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Can Font Opens in Portland’s Pearl District

Can Font Opens in Portland’s Pearl District

The Portland extension of Catalonian restaurant Can Font (1015 Northrup Street, 503-224-3909) is now open in the Pearl District’s Cosmopolitan Building. “Three years ago, I was visiting Portland and I saw a city growing quickly and I fell deeply in love,” says Chef Josep Vidal, who partnered with Portland-based real estate broker Vladimir Zaharchook to open

Back for a Second Round

The Second Annual Pints in the Pearl returns to Portland on Saturday, June 3rd The Pearl District Business Association has announced the second annual Pints in the Pearl, a one-day craft beer festival that showcases some of the best beers that Pearl District breweries have to offer, while also celebrating many of the neighborhood’s superb restaurants and distinctive businesses.

Cider Summit Back in the Pearl

The Region’s largest cider tasting festival kicks off Oregon Cider Week The seventh annual Cider Summit PDX will take place June 16th and 17th at The Fields Park (1099 NW Overton St) in the Pearl District, showcasing more than 150 ciders, including regional favorites and international classics, from the industry’s leading cidermakers, many of which will be

Summer 2017 Arts & Events

PINTS IN THE PEARL Anyone with a thirst for beer knows that the Pearl has amazing craft breweries. Produced by the Pearl District Business Association, the second annual Pints in the Pearl celebration will draw thousands of ale aficionados to Northwest 13th Avenue between Davis and Hoyt streets on the first Saturday in June. This

Rooftop Repast

To help inspire your next dinner gathering, we created this sumptuous feast at stunning NV Portland (, one of the Pearl’s premier addresses for sophisticated urban living. The elegant 26-story apartment tower opened last summer and offers a number of plush amenities, including a spiffy lobby, a fully equipped fitness room, and this expansive living

Anne Bocci Featured in New Boutique Guide

Portland Fashion Institute (PFI) has published the first-ever guide to Portland area boutiques. Entitled “boutique guide: Portland,” the book features 34 shops that sell clothes and accessories from local, independent designers. “Every week someone calls our school asking where they can shop to buy from local designers,” says Portland Fashion Institute (PFI) director Sharon Blair. 

What happens in Vegas comes to Portland!

Holsteins Shakes and Buns Set to “Beef Up” Portland’s Burger Options with their new venue in the Pearl District. Holsteins Shakes and Buns (1139 NW Couch Street, 503-616-4321) is bringing their creative burgers and signature boozy milkshakes all the way from glitzy Las Vegas to the heart of the Pearl with an opening planned for May 1st.

Sun Shines on the Annual Bunny Hop!

Pearl District businesses, generous volunteers, and a dose of sunshine made the Bunny Hop a huge success this year! The weather was perfect for the annual Hippity Hop Bunny Hop Through the Pearl held on April 15th. Over 500 children and their parents enjoyed activities like face painting, bracelet making and hunting for eggs at

Loving Room Fund is Helping Non-profits

Oregon Wild, p:ear, Urban Gleaners and North Tillamook Library Friends benefit from Living Room Realty  Living Room Realty (1636 NW Lovejoy Street,) a real estate company specializing in Portland, Vancouver, and the North Oregon Coast is pleased to announce the Loving Room Fund raised $50,825 in its first year. The Loving Room Fund was created in March 2016 as a

Spring 2017 Arts & Events

THE HIPPITY HOPPITY BUNNY HOP Enjoy a day of Easter Bunny–related fun on Saturday, April 15. Starting at 10:30 a.m., families can stroll through the neighborhood cavorting with a life-size bunny and stopping by local businesses, where kids can engage in imaginative arts-and-crafts projects—from making bunny-ear hats to the perennially popular “Teddy bear surgery” at

City Home Opens Second Location in the Pearl District

Eclectic vintage wonderland design showroom now open to the public City Home (825 NW Davis St, 503-888-8717) has opened the doors to an eclectic home furnishings wonderland in Portland’s interior design hotbed, the Pearl District. It’s the second City Home location opened by owner Kim Pelett, who has over 30 years of experience selling vintage

2016 Pearl District Business Awards Luncheon

This past September, the Pearl District Business Association (PDBA) opened nominations for its second annual Pearl District Business Awards to recognize individuals and businesses that are making a difference within Portland’s flourishing Pearl District. The award winners were then honored at a luncheon on Monday, November 14th at the Benson Hotel. Click here for complete

Pearl Pix – Fall 2016

FIRST THURSDAY (August 4) Food, drink, art, music, and street performers on 13th Avenue – featured above and below. Happy Birthday, BAR METHOD! (Aug. 20–21) The popular Portland workout studio celebrates its 15th year – below First Thursday  (Sept. 1) J. Pepin Art Gallery, Elizabeth Lofts Gallery and Upfor Gallery – below FASHIONXT (October 5–8) Fall styles

The Art of Giving

OUR ANNUAL PEARL GIFT GUIDE Gifts look and feel extra special when wrapped in artful supplies from Oblation Papers & Press (shown above). Modern Classics Stylish gifts for the special—and discerning—someone in your life. The Crown of Daisies—one of the dozens of “memory block” tiles created by British Columbia artist Sid Dickens available at Bella


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