood. High ceilings, roughhewn beams, a huge stone fireplace, and mounted deer heads create the atmosphere of a mountain hunting lodge. They offer great pub fare to go with their award-winning beer that is brewed onsite. There are several dining spaces, including one that overlooks their 10-barrel brewery. There are several large HDTVs and a billiards table. The bar serves about 20 craft beers on tap that rotate daily. On warm summer days you can enjoy their outdoor patio where your four-legged friend is welcome.
7424 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225, Phone: 503-296-0110
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17.Bars that allow dogs near me: The Rambler
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A restaurant and bar on Portland’s Historic Mississippi Avenue, The Rambler has some big shoes to fill. It occupies the place where the popular Casa Naranja and then Bungalo Bar once existed, and the owners were smart to keep some of the good things and get rid of the not so good. You can still enjoy their wonderful heated patio with a fire pit, hanging chairs, and hammocks but you also have some modern features like as a flat-screen TV and picnic tables. The selection of craft beers and cocktails is great and so are their sandwiches. You can bring your dog to the patio, on a leash.
4205 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97217-3132, Phone: 503-459-4049
18.The Station Public House
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Located in the former 1931 Northwestern Electric Co. power station, The Station Public House is a popular sports bar that serves great food, excellent draft beers and interesting cocktails. The building’s renovation was carried out with great respect for the historic building, and many of its features have been preserved, including the high voltage rack now attached to the ceiling and the insulators you see on the walls. The attractive skylights used to be power house ventilation shafts. The combination of industrial details and ornate chandeliers and cathedral high ceilings create a visually striking and lively atmosphere. During important games, screens drop down from the ceiling for your viewing pleasure. The food is excellent, with gourmet dishes such as hickory-smoked ribs, lobster bisque, and Korean tri-tip tacos. There are ten taps for craft beer, and the cocktails are large and imaginative. There is also a nice outdoor patio for those warm summer nights where you can enjoy a pleasant evening with your dog.
2703 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211, Phone: 503-284-4491
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19.Twenty First Ave Kitchen & Bar
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Twenty First Avenue Kitchen and Bar has been a popular neighborhood bar and restaurant for more than 20 years. The new owners renovated the space to focus on comfort, and the establishment has the cozy vibe of a large living room. The outside patio is lovely with large shady trees. They serve cocktails in fun mason jars and have a range of local craft beers on tap. The food is classic pub grub like burgers, wraps, sliders, and sandwiches, all of which are excellent. Ingredients are locally sourced whenever possible. They have karaoke every night and the happy hour is from 3 pm to 6 pm. Dogs are welcome at their outdoor space.
721 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209-1304, Phone: 503-222-4121
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20.White Owl Social Club
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The White Owl Social Club is not just another club. Located in the Portland Southeast neighborhood, it has a doorman and a long line of people trying to get it, the drinks are reasonably priced and the wait is worth it. Inside space is cozy with large booths and soft lighting, but the action is mostly on the large outdoor patio where the club has frequent live music and a daily DJ. They serve a large range of local craft beers on tap, fun cocktails, and tasty dishes, from kale slaw and seasonal salad with quinoa to Buffalo fried cauliflower and the Michigan-style chili dog. Dogs are welcome on the patio.
1305 SE 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97214, Phone: 503-236-9672
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- Laurelwood Public House & Brewery, Photo: Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
- The Country Cat Dinner House and Bar, Photo: The Country Cat Dinner House and Bar
- A Roadside Attraction, Photo: Courtesy of Joshua Resnick - Fotolia.com
- Alberta Street Pub, Photo: Alberta Street Pub
- Alleyway Cafe & Bar, Photo: Courtesy of GCapture - Fotolia.com
- Cider Bite, Photo: Cider Bite
- Crackerjacks Pub & Eatery, Photo: Crackerjacks Pub & Eatery
- Hair of the Dog Brewing Co, Photo: Courtesy of David Prahl - Fotolia.com
- Quimby Lucky Lab Pub, Photo: Quimby Lucky Lab Pub
- Hawthorne Lucky Lab Pub, Photo: Hawthorne Lucky Lab Pub
- Multnomah Village Lucky Labrador Public House, Photo: Multnomah Village Lucky Labrador Public House
- North Killingsworth Lucky Labrador Tap Room, Photo: North Killingsworth Lucky Labrador Tap Room
- Bars that allow dogs near me: Prost!, Photo: Prost!
- Rogue Distillery and Public House, Photo: Rogue Distillery and Public House
- StormBreaker Brewing, Photo: StormBreaker Brewing
- The Raccoon Lodge At Cascade Brewing, Photo: The Raccoon Lodge At Cascade Brewing
- Bars that allow dogs near me: The Rambler, Photo: The Rambler
- The Station Public House, Photo: The Station Public House
- Twenty First Ave Kitchen & Bar, Photo: Twenty First Ave Kitchen & Bar
- White Owl Social Club, Photo: White Owl Social Club
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