May 31, 2016
June 27, 2016
We’ve all seen it happen.
One minute you’re standing tall and proud, impressing the people around you with your sharp intellect and witty charm. Then, all of a sudden, a small fluffball comes yapping around the corner. It’s likely one of those mix breed pups -- something that sounds drastically contrived, like a Cockapoo (Cocker Spaniel + Poodle) or a Chiweenie (Chihuahua + Daschund). And don’t even get us started on the Schnoodle.
The next thing you know, some unknown force pushes you to your knees and your voice climbs seven octaves higher than where it usually sits. Your hands reach forward and you scratch this small, fluffy, mammal whilst squealing a string of endearing phrases. You overutilize rhetorical questions such as “aren’t you just the cutest?” and “I could just eat you up, couldn’t I?”
After minutes pass, you regain your sense of self and stand up to continue your credible points. What just happened? Did you black out?
No, no, no. You’re just a Portland pet lover. As you should be -- because you’re in the city that has designated a whopping 33 off-leash areas for dogs.
Love your pet you might, but there comes a time when the dog, rabbit, cat, hedgehog, or whatever creature you decided to domesticate, must stay behind. Maybe when you’re going on a date, for example.
Well don’t worry -- you may not be able to bring JJ the hedgehog along with you, but we’ve still got the perfect Portland date ideas for an animal lover like yourself.
SW Taylor St & SW 9th Ave, Portland
415 South McLoughlin Blvd, Oregon City
906 NW Corporate Dr, Troutdale
19945 SW Boones Ferry Road, Tualatin
5115 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland
2030 Main Street, Forest Grove
720 SE Sandy Blvd, Portland
15151 SouthWest Barrows Road, Beaverton
2636 NW 26th Ave, Portland
7981 SE 17th Avenue, Portland