Sip + Eat

Carlita's Pearl Portland

South by Northwest

Tacos and margaritas, yes, but with a delicious, unabashedly free-style approach Beneath strings of Edison-bulb globes and exposed ducts and pipes, dapper cantina Carlita’s (1101 NW Northrup St, 971-352-6991)—which also offers warm-weather seating on the sidewalk catty-corner from Tanner Springs Park—looks more ambitious than a taqueria. And it is. High ceilings, tall windows, and varnished-wood

Be Well

Zoom Care Covid-19 Testing Portland

ZOOM+Care Offers COVID-19 Testing

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ZOOM+Care (945 NW Lovejoy Street), a leading provider of retail and virtual healthcare, began offering drive-thru testing on Thursday, April 9th. Due to limited capacity, the company will reserve tests for at-risk individuals who have been pre-screened by Zoom providers. ZOOM+Care began gearing up for public COVID-19 testing in


Green Leaf Juicing Pearl Green Giant

Green Giant

The healthy approach behind Pearl resident and entrepreneurial juice company Greenleaf. When you walk into one of Greenleaf Juicing’s five Portland locations and order a healthy smoothie or a vibrant açaí bowl, you might never imagine that the inspiration behind this growing Pearl-based chain is about as old-school as you can get: Jack LaLanne. The


Lizard Lounge Pearl Portland

Lounge Wear

From its setting inside the stunningly restored 1909 Crane Plumbing building to the organic cotton and recycled fabrics used by its acclaimed house brand, Santa Barbara–based Toad & Co, Lizard Lounge (1323 NW Irving St, 503-416-7476) walks the walk when it comes to sustainability. Opened in 2007 as Toad & Co’s first retail space, the

Arts + Events

Holiday Tree Lighting in the Pearl

Arts + Events in the Pearl – Winter 2019

’Tis the season! Gather with friends and loved ones at festive Jamison Square Park on Saturday, Nov 30 (4:30–6 p.m.) for the neighborhood’s annual Holiday Tree Lighting. Sing carols, enjoy cookies and treats provided by the Pearl District Neighborhood Association, sip hot chocolate courtesy of Style Aesthetics by Rajani MD, and watch the lighting of


Picchu + Bold Pillows

Andes Roots

A Portlander with Peruvian and Quechua family ties has opened a fair-trade, handcrafted-goods shop that aims to make a positive social impact. Some years ago, Cheryl Pape browsed the colorful aisles of a bustling Peruvian market. She ran her fingers over the grainy surface of a spoon made of mango wood—it was just like the