Join Scoutie at Puglandia
May 17, 2011, 1:24 pm
One of my favorite events of the year is coming up this Sunday! The Pug Crawl will be at McTarnahan's Tap Room in Northwest Portland on Sunday, May 22nd from noon to 4pm.
Bring your camera and be ready to capture me and my pugnacious friends in all of our glory.Here's the scoop:Is Portland the place where young pugs
come to retire and leave the world of working dogs behind? Do cute
Portland pugs where glasses? Is "putting a pug on it" a sure-fire way to
become an artist in Portland?
Come explore the answers to these and other pug-related questions at the
11th Annual OHS Pug Crawl, happening May 22 on the streets outside
MacTarnhan's Taproom. Puglandia This year's theme is "Puglandia," named
in honor of the ground-breaking television show "Portlandia." Puglandia
is the largest gathering of pugs on the West Coast, attracting more than
500 four-legged friends and more than 1,000 people.
Parade of Pugs
The highlight of the day is the Parade of Pugs, where almost 100
costumed pugs are expected to walk the runway and compete for the title
of King or Queen of Puglandia.
Parade of Pugs begins at approximately 2:30; register on-site for the
parade beginning at 2 pm (no fee for entering the parade). You may come
with or without a dog. All dog breeds are welcome to attend ( leashes
Helping Pets in Need
The 2010 Pug Crawl raised $8,400 to help abandoned, abused and unwanted
animals.OHS, the largest and oldest humane society in the Northwest,
relies entirely on private donations to find homes for more than 10,000
animals a year. $10 suggested donation to the Oregon Humane Society
, pugs (and other dogs) free; kids under 11 free. 100 percent of proceeds go to help the animals at OHS.
Food, Brews, Entertainment
Of course, the The popular Portland event also gives hundreds of pugs
(and their owners) a chance to enjoy food, microbrews and live music.
See video and pictures from last year's event. MacTarnahan's Taproom,
part of Portland's oldest microbrewery, will offer beer and classic
brew-house cuisine for the pug owners and spectators, along with
limited-edition "Puglandia" pint glasses.