A Pet-Friendly Weekend in Tualatin Valley
Traveling with a four-legged companion can be a challenge, yet dog-friendly options (including hotels, camping, and wineries) abound throughout Oregon’s Tualatin Valley, located just minutes from Portland, Oregon. With this handy guide, plan a weekend with your four-legged friend in the Tualatin Valley.
COVID-19 note: Many restaurants, wineries and attractions now require reservations and some may not currently allow dogs. Check individual websites before visiting to learn about new protocols. Masks are required inside and in outdoor areas where physical distancing is not possible.
Spend a day exploring nature at L.L. Stub Stewart State Park. The park has more than 30 miles of multi-use trails that allow dogs. Plus, the park has an off-leash area for dogs to run and play, and the views from the area are terrific to boot!
(Insider tip: Dogs must be on leashes no longer than six-feet long on the trails.)
After a day of playing fetch at the off-leash park or hiking along the trails, venture to Hillsboro for a hearty meal at the Copper River Restaurant, which allows dogs on its patio.
Travel to Orenco Station and check out Nature’s Pet, to buy natural treats or to give your dog a wash after playing at the state park. Just a short walk away is Orenco Taphouse, a pet-friendly taproom, where dogs are allowed–inside and outside–while you taste flight of craft brews from Oregon and beyond.
Stay overnight at one of these pet-friendly hotels, or sleep under the stars at L.L. Stub Stewart State Park, which offers tent camping, RV sites and rustic cabins, including a pet-friendly cabin.
One of Tualatin Valley’s newest hotels, Aloft Hotel, pampers pups with a special dog bed and treats!
Tour the pet-friendly wineries of the north Willamette Valley. With more than 30 wineries located throughout the area, Oregon’s Tualatin Valley is the closest wine country to Portland.
Our winemakers love their dogs, and many a friendly Fido can be found sniffing the terroir, welcoming visitors into the tasting room, and generally showing that a day touring the northern Willamette Valley’s wineries is a tail-wagging good time.
Several area wineries welcome pets, including Alloro Vineyard, Apolloni Vineyards, Árdíri Winery & Vineyards, Cooper Mountain Vineyards and Patton Valley Vineyards to name a few.
(Insider tip: Dogs are allowed at many wineries throughout the region; please call before visiting to ensure that dogs are allowed.)
Plum Hill Vineyards has been recognized as being one of the most dog-friendly wineries in the U.S. Not only are dogs allowed in the tasting room, where they are served biscuits, a fenced-in park on the site allows canines to run and play.
(Insider Tip: Dog lovers should plan on visiting during the annual Canine’s Uncorked, where wineries open their doors to wine lovers and their pooches for wine and special activities for pooches and people.)
Dogs are welcome here, but there are some rules that you should know about before you head out on your Tualatin Valley Adventures.
Options abound throughout the Tualatin Valley when deciding where to lie down the dog bed for the night.
The urban areas of the Tualatin Valley have numerous well-maintained dog parks (most open from dawn until dusk).