Young Musicians Pearl

Art Start

Each summer, YMA helps kids explore their creative sides and experience a taste of college life. Neal Spinler beams while talking about one of the longest-running youth nonprofits on the West Coast. Founded in 1965 and based in the Pearl District, Young Musicians and Artists (YMA, 220 NW Eighth Ave, 503-946-1056, has helped three

Be Well

Cryo PDX Pearl

Cold Comfort

As it celebrates two years in business, popular CryoPDX has unveiled a range of nifty new treatments and therapies. Crofton Diack has good reason to believe in CryoPDX. “I didn’t have to take opiate drugs right after surgery when I broke my shoulder, and I credit cryotherapy,” she says. “It was an instant relief of


Yo Yo Yogi Studio

All in the Family

It’s not uncommon these days for companies to describe their staff as a family—or for employees to refer to their “work wives” or “work husbands.” But in an actual family business, these honorifics aren’t just metaphors; they’re accurate descriptions. Meet three Pearl companies whose organizational charts bear a striking resemblance to family trees. By Alison

Sip + Eat

Montesacro Restaurant Pearl

Roman Holiday

A trip to his homeland convinced Gianluca Legrottaglie to introduce pinsas to North America. His mission has been an unqualified success, and he recently opened Montesacro Pinseria Romana in Portland. Gianluca Legrottaglie was only three days away from flying back to San Francisco. He’d been in Italy, feverishly learning everything he possibly could about opening

Arts + Events

First Thursday in the Pearl Street Gallery

Arts + Events in the Pearl – Summer 2019

First Thursday Street Gallery Although Pearl First Thursdays date back to 1986, the especially festive and creative First Thursday Street Gallery—held April through October on 13th Avenue between Hoyt and Kearney—celebrates its 20th anniversary this summer. The Portland Urban Art Network ( hosts this free party that runs from 5 until 10 p.m. and features

Pearl Pix

Design Week Portland

Pearl Pix – Spring 2019

2019 Design Week Portland  Five Pearl District businesses participated in this annual event that unites some of the city’s most creative enterprises. Really BIG Video provided video screens, and the Trail Blazers presented their Gameday poster series at Gallery IDL. Participants at the Wacom + Vectornator Design Challenge created logo designs using Wacom Bamboo Smartpads