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Sheila Walty Create Change

Agent of Change

Agent of Change

Create Change, a growing therapy practice, helps clients travel the path to healing. “I like building things, whether it’s a team of people or a business,” says Sheila Walty, owner of Create Change (1455 NW Irving St, Suite 200, 503-842-7855, createchangellc.com), a counseling practice situated in multiple cozy rooms on the second floor of the

Pedini Pearl Portland Bar Condo

Italian Accents

One of the city’s most admired kitchen and bath specialists blends Euro-chic with an eco-conscious sensibility. From the architectural design of its sleek contemporary high-rises to its galleries and public, art–filled parks—a nod to the magnificent scenery of the Pacific Northwest—the Pearl District celebrates all forms of beauty. So it’s only fitting that the neighborhood

Pearl District Boardwalk

Walk This Way

A guide to the Pearl’s boardwalk empire A boardwalk evokes many experiences. Walking hand-in-hand in the fade of dusk. Children playing chase, mouths sticky from funnel cakes. The bump, bump, bump of bicycle tires on sunbleached boards. And these experiences are almost antithetical to the Pearl District of the late ’90s. At that time, old railroad yards

Field Guide

The neighborhood’s largest green space is more than just a lush, verdant lawn. See all that the Fields Park has to offer. It’s easy to see why The Fields Park is such a beloved hangout. Couples lollygag around the park’s perimeter, frisbee tossers flock to the large oval lawn, children dangle from the playground’s cargo

Décor Debut

A revered upscale furniture brand opens its first Portland location in the Pearl District. It sometimes feels as though everyone is moving to Portland these days. Good news for those in search of stylish new furnishings: the much-adored Minnesota-based furniture maker Room & Board (380 NW 13th Ave, 503-200-6900) recently became one of the city’s

Cloud Nine

Ever wonder what it’s like to escape from the frenetic pace of your day and relax for a while inside a soundproof float suite? We found the answer at Enso Float… Warm water—with 1,000 pounds of Epsom salts dissolved in it—buoyed my body, which lay weightless on the surface. I hadn’t known that my session

Freeze Frame

A cool new way to reduce pain and elevate your mood In 2015, Portland firefighter Deborah Weissenbuehler stepped into a -230 degree Fahrenheit cryochamber, a chrome cylinder big enough to contain her entire body. Her head popped out of the top, as though floating in a cauldron of nitrogen vapor. That session changed her life. After

Hot Summer Nights

Part gallery hop, part happy hour stroll, First Thursday in the Pearl has been showcasing the district’s creative flair and festive spirit since 1986. Although these merry monthly neighborhood-wide parties take place throughout the entire year, the summer installments feel especially free-spirited and energetic. And after this brutal winter, it’s a joy to amble among

Orange Crush

All you need is a credit card and basic cycling know-how to access the city’s bike-share program. You probably noticed the whir of color and activity: In July 2016, a fleet of 1,000 bright-orange bikes with roomy baskets, robust frames, and cushy seats descended on Portland. Meet Biketown (biketownpdx.com), the city’s much-anticipated bike-share system, which

Play Pen

The Wacom Experience Center: Portland’s new high-tech hub of collaboration and innovation In April, the 34-year-old Tokyo tech business Wacom (1455 NW Irving St, 855-699-2266, wacom.com), which creates cutting-edge pen displays and tablet styluses, moved their US headquarters from Vancouver, Washington, to the Pearl District. But Wacom (in Japanese, wa means “harmony” and com means

Skin Deep

A patient walking into the Portland Dermatology Clinic (1414 NW Northrup St, Ste 600, 503-223-3104, portlanddermclinic.com) can expect a bit more. “The doctors and staff here all have similar philosophies of putting patients first and treating patients like we’d want to be treated,” says Dr. Sam Hopkins, dermatologist at Portland Dermatology Clinic and assistant professor

Rewind

State-of-the-art procedures are changing the face of aesthetic medicine. “Our goal is to turn the clock back 10 years for our clients,” says Dr. Anil Rajani, the board-certified owner of aesthetic medicine practice Rajani MD (1125 NW 9th Ave, Ste 108, 503-303-8313, rajanimd.com). “People don’t know it, but it’s possible.” 50-year-old Dr. Rajani, who himself

Shake it Off

Your body’s natural capacity to tremble when frightened can also heal what ails you. In 2013, Eugene-based physical therapist Megan Moseley ripped through the hills of Spain on a solo motorcycle adventure. In a moment of clarity, she vowed to move her thriving practice to Portland within two years. That’s how Bodywise Physical Therapy (1030

A Flair to Remember

With its own new clothing line and bespoke tailored-dress services, a Pearl boutique raises Portland’s fashion profile. Both stylish visitors from all over the world and modish Portlanders appreciate FlairWalk (402 NW 12th Ave, 503-222-7750, flairwalk.com), a Pearl clothier decked out top to bottom with eye-catching threads designed by noted fashion creatives. From one-of-a-kind hand-dyed

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