Portland Pug Crawl

Pug Crawl a Success: Thank You!

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.

Update May 23: Pugs on Broadway was a hit! Thanks to everypug who joined us in NW Portland on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Photos and details here »

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

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


  • $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 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.

pug artwork
Artwork from Portland Brewing, featured on the limited-edition Pug Crawl 2017 pint glass.

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