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Fountain of Youth

Fountain of Youth

Kids love to frolic in it, and so do plenty of adults. The long, low-slung stone-stepped fountain at 1-acre Jamison Square Park—one of the city’s and the neighborhood’s social focal points—uses eco-friendly pumps to continuously dispense filtered water throughout the warmer months. Meant to resemble a tidal pool, the water at this urban beach continuously

Summer Ales in the Pearl

Summer Ales in the Pearl

Salud! to the Pearl District’s Summer Ales Abacaxi – Back Pedal Brewing Award-winning Abacaxi derives its name, which means “pineapple” in Portuguese, from the tangy tropical fruit that infuses this refreshing hefeweizen. Learn more Cold Brew IPA – Rogue Ales Head to this handsomely remodeled Pearl brewpub to sip this punchy java-juiced IPA brewed in collaboration with

Head for the Hills

The Pearl abounds with fine outdoor-gear shops. Trekkers, take note: It’s important to invest in dependable footwear. We recommend (left to right) waterproof Grouse boots from Portland-based Danner, sold exclusively at Filson and essential in rainy weather; the quick-drying Newport Hydro sandal from KEEN for scampering around waterfalls in the Gorge; and the lightweight, all-terrain Hanwag

Arts and Events – Summer 2018

An ode to Billie Holiday Through July 1, Portland Center Stage caps its 2017–2018 season with Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, starring the critically acclaimed Deidrie Henry. This knockout performance re-creates the final concert of Eleanora Fagan, better known as Billie Holiday, who performed at a rough-and-tumble South Philly bar in March 1959,

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.…

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