I had previously stayed at Kimpton hotels in Portland — the Hotel Monaco, which I’ve reviewed, and the Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel, which I haven’t — but my uncle is a devoted fan of the Mark Spencer Hotel, and finally persuaded me to give it a try. Now I’m a fan too. The Mark Spencer is comfortable and stylish, the front desk staff could not have been kinder to Chloe or to us, and the hotel’s location (“where the West End meets the Pearl District”) … Read more
Posts tagged ‘Oregon’
You’ve been wondering when I’d post another scoop law sign, amiright? You haven’t seen one on the blog since March, and darn it, they’re the main reason you read Dog Jaunt! Well, here’s a very peculiar one indeed, sent in by scoop law sign scout Jessica from Gearhart, an otherwise charming town on the Oregon coast:
I’m usually a little spooked by this hot-dog-limbed human, but add a hot-dog-limbed pup, … Read more
Usually, the subtitle for a Chloe’s Clicks is “this week’s best dog travel links,” but let’s be honest — that “week” gets awfully long sometimes. Sometimes it turns into something that looks a lot like a month, in fact. So I looked Chloe in the eye (which she hates, you know, because she’s a polite dog) and asked, why not turn the Clicks into the backbone of something even better? Why not make them part of a regular newsletter instead? … Read more
On our recent road trip from Seattle to San Francisco, Chloe and I were traveling with our friend Chandler, a truly remarkable illustrator, who wanted to draw Mount Shasta, and neon signs in Dunsmuir and Redding, and the olive and almond trees in the Central Valley — so south we went on I-5 and Hwy. 99. We spent two nights on the road, in Ashland, OR and in Colusa, CA. Chandler found a lovely pet-friendly bungalow to stay in in … Read more
Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway I announced last Monday for a fully-loaded Citizen Canine dog-walking hip pack! I loved your recommendations for dog-friendly restaurants, attractions and hotels — which I’ll list below, so they’re more easily found than in the comments on the giveaway post — and I loved your enthusiasm. Several of you entered the giveaway in every way possible, and many of you sent in three or four entries.
The winner, in fact, is one of … Read more
This was shaping up to be an epic Chloe’s Clicks last week — and then I missed posting it — so now it’s epic times two. Here we go, in no particular order.
The oldest link in the collection is a report from Laura Stephenson about her post-college road trip from Guatemala to Nicaragua and back — which I include because of its general can-do attitude and because she traveled with her dog Chispa. Also off the beaten track? Zuma’s Paw … Read more
This week it’s nearly entirely about places to go with your dog, with two exceptions: The first is a useful post from Wildfowl Magazine about traveling with hunting dogs. Given how hard they work, and how wet they get, hunting dogs have special needs that I know nothing about. I appreciate the practical details, and the view into a different world of dog travel.
The second is a welcome announcement from Edie Jarolim, of Will My Dog Hate Me?, that she … Read more
Let’s be honest. I started collecting these links on September 2, so this is really an entire month’s collection. By now it’s old news that TripAdvisor posted a list of its ten most pet-friendly hotels in the U.S. — the algorithm is a little sketchy (“accommodations which have four or more circles out of five on TripAdvisor, and feature the greatest number of TripAdvisor traveler comments describing them as pet- or dog-friendly”), but I loved learning about The Paw House … Read more
This is a guest post from Portland-based travel writer Jessica Spiegel. Jessica is the Italy travel expert at BootsnAll, the RTW travel resource, but she’ll gush just as much about Portland as she will about Italy — especially when it comes to the food.
Portland is the kind of city that doesn’t really attract vacationers. The people who come here from out of town are, more often than not, scouting it out as a place to live. And who could blame … Read more
I relaxed a little too much this weekend, and failed to write my Chloe’s Clicks post yesterday. Never mind — here it is, and it’s a good one.
We begin with a terrific series of posts that Edie Jarolim, blogging at Will My Dog Hate Me?, wrote about her recent flight from Tucson to San Diego (and back, of course) with her dog Frankie. Edie is a wonderful writer, and she handles her issues (anxiety over Frankie) and Frankie’s issues (diabetes, … Read more