Author Archives: The Pearl

Sun Block

Sun Block

Protect your eyes and up your style game with these chic shades sold in the Pearl. From top: Bryton Matte Black Polarized, TOMS, toms.com; Ahlem Place Du Pont Neuf White Gold Frames, Visage Eyewear, visageeyewear.com; Etnia Barcelona Amelia BKRD Photochromic Lenses, The Eye Studio, the-eyestudio.com; ic! Berlin Angelina T. Frames, Visage Eyewear; Dawson Blonde Tortoise,

Living History

Hundreds of Portlanders breeze by the tree-shaded courtyard at the corner of Flanders and 10th without noticing its two soaring pillars, the Lovejoy Columns. Carefully drawn in chalk and then painted by artist and nightwatchman Tom Stefopoulos from 1948 to 1952, the pillars were moved here in 2006 from beneath the since-demolished Lovejoy Ramp viaduct.

25 Reasons to Love Summer

Emerald parks, dapper dining, and shops bursting with warm-weather fashion and gear—our favorite ways to celebrate the season By Andrew Collins, Fernando Nocedal, and Ellee Thalheimer with illustrations by Angela Southern. Click here to see the full layout of this feature in our digital flipbook. 1. Salud! to Summer Ale – Local Brewery Summer Offerings

Get Out(side)

For an urban neighborhood, the Pearl offers plenty of fun ways to get fresh air. BIKE You’ll find more than 90 Biketown bike-share cycles at nine different stations around the Pearl.  RUN With generally wide sidewalks and plenty of diversionary scenery, the Pearl is a joggers’ mecca. STRETCH The more than 3 acres of lush

Spring 2018 Arts & Events

Hippity Hop Bunny Hop in the Pearl The Easter Bunny will be spreading gladness and glee in Jamison Square Park the Saturday before Easter. Venture out with your friends and family—especially youngsters—for pictures, hugs, an egg hunt, music, art projects, a raffle, and sweet treats with this charming cotton-tailed friend to all. Mar 31, 10:30

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

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