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Meredith Goad

Meredith Goad has harvested oysters on the Chesapeake Bay, eaten reindeer in Finland and sipped hot chai in the Himalayas. She writes the weekly Soup to Nuts column and enjoys a good cocktail.

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Posted: July 31, 2017

Where to dine with your dog in Greater Portland

Written by: Meredith Goad

Love to dine out but hate to leave your pooch at home? We’ve got great news! Unlike service dogs, dogs that are pets are not allowed inside a restaurant. But they can sit with you outside as long as they don’t have to walk through the restaurant to get to the outdoor eating area. Always a great idea to check before you head somewhere though because restaurants have the right to ban them all together.

We found that many Portland-area restaurants have not only embraced their customers’ dogs, they even provide a dish of water and, occasionally, a treat.

So gather up your canine companion and head out to one of these pet-friendly restaurants while it’s still warm enough outside to enjoy it.

Aimsel Ponti contributed to this story.



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