Bunny Hop Through the Pearl 2016

A selection of photos from the annual Hippity Hop Bunny Hop Through the Pearl presented by the Pearl District Business Association. Click the arrows to browse the images. Photographs by Nick Nigro & Bay Ewald – co-owners of the Portland-based creative production company, @comewecreate which focuses on photography, writing, film and the culinary arts.

Dining in the Pearl Featured in Via Magazine

Via Magazine just published an article written by April Kilcrease on the dining scene ion the Pearl District: Just north of downtown Portland, Ore., a neighborhood of former warehouses opens up to reveal a culinary hot spot. Once home to bustling factories and rail yards, Portland’s newly hip neighborhood, the Pearl District, gained its nickname when the area’s art galleries opened in the mid-1980s. “All these crusty warehouses, they’re sort of like oysters on the outside,” ... Read More

Patagonia’s Donation Operations Featured in Portland Business Journal

From an article written by Andy Giegerich: Patagonia’s Portland outlet has steered money from the company’s social initiatives program to three local sustainability-oriented groups. As part of its program that gives 1 percent of sales to grassroots environmental organizations, Patagonia has given money to the Calapooia Watershed Council, Friends of Family Farmers and Oregon Wild. The groups are part of the 770 worldwide groups, in 16 countries, receiving money from the program. Patagonia began the program ... Read More

Portland’s 2035 Comprehensive Plan – Proposed Draft

Portlanders are invited to view the elements of the long-range plan to guide growth, change and improvements over the next 20 years, and provide comments to the Planning and Sustainability Commission Portland, ORE. — Portland’s current Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 1980. That year, Mt St Helens erupted, Jimmy Carter was president, the first MAX line was still in the design phase, and the city’s population was 366,000. Now, some 220,000 people later — and another ... Read More

PDNA July Newsletter

You can read and subscribe to the latest Pearl District Neighborhood Association monthly newsletter here. Features include In Just a Few Weeks…Movies in the Park Pearl Builders Opt Against Pile Driving Annual Pearl Party – PDNA Fundraiser Style in the Pearl Fashion Show and Shopping Event September Is E-Prep Month…How Prepared Are You? Read more here

Weigh-in on Street Tax at Two Town Hall Meetings

Mayor Hales, Commissioner Novick, Director Treat to gather public input on Transportation User Fee at two town halls Portland Mayor Charlie Hales, City Commissioner Steve Novick and Transportation Director Leah Treat have invited the public to provide input on how the city can improve the proposed Transportation User Fee at two upcoming town hall meetings. The meetings will provide an opportunity for the public to speak with transportation staff, ask questions and make comments to the Mayor, Commissioner ... Read More

PDNA June Newsletter

You can read and subscribe to the latest Pearl District Neighborhood Association monthly newsletter here. Features include The Pearl: Critical Role in Creating Opportunities that Drive Regional Success PDNA President Honored at Pearl Rotary Event New Traffic Signals in the Pearl The National Night Out Read more here

The PDBA’s Official Position on the Proposed Street Tax

May 28, 2014 Re: Street Fee proposal Dear Mayor and City Council Members, The Pearl District Business Association, a membership of 197 businesses located in the Pearl District is asking for a “NO” vote from you concerning the proposed Street Fee. We would like to see this issue brought forward to the City’s voters as a ballot measure. The tax burden on businesses under the plan is much higher than for residents – that is ... Read More

Action Needed to Stop the Street Tax!

You are about to be taxed $1000 a year or more in many cases. Your immediate action is needed to stop it. Attention Pearl District Businesses, Here’s what you need to know (please excuse the length – this is very important and there’s a lot to explain): Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick announced last Thursday that they intend to fast-track the new street tax (they call it a transportation user fee) for a City ... Read More

Attend the City’s New Street Tax Forum

A proposed Portland tax for repairing and maintaining the city’s busiest roads, as well as pedestrian safety projects, is getting closer to becoming reality. City businesses would bare the brunt of the tax load, with annual costs incurred by residential homeowners as well. How much would each business have to pay? Take a look at the proposed payment fees based on business type and see what your business may have to pay monthly. Mayor Hales ... Read More