In a city with the slogan: ‘Keep Portland Weird,” seeing pets at restaurants is far from the weirdest thing you’ll see here. So, get used to it because it’s only becoming more common as Oregon’s largest city continues to grow.

Famous for being the birthplace of Nike, when thinking about dining with your pet—just do it! Portland has several places around town with pet-friendly dining. Try out one of the unique local dining experiences at food cart pods or explore some of the trendiest cafes and restaurants. Portland has food for those who want to get weird or make it a ‘normal’ day out with their pet.

Hidden House Market

A short drive on I-5 across the Oregon-Washington Bridge will land you in the neighboring state on the opposite bank of the Columbia River. Take your pet on an interstate food adventure to the Hidden House Market.

The old sign in front of Hidden House Market is a tell-tale of its age—providing exceptional dining since 1885. Large bushes and trees hide the restaurant to give an exclusive dining setting in a modest neighborhood home. When it’s not hosting a private event, dine at one of the patio tables with your pet and enjoy its menu of American and Deli cuisines.

Hidden House Market brings flavors from many regions under one roof. Appetizers provide a taste of New England with a bowl of clam chowder. It has Italian-inspired sandwiches like the prosciutto parmesan meatball wedge or a new take on an American classic—the chase zombie grilled cheese sandwich.

Hidden House Market recently announced that it will make its hours open to the public limited, so dine in when you can!

Amenities and More: Takes Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Live Music, Women-Owned, Covered Outdoor Seating

Address: 100 W 13th St., Vancouver, WA 98660

Nana’s Guilty Pleasures

‘Free coffee’ may sound like a gimmick to get people in the door, but it’s not clickbait! Nana’s Guilty Pleasures lets you truly indulge in the most important meal of the day with a cup of fresh brew to get you ready to start your day.

You can now look forward to those early morning dog walks to detour to Nana’s Guilty Pleasures. It has a to-go-only menu but lets you take the morning easy with onsite seating. Smell the crisp morning air on the outdoor dining patio, which allows pets.

Everything on the menu is made from family recipes. It delivers comfort breakfast food with homemade cooking. You’ll be greeted with a complimentary cup of coffee while mulling over the menu of breakfast and lunch specialties. Open your tray to reveal its signature breakfasts. Order the breakfast sandwich on a croissant with sausage. Taste the sweet flavors in the cinnamon roll. And balance out the nutrition with the seasonal fruit cup side.

Amenities and More: Women-Owned, Accepts Credit cards, Wheelchair Accessible, Offers Military Discount

Address: 6108 SE Milwaukie Ave., Portland, OR 97202

LoRell’s Chicken Shack

Food cart pods are a trendy way to eat in Portland. Brightly-colored stands fight for you and your pet’s attention while strolling through Southeast Portland. However, LoRell’s Chicken Shack draws you in honestly with good food.

LoRell’s Chicken Shack is a grab-and-go meal in Portland with wooden tables nearby to enjoy onsite. Pets on a leash are always welcome to wander the carts with you and enjoy lounging by the table while you eat—and sneak them bites beneath the table.

Slide the leash around your wrist because you’ll need two hands to carry the large chicken platters from LoRell’s Chicken Shack. Chicago-style chicken—golden, crispy skin and moist meat once you bite inside it—weigh down the tin trays. The Munchies basket has ten full-sized wings served with your sauce choice on the side. Or go with a max order to feed the entire table.

Lorell’s keeps its long lines moving with fast and friendly service, so your dog never has to wait too long.

Amenities and More: Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Casual, Good for Groups

Address: 5205 SE Foster Rd, Portland, OR 97206

Bjorn Café

Bjorn Café

The trendy hipsters with pets in Portland that ‘keep the city weird’ can be seen hanging out at the Bjorn Cafe. It’s one of the city’s trendiest cafes bringing something unique to the Portland dining scene. It’s famous for the smørrebrød, an open-faced sandwich from Denmark.

There’s no secret about what’s in your sandwich because the open-fat reveals all the fresh ingredients used to make it. The cafe has many healthy sandwiches like berry granola, avocado, and salmon ricotta sandwiches. Sandwiches are prepared on toasted rye bread and overloaded with toppings. You’ll stay refreshed with flavored iced lattes or warm up with hot chai lattes—it will soon serve beer and wine.

Bjorn Cafe has an enclosed pet-friendly dining room. It’s a bright space with floor-to-ceiling windows that make you feel like you’re outside. Drop in for a quick lunch or spend a couple of hours coworking with your pet on the fast wifi.

Amenities and More: Covered Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Happy Hour Specials, Vegan Options

Address: 1485 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

Hawker Station PDX

Hawker Station PDX is not a stop on the MAX Light Rail. Instead, it’s one of Portland’s popular food carts serving Asian chicken dishes. Located right off US 26, it’s the perfect lunch break when running errands with your pet.

Stop at the Hawker Station PDX location to order at the window and eat at the nearby tables. It’s set beside several other carts, but there’s no mistaking where the best aromas come from.

Taste the signature dish, the Hainan Chicken Rice, tender breast meat covered in ginger green onion sauce on a bed of rice. Alternative chicken meals include shredded chicken rice, fried chicken, soy sauce chicken, and more. There are flavors for everybody! Also, be sure to ask about the weekend specials for temporary off-menu items.

Grab your food and a can of local craft beer to eat at the picnic tables. Pets are welcome to pull up a seat at the table.

Amenities and More: Asian-owned, Covered Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible

Address: 3612 SE 82nd Ave., Portland, OR 97266

Giants NY Pizza & Subs

New York is on the opposite coast than Portland, OR. However, you’ll feel a lot closer once you get your paws on a slice of Giants NY Pizza & Subs. It’s all NYC at this local pizza shop—from the name bearing the name of the city’s NFL team to the signature style of pizza.

Giants NY Pizza & Subs is just a short pitch away from Walker Stadium, home to the Portland Pickles baseball team. Squeeze your way to the front of the big red food truck when it’s crowded on game days—and everybody will want to pet your dog! However, on off-game days, you’ll have the best chance at snagging a seat at the pet-friendly picnic tables.

You’ve seen the generic pizza boxes before, but there’s a pie like you’ve never tasted at Giants. The large, cheesy slices are exactly what you’ll find on the streets of the ‘Big Apple.’ If you’d rather save pizza for another day, it has other Italian-style foods like meatball subs and garlic rolls.

Amenities and More: Takes Reservations, Vegan Options, Accepts Apple Pay, Accepts Android Pay, Offers Military Discount, Covered Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible

Address: 4415 SE 92nd Av. Ste B, Portland, OR 97266

Yoshi’s Kitchen

Video games are a part of Japanese culture. The Retro Game Bar marries the two with its video game-themed Yoshi’s Kitchen restaurant. Give your pet a pop culture nostalgia lesson as you simultaneously enjoy your favorite games and food. It’s great for a late-night meal since it stays open as late as 1 AM.

Yoshi’s Kitchen is located inside Retro Game Bar, a thematic bar with video game graffiti and game characters perched on the roof. Step inside the unique establishment to find walls of arcade games to play while waiting for your food to finish. When it’s time to eat, sit with your pet in the covered patio area.

Taste the best of Asian cuisine—from Japanese national dishes to Asian fusion dishes. It specializes in Japanese comfort food that transports you to the Land of the Rising Sun. Sample a few Musubi sushi, dig into an Oyakodon chicken rice bowl entree and order a box of crab rangoons to snack on later.

Amenities and More: Offers Takeout, Women-owned, Full Bar, Happy Hour Specials, Heated Outdoor Seating

Address: 6720 N MLK Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97211

The Soop

Dine in style with your pet at The Soop. This contemporary restaurant is one of the best places to eat with your pet when you’re craving Korean food. Opened in 2021, it’s one of the newcomers to the local dining scene with food that’s sure to make it stick around for a while.

The decor is the first thing to impress you and your pet when arriving at The Soop. It complements the modern shopping strip with updated modern decor and a few touches from the future! Tables are set outside in front of the restaurant for eating with your pet.

Welcome to the future because food is served contactless with robots—so watch your dog’s tail. The restaurant has many traditional Korean dishes, including bibimbap, bulgogi beef, and fresh salads made with farm-to-table ingredients. And your robot obeys command when requested to bring more homemade gochuchong sauce to your table.

Amenities and More: Offers Takeout, Waiter Service, Vegan Options

Address: 1902 W Burnside St., Portland, OR 97209

Aquino Taqueria

The Spanish dialogue coming from the kitchen lets you know that the food is authentic at Aquino Taqueria. It’s a food truck serving street-style tacos that are good to your stomach and wallet. It knows how to accommodate its patrons with a few tables set up on the truck side that allow pets to hang around for the meal.

The owner of Aquino Taqueria is a passionate chef who wants to bring authentic dishes from Oaxaca to Portland. Her partner inspired her to open a food truck in 2016, and it has remained on the food circuit for Portland’s pet owners since.

You can never eat too many tacos, especially when they’re priced at less than $2.00. It has tacos of all kinds, such as asada, pollo, pastor, and vegetable tacos. It also serves large platters of enchiladas, stuffed burritos, and cheesy quesadillas.

Aquino Taqueria ensures its practices make it cleaner than a dog’s mouth. All of the food is made fresh every day.

Amenities and More: Accepts Credit Cards, Wheelchair Accessible

Address: 15710 NE Gilsan St., Portland, OR 97230

PP Thai Food Cart

Let your dog sniff your way out of the food cart labyrinth to find the PP Thai Food Cart. It specializes in Thai food and is conveniently located near a unique way to dine outdoors. It’s open daily until dinner, so it’s perfect for an after-work dog walk.

PP Thai Food Cart is tucked inside a busy food cart park. Order food to go at the window, but you won’t have to go too far to walk to find a place to sit. A decorative pet-friendly dining area is across from the food cart. It’s a covered space with lights for nighttime eating. Sit at a picnic table facing one of the patio’s TV screens to cheer on the Portland Blazers with your pet.

Ordering is easy since the menu features numbers and pictures for each dish. Even your dog can point its snout at the best-looking items on the menu, so don’t be shy about returning multiple times to try them all. If you’re undecided, you’ll hear people ahead of your ordering pad Thai, basil fried rice, and pineapple fried rice. However, it’s up to you to choose the right level of spiciness ranging from one (mild) to five (spiciest).

Amenities and More: Offers Takeout, Asian-Owned, Women-Owned, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Heated Outdoor Seating

Address: 1825 N. Williams Ave., Portland, OR 97227

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