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

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.

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

Room & Board Opens in the Pearl

35-year-old company brings classic, contemporary American-made home furnishings to Portland’s Pearl District Room & Board, the Minneapolis-based retailer offering modern American-made furniture and accessories is opening a new store at 380 NW 13th Avenue at the corner of NW 13th and Flanders, in the former home of Cargo. To celebrate the new location, their first in Portland, Room & Board (380 NW 13th, roomandboard.com)

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.

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