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Pearl District Business Awards 2017

In the Fall of 2017, the Pearl District Business Association (PDBA) opened nominations for the third 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 13th at the Benson Hotel. Click here for complete list

Rock, Paper, Scissors

ROCK Our favorite gifts related to earthly elements—marble, mica, gemstones, salt, minerals, and even a couple of nods to rock ’n’ roll. 1  Curate carries arresting picture frames fringed with polished geode slices. // 2 You can also pick up these simply elegant light- and dark-marble bowls and delicate twig-inspired spoons at Curate. They’re perfect for

Winter 2017 Arts & Events

upfor Gallery: Send nudes About its intriguing December show, Upfor writes: “Artists and internet provocateurs Tom Galle and Moises Sanabria (above) critically examine emerging technologies and internet culture with humor and self-awareness. Galle and Sanabria’s work encompasses meme-making, performance, photography, and multimedia presentations, with works that exist physically and also have an active life online.

Organic Juice Goes Digital

The organic restaurant startup wants to make healthy eating easier for more people. Greenleaf Juicing Company (810 NW 12th Ave, 971-271-8988) started as a neighborhood juice cart on NW 23rd in downtown Portland. Its mission was to make eating healthy easier for busy people with fast, made-to-order, organic food and juices, and it quickly became a

A Taste of Tuscany in the Pearl

New restaurant brings the flavor and feel of a small Italian neighborhood trattoria to Portland. Located in the former space of Bellino Tratorria Siciliana, Nicoletta+Beppe’s (1230 NW Hoyt Street, 503-208-2992) is now open in the Pearl District. The neighborhood trattoria, much like one found on any street corner in Italy, is inspired by the Torriti family of Cortona.…

New Hotel Opens in the Heart of the Pearl

Step out of this Pearl District hotel and find yourself surrounded by boutique shopping, galleries, dining, and attractions. To help celebrate its grand opening, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Portland-Pearl District (354 NW 9th Avenue, 503-222-5200) welcomed local Portland dignitaries and VIPs, including Jeff Miller, President of Travel Portland for a ribbon-cutting ceremony, refreshments, and

River Pig Derby Day

The spirited team at River Pig Saloon presented a rollicking three-day Block Party May 4–6 to celebrate First Thursday, Cinco de Mayo, and—featuring races among some truly adorable pigs—Kentucky Derby Days. Fantastic beer, food, and fun was had by all. Photos by Paul Wagtouicz  

Pints in the Pearl – 2017

The beloved craft-beer festival returned to NW 13th Avenue on June 3. Suds lovers enjoyed live music, great food, and stellar sips from 10 Barrel Brewing, BridgePort Brewing, Deschutes Brewery, Fat Heads Brewery, and BackPedal. The PDBA was especially excited this year to collaborate with Portland Northwest College of Art (PNCA) on creating the festival

Got a favorite business?

Vote for the 2017 Pearl District Business Awards! The PDBA is once again accepting nominations for outstanding businesses and community members in the Pearl District. Categories include Family Owned Business, Youth Entrepreneur, Minority Business Champion, and 13 others. The third annual Pearl District Business Awards luncheon, during which winners will be announced, will take place

Fall 2017 Arts & Events

AUTUMN ARTS! The always exceptional Labor Day weekend showcase, Art in the Pearl, returns to the leafy North Park Blocks, between Davis and Flanders streets, this year. Enjoy live music and browse the photography, paintings, pottery, and other works by some 130 artists at this free, juried festival. Saturday, Sept 2–Monday, Sept 4, artinthepearl.com GALLERY

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

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