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Doggie Dash is More Than Just a Walk in the Park

Make the most of your day on Saturday, May 11 by planning ahead. Line up your transportation and parking options, then check out our pet-friendly afterparty and book a staycation with one of our pet-friendly hotel partners.

Doggie Dashers with their Pup

Getting There

Public transit

Thanks to our friends at TriMet, dogs are welcome on trains for Doggie Dash!

  • Dogs allowed until 2 p.m. only on Saturday, May 11, 2024
  • Dogs allowed on TriMet trains only, not on buses
  • Dogs must be under the owner’s control (leash or crate) at all times
  • Pay close attention to dogs and keep them close near train doors
  • Dogs must wear a muzzle or Gentle Leader-type head collar, as well as current ID tags
  • Dogs must use the rear car of a two-car train only
  • Fares required for all human companions age seven and older


  • The north-bound lanes of Naito Parkway between NW Everett St and SW Jefferson will be closed to traffic during the walk/run on May 11.
  • Several SmartPark garages serve this area, and street parking is often available. The garage nearest the Waterfront Park is on SE 3rd and Alder (620 SW 3rd Ave.).

The Walk & Pet Festival

Saturday, May 11, 2024 | 7:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Portland

It's the most important walk you'll take all year!

Join us to show your support in-person by walking the Doggie Dash route(s) and enjoying the pet festival. Doggie Dash is dog-friendly and open to all ages.


Doggie Dash is now Zero Waste!

We are thrilled to announce that we are working with Eco-Products and Republic Services to make Doggie Dash a Zero Waste event! Learn about the steps we're taking to go green and how you can help.


After The Festival

Head to Midtown Beer Garden

The fun doesn't stop when Doggie Dash ends! To make the most of your day after Doggie Dash, we recommend heading over to Midtown Beer Garden, where our friends at Fracture Brewing will donate $1 to Oregon Humane Society for every beer served, and many of the food trucks will be offering discounts when you show your Doggie Dash bib.

Stroll up to Cycle Dog

Feel like getting more exercise? Take a long stroll up to Cycle Dog's Tavern & Dog Park and explore their handmade, earth-friendly toys and supplies.

Book a staycation

After that, you’ll probably need a nap, so check into the Hilton Portland Downtown or The Duniway Portland, where Dashers receive discounted rates and waived pet fees all weekend long!*

*Rates valid May 9–12, 2024. Must use the links above to book. Enter “Doggie Dash” in the Additional Notes section of the reservation to receive waived pet fees. Proof of Doggie Dash registration may be required upon check-in.