November Member Breakfast Meeting 11/13

Please join us for the next PDBA Member Breakfast Meeting on Wednesday, November 13th from 8am-9am at BridgePort BrewPub at 1313 NW Marshall. The Doors open at 7:30am for networking and coffee. Demystifying ExploreThePearl.com Learn how to get the most out of our Explore the Pearl website. David Bailey from Deluxe Design + Advertising will walk you through: Building a powerful profile Developing meaningful content Posting your events Promoting your business Promoting the Pearl District Linking Social Media ... Read More

Bridge Pedal To Impact Sunday Morning Traffic in the Pearl

The annual Providence Bridge Pedal on Sunday morning, August 11 involves ten Willamette River bridges and the streets connecting them to accommodate thousands of bicyclists and pedestrians taking part in the event. The event requires some changes in how motorists get around the city, especially when crossing the Willamette River.  Bridge sidewalks remain open during the event but all travelers should expect delays on all Portland bridges before, during and immediately after the event. The ... Read More

August Member Breakfast Meeting 8/14/13

Please join your fellow PDBA Members for our monthly breakfast meeting, Wednesday, August 14th from 8am-9am at BridgePort BrewPub (1313 NW Marshall). The Doors open at 7:30am for Networking and coffee. Health Care Reform – It’s Here! Everyone is required to have insurance beginning 2014 Tracy Vicario with Group Insurance PDX will provide an overview of the Affordable Care Act and what it means for you and your business Topics Include: Our State Exchange, Cover Oregon, opening ... Read More

Summer Style in the Pearl Fashion Shows

The Summer Style in the Pearl fashion shows took place over two fantastic nights in July with incredible designer clothing from the Pearl District’s best boutiques, as well as three extremely fun parties – from the opening kick-off celebration at Jamison to the fashion shows and parties at Pure Space. Here’s a video that captures some of the event’s highlights. Video courtesy of Tim Adams at Timato Productions

Member Breakfast Meeting – July 10, 2013

Please join us for our next PDBA Member Breakfast Meeting on Wednesday, July 10th from 8am-9am at BridgePort BrewPub (1313 NW Marshall). The Doors open at 7:30am for Networking and coffee. We will learn about our new explorethepearl.com website David Bailey and Felipe Lujan-Bear of Deluxe Design + Advertising will take us through new site, including the member’s area and enhancements The Oregonian’s new Digital Format will be introduced  Hallie Janssen, Vice President of Marketing will talk about ... Read More

Welcome to the World of Portland

“We never settle” is the theme of this incredible video from Travel Portland. Portland is a city that is never content to be just good enough. The Pearl District rose from an industrial wasteland into a neighborhood that’s on the cutting edge of urban development, and we’re just getting started! How many Pearl District businesses can you spot in the video? Welcome to the World of Portland from Grady Britton on Vimeo.

Presenting the new ExplorethePearl.com

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably noticed that our website is looking a little different. We took a long look at the requests for things we could do to improve the site and decided to make some changes. So, we set about making a big update to our current site, one that that would provide much more functionality and usefulness to our visitors. The new site now has expanded Business Listings that provide much more ... Read More

The Pearl is One of America’s Top Twelve ArtPlaces

Art is inspiring and motivating. But it is also a powerful catalyst for change within communities, invigorating neighborhoods, supporting local businesses, and creating vibrant places. America’s Top Twelve ArtPlaces is a new annual ArtPlace initiative recognizing neighborhoods in the largest 44 metropolitan areas in the country where the arts are central to creating places where people—residents and visitors—want to be. ArtPlace has just announced America’s Top Twelve ArtPlaces, communities that have most successfully combine art, ... Read More