Dining with Fido: Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants!

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A night out with the family just isn’t the same when you have to leave Fido at home. Portland families are known for loving their fur babies, and fortunately there are tons of dog-friendly dinner spots around town. Next time you take your crew out for a meal, don’t leave the puppy at home. Hit up one of these great pet-friendly spots. Read on to find out more.

Sabrina P via Yelp


With locations on SE Hawthorne and SW Washington, each Lardo has outdoor picnic tables that accommodate dogs and kids alike. Pups love the Crispy Pigs Ears on the menu, kiddos love the potato salad and parents love the beer and porchetta sandwiches.

Locations: 212 SE Hawthorne Blvd. and 1205 SW Washington St.
Hours: vary by location
Online: lardosandwiches.com

Cassandra O via Yelp


What could be more awesome on a spring or summer day than a dog and kid friendly lawn to play on while parents enjoy a lemonade? The attentive staff at NEPO 42 always make sure your dog’s water bowl is full and little diners enjoy the fruit and Greek yogurt bowls and veggie hummus plates.

Location: 5403 NE 42nd Ave
Hours: Mon. – Thursday 11a.m.-midnight; Fri. 11a.m.-1am; Sat. 3 p.m.- 1 a.m.; Sun. 3 p.m.- midnight; Sat. and Sun. brunch 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Phone: 503-288-8080
Online: nepo42.com

Jonathan S via Yelp


Not only is there an outdoor, dog-friendly seating area at each Hopworks, there’s also a cute kid’s area stocked with imaginative toys and games inside. Kids (and adults!) love the giant pretzel sticks and ice cream cones and fun décor. They also have Earth’s Best Organic baby food on hand!

Three Portland Metro area locations on Powell, N Williams and in Vancouver, WA
Hours vary by location
Online: hopworksbeer.com

Mohammed A via Yelp


With a funky hipster vibe and dog-friendly patio, you’ll feel right at home at TILT. Known for their signature burgers and hand-crafted pies, younger diners will also enjoy the “kid-o-burger” or chicken strips from their kids menu. Be sure to save room for a shared slice of “mom’s famous banana cake”!

Location: 1355 NW Everett St
Hours: Sun. – Thur. 7 a.m.-11p.m.; Fri. – Sat. 7 a.m.-Midnight
Phone: (503) 894-9528
Online: tiltitup.com

Photo courtesy of Martha’s


It doesn’t get more dog friendly than the “back yard” at Martha’s, which is a huge dog park field, offering beautiful sunset views. Split a 10 inch pizza (the perfect size for a parent and two children) and a couple of cookies for the perfect lunch or dinner treat while watching the dogs run free.

Location: 1300 SE Stark St
Hours: 7 am – 10 pm every day
Phone: (503) 288-3895
Online: marthaspdx.com

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Patton Maryland

With the expansive outdoor patio, your family is sure to have fun at Patton Maryland. Dogs (and large strollers) can easily enter directly to the patio through the side gate. Kids will love the large lawn area with cornhole and a fire pit along with the kid’s menu featuring grilled cheese, PB&J and pulled pork sliders. (Pro tip: ask to sub the potato chips with a fruit or vegetable option.) Parents will love the Monday night special of half-off kids menu, which is perfect for those busy weekday evenings! Minors are welcome until 9:30 pm.

Location: 5101 N Interstate Ave
Hours: Tue. – Thursday 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Fri.11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Phone: (503) 841-6176
Online: pattonmaryland.com

Callan F via Yelp

Lucky Labrador

No dog-friendly establishment listing is complete without mention of the Lucky Labrador! With locations on Hawthorne, NW Quimby, north Killingsworth and Multnomah Village, there’s likely one near you. The Lucky Lab offers soups, salads and sandwiches, along with pizza or bento boxes, depending on location (and beer available for adults). Dogs are allowed at the outdoor tables, and the Quimby and Hawthorne locations have covered patios. Minors are allowed until 10 pm at all locations.

See website for locations and hours
Online: luckylab.com

Tammy D via Yelp


Victoria’s sun-bathed, west-facing patio is perfect for large groups and families, and you’ll always find a dog or two joining in. Specializing in vegan food, such as buffalo cauliflower bites, they also offer kid-friendly favorites like mac and cheese and cheeseburgers. Also be sure to try the deviled eggs, and perhaps a specialty cocktail for the grown ups. Minors are welcome until 8 pm.

Location: 4835 N Albina Ave
Hours: Monday – Friday: 3 pm – 2 am; Saturday – Sunday: 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. 
Online: victoriapdx.com

—April Hasson


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