Portland Pug Crawl

Thanks for joining us at Pug Crawl 2018! Photos from the event available to download for free. Click here!

The annual Pug Crawl is one of Portland’s most popular dog-friendly events! The Parade of Pugs is open only to pugs and pug-mixes, but any dog-friendly dogs are welcome at the event. People of all ages are also welcome.

2018 Theme: Blast to the Past! Celebrating 150 Years of the Oregon Humane Society

Join us at this year’s Pug Crawl ready to celebrate 150 years of the Oregon Humane Society! Bring your pug (and yourself!) dressed in your favorite “decades” costume, from top hats and crinolines of the 1860s, flappers of the 1920s, tie dye of the 1960s, shoulder pads of the 1980s, to crop tops of today—and EVERYTHING in between. Madonna, MC Hammer, Bonnie and Clyde, The Beatles, Gatsby, Marilyn Monroe, Rosa Parks, and Mr. Peanut will share the parade route to represent years gone by.


Date: Sunday, May 20, 2018, 12:00-4:00 pm (rain or shine)
Parade of Pugs starts at 2:00 pm

Location: Portland Brewing Company Taproom, 2730 NW 31st Avenue, Portland, OR 97210


  • $10 in advance
  • $15 at the door for all people over age four (children four and under can participate for free—as can all dogs)
  • All proceeds benefit the pets at OHS!

Who: People and dogs of all ages! The Parade of Pugs is open only to pugs and pug-mixes, but any dog-friendly dogs are welcome at the event.

Activities: Mingling with other pugs and pug-lovers, live music, food and drink available for purchase (cash only, ATM on-site) from Portland Brewing, pet-related vendors and exhibitors, including:

  • Pug-related merchandise for pets and people
  • Vendor booths
  • Photo booth
  • OHS dogs available for adoption
  • Delicious dog treats
  • Dog water cooling station

Social: On Instagram and Twitter, tag your Pug Crawl photos and posts with #PDXPugCrawl and see them on our website here!

Clever Costumes: What Judges Look For

Judging the Parade of Pugs is no easy task. The panel of judges deliberates long and hard over all the entrants. Factors considered during the costume judging include: interpretation of the theme; creativity; costume stability (few or no stops for adjustments along the route); and the time and effort that went into building the costume. To register your pug or pug-mix for the parade, visit the Oregon Humane Society booth the day of the event to sign up. Participation in the parade is free once you are registered for the event.

Become a Sponsor

Show your support for animals by becoming an event sponsor. View the Pug Crawl Sponsorship Packet here. Customize your package by contacting Jane Morrison, [email protected] or (503) 416-7084.

Interested in being a vendor at the event? Contact event organizer, Stephanie Kittrell at [email protected] or (503) 416-5026.

2018 Event Sponsor

2018 Live Music Sponsor

2017 Pug Crawl Recap

The 2017 Pug Crawl was dazzling! Thank you to everyone who helped make last year’s Pugs on Broadway a kick-line-worthy success!

See photos and read the full recap here »