We started our adventure by parking in a big fancy parking garage in the middle of downtown where Athena had her first experience in an elevator. She enjoyed peering out the window at the people below for the short 10 second ride.
Waterfront Park. Even though this new walking location provided Athena with quite a few new people, dogs, bikes, sounds, smells, and sights to take in-- she did pretty awesome! During our walk we even encountered the cutest 4 month old Pit Bull puppy that Athena couldn't resist meeting. This encounter made me giggle because it was like meeting Athena's twin. As soon as the two dogs sniffed butts, they both went into play bow action. After a couple of laughs, we contained ourselves (and our dog) and wished the new puppy owners well!
VooDoo Doughnuts and the U of O Duck Store (we might be biased to this one, but we are raising Athena to be a hardcore Duck fan like us, so it is only fitting to have her visit the store!).
heel" and "leave it" while in the presence of some major distractions.
We ended our downtown adventure by snapping pictures and people watching in Pioneer Square. Athena probably didn't enjoy the people watching as much as B and I did, but she was sure fixated on the many pigeons that inhabit the area. She also took some time out of her busy pigeon stalking to
further stalk observe people getting food from some food carts.
Check out these other dog worthy Portland adventures: Personal Beast Pet Store, Cartlandia Food Carts, and Green Dog Pet Supply.