If you’re looking to get away with your furry friend, you’ve come to the right place! Fido is bound to love Wilsonville just as much as you will, so why not take your furry pal? Wilsonville offers a variety of dog-friendly destinations that’ll make your trip–and theirs–more enjoyable. If you love traveling with pets, you’ll find plenty of accommodations, activities and attractions in Wilsonville. Read on for our guide to the city’s dog-friendly spots and get ready to plan an unforgettable trip with your best friend.
Parks, Hikes and Walking Trails
With an extensive trail system, a skate park, disc golf, views of Willamette River and dozens of athletic fields (including pickleball and sand volleyball), Memorial Park is a go-to in Wilsonville for fun and fresh air. Here, you’ll find Wilsonville’s only dog park and off-leash area to let your dog burn off some energy.
A popular picnic area and walking area in Wilsonville, Canyon Creek Park is wide and spacious. If you look out across the manicured lawn, you may even see deer grazing in the brush. Keep your pup on a short leash just in case!
A bustling community hub, Town Center Park is located in the heart of the Wilsonville’s commercial district. Home to the Oregon Korean War Memorial, Town Center Park spans across 5 acres with views of Mt. Hood on a clear day. Summertime visitors can enjoy splashing in the water feature and free concerts July through August, making Town Center Park a popular spot for dog walking.
Ice Age Tonquin Trail at Graham Oaks Nature Park
The Ice Age Tonquin Trail attributes its unique landscape to massive floods thousands of years ago. Featuring three miles of paved trail with lots to learn along the way, explore ancient history and walk your pup on the same route.
Boasting over 250 acres of oak forests and grassy plains, a visit to Graham Oaks Nature Park is always an adventure. Hundreds of trails await you and your dog, including paved walkways and winding paths through the woods.
Dog-Friendly Dining: Restaurants That Welcome Dogs
You may have trouble finding a place to eat when traveling with your dog. Here’s the good news: There are a number of restaurants in Wilsonville that welcome dogs with open arms. From cafes and restaurants to pub fare on the patio, you and your furry friend won’t have to look far to enjoy a meal together.
Dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio at McMenamins. Upon request, the staff will gladly provide your pup with a dish of water. Open late with multiple daily happy hours, enjoy a visit for pub fare and the eclectic decor that McMenamins is known for.
Noodles and Company
With six pet-friendly tables available outside, swing by Noodles and Company for pasta dishes from around the world. Table service isn’t offered outside, so you’ll need to tie up your dog while you step into the restaurant to place your order.
Located nearby in the city of Sherwood, Fat Milo’s offers covered patio seating for parties with pets. Water bowls are ready to go for warm summer days, and they’ll even bring your pup a plate of scrambled eggs (with your permission, of course). Visit Fat Milo’s for hearty breakfast food and traditional diner fare with an emphasis on local ingredients.
Pups are welcome on the patio at Vanguard Brewing–call ahead to ensure patio seating is open and available. Featuring a friendly taproom and a community-centric beer garden, we love Vanguard Brewing for weekday happy hour brews or a low key outing on a warm summer night.
Pet Supply and Veterinary Services
Going on a trip with your dog can be a lot of fun, but it’s important to be prepared. A nearby pet store is always nice when you’re away from home, just in case you need anything. In case of an emergency, make sure you have one of our veterinary clinics or hospitals on speed dial: Animal Care Clinic, Wilsonville Veterinary Clinic, Village at Main Veterinary Hospital or Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin.
Nature’s Pet Market
Whether you need kibble, treats or an unexpected bubble bath after a muddy afternoon at the park, Nature’s Pet Market is your place for supplies, gear, natural food and a self dog wash. Locals have high praise for the service here as well as staff knowledge of different pet food diets.
We won’t tempt you, but you may walk away with another dog after a visit to Critter Cabana. In addition to pet supplies, their Wilsonville location offers an array of adoptable puppies, reptiles, gerbils, hamsters, rabbits, fish and birds. We’re wishing you all the willpower in the world!
Stay and Play: Fido-Approved Lodging
You and your pup deserve an adventure, but finding a pet-friendly hotel can be a barrier to travel. Luckily, Wilsonville is a pet-friendly destination with a variety of lodging options for you and your furry friend. From hotels to yurting to AirBNB, it won’t take long to find the perfect pad.
Champoeg State Park is your Wilsonville destination for year-round camping. With fishing, wildlife watching, cycling paths, hiking trails, local history and disc golf, there’s lots to enjoy at Champoeg State Park. Reserve one of the park’s pet-friendly yurts to get a little fresh air and stay awhile.
The newest hotel property in Wilsonville is full of bells and whistles, including a petite fenced in lawn for your pup. The Hilton Garden Inn charges a $50 non-refundable fee for up to 2 dogs (or cats!) for the first four nights. Take it easy with an on-site restaurant, bar and indoor pool and a hot tub.
With pet-friendly rooms on the first two floors of the property, expect to pay an additional cost of $15 a day to bring your dog to the Holiday Inn. Just south of the Portland metro area, the Holiday Inn in Wilsonville is a finely appointed full-service hotel and convention center with an onsite restaurant, an indoor pool and free parking.
Vacation Rentals on Airbnb or VRBO:
Enjoy your visit to Wilsonville like a local with a vacation rental from Airbnb or VRBO. Whatever platform you choose to complete your booking, double check your search terms to ensure you’re browsing pet-friendly properties.
Photos provided by Rachel Teodoro