- Address 416 NW 10th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209
- Phone: (503) 243-6200
- Website: http://www.lexidog.com/
When talking about dogs, Northwest Portland’s Pearl District is a warzone. It may not look it with its immaculately clean streets and brand new high rise apartment buildings, but it is. Of course, this war isn’t fought with guns or knives or bombs: it’s fought with adorable tiny sweaters, chicly-designed collars, and extendable leashes that go for miles and miles. The war is over who has the most primped and pampered dog there is. The American Kennel Club only has a dog show once per year at Madison Square Garden. Every day in the Pearl District is a dog show. And one of the top stops for ammunition in this war is Lexi Dog Boutique and Social Club.
Lexi Dog Boutique and Social Club is located on one of the Pearl District’s main shopping stretches, on the corner of Northwest Tenth Avenue and Flanders Street. The store itself is constantly populated by canines coming in and out, as their owners search for just the right sweater. The store has one of the most impressive collections of adornments that you will find, too. Beyond the standard fare of leashes and collars, there are numerous sweaters of all sorts of designs and sizes, making sure that your dog, whether a Chihuahua or Saint Bernard, will not be unclothed. The store even has sports memorabilia for a dog, so they can state, despite the fact that they are dogs, they are Ducks or Beavers, too.
If you keep walking past the main boutique area, you will see the “social club.” This is the doggy daycare area. Here, you can leave your dog as you go to work, or head off for a day. Just be careful, as the social club is only open during business hours. You cannot leave the dog overnight. Beyond that, Lexi also offers a playgroup every Sunday where owners can bring in their dogs and have them play together and use Lexi’s toys for free.
Lexi Dog Boutique and Social Club is open daily Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. It is open Saturday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. The daycare is not open Sunday, but the boutique is open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.