It’s Award Nomination Time!

The nomination period for the sixth annual Pearl District Business Awards for outstanding businesses in the Pearl is now open. Simply read the requirements for each category and then submit your nominations by Wednesday, October 14, 2020.

2020 is a unique year and as such we are adapting the Business Awards to reflect our current times.  In recognition of world and local events, we will be focusing on businesses and individuals who have shown excellence in Social Justice Reform and Pandemic Response and Innovation.  Both categories are detailed below.

Important: Individuals and Businesses must be located in the Pearl District which extends from W Burnside north to the Willamette River and from NW Broadway west to NW 18th Ave.

2019 Pearl District Business Awards

The Pearl District Business Award Categories

Social Justice

The efforts made in social justice locally and beyond have reached new heights in 2020.  Several businesses in the Pearl have extended meaningful support to Black Lives Matter, the protests, and overall social justice reform.

Nominations should include the name of the business/individual being nominated and a description of what they have done to support and further social justice reform in the Pearl, Portland, and beyond.  1-4 winners will be chosen in this category based upon nominations received.

Pandemic Response and Innovation

COVID-19 has led to a global pandemic at an unimagined scale.  With the impact so widespread, some businesses/individuals have found opportunity within the pandemic to innovate and support others.

Nominations should include the name of the business/individual nominated and a description of what they have done to innovate, grow, support others, and survive the pandemic.  1-4 winners will be chosen in this category based upon nominations received.

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