History of the Pearl

The name of Portland’s best known art district, The Pearl, suggests urban legend. Perhaps an oyster canning factory once sat amidst the aging warehouses, or Chinese seafarers hid pearls beneath cobble stoned Twelfth Street. Whatever the origin, there’s the suggestion of both beauty and ugliness in the name—an elegant gem nestled in a drab, rough … Read more

The Pearl District Swag’r App

Just open the app and find great deals you can use right now! PEARL DISTRICT SWAG’R is a new way to get what you want, when you’re in the Pearl! When you bring up a map of the district, you’ll see offers from both local merchants and big name retailers placed nearby. Just head over to … Read more

North Park Blocks

This expansive park stretches from W. Burnside to NW Glisan between NW 8th Avenue and NW Park Avenue. Park visitors enjoy the shady tree canopy and grassy areas, outdoor basketball court, children’s play area, a special dog bowl fountain by famous Weimaraner dog photographer William Wegman and a 12-foot bronze sculpture titled Da Tung (Universal Peace), a replica of a Chinese … Read more

Cosmopolitan on the Park

Now Selling- Move-in Summer/Fall 2016. Featuring 150 condominium homes, offering magnificent city, river, garden, park & mountain views while enjoying luxury finishes and amenities such as 24-hour concierge services, guest suites, fitness & community rooms. Call Hoyt Realty Group for more information at 503-227-2000. We’ve saved the best for last, 95% sold. See our featured … Read more

About the PDBA

The Mission of the Pearl District Business Association is to promote the Pearl District as the region’s premier destination for dining, shopping, art, and living. Our goal is to enhance the vitality of business by providing value to our members and to our community. Under the guidance of the Board of Directors, the PDBA is responsible … Read more

12 Best Home Rentals in Portland

Rivage Apartments 503-24similarweb.com1-5410 2220 NW Front Avenue Riverfront living starts with tranquility and inspiration. Riváge Apartments offers a quiet connection to natural beauty and the conveniences of urban living. Enso Apartments 503-222-3676 1400 NW Marshall Street Enso is a mid-rise wonderland of vivid structural design. Life here is all about exceptional comfort. NV Portland 855-728-5336 … Read more

Gallery 114

Founded in 1990 as an artist collective, Gallery 114 and its members have consistently produced a diversity of artwork. Painting, sculpture, photography, video, and installations can be seen from its members, as well as curated events. Our juried and student shows and our guest-artist exhibits give the gallery an ever-expanding and national scope. Visual art … Read more

3 Best Parking Places in Portland

City Center Parking Garage 503-243-5076 34 NW 9th Avenue, Portland, OR City Center Parking has been in the parking business since 1955. We currently operate 200 parking facilities. These include notable parking systems. Station Place Parking Garage 503-227-3875 1025 NW Station Way, Portland OR SmartPark at Station Place Garage can be entered on NW 9th … Read more

Top 15 Events and Spaces in Portland

Planning a wedding, party, business meeting or other event? The Pearl District is host to a wide range of venues, from small to large. Plus, you can find events services and catering companies, and even florists all located right here. The possibilities are endless. Your solution is in the Pearl. Mark Spencer Hotel 503-224-3293 409 … Read more

Urban Art Network

Urban Art Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating opportunities for self-representing local artists. We work to create inspiring venues for artistic expression and to promote the development of an artist network. We support direct exchange between Artists, Patrons, and the community. Urban Art Network is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture … Read more