A Dog’s Journey Across America – Portland

A Dog's Journey across America - Portland

The blog called Buddy’s Journey is about me. My name is Casey and I’m a proud owner of a human. Recently, my human decided to take me places around the States. We are on the hunt for the most amazing, well-operated pet-friendly establishments around the country. And we have just started. Last time we visited San Francisco and the bar had been raised. This time, my lovely human and I are going to hit Portland, the largest Oregonian city, inhabited by close to 2,5 million people

Portland, OR​

Touching down in Portland, OR makes me gradually restless. You can see it by my tail. That’s why it’s called a tell-tail sign. I can’t wait to experience the famous Portland doggy parks everyone is going on about. I also can’t wait to relieve myself at the airport’s one square meter grass patch. It’s a dog’s life.

Pet Friendly Hotels Portland OR

#1 Oxford Suites Portland

12226 N Jantzen Ave, Portland, OR (located on Janzen island, exit 1 off I-5)​

As you will probably come to know, most hotels and inns throughout the Portland area require a pet fee. We’ve found one place that seems promising. We can review it here together. First off, you can book any type of rooming from a studio double that comes with a Queen size bed to the Oxford premium suite. There are options here you’ll enjoy, including recreational amenities, an indoor pool, a sauna, a 24-hour fitness center, high-speed Internet, concierge services, and gift shops. You can mingle away at the hotel restaurant or a bar and make yourself at home at the lounge. The hotel is close to the Academy, not far from the heart of the city. One extra tip upon meeting hotel staff: Any furry friend you bring along need to be formally approved by the manager, even though all dogs are welcome in every room, but the process is such. I felt super important when the managerial staff asked for my name, breed and took me in officially.

#2 Oxford Suites Sacremento

610 NW 23rd Street, Portland, OR 97220

Before making any bookings ahead, check this place out. Here you can find many pet-friendly necessities, from a hotel and daycare for your pet, all the way to the doggy-spa, bakery, grooming, and dog walking. Inside the swank Sniff Dog Hotel you’ll find that Sniff Cafe offers coffee, craft beer, and food, like sandwiches and pizza, and if you come during happy hour, your pooch can play for free in a supervised 2000-square-foot indoor space.

Pet-friendly restaurants and bars:​

#3 Sniff Dog Hotel

1828 NW Raleigh St, Portland, OR​

Before making any bookings ahead, check this place out. Here you can find many pet-friendly necessities, from a hotel and daycare for your pet, all the way to the doggy-spa, bakery, grooming, and dog walking. Inside the swank Sniff Dog Hotel you’ll find that Sniff Cafe offers coffee, craft beer, and food, like sandwiches and pizza, and if you come during happy hour, your pooch can play for free in a supervised 2000-square-foot indoor space.

#4 Java Hound Coffee Bar

610 NW 23rd Street, Portland, OR 97220​

If you’re a dog parent and a coffee lover, this is must visit place for you. There are no two ways about it, both you and your little furry friend can enjoy coffee, pastries, various beverages and a space full of like-minded peeps & pups. You just might be lucky and visit during Yappy Hours every third Thursday! Time for Case to do the hoola dance. Brb.

PS: Before you leave, please check out my other adventures, cities I’ve visited so far are listed here: buddy-journey.com

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A Dog’s Journey Across America – Sacramento

The blog called Buddy’s Journey is about me. My name is Casey and I’m a proud owner of a human. Recently, my human decided to take me places around the States. On our first stop, we visited the beach body capital of the world, San Diego. I thought I fit well into that demographic with my curly mane and irresistible bum. My owner laughs as I stretch it out. She’s just jealous.

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A Dog’s Journey Across America – Seattle

The blog called Buddy’s Journey is about me. My name is Casey, and I’m a proud owner of a human. My human insists on calling it a dog’s journey, but let’s be real- we all know who the leader of the pack is. Recently, my human decided to take me places around the States. Last time I saw you yous was in Sacramento, the city of many nicknames. Me, I got only one, and it’s Case. This time my human and I are going on yet another adventure and, like always, we are going to report on what we find.

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BUDDY’S JOURNEY

 

buddys journeyThe blog called Buddy’s Journey is about me. My name is Casey and I’m a proud owner of a human. Recently, my human decided to take me places around the States. I was really excited to start exploring the country with her. All I want is to check out all the places that are rated with 5 stars for pet-friendliness. Here I go, off to the first city on my tour. Are you ready to follow me and see the world from my perspective?

San Diego, CA

Let us start by mentioning that this city is in the top ten dog-friendly cities of the US. My human speaks numbers and keeps saying how there are 187 dog-friendly restaurants in this city, more than anywhere else in the world. That’s a good thing, I think. She is also going on about places where you can take your pups shopping, but dogs don’t really care. We only really want more parks and food places.

First up, we’re off to find some awesome hotels where I can stay, right after we check out some parks in the area and restaurants that don’t mind me there! Boy, I’m so excited my tail is about to fly!

DOG-FRIENDLY HOTELS:

#1 The Bristol

We are here guys! I can’t believe I get to have the King sized bed all for myself! I’m just not sure where my human will sleep… Hey, THAT’S MY BED! She says I can get the foot of the bed, at best. Not fair! Those pillows are so fluffy and nice. She’s going on about numbers again, something $193 per night, something-something. Let me sleep, woman! She’s ranting on the phone about this hotel having it all, a friendly staff, a puppy welcomer-person, a gym, cable TV, dry cleaning… I’m off to my kindly provided food bowl and doggy treats, in an attempt to let her know it’s time we slept now. I’ll have her link the hotel’s site down below, I’m super satisfied with it! Other hotels need to get on this level!

Here’s a link: The Bristol

RESTAURANTS:

#1 The Landing Grille

OK, so we are here. While walking along I noticed my human stopping by this place at the marina. Here is what I heard about it so far: There are many burger places around, but none quite like this. The American cuisine and the sight of boats and seagulls really capture the essence of the city of San Diego. Dogs are not only allowed, but welcome here, and so are the locals, tourists from all over and other quirky animals. I see my human happily munching on their famous breakfast. I’m going to check out the seagulls now and later put the link to this place below.

The Landing Grille!

#2 Day Break

Another morning in San Diego and my human brings me here. I see there is a dog patio, but I want to get as close to the kitchen as possible, ‘cause that Banana Bread smells so nice. We have our own space, so my dreams are crushed. Not for long though, because some human just brought me a bowl of yummy looking food! Is this magic or did my human set this up? Still, I’m happy to be welcomed here. I munch on my food and smell something else. The smell of the sea is nice, and I can feel the soft ocean breezes. San Diego must mean Heaven in human, or is that Day Break.

 

#3 Lazy Dog Café

We went out for dinner, my human and I, and she took me to a dog-themed diner. She thought they must have named it after me. Ha-ha. Aside from the entire ‘meta’ vibe going on here, I was surprised that they let us inside. I can smell every food my human calls ‘comfort food’, from BBQs and roasts to pizzas and pastas. I really wish I can order in human now, especially because my language is frowned upon here. Hey, I was just ordering, OK? Ease off me, human. Sheesh. Both human and doggy food is not too costly, my human says to the waiter. She seems nice, brings me water first. After this, I realize service here is very attentive to us and to humans. They must receive so many doggy licks, I mean tips.

Here, check out their menu- Lazy Dog Café.

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