New Partnership with SagaCity Media

A new magazine and richer online content are two big outcomes of the Pearl District Business Association’s new partnership with SagaCity Media, Inc. – a partnership that will benefit your business through improved marketing that better reflects the neighborhood’s urban spirit. “As the publishers of the largest lifestyle publication in Oregon, with expertise in print and digital media, we are focused on expanding the reach of the Pearl,” said SagaCity Associate Publisher Carrie Hinton. “We can’t wait to share the ... Read More

PDBA Networking Event at Flex Space

Join the Pearl District Business Association in celebrating the opening of a new event space from West Coast Event Productions, Flex Space. On Thursday May 22 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm, come and network with fellow PDBA members and enjoy appetizers and no-host bar in this industrial chic venue. This is a great opportunity to meet and network with your fellow member businesses, and enjoy great food, drinks and conversation.

North Pearl Could Be Going Up!

Portland Monthly Magazine recently published a run-down of the potential building projects in the works for North Pearl. But, will all of the planned vertical growth be enough? According to the article, maybe not. Even if all eight residential buildings planned for the area known as the North Pearl are built, longtime neighborhood advocate Patricia Gardner thinks the neighborhood still won’t add enough units. “Each leaves three or four floors on the table,” she says of ... Read More

PDBA Annual Meeting

Join us for the most important meeting of the year!  Meet the board, vote in new board members and learn about what’s to come in 2014. The Pearl District Business Association Annual Meeting of PDBA Members takes place Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at 8:00 am. The meeting will be held at the BridgePort BrewPub, 1313 NW Marshall St. The purpose of the Annual Meeting is as follows: To elect 4 Directors to a 1-year term; To transact ... Read More

April Member Breakfast Meeting

Please mark your calendar for the next PDBA Member Breakfast Meeting on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 from 8am-9am at BridgePort BrewPub at 1313 NW Marshall. The Doors open at 7:30am for networking and coffee. Guest Speakers:  Running for Multnomah County Chair, Jim Francesconi and Deborah Kafoury. Have a specific question for the speakers? Forward them to “CC” by Monday, April 7th. New Member Introductions Community News Seating is limited, so please RSVP to new Executive Director, Carolyn Ciolkosz.  We want to thank BridgePort BrewPub, our breakfast ... Read More

March Member Breakfast Meeting

Please mark your calendar for the next PDBA Member Breakfast Meeting on Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 from 8am-9am at BridgePort BrewPub at 1313 NW Marshall. The Doors open at 7:30am for networking and coffee. Window Display Workshop Guest Speakers: Seanette Corkill with Frontdoor Backdoor demonstrates how to build a creative window display that people will notice. Seating is limited, so please RSVP to new Executive Director, Carolyn Ciolkosz.  We want to thank BridgePort BrewPub, our breakfast sponsor this month.

Networking Happy Hour for PDBA Members

Please join your fellow PDBA members for food, drinks and conversation for this special networking event. Thursday, February 20th 5:00-7:00pm Brix Tavern 1338 NW Hoyt Thanks to Brix Tavern for sponsoring this event and hosting us with food and drinks!  

February Member Breakfast Meeting

Please mark your calendar for the next PDBA Member Breakfast Meeting on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 from 8am-9am at BridgePort BrewPub at 1313 NW Marshall. The Doors open at 7:30am for networking and coffee. Guest Speaker: Tori Pontrelli with Travel Portland “Travel Trends – Why It’s Important to Your Business” Member Update: How to be included on event for First Thursday New Member to Member Newsletter Event Calendar Seating is limited, so please RSVP to new Executive Director, Carolyn Ciolkosz.  We ... Read More

Travel Portland’s China-Ready Seminar

Monday, Jan. 13, 2014: 1:30-4:30 p.m. DoubleTree by Hilton, Portland 1000 N.E. Multnomah St. Portland, OR 97232 Cost: $49 advance, $69 day-of (includes parking) Register online by Jan. 9, 2014 Don’t miss this opportunity to learn in-depth strategies for handling the exciting Chinese travel and tourism market and creating networking opportunities to grow your business from China. This training was developed specifically for members of the travel and tourism industry by the BRIC Marketing Group ... Read More

January Member Breakfast Meeting 1/8

Please join us for the next PDBA Member Breakfast Meeting on Wednesday, January 8th from 8am-9am at BridgePort BrewPub at 1313 NW Marshall. The Doors open at 7:30am for networking and coffee. Maximize Your Member Benefits Are you utilizing all of the benefits available to you in 2014? Guest Speakers Aaron Cooper and Dan Blackman from The Oregonian will share with us how to get the most exposure in Explore the Pearl magazine. Also, as part of this meeting’s agenda:  Introduction of ... Read More