Portland is a fantastic city to visit with your furry friend, as it has over 30 off-leash areas. This means hat there is plenty of space for you and your pet to run around while enjoying the city.
Portland is known as one of the most environmentally friendly or ‘green’ cities in the world, thanks to its infrastructure, high walkability and efficient use of ground. There are many parks in the city in which you and your dog are welcome. Still, keep in mind that dogs have to be leashed when not in a designated off-leash area and there are scoop laws.
Washington Park is a big public city park, with a zoo, forest museum, Japanese garden, rose garden, sports fields, arts and monuments, and greenlands abound with walking trails. It does not have any designated off-leash areas, but there are plenty of parks that do, such as The Fields Park, Wallace Park, and Council Crest Park.
All in all, Portland is a very active city. Both bicycling and running are popular in and around the city as well as winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding. Not all the activities may be perfect for you and your dog.
However, maybe your four-legged friend will even out run you or would love to enjoy the wind of a bike ride? Around Portland, you can find several mountains. This is perfect if you are looking to go hiking with your dog. Mt Tabor has numerous paths, where leashed dogs are permitted. There is also an off-leash dog park on the south side of the mountain.