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Erika Wrenn – Homeward Bound

Homeward Bound

Homeward Bound

For Pearl real estate pro, Erika Wrenn, success comes by selling the neighborhood. When realtor Erika Wrenn, of (w)here (503-312-9770, pdxurbanproperties.com), moved to the Pearl seven years ago, she knew her niche went beyond selling a particular condominium’s view or square footage. She made a conscious decision to highlight the Pearl lifestyle. “My business shifted

Sheila Walty Create Change

Agent of Change

Create Change, a growing therapy practice, helps clients travel the path to healing. “I like building things, whether it’s a team of people or a business,” says Sheila Walty, owner of Create Change (1455 NW Irving St, Suite 200, 503-842-7855, createchangellc.com), a counseling practice situated in multiple cozy rooms on the second floor of the

Pedini Pearl Portland Bar Condo

Italian Accents

One of the city’s most admired kitchen and bath specialists blends Euro-chic with an eco-conscious sensibility. From the architectural design of its sleek contemporary high-rises to its galleries and public, art–filled parks—a nod to the magnificent scenery of the Pacific Northwest—the Pearl District celebrates all forms of beauty. So it’s only fitting that the neighborhood

Couch Trip

The mission behind Perch Furniture: finding you the perfect seat When Willi and Jonathan Galloway came up with an ambitious plan for a customizable, sofa-focused furniture shop in the Pearl District, they didn’t sit on the idea for long. “We’d always wanted to own our business and had a goal of starting before we turned

Master Builder

For the past 25 years, Portland developer John Carroll has been instrumental in shaping the Pearl District skyline. His latest gem, the Dianne, rises 15 stories on a quarter block steps from his prior projects.

Hit the Deck

EcoTrust Host your next party—from a snazzy wedding to a breezy barbecue—on the sweeping 2,240-square-foot roof deck, complete with outdoor fireplace, atop this handsome LEED-restored 1895 building. Learn more On Deck Sports Bar You can watch Timbers and Ducks games on the many high-def TVs at this convivial hangout that dispenses well-priced drinks and tasty

Home for the Holidays

With spacious suites, many opening to balconies or patios overlooking a tree-lined street, the Inn at Northrup Station makes a delightful retreat for a Pearl staycation. Hop on the Portland Streetcar, which passes right by this upscale boutique property, or stroll a few blocks to reach dozens of shops, eateries, and bars. Or order in

Page Turners

Stocked with more than 1 million titles, Powell’s City of Books is your go-to for summer reading, from guides to the area’s best hiking and biking to engrossing novels and rich histories. Number 19 in our feature 25 Reasons to Love Summer Emerald parks, dapper dining, and shops bursting with warm-weather fashion and gear—our favorite ways

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

Artful Eye

Azure Attoe is helping add art to our lives. “We Put Up Art,” reads Azure Attoe’s business card. Printed in white letters against a colorful background, the slogan vividly explains the mission of her Pearl company, Project Portland (503-544-0577, projectportland.com). “I help hang people’s art and arrange it in a way that feels right,” says

Pearl District Boardwalk

Walk This Way

A guide to the Pearl’s boardwalk empire A boardwalk evokes many experiences. Walking hand-in-hand in the fade of dusk. Children playing chase, mouths sticky from funnel cakes. The bump, bump, bump of bicycle tires on sunbleached boards. And these experiences are almost antithetical to the Pearl District of the late ’90s. At that time, old railroad yards

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

Game Theory

Portland’s unique HQ for strategy and development can help you realize your full business potential. When does an annual brunch tradition lead to something much bigger? When it’s in the hands of Ciara Pressler, consultant, brand strategist, and founder of Pregame (503-206-7325), a membership-based professional development organization headquartered at NW 13th Avenue and Lovejoy. Pressler

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