Pups are welcome at plenty of Portland’s 70+ breweries, providing pooch friendly patios for thirsty people and pooches. We narrowed it down to five here, but you can find a whole lot more in the CityDog Directory!
Lucky Labrador Brewing Company (multiple locations; luckylab.com) The aptly named Lucky Labrador Brew Pub celebrates all things canine, inviting pups to relax on the patio while their human companions enjoy the Black Lab Stout, and don’t miss their annual Dogtoberfest celebration each fall, a dog-wash event with beer and live music that raises money for the Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital.
Stormbreaker Brewing (832 N Beech Street, Portland; stormbreakerbrewing.com) This is the original location of Stormbreaker Brewing and still its base of operations for the fountains of award winning craft beer being brewed for the greater Portland metro area. Stop by with your pup for a pint, some delicious grub, and the best fire pit patio this side of Mount Hood. With a wide array of rotating beers, there’s no shortage of reasons to visit with Rover!
Ecliptic Brewing (two locations; eclipticbrewing.com) Ecliptic Brewing is a venture from John Harris, an Oregon craft brewing icon. As a result of his efforts at McMenamins, Deschutes and Full Sail, craft beer lovers have been enjoying John’s beers for over thirty years. The name Ecliptic Brewing unites John’s two passions: brewing and astronomy. Whether you visit the Mothership or the recently opened Moon Room, dogs are warmly welcome at both locations on the spacious patio.
Portland Public House (210 NW 11th Avenue, Portland; deschutesbrewery.com) A the pooch-friendly Portland Public House, Deschutes brings a taste of Central Oregon to the heart of Portland and is a popular destination for great beer, delicious food and a relaxed urban atmosphere. The brew pub’s 26 taps feature Deschutes mainstays plus a selection of seasonal and experimental beers developed and brewed on site. Grab a pint of Que Paso! Lager and head to the patio with your canine in tow.
Gigantic Brewing Company (5224 SE 26th Avenue, Portland; giganticbrewing.com) Gigantic Brewing Company welcomes all pups, no matter their size (people, too!). Master brewers Ben Love and Van Havig (dog dad to n Australian Shepherd and a really cute WPG puppy) opened Gigantic 10 years ago and haven’t looked back. Um, they even have their own magazine!
Do you have a favorite, dog-friendly brewery? If so, let us know about it in the comments below.
about the author
Brandie Ahlgren is founder and editor of CityDog Magazine. She, and her team of dog-loving editors, dig up the best places for you to sit, stay and play with your four-legged friends. Brandie, 12-year-old boxer Thya and Mexican foster failure Pancho, reside in West Seattle and can often be found hanging out at Westcrest Dog Park.