Portland Pug Crawl

Pug Crawl – Save the Date: Sunday, May 21, 2017

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

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You and your pug are encouraged to dress for the theme: this year, it’s Pugs On Broadway.

The theme for 2017 is: Pugs On Broadway. All the world’s a stage…for pugs!

When you arrive the day of, you will see the entry tent outside Portland Brewing Company Taproom in NW Portland. Enjoy the outdoor festival including live music, pug-related merchandise, dog treats, plenty of photo opportunities, food and drink for purchase in the Taproom, and of course, the Parade of Pugs!

Date: Sunday, May 21, 2017, 12-4 pm (rain or shine)
Parade of Pugs starts at 2 pm

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

Theme: Pugs on BroadwayPBC_TaproomLogo


  • $10 in advance (online tickets coming soon!)
  • $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 of all ages; dogs welcome! 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 & people
  • Photo booth
  • OHS dogs available for adoption
  • Delicious dog treats

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

Sponsor Opportunities: View the 2017 Pug Crawl Sponsorship Overview here. Customize your package by contacting Stephanie Kittrell, (503) 416-5026.

Clever Costumes: What Judges Look For

Judging the Parade of Pugs is no easy task. The 2015 panel of judges, representing LexiDog Boutique and Social Club, KINK fm, Heal Animal Massage and OHS, deliberated 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.

2016 Pug Crawl Recap

STAR WARS: The Pug Awakens was a hit in 2016.

The 2016 Pug Crawl was out of this world! Thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s Star Wars-themed event the most successful Pug Crawl yet.

See photos and read the full recap here »

Previous Pug Crawls – Photo Galleries

View photos from previous Pug Crawls: enjoy the different themes and fabulous costumes, and get inspired for next year’s event.

2016: STAR WARS – The Pug Awakens

2015: Major League Pugs
More photos by Sit! Stay Pet Photography – see their blog post

2014: Pug City Comic Con

2013: Night of the Living Pugs