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Funky Fuevog Fundraiser

Funky Fluevog Fundraiser

Funky Fluevog Fundraiser

Support Youth Artists with Unique Soles for Unique Souls at the “Funky Fluevog Fundraiser” Young Musicians & Artists (YMA) and John Fluevog Shoes present the Funky Fluevog Fundraiser on Sunday, November 4th from 3pm to 7pm at John Fluevog Shoes (1224 Harvey Milk Street, Portland) This FREE event will celebrate YMA, one of Oregon’s longest running youth arts organizations, who has been providing

State of the Art Event Space Opens in the Pearl District

Sustainable and organic catering and events company opens event space in the Pearl District Everett West (everettwest.com, 503-410-1461), a polished industrial event space in the heart of Portland’s Pearl District with a seating capacity of 300 people inside, and a secluded 2,400 square feet outdoor patio space recently opened for business. “There are very few venues

Home Away From Home

The Pearl’s three stylish hotels want guests and locals to stop by, hang out, and relax in their living room–inspired common spaces. For both road warriors constantly on the go and the urbanites who live in downtown neighborhoods, hotels are rapidly becoming relied upon as more than glorified dormitories, geared exclusively to sleeping and perhaps

Old-World Elegance

There’s a long tradition of hotels creating magical spaces for guests—here are two shining examples. The Benson A historic jewel glimmering on the edge of downtown Portland, the Benson (309 SW Broadway Ave, 503-228-2000, coasthotels.com) combines classic and contemporary with memorable panache. Known as the New Oregon Hotel when it opened in 1913, this 12-story

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Inside Chown Hardware’s Dramatic 5,000-Square-Foot Annex Event Space

It’s apt that one of Portland’s—and the Pearl District’s—newest event spaces for weddings, parties, and other festive gatherings, Chown Annex (NW 16th Ave and NW Everett St, 503-243-6500, annex@chown.com), has been launched by a company with incredibly deep family roots. Chown Hardware opened in Portland in 1879, making it the oldest family-owned hardware business in

ArtReach Gallery Announces 2018 Exhibits

Located at the historic and strikingly Gothic-style First Congregational Church in downtown Portland, ArtReach Gallery (1137 SW Broadway, 503-228-7219) carries out an important creative mission at the church that dates to its earliest days. The current gallery—which recently added new lighting and an electric drop-down screen—opened in 2006 and features rotating two-month-long exhibits several times

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

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

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.

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