Portland is a dog-friendly town. 33 off-leash areas (not every park is, so please check before you take Fido off his leash). Many hotels accept dogs (just ask) and if you'd like to get a brew while hanging out with your dog, go to Lucky Labrador Brewing Company.
Michael Hingson, who is blind, is pictured at a 9/11 memorial wall 10 years after the terrorist attacks. His guide dog Roselle led him out of the WTC.
River View Cemetery, Portland, Oregon. Offering gorgeous views of Mt St Helens and Mt Hood, River View is the final resting place of Virgil Earp, governors, US Senators, baseball player, Carl Mays, the first US policewoman, Lola G Baldwin, and more.
Forest Grove Fire and Rescue Lt. Tony Carter (left) and firefighter Cassie Knierim kneel on the grass strip in front of a Forest Grove home while trying to revive two unconscious dogs taken from a smoke-filled home. The dogs were taken to the Pacific Avenue Veterinary Clinic, and later to Tanasbourne Veterinary Emergency, where they recovered.