Arts and Culture

Come and discover some of Portland, Oregon’s best art galleries, museums, and theaters – all located in the historic Pearl District. Plus, the Pearl is home to both the Art Institute of Portland and the Pacific Northwest College of Art, as well as Portland Center Stage at The Armory and the annual Art In The Pearl Fine Arts & Crafts Festival in the North Park Blocks.

The Circus Project

The Circus Project

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1420 NW 17th Avenue #388

The Circus Project is Portland’s center for contemporary circus arts. We transcend social barriers and inspire personal transformation through circus instruction and performance.

We offer classes and workshops for adults and children of all ages along two tracks—recreational and pre-professional.

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Upfor Gallery

Upfor Gallery

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929 NW Flanders Street

Founded in 2013, Upfor is a contemporary art gallery presenting artists whose work examines and challenges cultural and artistic orthodoxies. Located in the heart of Portland’s gallery district, our engaging exhibitions include media art, video, painting, sculpture, installations, and performance. Gallery artists include some of Read More

About the PDBA

The Pearl District Business Association is a non-profit organization with the mission to promote the Pearl District as the region’s premier destination for shopping, dining, art and living. Our goal is to enhance the vitality of business by providing value to our members and to our community.

Pearl District Business Association

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