Dogs, brew pubs, feasting and more gratis … DoveLewis

“Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside a dog, it’s too dark to read.” Groucho Marx

Love that quote. Speaking of dogs – this weekend is the Tour de Lab – a benefit for Portland’s DoveLewis Animal Hospital.

The benefit is a 18 or 30-mile bicycle tour to the three Lucky Lab brew pubs along Portland’s Urban Routes. It starts at 10 a.m. at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub at 915 SE Hawthorne.

I only wish I could ride a bike and hold a leash at the same time. And yes, I can chew gum and well… you know. Of course you’ll be rewarded by a dog tail to wear on the ride at the beginning of the ride.

The first location from Hawthorne is Multnomah Village. You have to cross the Willamette River and go up a slight (read huge) hill. But it is well worth the trek.

You will receive your dog ears at the next location! OMY I LOVE DOVELEWIS. They have the best publicity people ever! Rest stop #2 is the NW Portland Lucky Lab and here you will get the ever-famous dog ears.  

 At rest stop #3 which is the Lucky Lab Southeast location, you will become the proud owner of a pink doggie nose and you will have earned your commemorative doggie bowl.

At the finish line party at the SE location, you’ll receive a fine pint of handcrafted Lucky Lab beer — served in a Tour de Lab pint you can keep. And a hot dog with all the fixins.’ Does it get any better than this? No, I’m answering myself, no!

There’s a video on You Tube or check out the Tour de Lab online.

Sawyer thecorgi

Sawyer thecorgi



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